WorldGuard is a powerful plugin providing (1) area-specific protection, (2) world protection, (3) additional game rules, (4) blacklisting, and (5) various utilities.

  • Block creeper and wither block damage, falling damage, etc.;
  • Disable fire spread, lava fire spread, ice formation, Endermen picking up blocks, etc.;
  • Blacklist certain items and blocks so they can't be used;
  • Warn moderators when certain items and blocks are used;
  • Protect areas of your world so only certain people can build in them;
  • Set areas where PVP, TNT, mob damage, and other features are disabled;
  • Protect your server from various 'exploits' like magical obsidian creation machines;
  • Disable, or enable, various Minecraft features, like sponges from classic;
  • Add useful commands like an immediate "STOP ALL FIRE SPREAD" command.
  • Enable only features you want! Everything is off by default.

WARNING: Certain versions of GroupManager and PEX are extremely slow when checking permissions, particular if you have a lot of users or groups. If you are finding WG showing up in "timings" reports, then it is most likely caused by your permissions plugin being slow. To diagnose lag, we recommend using WarmRoast.


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How do I install WorldGuard?

  1. Download WorldEdit (required by WorldGuard) and extract the WorldEdit.jar file into your "plugins/" folder.
  2. Download WorldGuard and extract the WorldGuard.jar file into your "plugins/" folder.
  3. Run your server!
  4. Read our wiki to learn how to use WorldGuard.

Where do I learn how to use WorldGuard?

To learn how to use WorldGuard, read our wiki.

Where can I get my questions answered?

If you have a question, ask it on our forum. You may also visit our IRC channel or ask @sk89q on Twitter.

Where can I report bugs or request features?

Visit our issue tracker. However, if you just have a question, ask it on our forum.

Can I download WorldGuard source code?

Visit our GitHub repository. WorldGuard is licensed under LGPLv3 and you can compile it with Maven.


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  • Avatar of catbox01 catbox01 Dec 18, 2014 at 03:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Everything I'm reading tells me that to allow water flow from a bucket, I have to set the config to run high frequency flags. Those requires a nearly constant check, and enough of those will invariably cause lag! What genius thought that one up? Pex causing lag? Right; couldn't be something YOU guys have done. Where's the single line true false for water bucket usage in the config file? Stop adding stupid damned functions that I can carry out normally through essentials or any other basic server config program!

    And so I set the config file to allow high frequency flags, place a flag to allow water flow in the global region, and bingo... WorldGuard kicks off again, and there's yet another item that doesn't work.

    Rolling back.

    Last edited Dec 18, 2014 by catbox01
  • Avatar of remcov1 remcov1 Dec 17, 2014 at 20:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @marciboy999: Go

    it works :? Have you disable use ?


  • Avatar of marciboy999 marciboy999 Dec 16, 2014 at 21:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I found another bug. Pistons doesn't work inside regions. Outside regions, they work.

  • Avatar of marciboy999 marciboy999 Dec 16, 2014 at 15:09 UTC - 0 likes

    The command /rg list -p <Playername> does not work. It says that the player hasn't any regions, but all my players have regions, who tested it. Please fix! :)

  • Avatar of TheMasta12 TheMasta12 Dec 15, 2014 at 02:59 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having problems with world guard it lets me do /rg but not /protect what could it be?

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Dec 14, 2014 at 17:05 UTC - 0 likes


    Why does it say when I try to use WorldEdit that I am not the owner of the region when I am clearly listed as Owner of the region when I fo /rg info? Help please....EDIT: I finally figured it out...It was Limited World Edit Plugin that was oudated and messing everything up...

    Last edited Dec 14, 2014 by MCTylerPVP

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  • Avatar of catbox01 catbox01 Dec 14, 2014 at 01:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Under 1.7.2, had server set to pvp allow, and set pvp deny in town regions. It worked then. Now, under 1.7.10, server is set to pvp allow, town regions set to pvp deny, pvp is still occurring! Turned server to pvp deny, set global to pvp allow, town settings over-ridden to deny, even when town priority was higher than global.

    What the heck? Anyone else having this problem? Anyone running the store?

  • Avatar of GodsDead GodsDead Dec 13, 2014 at 18:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Updated to WorldGuard 6.0 Beta 2 and ops bypass PVP? How can I let people fish in regions?

    Last edited Dec 13, 2014 by GodsDead
  • Avatar of CloudeLecaw CloudeLecaw Dec 12, 2014 at 19:48 UTC - 0 likes

    [20:39:14 INFO]: [WorldGuard] Enabled no-drowning mode for Cloude_Lecaw (player is in group 'wg-amphibious')
    [20:39:14 INFO]: Cloude_Lecaw[/] logged in with entity id 561 at ([NSH] 1425.1594419367752, 5.168991895973913, -1445.699999988079)
    [20:39:14 ERROR]: Use JsonReader.setLenient(true) to accept malformed JSON at line 1 column 8
    [20:39:14 ERROR]: Use JsonReader.setLenient(true) to accept malformed JSON at line 1 column 8
    [20:39:14 INFO]: Cloude_Lecaw lost connection: Internal Exception: Broken pipe

    ??? my pipe is broken?....

  • Avatar of CloudeLecaw CloudeLecaw Dec 12, 2014 at 10:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I also tried latest dev allready because im using spigot 1.8

    found bugs:

    chest-acces: allow doent worky anymore...if i deny it its denied even when they are listed =( use: : allow doent worky anymore...if i deny it its denied even when they are listed =(

    player can open fences when they have use: access but cant pass them @.@

    When group has

    - worldguard.region.addmember.own.* - worldguard.region.addowner.own.* - worldguard.region.removemember.own.*

    every stranger of this permissiongroup can add hisself to every region @.@

    @BillyGalbreath i think the most have Problems with the V6 of Worldguard :3

    Last edited Dec 12, 2014 by CloudeLecaw


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