WorldGuard is a powerful plugin with a large bag of tricks for server owners, server map makers, regular survival servers, and everyone in between!

  • Create zones in your world that only permit mods or certain players from building within
  • Set additional game rules on your server (deny wither block damage, falling damage, etc.)
  • Set game rules on specific areas (food regen, health regen, disable PvP, TNT, control mob damage) in your world
  • Blacklist certain items and blocks so they can't be used
  • Dump useful statistics and information about your server (/wg report -p)
  • CPU profile your server (/wg profile -p)
  • Add useful commands like an immediate "STOP ALL FIRE SPREAD" command.
  • Works, more or less, with mods (other Bukkit plugins and FTB mods)
  • Protects against many types of grief (fire spread, tree growth, TNT cannons, piston machines, crop trampling, paintings and item frames, etc.), and certain interactions can also be allowed (door open, lever usage, etc.)
  • Well documented, and one of the oldest Minecraft projects (older than Bukkit!)
  • Open source
  • Enable only features you want! Everything is off by default. You can just install WorldGuard and configure it later.

Also, check out these plugins: CommandBook and CraftBook

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!

Where do I learn how to use WorldGuard?

To learn how to use WorldGuard, there are current two sources of documentation:

Where can I get my questions answered?

If you have a question:

Where can I report bugs or request features?

Visit our issue tracker.

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 MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Feb 27, 2015 at 09:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Razoul_05: Go

    I reported this too on here awhile ago (Creepers Destroying Blocks even with Creeper-Explosion: Deny, Other-explosion:Deny flags set)...Guess this forum is ignored but I would assume someone reported this on their "official" confusing reporting system. Let me know please.

    Last edited Feb 27, 2015 by MCTylerPVP

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  • Avatar of Leviathanss Leviathanss Feb 27, 2015 at 05:54 UTC - 0 likes

    I hope they will fix the piston bs with the regions. We have a public area/town for people but we can't protect it from grief as it has piston circuits in it.

    If we set just explosion flags the pistons don't work. Only if we actually add the build flag and set that flag to allow. Which means anyone can destroy everything. We we do /region flag regionname build so it deletes the build flag stuff still does not work. So we actually have to set the region to grief allow so that pistons can work. Any ideas? Am i missing something here or doing something wrong?

  • Avatar of Bronzeteufel Bronzeteufel Feb 26, 2015 at 23:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Since WG 6 Multiverse doesn't manage gamemodes anymore -> I have to set /rg flag global gamemode ... any ideas?

  • Avatar of Darlext Darlext Feb 26, 2015 at 05:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any way to update from WG 5 to 6 in offline mode?


  • Avatar of SimbaZockt SimbaZockt Feb 25, 2015 at 17:25 UTC - 0 likes

    is there a way too translate the pvp deny message?

    This: Hey! Sorry, but you cant PvP here.

  • Avatar of Lego_Love Lego_Love Feb 22, 2015 at 18:51 UTC - 0 likes


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    Last edited Feb 22, 2015 by Lego_Love
  • Avatar of Bronzeteufel Bronzeteufel Feb 22, 2015 at 18:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Worldguard 6: When I warp from another world into a region with flag "gamemode: Adventure", worldguard won't be able to change the gamemode to Adventure. Any ideas?

    [Server thread/ERROR]: Could not pass event PlayerGameModeChangeEvent to WorldGuard v6.0.0-SNAPSHOT.1584-

  • Avatar of queenblades queenblades Feb 22, 2015 at 05:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I just updated my server up to 1.8 from 1.7.10, but one issue we are having on the server is people being able to place a chest anywhere they wanted. The entire world is completely build deny except for in the prison mining area. They cannot place any other blocks, only chests. We have done the /rg flag global deny-place chest and it shows it as a region, but they are still able to place them. I did it on individual regions, as well. I even upgraded the world guard to the latest version, still having the same issue. I am wondering if anyone else has been having this type of issue?

  • Avatar of Fireman618 Fireman618 Feb 21, 2015 at 15:15 UTC - 0 likes

    For some reason whenever I make a WG region, they can only mine blocks in the region, not place. There are no error logs. The stranger thing is all the flags on the region work but the 'build' flag. I set it to deny yet they can mine in the region. It's global too, the problem doesn't only apply to one world, but all of them. If anyone could help I'd appreciate it.

  • Avatar of lskitto lskitto Feb 20, 2015 at 21:45 UTC - 0 likes

    WorldGuard doesn't seem to change gamemode on v6.0BETA5 I saw this message too... I've downgraded to v5.9 :) at least that changes gamemode with the GAMEMODE flag right!


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