SnowballFight is a simple fun plugin that makes snowballs more effective. Every time a player or mob is hit with a snowball they get colder, causing Slowness, Mining Fatigue and Weakness. The level increases with each hit, and so does the total duration. After a few hits the player or mob is encased in a block of ice! Unable to move until the effect runs out and they can break the ice to escape.


  • Snowballs cause slowness, mining fatigue and weakness on targets
  • Successive hits increase the duration and level of coldness effects
  • When coldness reaches a high enough level, target is encased in a block of ice
  • While inside a block of ice, a player cannot escape until it is broken

Multi-world Support (Coming in v0.2)

As of v0.2, you can set which worlds should have SnowballFight enabled in its config.yml using the "worlds" key. By default, it is enabled for all worlds unless specifically overridden in the config.yml, so this will not affect anyone other than Multi-world servers.

World names are case sensitive and must have spaces replaced with _underscores_. For example:

  world: true
  world_nether: false
  world_the_end: true
  Creative_World: false

Automated Unfreezing Option (Coming in v0.2)

As of v0.2 you will be able to set an automated freeze duration. After it expires, the frozen player or entity will automatically be unfrozen. More details to follow soon.


None at all! Just gather some snow and start throwing.


None needed.

Compatibility and Troubleshooting

This plugin uses Java 7

If you get the followed error on starting up the server with this plugin installed "Unsupported major.minor version 51.0". This means you are using an out of date version of Java. If you don't know how to upgrade, please contact your server hosting provider and ask them for help in upgrading to Java 7, or contact Oracle customer support. Mac OS X users require JDK 7 instead of JRE 7.

Incompatible plugins

This plugin is Bukkit API-compliant. This means it is safe to use with all other Bukkit API-compliant plugins without a risk of incompatibility. It also means that it should work in later releases of CraftBukkit without needing to be updated, unless Bukkit itself undergoes major changes (This has very rarely happened, and the Bukkit dev team will tell you that a particular update breaks plugins if that is the case).


If you'd like to contribute towards the continued development, support and maintenance of this project, please consider joining me on Patreon, and making a one-time or recurring pledge.


Please read the troubleshooting section above before asking for help.

If you need help you can leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. You can also join my IRC chatroom using the following link. Please note, I am not always watching chat! Type my name to get my attention, if I am there, I will respond.


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