SkyWars v2.2.1

SkyWars - Exciting, usable, customizable, original.

  1. daboross
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.7
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10

    SkyWars is back!

    SkyWars is back! The first publicly released SkyWars plugin is now receiving intermittent updates, and has full support for Minecraft 1.9.

    SkyWars v2.1.0 and above use a new arena backend, which comes with faster arena creation, and no longer requires SkyWarsBaseWorld.

    If you were previously using SkyWars v2.0.1 or earlier, SkyWars will transfer all custom arenas to the new backend, so please back up all SkyWars and arena data before updating. If you were previously using SkyWars v1.4.5 or earlier, the update will also convert all user data from name-base to UUID-based storage.

    PSA: Vote on new features

    I haven't been completely active lately with updates, but I'll be adding things when I can. Due to my limited time, I'll be implementing the features with the highest votes first, on the feature poll.

    Note: There's a new poll as of June 15th, 2016! If you haven't voted since then, click here!

    • Integrates seamlessly into any server, survival, creative or otherwise.
      • Join the SkyWars queue from any world, and you'll be transported back exactly where you came from once the game ends!
      • SkyWars saves gamemode, health, hunger, potion status, and pretty much anything else you'd need to keep track of.
    • Use an unlimited number of arenas at the same time! The only limit is your server player capacity.
    • Use SkyWars's kit system to let players pay money each game for a kit, and give access to extra kits to donors through permissions support!
    • Craft your server's unique SkyWars experience!
      • Create custom kits just by filling your inventory with the items you want!
      • Create arenas without any entering items into config files! Just build the arena, set the spawns with /sws and save it!
      • Change any and all messages sent by SkyWars to players in messages.yml!
    • Support for randomly filled chests!
    • Support for portals to step into and join the queue.
    • Custom economy rewards for winning games or killing in games.

    Installing SkyWars
    • Server must be running at least Java 7.
    • Server must be at least Minecraft version 1.7.8.
    • Download SkyWars from this page.
    • Put SkyWars.jar into your plugins directory, and restart the server.
    • SkyWars is now functional with the two default arenas!



    Video Tutorial (credit to Koz4Christ!)

    Other links

    Translations / Localization
    All player messages fully translated to English and German, and partially translated to Spanish, French, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and Russian. Partial translations were at one point complete, but don't have some of the newer messages translated.

    Change the locale SkyWars uses by setting locale in main-config.yml.

    To help out SkyWars by translating it into your local language, go to SkyWars-Translations/Translating. Test out your localization as well by copying into messages.yml!

    MCStats / Plugin metrics
    SkyWars uses two services to report statistics. The first service, MCStats / Plugin Metrics, reports data to every 15 minutes. As of version 2.1.7, the second service, plugin-statistics, reports a small subset of that data to every hour.

    All data gathered by MCStats can be viewed at As MCStats is a relatively well-known service, I'll let you visit their website for more information.

    To opt out from MCStats, change opt-out: false to opt-out: true in plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml.

    The other service, plugin-statistics, is currently unique to SkyWars. It reports data every hour, starting one hour from server startup. The data reported consists solely of: the plugin name, the plugin version, the server version, the online player count, and an instance UUID. The plugin-statistics UUID is reset every server startup to a random number, and is not stored in any file.

    All data gathered can be viewed at

    For more information, and a copy of both the plugin-side and server-side code, visit

    To disable plugin-statistics, change report-statistics: true to report-statistics: false in plugins/SkyWars/main-config.yml.

    SkyWars Report
    When the /sw report command is used, SkyWars will submit a debug report for your server including server version, a list of all plugins, and other information to

    SkyWars will not publicly post information about your server to unless an admin uses the /sw report command. If you want to completely disable this functionality, add the following line to your main-config.yml file: disable-report: true.

    Bug reports, Feature requests and other Questions
    Please use the SkyWars issue tracker for all bug reports, feature requests and general questions.

    See submitting a ticket for instructions on how to do this.

    Map Credit
    Both default maps, Skyblock Warriors and Water Warriors, were created by SwipeShot.

    We would like to thank JetBrains for their support of this project.

Recent Updates

  1. Bugfix Version 2.2.1
  2. Version 2.2.0
  3. Bugfix Version 2.1.7

Recent Reviews

  1. Watamote
    Version: v2.2.1
    Great plugin. Works as intended-- but it could use some polishing. For instance, join signs don't seem to allow the option for players to join the arena of their choice. It must be either random or in some order. There is no reload command. Otherwise everything is perfect.
  2. Waffles2112
    Version: v2.2.1
    i love the plugin
    im just curious about the purpose setting a lobby has, as it doesnt teleport you there when you are placed in the queue
  3. ewenadou
    Version: v2.2.1
    This plugin is awesome!


    Would it be possible to add a waiting lobby? or :

    The players would tp in cages, as soon as he clicks on the panel, over the islands and he can select the kits at that time?

    Because if the players choose their kit in front of the sign it can leave in another part in the lobby or there are several modes of games propose;

    It would be possible to configure this in a .yml!

    With this the plugin will be perfect!

    Thank you for taking the time to read;)

    I'm french :) ( It's the original text )

    Ce plugin est génial !

    serait-il possible d'ajouter un lobby d'attente ? ou :

    les joueurs seraient tp dans des cages, dès qu'il clic sur le panneau, au-dessus des îles et ils peuvent sélectionner les kits à ce moment-là .
    parce que si les joueurs choisissent leur kit devant le panneau ils peuvent partir dans une autre partie dans les lobbys où ils y ont plusieurs modes de jeux proposer ;(

    Il serait possible de configurer cela dans un .yml !

    Avec cela le plugin serait parfait !

    merci d'avoir pris le temps de lire ;)
  4. ethanrws
    Version: v2.2.1
    great plugin

    but i am hoping you will update and add a lobby because people who enter the queue can still join other games
    this messes up the server
  5. yapperyapps
    Version: v2.2.1
    Awesome plugin so far. I would like it to be able to spawn players in a cage at the arena rather then have them "Join a queue" or have that as an option in the config. But good plugin so far.
  6. Siruoha
    Version: v2.2.1
    When I randomize the chests the loot inside disappears before the game starts so i cannot use this but it looked good I run spiggot 1.8.8
  7. ThelpixGamer
    Version: v2.2.1
    Man Seriousy i Tried when i Put Java 7 Don't Load when i Put Java 8 Kits Don't Work im tired thisp lugin need to get more good
    1. daboross
      Author's Response
      This plugin fully supports both Java 7 and Java 8, I can look into your error if you message me a startup log.
  8. herobine117
    Version: v2.2.1
    Thanks for this plugin, i think SkyWars Reloaded is no longer working on 1.8 and this plugin does! ;)
  9. Sollembum78
    Version: v2.2.1
    It works great on 1.10.2, but it's confusing how to setup different levels for different chests within one arena. But still it's great. Two features would make this epic - ability to select team for team matches and sidebar with info - number of players alive, time etc.
    1. daboross
      Author's Response
      Thanks! I definitely do need to get that configuration into an easier to use state.
  10. nottodayPotato
    Version: v2.2.1
    hey author i ned help why is it saying red?? does that . i have NEVER seen this before til now thanks