ZombieApocalypse [8 Zombie Types! - 1.17 Support] 1.4.2

A plugin inspired by Dream’s ‘Minecraft, But It’s a Zombie Apocalypse’

  1. 3ricL
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    • 1.17
    Source Code:
    3ricL (Ericdebouwer)
    Languages Supported:
    You can translate everything in the configuration!
    This plugin is inspired by a recent video of Dream, called “Minecraft, But It’s a Zombie Apocalypse”. I have made this work myself and am I no way affiliated with Dream.
    With this plugin you can toggle the ZombieApocalypse for each world! Once it has started all monsters will be replaced with custom zombies. There are currently 8 different types of custom zombies and I plan on making more! Every zombie also has a custom spawn egg, so you can test them out. Of course this plugin has full text configurability and command auto-completion. It also has many settings and a command based management system, allowing you to very easily tweak it to fit into your server perfectly!

    Inspiration for this plugin

    Getting started

    Stop your server. Download the jar file from the top of this page and put it in your plugins folder. Restart your server and you are done! If you want you can change the values from the config.yml file at any time. Use the reload command (see below) for your changes to take effect.

    The command /apocalypse manages the zombie apocalypse and can be abbreviated to /apo. These commands can also be used in console, in which case they always require a world name.
    • /apocalypse start [world_name] - Start the zombie apocalypse in the specified world. If you don’t provide a world name, it will do this for your current world. If the world is of type nether, it will spawn pig zombies instead of normal zombies if configured! This apocalypse will go on until it is ended by command.
    • /apocalypse start <world_name> <duration> - Start the zombie apocalypse in the specified world for a given duration in minutes. After this time, the apocalypse will be ended automatically. Here you have to specify the name of the world too!
    • /apocalypse end [world_name] - End the zombie apocalypse in the specified world. If you don’t provide a world name, it will do this for your current world.
    • /apocalypse setlimit <world_name> <amount> - Set the maximum amount of zombies that can spawn per chunk in that world (also known as the mob cap). This is 70 by default.
    • /apocalypse reload - Reload the configuration of this plugin.
    The command /zombie allows you to get spawn eggs and spawners for the new types of zombies.
    • /zombie egg <zombie_type> - Get a spawn egg of the specified zombie type. If the egg is used in a nether world, it will spawn a pig zombie of its custom type (configurable).
    • /zombie spawner <zombie_type> - Get a monster spawner for the specified zombie type, which will work regardless of the apocalypse. If you also use SilkSpawners, my plugin will hook into it to make its spawners mineable.
    • apocalypse.* (default: false) - Gives a player all permissions stated below
    • apocalypse.manage (default: op) - Allows a player to use the /apocalypse command
    • apocalypse.command (default: op).- Allows a player to use the /zombie command to get spawn eggs
    The configuration has a lot of settings and allows you to customize many aspects. This is of course optional, as it has sensible defaults.
    Since version 1.2.2 it is possible to configure the amount of zombies that spawn! This is done using a command, see the Commands section above for more details.
    Since version 1.3 you can change the attributes of the zombie types, allowing you to chance their movement speed, health, attack damage and more! It is also possible to disable certain types of zombies or to give them a custom head. For a more in-depth explanation, check out this wiki!
    If you have a question ask it on the discussion page (not the review page).

    Zombie types
    • Boomer: explodes when killed!
    • Multiplier: spawns 0 to 4 normal zombies when killed
    • Default: exact copy of Minecraft's default zombie
    • Ninja: extra fast, harder hitting but very vulnerable
    • Sprinter: extremely fast
    • Tank: very slow and beefy, hits very hard and cannot be knocked back
    • Thrower: launches player up and away when it attacks
    • Jumper: Can jump five times as high as a regular zombie
    • Pillar: Spawns a pillar of 2 to 5 zombies stacked on top of each other!
    • Coming soon....
    Developer API
    Since version 1.3, this plugin has an extremely complete developer API, allowing you to control a lot of aspects of the plugin directly or via custom events.
    I have gotten a lot of very nice suggestions for more specific versions of apocalypses, which I could never build into the plugin, as they would break the plugin for some users or clutter the configuration. In order to solve this I have made this full API, allowing me and hopefully others to make plugins that utilize it to make add-ons!

    Questions, bugs or feature suggestions?
    Please DO NOT use the review section for bugs, start a conversation with me or use the discussion page instead!
    Feel free to ask a question about the plugin on the discussion page. If you have an idea how this plugin could be improved let me know!

    Let me know if you like this project! If you really love this plugin, you could consider donating to help me with the upkeep of this project.

    Do not use the reviews for questions or bug reports please!
    Dawid, OhMyPhoKing, sendiago and 6 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. xandyPaleolitico
    Version: 1.3.2
    Please update us as for example:

    -Set an hour for the apocalypse to start and end, as a ritual (example: being able to activate all night and disable during the day. Or vice versa)

    -Set a goal:
    After killing a certain amount of zombies, or apocalypse is disabled. (I find this very interesting)

    Of course it can be married to another plugin, but it can be suitable for a legal type of mobcoin
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      I responded to your questions in the discussion, as that allows me to respond much more in-depth:)
  2. ShadowSasuke122
    Version: 1.3.2
    we are gona use it in events
    very good plugin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much! If you are going to use the API, I trust it has everything you will need.
  3. Juvoo
    Version: 1.3.1
    Wow, this plugin is very well put together. It can get really intense. The 8 different types are all very cool. I played with my friends and had a lot of fun.
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      Thank you for this kind review :) !
  4. EricGG
    Version: 1.3.1
    cool plugin, look for more and different type of zombies! I also like the custom config part, instructions help a lot when I try to edit the config
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your review. Is there anything you think that could be improved? (As to why you rated it 4 stars). If so, I would appreciate it if you let me know.
  5. faundoo
    Version: 1.3
    Great plugin, works well and has room for customization! The different zombie types are really cool, and you are actually able to tweak individual settings for each type, which is awesome. Setting up Command blocks with a button that triggers the apocalypse is also extremely simple. Easy 5 stars.
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much for your kind review and previous suggestions!
  6. sendiago
    Version: 1.3
    Very good and interesting invasion of the dead, hopefully with an AI that actively destroys the player's placed block.
  7. Kolgrath
    Version: 1.2.2
    Works great on Paper 1.16.5. Also plays nice with Elite Mobs, so that makes some interesting adventures for players!
    If you're looking for a fun event to get your Survival server players working together to live... you've found it with this plugin.
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      Thank you for the kind review!
  8. ItzSanity123
    Version: 1.2.2
    Great plugin! Can you do a video on how to remove a different kind of zombies because im having trouble removing the Boomer one!
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      Please don’t use the review section for asking help, as stated directly above. You have not given me any chance of helping you before giving a review, by asking the proper way: through a PM, the discussion forum, a github message etc.

      If you want me to help you, please remove this as it isn’t a review. I don’t have the time to make a youtube video, but if you attach your config (which isn’t possible here, that is why reviews are no place for support) I can gladly adjust it for you so it removes a certain kind of zombie.
  9. VanilaCupcake
    Version: 1.2.2
    Great plugin, nicely written and bug-free. Impressed by the creativity of the different zombies as well as the balanced mechanics. Overall, excellent and I'm excited for any future developments.
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      Thank you so much for your kind review, happy to hear you like this plugin!
  10. MynameisTg
    Version: 1.2.2
    Pluign very nice. Can u add all mod for apocalypse? .
    1. 3ricL
      Author's Response
      Please ask questions in the discussion tab, reviews don’t support enough interaction.