BlockyArena - Select custom kits and battle opponents for dominance

This is a discussion topic for the Ore project, BlockyArena. View the full project on Ore for downloads and more information.


BlockyArena offers players the opportunity to compete against each other in a highly intensive deathmatch. Featured in the Sponge Plugin Competition, this plugin is a popular choice for servers that are in need of a competitive pvp experience.

July 2021 Update: The latest version is 0.7.0, built against Sponge API 7.3.0 and compatible with Minecraft version 1.12.2.


  • Challenge another player to a One-On-One Deathmatch in a private arena
  • Setup public arenas for different modes, including 1v1, 2v2, and Free-For-All
  • Offer custom kits to participants during the lobby-wait period
  • Match with random players on the server

Getting started


You should already have a Minecraft server running SpongeVanilla or SpongeForge version 1.12.2-7.3.0. If not, read the Creating a Server guide on Sponge Docs first. Compatibility with other versions of Minecraft and Sponge API is not guaranteed.


Download the latest release on the Versions page. Place the plugin (blockyarena-x.x.x.jar) in the mods/ or mods/plugins folder of your server directory. It’s also recommended to install a dedicated permission plugin, so that you can have total control over who have access to certain aspects of the plugin.

Ore Release


First, you should visit the Tutorial page for a quick guide on how to setup and internact with the plugin. If you have any other questions, you can post them to the #support channel on our Discord server. We’re happy to help, but you’re also expected to make a resonable attempt on solving the issue by yourself before asking for our time.


You can politely post a feature request in the #suggestions channel, but whether or not it is to be implemented is solely on our discretion. Please DO NOT demand features addition, ask for time estimation, or request something to be implemented soon. You’re always free to inspect and fork the codebase and make the changes on your own.


With a nice rename inside, @HuskyCraft should see that.

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A new version has been released for BlockyArena, it is available for download here.

:label: Pre-Release 0.2.0 is here!

We’ve got something new for you! BlockyArena now supports custom player classes!

The process for setting up a new player class is extremely easy: once you’ve picked the right kits for a player class, just place them in your inventory and type /arena create class <name>. Players are able to retrieve your inventory by typing /arena getclass <name> on lobby wait.

We’ve made this process as intuitive as possible so that you don’t need to dig inside the configs and add things manually. Armors, enchantments, and potions will be supported in later updates. Stay tuned and have fun!

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A new version has been released for BlockyArena, it is available for download here.

Updates: Pre-Release 0.3.0

Want to customize your player class by offering a diamond sword with Sharpness or Knockback? Now BlockyArena supports item enchantments for the player class system! So offer some enchanted items to your player classes and make the combat more intense!

  • support retrieving the enchantments of an item
  • prevent players from taking away arena-only items on quitting

A new version has been released for BlockyArena, it is available for download here.

This long-awaited update brings full support of MOD items and improves the general stability of the plugin. Previously generated configs of arenas and playerclasses are no longer compatible. Please remove the entire blockyarena config folder before loading the server with this update. Most of the commands are changed, so please refer to the wiki for an updated instruction.

Detailed refinements are listed below:

  • autosave player’s inventory on join
  • health and food level is maxed on join
  • play solo and doubles mode
  • solutions that deal with sudden quit/logout in any phase of a duel
  • support creating custom kits with MOD items
  • detailed properties of items like enchantment and durability can be accurately logged
  • commands are refined
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A new version has been released for BlockyArena, it is available for download here.

Change Log

  • Fix NSE exception if an equipment slot is left empty when creating kit
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A new version has been released for BlockyArena, it is available for download here.

Change Log

  • Add remove command for deleting any existing arena or kit.
  • Add a victory/gameover screen and a kill effect.
  • Add a message displaying the attacker’s name when a player is eliminated.
  • Fix #10, players take attack damage from teammates in doubles mode
  • Fix #12, death screen appears if a player is beaten into the void
  • Fix #17, kits that contain missing MOD items cause exception on server start
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just wondering if there is a way to make it where there is a free for all mode for this and is there any placeholders so i can add it to my scoreboard for people to see other peoples K/D and W/L because that would be awesome!
But the main thing is the placeholders so I can add them to my scoreboard

is possible in your Arena fight against the Mobs?
I search for an arena plugin where you can fight against the mobs and get for winning fights some rewards.