WorldGuard lets you and players guard areas of land against griefers and undesirables, as well as tweak and disable various gameplay features of Minecraft.

Secure Your Server
  • Block creeper and wither block damage, falling damage, etc.
  • Disable fire spread, lava fire spread, ice formation, Endermen picking up blocks, etc.
  • Blacklist certain items and blocks so they can't be used.
  • Warn moderators when certain items and blocks are used.
  • Protect your server from various 'exploits' like magical obsidian creation machines.
  • Add useful commands like an immediate "STOP ALL FIRE SPREAD" command.
Setup Protected Regions
  • Protect areas of your world so only certain people can build in them.
  • Set areas where PVP, TNT, mob damage, and other features are disabled.
  • Create entry and exit messages for areas, or set localized weather and time
  • Use an extensible flag system to fine-tune region settings
  • Fully Customizable and Fast
  • Disable, or enable, various Minecraft features, like sponges from classic.
  • Enable only features you want! Everything is off by default.
  • Disable, or enable, features of other supported plugins that utilise our API.
  • Have complete control over all protections.
  • High performance design to minimize TPS impact
  • Watch it in action


    Please choose a download for your platform.


    We officially support WorldGuard for Bukkit.

    Stable builds for Bukkit

    Experimental builds for Bukkit

    Note! WorldGuard requires that WorldEdit is installed.

    1. Find the plugins folder inside your Bukkit server's folder.
    2. Place the downloaded ".jar" file in your plugins folder.
    3. Start your server as you may have done before.
    4. Either configure your permissions plugin (if you are using one); otherwise, use /op your_name to make yourself a server operator.