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Turf Wars is an Arcade minigame that was released to Mineplex on an unknown date. The main goal of Turf Wars is to extend the player's team's turf to the enemy's side, thereby eliminating their area completely, by killing enemy players.


There are two teams: the Red team and the Blue team. Players spawn on one of two sides of the map according to their team, in bases colored accordingly with their team color. Each team possesses turf lines split in the middle of said map, the amount of lines they have can vary according to what map they are playing on.

Players spawn in the Build Time phase, which lasts for 40 seconds. They receive 64 wool in their team color. Wool can be placed anywhere on the player's turf to construct defenses, which are destroyed by arrow shots. During Build Time, players cannot attack each other, and Infiltrators cannot move onto enemy territory.

After the 40 seconds of build time have elapsed, the phase switches to Combat Time, which lasts for 90 seconds. During this period, opposing players may kill each other, and Infiltrators may move into enemy territory.

Rounds of Build Time and Combat Time alternate, with the number of turf lines per kill increasing by one per Build Time. Subsequent Build Times last for 20 seconds each instead of 40 seconds, and players only receive 32 wool every time. All Combat Times last for 90 seconds. If you run out of wool, you will gain 1 every 5 seconds for a maximum of 4, and if you die in combat phase, you will respawn with 6 wool.

Arrows shot by a marksman or infiltrator = 1 hit kill, and an infiltrator's iron sword = 2 hit kill

All players without the Infiltrator kit cannot advance into enemy turf at any point in the game. Upon trying, they will be flung back into their own turf.



Kit Official Description Inventory Abilities Damage Cost
Marksman Unrivaled in archery. One hit kills anyone.
  • Bow
  • Fletched Arrows
  • Wool
  • Fletcher - Receive one arrow every two seconds. Maximum of two.
  • A single arrow kills an enemy player upon contact, regardless of charge.
30 Free
Infiltrator Able to travel into the enemies [sic] turf, but you must return to your turf fast, or receive Slow.
  • Iron Sword
  • Bow
  • Fletched Arrows
  • Wool
  • Fletcher - Receive one arrow every eight seconds. Maximum of one.
  • Able to travel into enemy turf. While doing so, player will receive Slowness debuff in a few seconds; level increases per few seconds. Debuff is dispelled when travelling back to player's turf.
  • Bow - 30
  • Sword - 12
2000 Gems
Shredder Arrows are weaker, but shred through forts.
  • Bow
  • Fletched Arrows
  • Wool
  • Fletcher - Receive one arrow every four seconds. Maximum of two.
  • Barrage - Charge bow to use Barrage. Loads several arrows into bow, indicated by clicks of increasing pitch. When released, fires a spray of arrows, dealing area-of-effect damage.[Note 1]
9[Note 2] 5000 Gems

General Tips[]

  • Depending on the players play style, they may wish to hide behind a wool fort for a large portion of the battle and occasionally peek out to fire. Alternatively, they may prefer to never stay in a single area and to instead hit-and-run.
  • In maps Frost Forts and Sinkhole, there are some towers provided that permit players to ascend them. Some players may wish to use them in order to get a better vantage point, or to shoot arrows down at players with forts with unprotected tops. A tall wool fort will also yield the same result, but players should keep in mind to never "pillar up" on wool, lest they become an easy target.
  • Depending on the player's kit, different forts may be more appropriate. For example, Shredders need more space to use barrage, thereby increasing the chances of destroying their own fort if they shoot out of a one-block opening. Marksmen forts should be built mainly for protection, with a hole to shoot out of.
  • If enemies are hiding behind something and popping out every now and then, players should estimate when they will come out to shoot an arrow, and to shoot just before they come out so that they are hit. Conversely, they should try to be erratic in the frequency of shooting arrows to avoid enemies using the same strategy on the player.
  • Players should charge their bow as Build Time wraps up so that they can fire as soon as Combat Time begins.
  • If a non-Infiltrator player is close to the enemy border and needs to escape, then one strategy would be to charge for the border. That way, they will be flung backwards a fair distance into their own turf, temporarily confusing enemy archers and providing a safe retreat. This method can also be applied to quickly bounce onto a tower in Frost Forts and Sinkhole, as the bounce height is quite high.


Main article: Achievements
Achievement Requirement Reward
Turf Master 3000 Win 50 games. 600 Gems
The Shreddinator Destroy 2000 blocks using the Shredder kit. 800 Gems
Behind Enemy Lines Stay on enemy turf for 15 seconds. 1000 Gems
The Comeback Win a game after having 5 or less turf. 2000 Gems
Turf Wars Master Achievement Acquire all achievements in Turf Wars. TBD

Gem Rewards[]

Amount Reason
10 Gems Participation Reward
10 Gems Winning Team
10 Gems First Blood
2 Gems One Kill
1 Gem One Kill Assist
1 Gem 4 Enemy Blocks Captured



  • At times, players are unable to receive any arrows. Dying or right clicking on the slot where the arrows would spawn resolves this issue.
  • Players don't get bounced back to their turf if they're in their enemies' spawnpoint.
  • Players are able to break wool on their enemies' side by hand, provided they are close enough.
  • Players that die during Build Time or shortly before the start of Build Time will lose all their wool but six.
  • Occasionally, a line of the red/blue may appear on the blue/red team's turf. It acts as normal turf, and those without the infiltrator class can freely walk over it.
  • BEDROCK: Standing on a building such as a tree or endstone spike will veto the effect of you being pelted backwards when the ground is taken over.


  • Players with the Shredder kit can shoot enemy blocks even in Build Time.
  • Players could gain access onto the enemy's


Main article: Updates

May 11th, 2018 - Arcade Update[]

  • Game timeout decreased from 20 minutes to 15.
  • All kits now take 1 heart of damage every 2 seconds while in enemy spawn.
  • (Bugged) Added support for switching kits mid-game.
  • Slowness towards infiltrator is changed.
  • Gen Rewards changed.

January 7th, 2016 - First Patch of 2016[]

  • [Fixed] Fixed ladders disappearing when a wool is placed nearby.

  • [Fixed] Exploitation that allows access to enemy turf when sneaking near the corners / edges.

  • [Fixed] Knockback failed to apply to a second player if only two players are in the game.

  • [Changed] Borders are fixed to prevent players from leaving the map.

October 31st, 2014 - Kits, Balance, Maps[]

  • [Changed] Players now get more wool when first spawning and in Build Time.

October 24th, 2014 - Pumpkins, Kits, Maps[]

  • [Added] Added map Sinkhole.


  1. Can singlehandedly destroy enemy fortifications as a result.
  2. Damage is per arrow.