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Start a Minecraft TNT Run Server

Last modified on Jan 12, 2022 in gametypes

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Minigames are a beautiful thing. If you’re part of a group that isn’t too interested in spending dozens of hours working on yet another survival world, you should consider playing minigames. Bite-sized gametypes offer tons of fun in the form of smaller, less time consuming sessions. You’re sure to enjoy this intense minigame, TNT Run! Very similar to the Hypixel variant, where you frantically run around in an arena causing each block that you step on to fall to the void. Better watch your step! There are around 3-7 layers in each arena. Your goal is to be the last one standing while you watch the rest of the players fall to their deaths. A block of TNT holds the sand/gravel up. When you step on a block, the TNT will activate, (no explosion will happen) releasing the sand/gravel down onto the next floor. Like most minigames, this is meant to be experienced in short bursts of fun, rather than long expanding playthroughs. Run faster than all your friends, and make sure to get a head start!

Here at ApexHosting, the installation of the TNTRun game type is as easy as selecting the game type from the drop-down bar on your Multicraft Control Panel! Once you’ve selected it simply restart your server and you’ll be good to go and ready to play!

How to install

  1. Navigate to your server control panel (https://panel.apexminecrafthosting.com)
  2. Stop your server
  3. In the JAR File list pick TNT Run 1.15.2 (premade) and you will see a pop-up
  4. Select ‘Change version’
  5. Select ‘Create a new world’
  6. Click ‘Restart now’
  7. Done! Now just load up Java 1.15.2 and join your server to start playing TNT Run.

Getting Started

When you first login you will spawn in the lobby. Three holograms showcase different information. The first shows the total wins on the server. The second tracks how many coins each player has (Get 25 coins for winning on each map. You can spend them in the shop for extras in a round.) The third is a welcoming hologram, which you can use in-game to display a customizable message. This could include your server name, or anything you would like.

Within the lobby there are three walls with the ‘Join’ signs on them. Each sign will display the arena name and the current player count in that arena. You will click on a sign to join its corresponding arena. Once the minimum number of players have joined, the game will start automatically. While waiting for the game to start you can use the shop to buy extras using coins you’ve earned from previous rounds.

tnt run leaderboard
TNT Run Coins
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TNT Run Lobby

Basic commands

/coins - Show your coin balance (This is a command added to the commands.yml file)
/spawn /tr lobby - Go to the main spawn
/trsetup - Main setup command for the TNTRun Plugin
/tr leaderboard - Display the wins leaderboard in chat

Everything in the arena is done with items in the hotbar

Important Information

Kits: A kit is a set of items, weapons, food and potions that can be allocated to players at the start of a game. The addkit command adds all the items in your inventory including armor and active potion effects to the kit. Kits are enabled on a per arena basis using the command below. Players joining an arena (with kits enabled) will be allocated a random kit from those that have been created. If there is only one kit, everyone will receive the same kit.

/trsetup enablekits [arena]
/trsetup addkit [kitname] - Add a Kit
/tr listkits - The list of available kits
/tr listkit [kitname] - The contents of a kit
/trsetup deletekit [kitname] - Delete A kit

Item slot 9 in the hotbar will always be the configured ‘leave’ item for the arena.

Shop: There is a in game shop system that has Items can be bought while waiting in the arena or during the arena countdown, and are given to the player immediately the game starts. Only one shop item can be purchased per game. Items to be purchased in-game can be defined in the shop.yml file.The description and prices can can be amended, items can removed completely or new items added provided they follow the existing convention. Each shop item can have its own permission node set (in shop.yml) which a player will need to have in order to purchase that item.

Heads: Heads allow players to purchase different heads to wear during the game. During the arena countdown, players can use a hotbar item to open the HeadsPlus interface and purchase a head to wear during the game. The head is automatically equipped on the player’s head when purchased, and removed at the end of the game. The price for each head is set in plugins\HeadsPlus\headsx.yml. The default price is 10.0 and is set in the same file, so if you want all heads to be free just change the default price to 0.0.

Maps: There is 13 maps preset up on the server, You can build more and add them in using world edit and the /trsetup command. The spawn area is self contained so players can not leave it.

Ranks: There are 4 Ranks setup on the server. Admin, Mod, Vip & Member

  • Member – By default everyone will join as the member rank. This will allow them to play the games but not edit them or have any extra perms.
  • Vip – Is set up if you wish to use it, but has no extra permissions by default.
  • Mod – Mods can kick, ban and mute players. They cannot edit maps.
  • Admin – Has all permissions.
  • The ranks can be edited using PEX https://github.com/PEXPlugins/PermissionsEx/wiki/Commands.

Plugin List

Enhanced BalTop – Fully customizable and enhanced /baltop replacement command with holographic balance boards. (Uses Holographic Displays plugin) this provides the Top Coins hologram at spawn. With The use of this plugin we can display a players balance how we like, It has been set to show the users coins balance as this is used in the shop to buy perks for each round.

HeadsPlus – This is addon used by TNTRun to allow the use of heads in the arena shop. You can use 100s of different heads in the arena, all heads are in categories and can be searched too.

Holographic Scoreboard – A generic plugin that allows for easy creation of Holographic Scoreboards using the HolographicDisplays plugin. This provides the leaderboard hologram at spawn.

TNTRun – TNTRun is a fully automated minigame plugin that is based on the popular map TNTRUN. This handles all main aspects of the TNTRun server.

Coreprotect – Coreprotect is a handy tool to have if there are any accidents with the TNT it gives the ability to roll back any damage made.

EssentialsX – Essentials gives us the basic necessities for running the server.

HolographicDisplays – HolographicDisplays Provides the holograms around the server.

Papi – Provides placeholder support for other plugins.

PermissionsExPermissionsEx(PEX) Handles all the Permissions of each plugin. We have 4 ranks in the game Admin,Mod,Vip & Member Pex has a useful guide here.

Protocollib – Provides other necessary assets and functions for the other plugins.

Vault – Vault provides the ability for each plugin to interact with each other.

World Edit – A Useful building tool.

WorldGuard – WorldGuard controls the protection of the spawn area.

Default Editable Configurations
Plugins omitted from this section are left as default and do not have to be edited to be used or should only be edited by the customer based on their intentions
EssentialsX – Join messages, MOTD, Chat format
TNTRun – Shop, Kits, Settings for each arena


It’s time to enhance your Minecraft experience with TNT Run! This fast-paced minigame is an interesting way to defeat your friends with your epic parkour skills! TNT Run can be added to your server easily with our one-click installer and as with every premade setup we have, there is little to no configuration/development knowledge needed. However, don’t forget that your server will only be able to support one premade minigame/gametype at a time. If you want to have multiple different gametypes on your server, check out our guide on setting up a Bungeecord network here. With that said, you now know how to operate this gamemode, so have a great day!

How To Make a TNT Run Server With Apex Hosting

  1. Select your server package from our pricing page
  2. On the ‘Configure Your Server’ page, complete the required fields
  3. Under ‘Server Version’, select your version from the dropdown list
  4. Complete the order and your TNT Run server will be created instantly