A modern first-person shooter in Minecraft

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Fight against other players in this exhilarating fast-paced PVP mode inspired by Call of Duty. Play for victory in staple modes such as Team Deathmatch, Free For All, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and King of the Hill, build, break, and destroy the map in Mine-Spades, or play as authentic historical armies or sci-fi troopers in the Scenario Mode.

Build your own loadouts containing over 150 primary and secondary weapons, explosives, armor, and 3 slots of Perks. Unlock bonus grenades, air support, and Mini-Nuke from killstreaks. Experience nearly 100 community-built maps including classic remakes like Shipment, Raid, and Shoot House as well as dozens of GunColony originals, and play with any server population through our adaptive map vote.


A staple of GunColony since its very beginning, Mob-Arena is a solo/co-op PVE game mode that exists to answer one question: what if you could fend off Minecraft mobs with guns?

Fight in 25 arenas with unique challenges and bosses that you must strategize and overcome to ensure victory. Pick up grenades, healing items, and rare drops from defeated mobs. Earn cash in-game to resupply ammo, upgrade your weapons, and purchase powerful air support. We also have a fun rotating Endless Mode where players compete to top the weekly leaderboards – how long can you survive?


Inspired by Counter-Strike 2, our Competitive Mode places players in high-stakes one life game modes including Defusal and Elimination. With sprinting disabled and increased movement speed, milliseconds can be the difference between a round won or lost.

Ever wondered how Counter-Strike would play with many more guns and the ability to modify them? In GunColony, you can choose any weapon from our massive arsenal to add to your personal shop, from tamer picks like assault rifles and SMGs to unique choices like anti-materiel rifles up to 20mm caliber. Experience authentic gameplay with bullets and grenades temporarily dissipating smoke, shotgun spread patterns, and a refined economy system with modifications impacting your weapon’s price and kill award.

Special and Wacky Modes

GunColony also features numerous special game modes to give players an occasional bonus treat! Soar through the skies in the Elytra mode, throw rocks at enemies in the Gulag scenario, or use full-auto grenade launchers, miniguns and ultra-fast-movement P90’s in the Overpowered scenario.

All game modes can be further adjusted by Mutators, with effects ranging from adjusted health and movement to full-on insanity such as receiving airstrikes on every kill! Donors and supporters have the ability to combine special Mutators and Scenarios to create their own game modes, wacky or otherwise, and add them to the map vote!

Server Features

Unparalleled Gunplay

Powered by several custom plugins, GunColony offers simply the most fun gunplay in any gun server, period. Score satisfying collaterals with bullet penetration and custom hitboxes, experience real long-range sniping with realistic bullet trajectory and drop, and learn to tame advanced weapon sway and recoil patterns that other games get wrong.

Realistic Balancing

We allow authentic weapons to coexist with balanced gameplay through careful tuning to reflect real-life weapon strengths, caliber-based damage, as well as a Supply-based loadout system inspired by Insurgency. an old, rusty rifle like the STG-44 may not perform as well as a modern one, but frees up Supply Points to equip better Sidearms, Explosives, Armor, and Perks.

Weapon Modifications

Inspired by COD: Modern Warfare, GunColony allows you to equip up to 5 modifications on your weapon from a pool of over 100 options in 12 different categories. Explore realistic ammo types for each bullet caliber, guide your aim with actual working laser sights, upgrade your magazine size or downsize for better mobility, or simply enjoy stacking bonuses to truly tune your weapon for your desired playstyle.

Player-Friendly Progression

Get the kick of progressing and upgrading your account over the long term, but without any of the greed of other games or getting locked-out of your favorite items. All weapons and modifications are unlockable through earning XP, or by purchasing them early using gameplay-earned Tokens. Our formidable arsenal of over 150 weapons, with one or multiple unlocks every level, ensures that you never run out of content.

Keep Your Progress

GunColony is the only Minecraft FPS server that has continuously maintained your player progression for the past 8 years. Your progress and unlocks in GunColony are never deleted by server wipes, nor pushed into irrelevance by future game releases. You will even bring your current progress beyond Minecraft and into our upcoming standalone browser shooter game which is currently being actively developed.

Message From the Server Owner

GunColony is a community project to bring a fully-featured modern first-person shooter experience into Minecraft! We are the oldest and most dedicated project of its kind. It was first created by its owner Hky as his middle school hobby project, but has since attracted a dedicated following and grown into a cornerstone of the Minecraft FPS community over the last 8 years. We have over 100,000 lines of custom code delivering a truly unparalleled server that you cannot experience anywhere else!

Unlike other projects of our scale and detail, we only believe in developing a fun game for our community over making money, which is why you can join our server completely for free, with no pay-to-win and no paid cosmetics. All monetary support we do receive from players are spent directly on server hosting and development costs.

We are also actively developing an upcoming standalone game which we have temporarily dubbed “GunColony 2” – a revolutionary, 100% free-to-play, browser-compatible, low-poly multiplayer shooter game with an in-house high-performance engine built on Kotlin Multiplatform, a unique focus on the community and gameplay, a massive variety of weapons and maps from GunColony, and cross-play support with Minecraft server players. Most development efforts for this game will also benefit the GunColony server throughout 2023-25. It represents our latest foray towards a bright future for the GunColony project.

You can join our server and play today with the latest version of Minecraft Java, no mods required!

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