Making A Death Message System

I thought this would be a simple tutorial that requires relatively little scripting knowledge.

For one, you’re going to want a list of two types of death messages, suicides and PvP. I’ll provide some here if you need one.

Then you’re going to need a remote event in ReplicatedStorage, which will pass the message over to the client.

--Put this in a script in StarterCharacterScripts.
local suicideMessages = {"%s died.", "%s is dead.", "%s flatlined."};
local pvpMessages = {"%s killed %s.", "%s murdered %s.", "%s destroyed %s.", "%s ruined %s."};

local ReplicatedStorage = game:GetService("ReplicatedStorage");
local random =;

local deathMessageEvent = ReplicatedStorage.DeathMessage;

local char = script.Parent;
local hum = char:FindFirstChildOfClass("Humanoid");

function onDeath()
	--killerName doesn't have to be an attribute, but for this method, it has to be a string.
	local killerName = hum:GetAttribute("killer");
	local victimName = hum.DisplayName;	
	local deathMessage;
	if killerName and killerName ~= victimName then --If a player killer this person, and it wasn't themselves.
		--This will get a random entry from pvpMessages.
		deathMessage = pvpMessages[random:NextInteger(1, #pvpMessages)];
		--Then we use string.format() to replace those '%s' with the killerName and victimName.
		deathMessage = string.format(deathMessage, killerName, victimName);
	else --If it was a suicide.
		--This will get a random entry from suicideMessages.
		deathMessage = suicideMessages[random:NextInteger(1, #suicideMessages)];
		--Then formats like we did above, but with just the victimName.
		deathMessage = string.format(deathMessage, victimName);
--Then put this in a LocalScript.
local ReplicatedStorage = game:GetService("ReplicatedStorage");
local StarterGui = game:GetService("StarterGui");

local deathMessageEvent = ReplicatedStorage:WaitForChild("DeathMessage");

function onDeathMessage(message)
	StarterGui:SetCore("ChatMakeSystemMessage", {
		Text = message; --Sets the message to be, well, the message.
		Color = Color3.fromRGB(255, 0, 0);  --Makes the text appear in red.
		Font = Enum.Font.SourceSansBold; --Change this if you'd like, but this is the default.
		TextSize = 18; --You can also change this if you'd like.
	}); --This function displays a message in the chat, the text, color, font, and size can be changed.

This whole thing mainly revolves around StarterGui:SetCore() function. This can do more than just make chat messages, you can disable character resetting, send a notification, and more. You can see the rest here.

If you’re a more experienced programmer, you could even make different messages depending on how the player dies! Maybe I’ll update this with a guide on how to do that if anyone would like that.

Thanks for reading!


Just a quick note, I don’t think “killed themselves” is allowed! Haha!

Other than that, great job! Hope this helps a lot of people out.


Good point, I’ll remove it :sweat_smile: