From the legendary series that founded the online shooter genre comes the most exciting, energetic, and fast-paced shooter on the Internet. Play against players around the world in over 100 arenas, and a dozen game modes, in one of the most competitive shooters online today. Welcome to Quake Live.
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Very Positive (257 reviews) - 83% of the 257 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (9,785 reviews) - 82% of the 9,785 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2010

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June 7

Quake Live Update v1069

We've just released an update to both the client and the server today. Servers and clients will both need to update as the changes are not compatible between versions, and older servers will be de-listed from the server list. Here's the list of changes:

- add server support for alternate death effects through workshop
- fixed inability to look around after issuing a map_restart while paused
- grappling hooks on dead and disconnected players weren't freed, resulting in the hook snapping from player to player
- clientmute now properly mutes team chat
- fixed some random color issues on map rotation error output
- powerups and keys were spawning before the minimum amount of time at map start
- elder: fixed doubled up fog volume
- ironworks: fixed ffa spawns

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May 5

Quake Live on Discord

We've setup a public Discord server for Quake Live players to chat and organize pickup matches. Use this invite link to join us and other Quake Live players!

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About This Game

From the legendary series that founded the online shooter genre comes the most exciting, energetic, and fast-paced shooter on the Internet. Play against players around the world in over 100 arenas, and a dozen game modes, in one of the most competitive shooters online today.

Welcome to Quake Live


  • Fast, and furious action. Frag or be fragged in the arena.
  • Over 100 arenas, including brand new arenas from id Software, and from throughout the Quake community.
  • View your match history, and track your stats throughout your Quake Live career.
  • Connect and compete with friends and players from around the world.

Over 12 Game Modes

  • Free For All - It's every man, woman, and sinister alien being for him/her/itself as the players frag everything that moves to get the most points. Kill or be killed.
  • Duel - Players fight each other one-on-one in a 10 minute face-off, while future foes spectate whilst awaiting their turn in battle.
  • Team Deathmatch - Two teams of players work to control the arena in a coordinated contest of carnage to score the most frags.
  • Clan Arena - Great for new and experienced players alike, players start off with all weapons, and are eliminated once fragged. The last team standing wins the round.
  • Capture the Flag - Slip into the other team's home base, grab their flag, and run home to score.
  • Domination - Capture and hold command points placed around the map.
  • And more! - Including Freeze Tag, Race, One Flag CTF, Harvester, Attack & Defend, Red Rover, Quad Hog, and Infected!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX or better, ATI Radeon 8500 or better, Intel i915 chipset or better 1024x600 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Quad Core Processor or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series or better, ATI Radeon X1800 series or better 1920x1080 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Soundcard
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Recent:
Very Positive (257 reviews)
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Very Positive (9,785 reviews)
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städarn
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
your lg is nothink on lan
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Rice
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Everything is great, especially the gameplay, but the big (and in my opinion the only) problem with this game is the lack of players. It's still very fun with bots though!
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Ozzymand♦
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
Well it was free. Back then.. Now you need to pay/
LOL gg steam :D
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Neuromatica
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
One of my favorite games, from q2 to present!
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♛Narcist♛
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
it wast like that i expect. there are a lot of differences between the quake that we know
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Pyramithius
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
It's alright I guess
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fat boi
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Really hard to master but it's a masterpiece
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Provolt
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The best arena FPS of its time, and still fun to play after all these years.
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X.roast
( 104.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
same beautiful quake experience but new servers

this is my childhood

also this game is extrimly hard !

100/10 rocketjump pro
a bit dispointed it's a paid game now but worth it !
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
56 of 71 people (79%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,542.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Don't really play this much, it's not really that addicting/fun
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,090.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Gonna give it a few hours then I'll let you guys know what I think about it.
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46 of 70 people (66%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
I got it free because i`m a special snowflake.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Quake Live is pretty fun. I like it a lot.

Also, apparently Quake Live costs money now. I got it for free, suck it nerdlords
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48 of 77 people (62%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
♥♥♥♥ you bethesda. This game has less people online than titanfall. Make it free again and maybe you can bring it back. Please do not buy this game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
At this point, Quake Live is arguably in its best iteration yet.

Since dropping the subscription-based model, all previously Premium features are available to everyone.
The game now has full Steamworks and Workshop support, all the modern features a multiplayer shooter should have (dedicated servers, lobbies, tons of options etc.) and is a generally much more complete game than it was during its "browser game" days.
Also there was a period during which the devs tried to make the game more suitable for newcomers and casuals by adding stuff like weapon loadouts and item timers. Thankfully, the devs realized that was a mistake and fixed it as well.
Basically, Quake Live has become an excellent remaster of Quake 3 Arena, i.e. something it should've been from the start.

The trade-off, however, is that the base game costs money (though if you've played QL on Steam when it was free, it's still available to install for free).
I wish it was still free-to-play, but I guess something like that is too good for Bethesda.

I can't say that I'd recommend getting this game at full price — the player numbers aren't great as of lately — but I'm 100% positive that this game is still as good as ever. It's still the Quake 3 Arena that everyone knows and loves.

People keep complaining about the lack of hardcore arena shooters nowadays without realizing that Quake Live already has everything they need. Even if by some miracle they don't f­u­с­k up the upcoming Quake Champions, it's going to get measured against Q3A and for a good reason: Q3A is the golden standard of arena shooters, and if there is a game with mechanics that you could describe as "timeless", it's this one. There's a very little chance that the upcoming game will surpass it.

If you're new to arena shooters, though, you better prepare your аss before going in because you are going to get your s­h­i­t wrecked at first. Like all good skill-based games, it has a near-infinitely high skill ceiling as well as a pretty high skill floor.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
134.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I WANNA GO FAST I WANNA GO FAST I WANNA GO FAST
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
It was GREAT until they made it cost money. Tsk tsk tsk
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Don't know why there is so much hate for this... I bought it for myself for my birthday coming up and I really have enjoyed it so far.
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