Quake Live is a first person shooter that, previously available via a web browser plugin, is now available on Steam. It is a variant of its predecessor, Quake III Arena (Q3A).

Quake Live is a first person shooter that, previously available via a web browser plugin, is now available on Steam. It is a variant of its predecessor, Quake III Arena (Q3A).

It is free to play, but requires a server be started for players to connect to. A server can be started by a client instance (for example, on a LAN), or can be installed and started on a server and, if on the internet, be made available for the community (since id has made the server installation available). This means that mods can also be installed on the servers for additional gametypes, weapons, gib explosions, and more.

Servers can also have a qlstat plugin installed, which sends the match statistics back to the qlstats server in order to rank different players per gametype. These statistics are available on qlstats.net.

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