The wait is almost over as Quake Live is now less than 12 hours away from being released on Steam. The game recently underwent some changes in order to make it a bit more friendlier to newcomers and while veterans were not happy with this, new players are likely to welcome these changes. Quake Live is a modified version of id Software’s Quake 3 Arena, which was released back in 1999. The original iteration was widely considered to be one of the best FPS titles at the time and is still praised by many veteran fans of the genre to this day. Quake Live’s migration to Steam is expected to breath new life into this old school shooter and the fact that it’s still free-to-play will definitely help with this endeavor. Below you can check out some of the game modes offered by Quake Live.
- 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.
Players can subscribe to Quake Live and will receive various rewards and benefits by doing so such as the possibility of creating Clans or Matches. But for the most part this is a free-to-play game and you can definitely enjoy it without paying anything.