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Quake Live

Platform(s): PC
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: id Software
Developer: id Software

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'Quake Live' Gets New Content, Kicks Off Free Premium Week

by Rainier on April 30, 2012 @ 11:50 p.m. PDT

Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free first-person multiplayer action game, featuring 40 arenas, 5 game modes, including friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself accessible free of charge through the web browser.

Created by id Software as an all-new way to deliver the excitement and energy of first-person multiplayer action to a broader audience than ever before, Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free and easily accessible multiplayer game and community through a single website at quakelive.com. Every element of the experience, including friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself is accessed and delivered free of charge through the web browser. Integrated with IGA's proprietary SDK, Quake Live will offer companies and agencies fresh opportunities to dynamically-target brands to audiences within a broadly accessible version of one of the world's premiere game franchises, while also offering gamers a totally free premium game, fun events and a vibrant, active community of other players.

Bethesda announced a content update for Pro and Premium subscribers to Quake Live, id Software’s browser-based free-to-play first person shooter, with the addition of the Premium Pak 12. With this update, Pro Start-a-Match players get five new game modes, a new Start-a-Match interface that offers in-depth match customization options, more than 200 customization settings, and four new premium arenas. The Premium Pak 12 update is available at quakelive.com.

In addition, all Quake Live premium content will be free beginning today through Sunday, May 6th. During this Free Premium Week, new Premium and Pro Subscribers will receive one or two free two-week Pro Subscription Tokens which can be redeemed to extend their subscription or gifted to a friend.

The Free Premium Week content includes:

  • Over 50 Premium Arenas
  • 6 Premium Game Modes
  • All Premium in-game Features
  • No payment or credit card required

The Premium Subscription, which can be purchased for $1.99 per month, billed annually, includes:

  • Access to over 50 QUAKE LIVE Premium only maps.  Premium maps are a combination of brand new maps and frequently requested community favorites from previous QUAKE games such as Aerowalk, Overkill, Japanese Castles, and Spider Crossings
  • Exclusive premium level awards
  • Create your own clan and join up to five separate clans
  • Access to Premium Scoreboards and Statistics in-game
  • Match statistics stored for six months
  • Premium Pak 12 updated content

The Pro Subscription, which can be purchased for $3.99 per month, billed annually, includes all of the premium subscription features as well as:

  • The ability to start your own game server, specify a server location, determine the game mode and invite who you want to join you
  • With the Pro Subscription, you can invite five friends with Standard level memberships to play with you in any Premium level map
  • Exclusive pro awards
  • Create your own clan and join up to ten separate clans
  • Match statistics stored for 12 months
  • Premium Pak 12 updated content

The QUAKE LIVE ‘Standard’ version is still free to play and includes friend lists, access to one clan, matchmaking, and stats tracking delivered through a web browser with more than 40 arenas and five game modes.


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