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Friday, March 18, 2011
Quake Live Updated
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

id Software recently announced a new update for Quake Live, the company's browser based first person shooter. Among other things the update includes 2 new premium arenas, the ability to assign your own country flag, and tier info displays on player profiles.

Premium Maps Added:
  • Toxicity (Duel):
    Created by Alexander Mader, Toxicity is an enclosed Duel map with a distinctive look. Twisting halls and teleporters provide ample escape, as long as you watch out for the namesake pools of toxic acid in the main rooms of this arena. Own the world, or at least your opponent, and spread disorder by knocking them around with some rockets. Bounce them well, and you can treat yourself to a Red Armor, while they suffer some unfortunate burns.

  • Distant Screams (CTF):
    Formerly known as the perennial favorite Silent Night, we've torn down the Christmas decorations as to not look like that weird house down the street lit up well into March. Thankfully, it hasn't warmed up enough to melt the ice that covers vast swathes of the level, allowing massive acceleration throughout the frozen tundra terrain. Everything else is still mostly as you remember it, from the grenade traps to the secret button that dispenses health. Wait, that's supposed to be a secret...
Game Changes:
  • Kill Beep for Premium players:
    Enabling cg_killBeep will play a distinct sound when you score a kill in any mode. Options are available in the in-game Game Options->Advanced->Sound Options menu.
  • Increased size of hit cylinders:
    Increased hittable region of players by 10% to more closely mimic the area of the old cuboid region.
  • Increased damage of Shotgun in Team Deathmatch:
    Increased damage of Shotgun back to 100 to match the Shotgun in other modes.
  • Improved arena download system:
    Download size for Standard players reduced by about 50% by not downloading premium content until the player joins a server running the arena. This also means these maps will be unavailable in Practice mode for Standard users. Premium and Pro users will still download all content as they did before.
Head over to the page below to read the full list of changes and updates.

Quake Live Premium Pak 7 Update
id Software
Quake Live

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