It's not WW2 this time. It's the futuristic Quake 4 environment. Get ready!

As the invasion begins, players choose to battle as one of five unique classes in either the EDF (Earth Defense Force – humans) or the barbaric alien Strogg armies, each augmented with specialist weapons and combat hardware. Troops utilize over 40 conventional and futuristic vehicles, deployable structures, and defense systems like quad-bikes, tanks, and alien walkers for epic ground assaults; or helicopters and anti-gravity ships to lend firepower from the air. Throughout each battle, teams establish bases, deploy defense structures, artillery, radar, and advanced forward-command systems into enemy territory while constructing and demolishing obstacles to speed progress and gain a tactical advantage over the enemy. With realistic dynamic lighting and shadowing from headlights, searchlights and even the moon, battles can be fought during the day or night; while accurate simulation of the atmosphere, weather, and vegetation combine to create an unparalleled degree of realism. Battlefields are perfectly rendered using MegaTexture, a totally new rendering technology developed by id Software that crunches millions of polygons and a gigabyte-scale texture into a single, seamless and un-tiled landscape with unique detail down to the square inch or the un-obscured distant horizon.

Players can take on class specific missions or join a fireteam to utilize advanced command and communication options, including voice-chat and the game’s context sensitive mission order system. With bitterly contested multi-battle campaigns, each soldier fights not only for victory, but to gain valuable skills, special rewards for team-play, and persistent military promotions and medals.

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QWTA v0.3.5 has been released. Along with a fancy trailer featuring some of QWTA's more visually interesting features:

Well, it's been a little while since the last release. Life's been a bit busy lately for various reasons, so sorry it's taken this long. Not a huge number of new features this time around, this release is more focused on fixing issues that have been found with QWTA v0.3.4 and smoothing out QWTA's realism-settings gameplay a bit more.

In other news, the QWTA site has had a few minor updates and upgrades.

Changes are listed below, as usual, but some of the highlights include:

  • Certain projectiles in BaseETQW can be randomly invisible, leading to unseen death. This no longer happens in QWTA. Sadly this issue appears unrelated to the invisible Magogs of BaseETQW, so that issue remains unfixed as of yet.
  • Vehicle explosions now properly attribute frags to the player who caused the explosion.
  • Realistic settings for GDF vehicle weapons are no longer prone to rapid overheating.
  • Logistics Points have been introduced to help limit the number of vehicles in play. Players have to purchase their vehicle drops with LP, in addition to the restrictions imposed by Force Escalation.
  • A set of CVars (g_vehicleSpawnMinPlayers*) for each vehicle in the game has been added to allow server admins who prefer to run QWTA with BaseETQW settings the freedom to restrict heavy vehicles from play until enough players have joined the game.
  • The HUD now has information pertinent to vehicle drops on it, rather than hidden in the context menu.
  • The Abaddon's Plasma Beam is now affected by Siege mode. It overheats quickly when in hover mode, but if you hunker down you're able to pour on the damage.
  • Vehicle decoys have limited ammunition now, when playing with realism settings.
  • A new Class Award has been added to the end of round scoreboard, optionally replacing the oft-mocked 'Newbie of the Battle' award. The Jack of All Trades award highlights players who switch their classes often to help their team, often losing out on the single-class awards as a result..

The minority of players who were experiencing the bizarre crash mentioned here are encouraged to give QWTA v0.3.5 a try and see if the problem is solved. Hopefully, it is, but if not, please try to make a post in that thread with any information you can provide if it's affecting you, as the cause is still a complete mystery.

The qwta_default.cfg and qwta_baseetqw.cfg files are now stored in the main pk4, so players who have autodownloaded QWTA can access them.

QWTA v0.3.5 is a complete installation of QWTA, please remove any old QWTA files before installing it.
This release is so far compatible only with Windows and Linux, the MacOS binaries are still pending, but should hopefully be released soonish...

Downloads are, as always, in the downloads section.

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Avoozl Jul 15 2015 says:

"It's the futuristic Quake 4 environment." I stroggly disagree with this statement in the description. ETQW's timeline is based before Quake 2 when the Strogg first invaded Earth and not during Quake 2 nor Quake 4.

Quake 2 and 4 are based around when the Humans decided to attack the Strogg and stop them completely directly at their source on the Strogg's home planet.

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Shadow85 Jul 13 2015 says:

I wished there were more mods for this :/

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dantles1992 Nov 17 2014 says:

anyone play this on tunngle?

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Avoozl Dec 29 2013 says:

Some of the human vehicles such as the Armadillo and that van thing were originally in Quake 4 as wreckage's.

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UNSC_SCOUT Dec 16 2012 says:

The Xbox one seems to be dumbed down, like no 1st person pilot view or the APC being a missile armed tank and nothing else.
So, does the PC version have more capabilities than console?

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Avoozl May 29 2012 says:

The first online class based shooter I have ever played and I loved it, a shame it is dead already though.

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Shaknunic Feb 16 2013 replied:

You mean about the hurricane? Well, say he died, but now is back again! xD

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Carnival73 May 20 2012 says:

Just a note for anyone looking to find Quake Wars - Steam was the last place selling copies and they pulled it.

Anyone trying to establish online registration at this point are out of luck as the website to do so seems to be taken down.

Bots are pretty decent offline SoL for multi-player against real players.

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congzzz May 10 2012 says:

I'm getting a very odd error in this game for linux. When in game, my player would just spin around, as if the forward movement key was held and the mouse was leaning to the left. Is there any way to fix this?

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TokenLander Feb 14 2012 says:

Maybe a stupid question, but where can I actually get this (for Linux)? And are there still players around and does the thing still work or is it glitchy like the Wolfenstein:ET?

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