The Game

Q3knockOut changes your Quake experience in a very unique way: Scoring is not done by directly hit and kill your enemy, but by pushing him out of the area into the void or other deadly spots in a map like lava and such.

Therefor you get weapons from the start to frag your opponents. This is done by pushing them with your weapons projectile. A direct hit with one of your weapons won't hurt your enemy but the knockback of these will push your enemy away. You use the knockback effects to knock them into
the deadly spots of a map. Every weapon has its own effect so you have to decide what weapon is best in a situation to effectively knock your opponent out.

Q3knockOut comes with new weapon and item behaviours, a very fast gameplay, new ways for cool jumps and moves.

For cool sniping games Q3knockOut has also an instagib-kinda sniper gamemode, where you only have the Railgun to snipe your opponents, knocking them through a map right into the void with an instant kill when touching the (so called) skybox of a map. To make sniping to Internet play available, Q3knockOut features Unlagged 2.01 by Neil Toronto.

To refill your weapons you will have to pick up ammo.

To improve your abilities you collect powerups placed in a map. These provide the improvements you might already know from standard deathmatch.

A very special pickup item is an additional weapon, which you won't get from the start: the BFG. This weapon provides only one but very powerfull shot.

As maps you should only use very open ones like the space maps. Close maps which have no areas to fall off are not playable with Q3knockOut.

All standard gametypes are supported: Deathmatch, Team-Deathmatch, Tournament and Capture The Flag.

Q3knockOut is a server side only modification. After starting your server with this modification everyone can connect and join your game of Q3knockOut.

Gameplay tipps

  • Use the rocket launcher to rocket jump through a map - no jump pads are really needed anymore to move through a map.
  • With powerups haste/quad Plasma is the most effective weapon.
  • Use BFG with care, since its missiles have a very high knockback effect.
  • The gong sound marks the spawn of the BFG, "Holy shit!" announces the pickup of a BFG.
  • Instagib: To push opponents over a fence, try to rail them from a position below and not from the same height position.
  • Instagib: You can use the railgun now to "rocket jump" through a map.
  • Instagib: You can also try to push opponents over a fence by using the splash knockback of the rail impact by shooting from a high above position near the opponents stand point.
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1 comment by Salinga on Jul 27th, 2009

Long time no see - but after some years I got back to my old mod and tweaked some little things
that still bothered me.

Here now what's changed in the version 1.4.0:

Bot AI:

  • Bots use weapons more wisely now, selecting the best weapon for each situation (bot skill, player distance, active powerups).
  • The variable "mod_botskill" sets the skill of randomly added bots (overrides g_spskill). If empty, g_spskill is used.


  • A player cannot "steal" a point by suiciding himself after an opponent hit.
  • A player cannot (accidently) take a point from his opponent away by knockbacking himself after a hit.


  • Plasma and rockets move faster.
  • All Weapons gameplay is more balanced toward rocket-launcher and not the railgun (less ammo for railgun, more ammo for rocket launcher).
  • A player cannot hold more BFGs than two at a time.


  • Spectators are automatically ready.

So basically the scoring is now more precise, bots play much better now and plasma + rockets are a bit faster.

Get this new version of Q3knockOut here!

You can play this new version of Q3knockOut online 24/7 on this server:
Q3knockOut Instagib @4Netplayers

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Q3knockOut 1.4.0 Demo

Q3knockOut 1.4.0 Demo

Mar 25, 2010 Demo 0 comments

This is a demo of Q3knockOut. Just copy the pk3 file into your baseq3 folder and open the demo "Q3knockOut140_Demo.dm_68". You do not need to install...

Q3knockOut 1.4.0

Q3knockOut 1.4.0

Jul 26, 2009 Full Version 2 comments

Q3knockOut changes your Quake experience in a very unique way: Scoring is not done by directly hit and kill your enemy, but by pushing him out of the...

Q3knockOut 1.3.0

Q3knockOut 1.3.0

Nov 26, 2005 Full Version 0 comments

Q3knockOut changes your Quake experience in a very unique way: Scoring is not done by directly hit and kill your enemy, but by pushing him out of the...

Q3knockOut 1.2.0

Q3knockOut 1.2.0

Aug 29, 2005 Full Version 0 comments

This is the install archive of "Q3knockOut 1.2.0". Please read the included install.txt for further information about how to install.

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gamefreak42 Jan 21 2011, 8:18am says:

**** this mod

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MiZasu Aug 5 2009, 5:55am says:


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ChexGuy Jul 27 2009, 7:02pm says:

This sounds very similar to the Half-Life mod Ricochet.

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