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Full Name: Quake III Arena (Quake 3 Arena)

Release Date: December 2, 1999 (24 year's ago)

Publisher: Activision

Genre: First-Person Shooter

OS: Microsoft Windows

How to Use

When in game, bring down the Console with the ~ key or the ¬ key and then enter the following codes.


The Cheats

cg_thirdperson 1 = Initiates a third-person view.

god = Gives invincibility.

iamacheater = All levels unlocked at Skill level 1.

iamamonkey = All levels unlocked at Skill level 100.

model sarge = Gives the hidden 'Sarge character' skin.

model krusade = Gives the hidden 'Krusade character' skin.

noclip = No clipping mode for walking through walls and objects.

systeminfo = Info on the running game.

userinfo = Info about the current player.

give - now add the following:

all = All weapons with full ammunition.

battle suit = Gives protection from lava, drowning, acid and such hazards.

flight = Gives the player flight ability - Fly around!

invisibility = Makes the player invisible to enemies.

mega health = Gives the player 100% health over the standard limit.

quad damage = Full damage to enemies from players weapons.

regeneration = Gives the player auto regeneration when damaged.

speed = Allows the player to run faster.


1. These codes are not case-sensitive.

2. To use these cheats in multiplayer mode, type at the Quake console: /devmap [map name], then press Enter. The level will now start in the cheat mode.


See Also

Quake 1 Cheats

Quake 2 Cheats

Quake 4 Cheats



Quake III Arena | Wikipedia

Quake Wiki | Quake Wiki on Fandom

Quake Live | Bethesda Quake Live


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QUAKE 3 Arena: A retrospective

Quake III Arena, released in 1999 by id Software, is a seminal entry in the Quake series that redefined multiplayer first-person shooters. Eschewing a traditional single-player campaign, Quake III Arena focused exclusively on delivering an intense and fast-paced multiplayer experience, becoming a benchmark for competitive online gaming.

The standout feature of Quake III Arena was its emphasis on multiplayer gameplay. The game featured a diverse array of arenas, each uniquely designed to facilitate dynamic and strategic combat. The absence of a single-player narrative allowed the developers to hone in on creating perfectly balanced maps tailored for competitive matches.

A significant innovation in Quake III Arena was the inclusion of bot opponents with advanced artificial intelligence. This allowed players to sharpen their skills against computer-controlled opponents before diving into online multiplayer matches. The bots, each with their distinct playstyles and difficulty levels, contributed to the game's replayability and training value.

The game's iconic weapons, including the Railgun and the Lightning Gun, returned with refinements, offering players a varied and satisfying arsenal. Quake III Arena's emphasis on skill-based gameplay, quick reflexes, and precision shooting appealed to a growing esports community, laying the foundation for competitive gaming leagues and tournaments.

The inclusion of various game modes, such as Free for All, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag, offered diverse experiences for players with different preferences. Quake III Arena became a platform for organized competitive play, attracting a dedicated player base that embraced the game's unforgiving yet exhilarating multiplayer dynamics.

Quake III Arena's engine, the id Tech 3 engine, further pushed the boundaries of graphics technology at the time, delivering impressive visuals and smooth performance. The modding community flourished, creating custom maps, game modes, and total conversions that expanded the game's content and longevity.

The success of Quake III Arena established it as a cornerstone of the esports and competitive gaming scene. Its influence can be seen in the continued popularity of arena shooters and the competitive multiplayer landscape. The game's legacy is not just as a classic title but as a pioneering force that set the stage for the rise of professional esports and competitive gaming culture. Quake III Arena remains a testament to id Software's ability to create a timeless and influential multiplayer experience.

- IDGC editor