That’s now gone, replaced with a one-time /£7 entry fee for new players.If you’d ever previously installed the game on Steam however, subscriber or not, you can continue to play without now needing to buy it.On September 17, 2014, the game was re-launched as a standalone title on Steam.Quake Live was previously a free-to-play game, with subscription options offering additional arenas, game types and game server options.Out of all the games to get patched today, the last thing I was expecting to see was a 1GB patch for Quake Live. But what nobody saw coming was the fact that the game is no longer free-to-play — and that's not the only disturbing change that's been unleashed on Quake fans this morning. Another suggests players move over to the Melbourne-made arena shooter Reflex. At the time of writing there's no stickied threads on the Steam forums outlining any changes or information, and the link for the forums on the Quake Live site is returning a "file not found" error.
Improve your teamplay communication by chatting with players using our new Voice Chat.This is achieved by navigating a 3D environment and shooting other players with a variety of weapons, while collecting health, armor, weapons, ammo and various power-ups.As players get more advanced, they use other tricks and techniques such as rocket and strafe jumping.I am just thankful for all the efforts you put in pred and thanks for all that you do for the game we all love !Also pred, if you could put a news bulletin on the site explaining that panel 3 was down, it would be great.If you were a subscriber but you didn’t install the game on Steam in time however, you can still contact Quake Live support for assistance in getting the game without paying extra.Steamworks support brings with it a huge host of changes, outlined over at the game’s Steam update page.The reaction from the Quake community has been instant and palpable. "So my old user name is gone, my clans are gone, the match browser is absolutely useless, everything looks all ****** up," one user complains. I guarantee you you will be giving me that money back. Perhaps the only positive out of all of this is that those who added Quake Live to their Steam account when it was free won't have to pay for the game twice — although if you lost all your preferences, clans and stats that might not be much of a saving grace, particularly if you forked out money for a premium or pro account."You absolutely 100%, undeniably just destroyed THE greatest FPS ever created. And I will be going back to Quake 3 now." "There's no possible way I can thank person or a team who purged, truncated, nullified the entire statistics, awards and progress we've earned during past 5 years," another seething fan posted. Update: The developers have since posted an update on the Steam forums announcing the "Quake Live Steamworks Launch", a post which leads with the note that i D has "retired our old launcher and services in favour of integrating a robust array of Steamworks alternatives", while old subscriptions have also been shut down.That includes “Steam for Friends, Chat, Lobbies, Voice Chat, Server Browser, Statistics, Achievements, Anti-cheat, Trading Cards, and Workshop.” There are a lot of benefits there – especially the ease of downloading custom levels through the Workshop – but the closure of the existing service means the loss of five-years worth of player stats and friends lists.It means that popular community sites like QLRanks no longer function.