iD Software’s free online First person shooter has received a major upgrade today, hot on the heels of recent criticism that iD had neglected the free shooter since Quakecon.
The latest upgrade the advert sponsored free game shows significant changes to the game engine, maps, lighting and a tweak for a lot of weapons too. Whilst the changes are comprehensive enough to satisfy the hardcore gamer, there are also changes to help those who aren’t already familiar with the title including an easier than ever system to sign up and a new welcome page.
The server rate has also been upped and promises a much smoother game-play experience than ever before, whilst some of the changes to the hit-boxes and damage from weapons may not be received well in the competitive community, it will certainly help those who play the game more casually and those playing for the first time.
The full developers blog can be found on the iD forum and includes over 100 changes to the game.
If you want to try the game, free of charge, head on over to the main Quake Live play page.