Quake Live Gets Festive Holiday Update

Chiming in with its take on the season, id has updated its free-to-play multiplayer shooter Quake Live with an appropriately decorated map and two festive characters. Described as "a slightly re-worked version" of Distant Screams, "Silent Night" is a 32-player Capture the Flag arena. However, the holiday cheer isn't limited to just Capture the Flag, as Santa and "festive helper Vixen" are now playable in all game types.

The celebration runs until January 5, 2010, with the update changelist below:

Game Changes
  • Removed support for legacy network protocols. This should resolve issues some players were having when IPX was installed,
New Map!
  • "Slient Night" was originally "Distant Screams" from the Team Arena missionpack. It has been updated and decorated for the season. The servers running the new map are set for up to 32 players.
New Skins!
  • Added Santa and Vixen skins. You can select them from the in-game menu, the web game configuration menu, or by typing "model santa" and "model vixen" in the console.
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    December 23, 2009 12:49 PM

    Hey! Awesome! Reinstalling!

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      December 23, 2009 1:57 PM

      reinstalling what !!! this is quake live, you play it in the browser

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        December 23, 2009 2:01 PM

        quakelive.msi + plug in updates.

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          December 23, 2009 2:16 PM

          that's hardly considered "installing", "streaming" sounds better

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            December 23, 2009 2:24 PM

            it's called installing.

            "Plugin Installation
            Your download will begin in a few moments. If it doesn't, click here to try again.

            When prompted, please close your web browser and follow the instructions on the QUAKE LIVE disk image in order to complete the installation.

            Setup will continue after you have installed the plugin and restarted your web browser..."

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            December 23, 2009 4:50 PM

            it doesn't stream anything. it downloads and installs to your hard drive. go look at your app data folder. it'll be a few hundred megs. that's not streamed.

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