Warsow 1.0

By: Derek Yu

On: August 1st, 2012


Warsow is a free, open source competitive FPS game built on Qfusion, a heavily modified version of the Quake 2 engine. In development for 7 years, the design is based on Quake 3 but adds new movement abilities – such as dashing, wall jumping, and ramp sliding – that are accessible via a special key. Additionally, Warsow has a number of features that make it easy to modify the game and spectate matches.

The game finally reached version 1.0 yesterday.

(Thanks, Türbo Bröther!)

  • News

    antiquated aesthetic bandwagon

  • butts

    Great free arena shooter. Better than or equal to Quake Live in quality.

  • Sylvester Ink

    Warsow is an excellent game, and one of the fastest FPSs out there. I’ve been playing for several years now, and it’s hard to find the same level of speed and control in any other competitive-style FPS. However, it is definitely challenging to get into. If you’re a new player, be sure to check out the movement tutorials and feel free to ask for advice from veteran players.

  • keeperxiii

    It looks great, but, are there any levels that are more open than this? UT was just as fast but still had great and varied open levels that didn’t diminish the speed of gameplay (with the full 16 players of course).

    That being said, it still looks good.

  • rivon

    Depends on what you describe as open level. Warsow is based on trickjumping so there is a lot of stuff for that. There are also bigger maps for CA and some big (T)DM maps. Also, CTF maps are quite big. But most of the maps are inside because the map format isn’t really good for open lands.

  • keeperxiii

    Oh, ok then, thats fine. It does kind of look samey though, but I should try it out first.

  • foobar

    So do people in the USA play this now? Last I tried this game there were a few servers in Europe and zero in the NA continent.

  • iffi

    There are occasionally a few NA servers with players in them, but finding a populated server close to me is still my greatest challenge with this game. When I do manage to find a server, however, it’s excellent fun.

  • Anonymous

    Great game, great fun!

  • Anonymous

    If you’re intrested in getting in contact with Warsow NA community, you can find them on #warsow.na @ Quakenet

  • Renaud B.

    Man, just when I was going to buy FEZ… but this game looks a lot better, I’ll buy this instead!

  • vincent

    I find the sound and the music very disturbing. Of course I can turn both, but it’s better to have these “accoustic affirmations” with the sound. Warsow is fun and awesome gameplay and such, but it just can not beat UT Goty 99 ;P

  • anon

    Kill yourself

  • News

    failed shill countertroll

  • Zecks

    Well it’s free, but I’d buy it instead of FEZ too.

  • 0rel

    Looks cool, have to play that.. :D

  • al

    This just makes me want to play Quake 5.

  • Sammy

    Enough with your obsession with FEZ, Renaud B. !

  • Renaud B.

    If you see me mentioning Fez in unrelated threads and/or behaving like a complete moron, chances are you’re dealing with my hilarious impersonator(s). Some people think Renaud B = Renaud Bédard, but I’m just another guy named Renaud, sorry if I made him look bad. I’ll probably login with twitter from now on.