The first-person shooter era was a favorite among many older players, especially those who played on PC. FPS games like Quake and Doom were incredibly inventive and impactful and continue to have an impact today. The latter was given special attention with a remastered upgrade last year, and a fresh patch has recently been released that adds another significant gaming feature.
Classic Quake now features a capture-the-flag mode thanks to a recent upgrade available via Steam. Its initial release, under the name Threewave CTF,” occurred in 1996, not long after the game. At the time, it significantly impacted multiplayer and first-person shooter games in general. For those who have never participated in a CTF game, the goal is to capture the enemy’s flag and return it to the home base while attempting to defend one’s flag. Of course, many games have added a mode like this since those early days. Take the capture-the-flag fights found in Call of Duty, Halo Infinite, and Overwatch as examples.
Along with its forerunner Doom, Quake was a pioneer in online deathmatches. However, even competing against other players in an online battle didn’t truly take off for the game until 1998; during these formative years, when internet usage in homes started to increase, the concept of multiplayer PC gaming began to experience a spike in popularity. Although it’s pretty standard now, back then, many gamers were just getting started with online gaming, which was sparked by games like Quake’s capture the flag.
As was already mentioned, Quake received a remaster last year. Even though it has undergone some contemporary modifications, it still resembles how it did when it was first introduced more than 25 years ago. For instance, its aesthetics were updated, and the lighting was enhanced to make it more modern. It also included the authorized add-ons and reintroduced Trent Reznor’s eerie music.