How to play a Q3A map
Essential files

If you are new to Q3A, be sure you have the latest Point Release version of Q3A before anything else.

How to play a custom map

Once you have downloaded a Q3 map you wish to play, these are the steps required to play it in Quake 3 Arena.

The quick version

The following information may not work for all maps.

Common issues

Some maps do not appear in the menu system when you browse for them. There are a number of reasons why this happens:

The detailed version