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Q3 Arena Adding Custom Maps

Quake 3 Arena has lots of great base maps, but sometimes you want something different. In this guide, I’ll show you how to add custom maps to your Quake 3 Arena server.

Some websites that have custom Quake 3 Arena maps include:

How to Add Maps

  1. Download the maps you want. These should be in a .pk3 format.
  2. Access the Game Host Bros Panel.
  3. Select your Quake 3 Arena server.
  4. In the sidebar click on Management > File Manager.
  5. Navigate to the .q3a/baseq3 folder.
  6. Here, upload your custom map .pk3 file. You can drag and drop the file from your local computer, or use an FTP client to upload the file.
  7. Restart your server.

After you restart your server, you can then load the map straight from the server console. For example, if your custom map was called 2fastcomp003.pk3, you would type map 2fastcomp003 into the server console and press enter.

Once you have uploaded your maps, you will need to create a map cycle or levels config.