Gamespot heeft een 6 pagina lange preview van Quake3 Arena bij elkaar geknutseld. Hier heb je wat info over de multiplayer gameplay:
As impressive as the bots may eventually be, the real test of the game will come in deathmatches against real people. To that end, we forced ourselves to play the game for a couple hours and can safely say this: Wow. The speed of the game is considerably faster than Quake II, playing more along the lines of the original game, with the firing rates of the grenade and rocket launchers increased for even more high-speed mayhem (the reload on the rail gun, however, is a little slower now). The violence level has been ramped up a bit, with virtually every weapon boasting a significantly increased kickback. Perhaps nothing better illustrates this return to brutal basics than the inclusion of a Doom-style chainsaw for shredding your foes.