QUAKE LIVE is a fast paced tactical first person shooter. The objective in QUAKE LIVE is to frag/kill enemy players and score points by completing gametype specific objectives, while maneuvering within a combat arena gathering items to maintain ones health, armor and ammo to stay alive.
It is important for a player to begin gathering weapons, health and armor from the moment they spawn to improve their tactical position and give them a greater advantage in combat. Players who fight before properly gearing up will often find themselves ill prepared for combat. Remember to gear up after spawning, and to restock after each fight.
In most game types, if the player is fragged he or she will instantly respawns with full health and gets straight back into the action but loses any weapons/power-ups that were carried. A game ends once the timelimit or scorelimit is reached.