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Happy 5th Birthday, Enemy Territory QUAKE Wars!

2 October 2007. Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars is released in the U.S. (5 days after Europe, no less), bringing vehicles, deployables, and delicious Stroyent to the Enemy Territory universe. Countless Hammer missiles, Hog attacks, and spawnhosts later, it's 2012 and QUAKE Wars is five. Five! Turns out time flies when you're completing objectives.

Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars was Splash Damage's first full game and it'll always hold a special place in our hearts. The community has been absolutely fantastic, bringing us countless tournaments, maps and mods, and services like ET.TV (more on that later this week!). As seems appropriate on occasions such as this, we'd like to throw a megatexture-sized Thank You out to everyone who's supported us or ETQW over the years - we wouldn't have gotten here without you and you elevated ETQW to an unforgettable experience for all involved.

Thank you, community, and Happy Birthday, ETQW!

59 Comments

Congratulations! After five years still the most robust and interesting tactical shooter around. Hey, with that my PC is now also 5 years old. I bought it so I could run ETQW on the release date.
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 10:53
:o I've been playing the game for 5 years? and still playing it..almost everyday! She's not perfect but she sure is addictive....
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 11:14
Damn, which I could play still play it but Uni internet has blocked most of the ports :( This game is worse than krokodil for addictiveness.
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 12:38
Happy Birthday Quake Wars :stroggtapir: :stroggtapir: :stroggtapir:
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 12:47
Happy Birthday
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 13:27
Maybe ETQW 2 : Battle of Stroggos ...... :D
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 15:34
Congratulations guys! I've returned to it a bit as of late and it's still enjoyable as ever!
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 15:36
Maybe ETQW 2 : Battle of Stroggos ...... :D
Take it to Stroggos for improved abbreviation.
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 16:41
Just Tokamak...for improved obscurity :)
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 17:45
Ok Ok ETQW 2 .......just ETQW 2 :rolleyes:
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 17:47
Apart from lag and other stuff that wasn't that present in the beginning, if we only take the Idea of the Game itself it is easily the best Tactical Shooter ever made.
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 17:59
Hey! Happy birzday ETQW! :D 5 years of my real life wasted for the sake of QW, hahah! Still haven't found any better game for myself... Still amazed that some old players are around... after all these years. What's more amazing is that there is currently still an ETQW competition/cup going on! Perhaps small, perhaps quick, but it is going on! SD has to work damn hard to satisfy us, spoiled, with something new after this pearl ;)
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 18:04
♥ ET:QW ♥ It's the first PC game that I bought and played. It's also the game that got me into esports. Esports has lead to me being self-employed running my own events company within gaming. ET:QW changed my life!
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 18:06
Still SD dropped it like a hot potato :(
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 18:16
5 years wow. happy birthday to qw. macron says no cake
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 18:21
Hooray and Happy Birthday, QW!
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 19:00
5 years already?! Woah, where did the time go?
Still SD dropped it like a hot potato :(
No they didn't...
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 19:36
like hot potato... ;( , but i wanna see strogggggggggggggggggggggggos :infiltrator:
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 19:48
Dear, god...
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 20:56
Jahahahah time flies true dat Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you !!! :D :D:penguin::stroggbanana::penguin: I only have a etqw poster not a tshirt afaik :tongue:
Posted on 2 October, 2012 - 21:05
Did it best.
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 01:16
HBD ETQW! :cool:
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 01:46
I still play this game way too much.
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 01:59
5 years :(
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 02:20
I was thinking in Outskirts streets (last objective) and just felt my self entering in a unlimited area... because there is something bellow the mega and inside the fake building. If you zoom further, you probably see atoms. When i dream with games, i see things that are human size, but still game... this dont happens with ETQW. Intriguing, and a bit scary.
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 02:21
I still play this game way too much.
Me Too,:goliathspin:
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 02:28
I upgraded my pc something major when I preordered this game and on my weeks are still consumed fighting for the GDF - hope the next 5 year are just as awesome SD!!!
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 12:07
ETQW made me meet Khamul. Now he has a children in his belly, and my parents just told me that they were ok to let me marry a fat polish barbed homosexual. ETQW changed my life.
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 12:10
:penguin:vous ętes gros pd, tg:penguin: Im so happy too! :)
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 12:23
[SIZE=4]Happy Birthday![/SIZE] :) Best game. [U] My collection: [/U] :cool:
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 20:54
funny it says that titan had 2 MGs and hog had some 2 plasma cannons and dessie - 2 blasters... Dont remember - was this in a closed beta so?
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 22:46
funny it says that titan had 2 MGs and hog had some 2 plasma cannons and dessie - 2 blasters... Dont remember - was this in a closed beta so?
Yeah, I was also wondering. No, in closed beta the game was almost the same as today. One example for what was different would be turrets which you could control in first person back then.
Posted on 3 October, 2012 - 23:03
Happy BirthDay ...now a good day for..... an annoncement :P
Posted on 4 October, 2012 - 00:13
Without a doubt the best game ive ever played...
Posted on 4 October, 2012 - 02:30
Nice One, Limited Edition :) I also got a few of them cause QW was the first and last game where I bought 17 cd keys :)
Posted on 4 October, 2012 - 09:34
Nice One, Limited Edition :) I also got a few of them cause QW was the first and last game where I bought 17 cd keys :)
master of fakes :eek:
Posted on 4 October, 2012 - 10:26
Five years already? Dayum... And I'm still playing... T'is unnatural I tells ya!
Posted on 4 October, 2012 - 10:49
Cumpleaņos feliz al juego de mi vida!!! :) thanks to ETQW, I can now swear in almost any european languages and rage like a boss, thank you very much Couette Wars.
Posted on 4 October, 2012 - 11:25
Is this where I ask for MORE MAPS!? ;) ETQW also remains my favourite game ever. Even though I was a Q3 nut!
Posted on 4 October, 2012 - 14:37
Happy Birthday, the best game ever! <3 :*
Posted on 4 October, 2012 - 14:53
Ha-a-apy-e-e bri-e-ethday to you-u-u. May ET:QW be with you forever, mates!
Posted on 5 October, 2012 - 10:25
Happy birthday ETQW. I know I abandoned you, but it's still the best game I've ever played :)
Posted on 5 October, 2012 - 12:33
My first game ever played: 'Invasion of the Vorticons', starring Commander Keen :). Followed by: Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny and Return to Castle Wolfenstein (single player). In 2009 I went to Wewelsburg in vacation to visit the real castle. Also have played for a few years Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (my first multiplayer). And now still playing Quake Wars. After a short brake (3 or 4 months) and a great disappointment - Brink, I know QW is the best way for spending time online. 2600+ hours and still counting! Happy Birthday, ETQW!!! [TfL]Nimeni
Posted on 5 October, 2012 - 20:34
Oh my strogg - 5 years! Congrats ETQW community, and SD - you made one of the best games ever! :oppressor: :D
Posted on 7 October, 2012 - 23:36
Happy b-day, QW! The Makron is pleased :infiltrator:
Posted on 8 October, 2012 - 04:41
My best game experience was Outskirt objective 3 and Valley Demo.
Posted on 8 October, 2012 - 18:04
Thank you SD.
Posted on 10 October, 2012 - 01:29
Happy B day ETQW !!!! Thanks to all people who make this game a reality.
Posted on 10 October, 2012 - 02:52
Still going strong!!! Hurray!!
Posted on 17 October, 2012 - 05:54
Define strong :) . Doesn't really matter, I'm glad there are still a enough fools that enjoy the game to keep a couple of servers going. Dr. Funkenstein
Posted on 17 October, 2012 - 15:22
I post to this a little late in the discussion as it was 5 years ago this weekend that I first started playing... I still suck.
Posted on 1 December, 2012 - 10:23
I post to this a little late in the discussion as it was 5 years ago this weekend that I first started playing... I still suck.
:D You're doing it wrong than, dude!
Posted on 1 December, 2012 - 12:41
:D You're doing it wrong than, dude!
Apparently- but damned fun messing it up for five years!
Posted on 1 December, 2012 - 14:49
dear quakewars i know we had a rough relationship but in the end you were the best
Posted on 1 December, 2012 - 15:58
dear quakewars i know we had a rough relationship but in the end you were the best
Only relationship adhe has been in, in years.
Posted on 1 December, 2012 - 18:56
Only relationship adhe has been in, in years.
yo dog i get the pussy every night
Posted on 1 December, 2012 - 19:03
yo dog i get the pussy every night
whats your cat got to do with it. happy five and 1/6th qw me <3 u long time.
Posted on 1 December, 2012 - 21:56
dear quakewars i know we had a rough relationship but in the end you were the best
You never had a troubled relationship with the game, you have a talent for making a fool out of yourself and rubbing people the wrong way :) . <3 Adhesive and I really mean that. Dr. Funkenstein
Posted on 2 December, 2012 - 15:19
You never had a troubled relationship with the game, you have a talent for making a fool out of yourself and rubbing people the wrong way :) . <3 Adhesive and I really mean that. Dr. Funkenstein
its because i really dont care:D
Posted on 2 December, 2012 - 19:04