Xonotic - A multiplayer and cross-platform open source shooter


Today let's take the opportunity to talk about a fun game of which I am sure that more than one will like it and even many of the readers of this blog will know, the game we're going to talk about today is Xonotic.

Xonotic is a free and open source first person shooter video game which was developed as a fork of Nexuiz, Xonotic is an excellent multiplayer FPS game with impressive graphics and gameplay.

After the controversy generated by the difference of points of view due to the development of the previous video game.

About Xonotic

Currently, the game runs under a heavily modified version of the Quake graphics engine, known as DarkPlaces. Its gameplay is inspired by the Unreal Tournament and Quake series, but with extra elements that differentiate it.

The game has a large community of users with which you can talk and share experiences and others within the official forum of the game.

Xonotic is cross-platform, because officially, the game has support for Linux, Windows and Mac. The source code of the video game can be consulted, modified and redistributed from the following link.

Xonotic game modes

The videogame has various game modes of which we can say that the main and the most attractive mode of the game is the "CTF" that is, the famous team flag capture, in which, as in many other shooters, you will have to get the opposite team's flag and take it to your field without the other team recovering yours.

Also another of the game modes that you can find in Xonotic is the Deathmatch. There are basically 16 game modes in Xonotic.

The way to earn points in the game is by killing other players (enemies) with the help of the weapons you have in addition to being able to complete other objectives.

The gameplay is very high speed, due to the fact that players can move very fast and jump erratically.

While the basic concept is inspired by other games of the same genre (such as locating and maintaining control of health and / or armor bonuses, for example), there are certain differentiating elements.

The emphasis is on movement and game physics, focusing on gaining speed, jumping great distances, and controlling the geometry of the levels.

xonotic 1

The game features a futuristic aesthetic, with maps showing high-tech environments and space. Xonotic runs under the DarkPlaces graphics engine, so it supports glow, dynamic lighting and shading, offset mapping, and HDR graphics effects.

How to install Xonotic on Linux?

You can find Xonotic in some of the repositories of the different Linux distributions, so if you want to install this title on your system you can use any of the following methods that we share below.

Xonotic is available in the Arch Linux repositories, so for Arch Linux, Manjaro, Antergos or any derivative of Arch Linux users they can install the game with the following command:

sudo pacman -S xonotic

We can install this game with the help of a Snap package, so we must have the support to be able to install applications with this technology.

We only have to open a terminal and execute in it:

sudo snap install xonotic

If you don't like installing Snap apps, you can choose to use Flatpak, so your system must have support for it.

You can use the following sharing guide to add support for Flatpak to our system.

For your installation We only have to execute in a terminal:

flatpak install flathub org.xonotic.Xonotic

And we can run the game in case of not finding the shortcut in the applications menu with:

flatpak run org.xonotic.Xonotic

They can also choose to download the game from the official game page, where they do not require installation, only unzip the downloaded package and run the game on the system directly. The link for download is next.


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