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You don't know how to spend your free time at the computer? Do you want a sea of action and experiences? Then the Rexuiz - this is what you need. Shooter made in best traditions of classic and modern games. However, even low end and old computers or ultrabooks are able to run it smooth and, of course, pleasant. Stop wasting time on boring games - come and play it, game is completely free!

Last Update(29 Mar. 2020)

  • Bug fixes and code improvements.
  • 3rd person improvements.
  • Nadgets fixes and improvements.
  • Bot players improvements.


  • 9 basic weapons with primary and secondary fire modes
  • Different game types available: Deathmatch, Capture the flag, Team Deathmatch, Freeze Tag, Clan Arena and many more
  • Bunch of online servers with different modes and gametypes available
  • Updated game engine
  • Updated and optimized game code


It should be noted that Rexiuz is modernization of a beloved online shooter Nexuiz Classic. Its history began about ten years ago - developers of AlienTrap published a simple, but very exciting free online 3d shooter that immediately attracted the attention with its dynamic intense fast paced gameplay and nice graphics. At the moment, the project is gaining momentum and we want to present it to you.

(This game is in developement, so expect a few bugs here and there)


  • WASD + mouse(left button - primary fire, right button - secondary fire, middle button used for zoom by default)
  • 1-0 keys used for weapons
  • TILDE or SHIFT+ESC for game console
  • TAB key shows score table
  • SHIFT key for crouch
  • T key used for chat
  • Check Settings menu->input section for other key binds
  • All key binds can be customized in Settings menu->input section

How to play

We recommend you to try your skills in single player campaign against bots and join online servers afterwards, but actually its not necessary, your skills will improve in online matches much faster.
Depending of the game type:
FFA(Deathmatch) - just shot to all enemies roaming around
TDM(Team Deathmatch) - shot opposite team players
CTF(Capture the Flag) - try to get the enemy flag and bring it to your base
Clan Arena - team survival game with limited ammunition amount
Conquest - Battlefield like game play. Capture control points on the map to control all the map.
FreezeTag - Freeze enemies by killing em. revive your frozen teammates staying close to em.
LMS - Our point of view to popular battle royale game type based on last man standing.

Check the other game types in Multiplayer->Create section of menu

Short weapons instruction

1. Laser. Mostly used as rocket jump replacement, but can also be useful for pushing enemies to void. Have only primary fire. When you press secondary it switches to previous weapon.
2. Shotgun. Primary fires single shoots. Secondary - short burst of 3 bullets. Useful in short and medium distances.
3. Uzi or MachineGun. Primary fire - fast automatic fire with big spread. Secondary - lower fire rate, but better accuracy.
4. Mortar or Grenade launcher. Primary - Grenade explodes on first touch of anything. Secondary - grenade jumping around and explodes after short life time or in case of players body touch.
5. Electro. Primary - slow moving energy rays. Secondary - jumping plasma balls. 
6. Crylink. Primary - very fast energy shotgun. Secondary - horizontally spreader energy rays.
7. Nex or Railgun. Primary - shot. Secondary - zoom.
8. Hagar. Mini Rocket machine gun. Secondary fire rockets can reflect walls.
9. Rocket Launcher. Primary - shot. Secondary - explode of fired rockets.
Extra weapons and features:
0. Porto gun. Portal game like portogun.
3. Camping rifle weapon. Very rare or available on special CRA server. Have headshot bonus damage.
5. Electro. Primary shoot to group of plasma balls causes very powerful explosion.
6. HLAC - heavy laser cannon. Primary - automatic fire with increasing spread. Secondary - kinda laser shotgun.
9. Rocket Launcher. Primary fire trick. Fire and hold primary fire button and move mouse to steer rocket to your crosshair
9. Fireball or flamethrower. Primary shot with fire projectiles. Secondary - huge fireball.
Hook - used with E key by default. Can help you reach any places you see on the map. Using cells ammo.
Melee attack. Used with R key by default. Can be kick or hit with weapon.
Zoom can be used with any weapon by pressing middle mouse button by default.


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Qt Rexuiz Launcher: New installer/updater app.
Rexuiz-2.5.2-200329 ~1100Mb Direct Link
Rexuiz-2.5.2 Latest from sourceforge
Rexuiz-2.5.2 Latest from moddb

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the mouse is messed up.. Like it wants to stop when im moving it,. Cahnged alot of options and it doesn't help it. Still wants to stop moving while im moving it. 

we can suggest you couple of solutions. it looks like you using linux.
1. try to switch on/off windowed/full screen modes
2. try to install latest sdl2 if it not installed or outdated. current one 2.0.10
3. also try just vid_restart in game console, it also may help.


Why is the name almost the same as another game called Nexuiz classic

Because nexuiz now is a name of commercial product and we cant use it anymore. 

Well I was wondering because Nexuiz is in the linux software center and its labeled as open source



I'm going to just assume this is the best most updated version of all these FPS games?

Nexuiz, Xonotic, Vecxis, etc.?

I play Quake Live & UT, I Heavily played Nexuiz back in the day but I'm looking for the best of the best version. It seems like it's this but what's improved upon?


Its hard to say what improved exactly. Game still kept like nexuiz and it still compatible with nexuiz and you still can connect to new servers with old 2009 nexuiz client. We make a lot of additions, single player campaign with quake and freedoom maps. we have our version of monsters. we add survival game mod, a lot of in-game improvements and additions. You can check rexuiz github commits list to get step by step what was fixed/improved/added.

So basically Nexuiz Classic: Add-on Edition or something?
And still being updated unlike the other ones?
Sounds to me like it's the best version, was just curious; thank you dev and well done

Well, project was started as mod to nexuiz like RM or like a replace of RM mod. But we found what default nexuiz client from 2009 cant supply support to all our additions, so we update game engine to actual changes and rework almost all nexuiz game code. The difficult thing it a back compatibility. We tried back compatibility for xonotic also, but xon devs banned all servers with such experiment on their serverlist. So we left back compatibility for nexuiz only mostly to inform nexuiz players what there is a new version of game and slightly forcing them to update :)

Just asking why User or retard net was set to me ? and I'm unable to speak and vote ? (didn't found any forum for rexuiz questions)

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In most cases this tag set for users who annoy another with spamming useless messages to chat, excepting MP. But it temporal one, and set by AI bot. I bet it will be removed soon.
PS sorry for inconveniences
PPS Thanks for donating us!

Many thanks to you for this great game. ( Will donate again :) )
Another question - will it be possible to make a discussion board/forum/how-to?

It takes too much time to admin it. Use this one and also try github issues as feature request or bug report or something else

featuring rexuiz in

Nice review! Thanks

rexuiz made the meme real


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Thats really cool. Nexuiz was my favourite FPS back in the days and not everyone is happy with what Xonotic made of it. Do you have a Discord or IRC Chat? Maybe to meet some other Rexuiz players and get some news.

we have telegram and IRC channels. both connected to servers, but its able to reach us there or even chat with servers directly
irc: quakenet #betsnexuizserverever
tg: https://t.me/bnsegroup

PS. IRC now in readonly mode. i.e. you can read what happening on servers but cant chat with servers.

I've been meaning to ask, is there a tool/software for creating my own maps?

We using this one https://github.com/Garux/netradiant-custom/releases


ist a great game whith very smooth gameplay i like i

It's like moded version of Red Eclipse...


se parece al quake 3 arena

El mejor juego de todos de los que he jugado en el estilo shooter

Um... I've been playing for a few weeks but no one is on... the bots are boring, and I want to play with real people. Also, when I close the game, it doesn't say it's closed on the itch app, and I can't really open it.

sorry for delay. seems something wrong with notifications on itch.

1. Most players amount available in European evening. In some hours most of the servers may be empty
2. Look for servers list in Multiplayer->Servers,  there must be plenty of servers
3. Dont forget to sort servers by players number(right column), in rexuiz its done by default, but anyway try to click it.
4. The game really isnt connected with itch app. Try to use launcher directly to start the game.

Hello... is there any manual how to start your own dedicated server ? 

maybe this one can help

Thanks ! 

is there blood?

Yes. But its easy to turn it off.

this game alive?????

not as much as we wish but it have lot of active players, especially in european evening hours.


When I go to open the game it goes to something that looks like Terminal, and it tells me to put in -gamedir /path/to/game. Does anyone know how to fix that

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In most cases its mean game unziped with some errors like without correct paths.
What operation system you using?
Are you using Rexuiz Launcher?

I'm using a Mac, and I'm using the the app that was in the folde

to work properly game demands to keep folders order as it presented inside archive.
try to just unzip and click to Rexuiz.app without moving it somewhere.
or simpler way - download qt rexuiz launcher and start it. it will do the rest magic.

Hi there, is there a discussion forum to duscus bugs issues, etc?

Best way use github for it.
Write your issues, feature requests, ideas and etc here:

Rexuiz, Thank you for fast reply. 

Github  issues - is a good place for bug reports, thanks but do you have any forum for discussion?

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We dont have any forum or something. Many developers using github issues as simplified forum. feel free to make the same

Is "force player models" enabled by default? That is not a good idea since there is no way to change it through the interface.

Player model forced by default for 100% compatibility with servers based on old nexuiz.
It also used on rexuiz servers we control, but with updated and bug fixed player model.
And it is a common and long term practice in arena shooters to use one and good visible model for all players.

you=sad clown game is awesome

im on a mac and i am stuck in the console pls help

any errors?
in most cases it mean what game engine cant find data files.
try to use launcher app.

PS sorry for delay

Are the servers you make lan?

Sry, didnt get it :)
You mean is it possible to run your own lan servers? Or you asking about our multiplayer servers?

if you can run your own

Sorry for delay with answer.
Sure you can run your own server with a lot of custom settings or using predefined configs

How are we able to make maps for the game?

We using this one.
Its also possible to create map in blender, then export it to quake 3 format .map file.
Or in other words all quake 3/open arena maps and tools suitable.

Jogo legal ,leve ,e divertido hehe' 

can somebody help?? how to enable joystick cause it is not enabling ??can u help plzz??

at first be sure what your joystick correctly recognized by operating system. there are a lot of troubles with different gamepads and drivers.

how do u do online stuff?

Can you explain your question please?

I have a problem. My game crashes when I download models / weapons / h_laser.dpm, I have Windows 7 x32. Please, help.

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Thanks for your report. We found same behavior. Just searching for solution. Will notify you right in time we fix it.


ok. we found the solution which will allow you to run game without any troubles.
1. After game start, open the console. use ~ key or shift+esc
2. type without quotes "seta r_skeletal_use_sse 0" and press enter
3. restart the game (press f10 for exit and run it again)
4. PROFIT. or anyway it should work.

Thanks again for your report, We will fix this issue in future releases on the game side.


Also, if you are using launcher app, it will update exe file.
If not we strongly recommend to use it.

Thank you, the game began to work normally.

So this is another classic Nexuiz clone. Oh great now we have 3 Nexuiz successors aka Xonotic, Vecxis and Rexuiz.

And how is this different from Vecxiz? Both this and Vecxiz have same goals (preservation of nexuiz 2.5.2 gameplay) so why not u guys work together.

Hi there. Developers of vecxiz made same mistake as xonotic devs. they forgot back compatibility with nexuiz and split community
We continue to support old nexuiz client which still in main repos of many linux distros.
Also afair vecxis last update was in 2015 year.

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It says there is unlocatable data when I play on Mac helpp

Hi there.  Sorry for delay with answer.
Check these possible solutions and please report which one helped you
1. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25088?locale=en_US

2. In the terminal, type:
xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine "/path/to/Rexuiz.app"
maybe will work with leading sudo
Instead of typing the path to the .app, you can just drag and drop the .app from finder into the terminal

a. put the Rexuiz folder in your Application folder.
b. right click on Rexuiz.app
c. Click show package content
d. go in Contents -> MacOS
e. Open a terminal window
f. drag and drop rexuiz-dprm-sdl in the terminal
g. type enter
h. the game should launch without error

4. Here is another bunch of possible solutions from other resource
In the Finder, control-click the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu. Click Open on the dialog.
Use xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine "/path/to/Rexuiz.app"
Move Rexuiz.app somewhere else and back using the Finder.
P.S, We have very low testers amount with MacOS

thx this helped a lot

Im beginning to love the crap oyya this game. I blew off mt Battlefield 1 & UT4 buddies today to play this. I havnt gone to multiplayer yet. Im trying to get use to the weapons. 

Added short manual about weapons to game description.

how would i go about that? ive spent way to much time finding out nothing

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Please use reply link next time

Main Question still open. What Operation System you using? Is it Linux? which one? windows? 7,8, or 10? Or maybe its macOS or even Android? Version?
Have you same issues with other 3d applications/programs/games?

PS. you can try connect us on QUAKENET IRC.  use this link, enter nick you wish and click join.

win 10 and this is the only game which i have the problem with

NVM, i recently just updated my bios and its working fine now. thanks

It cool, what you`ve found the solution. and thanks for sharing it! Have fun

i recently purchased a Ryzen 5 1600 and whenever i launch the game i makes the sound at launch but the screens remains black. this was not an issue with my Ryzen 3 1200. core count maybe?

It not connected with cores count. Looks like you have some kind of bug with GPU driver.
What OS you using to play the game?
If win: try to start game from cmd with one of .exe files supplied
if linux: use console to start.
there will be some start log in console. you can check it for possible error message.

How do we create an server and know the IP of it??

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you mean dedicated server? or just lan server for you and your friends?
in first case there is a folder located in game archive called dedicated/ with dedicated binary files. and sample server config near. IP will be the external IP of your server\PC where you starting dedicated server. 
in second case you just can use multiplayer menu and subitem "create" where select game type, map, mutators like akimbo or minsta or rm, start weapons and all other things. for lan party check your IP in your network card|wi-fi adapter settings, depending youe connection type

to get your external IP open "https://ifconfig.co/" site for example

How does this compare to Xonotic with the SMB modpack?

Try to ask MarioSMB about it.

cool graphics


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Hi. Before saying it, try to download and check movement, which feels like quake. Check weapons, its have secondary fire, but no copies. Maps from ut99 made from scratch by community. And unreal was single player game with very poor multiplayer.
But you`d better go to steam and say the same to pubg, fortnite and other royal games. because they all copied arma3 mod.

how download on mac?

its the one archive for all operating systems. Just download zip file from direct link, unzip, and run it using Rexuiz.app

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