Quake Live strafe jumping basics

In my opinion, one of the most difficult skills to master in Quake Live is strafe jumping. It looks very simple but it’s not that easy if you want to do it correctly. It is often an undervalued skill of gaming. When you have got good movement skills you will be able to move faster to your objectives and even more importantly, you will be harder to hit.

Strafe Jumping step by step

  1. Press forward
  2. While keeping the forward key pressed, press jump and press the move left or move right key. It is important to note that the move left/move right key and jump key are pressed at the same time.
  3. To gain extra speed, you should move your mouse smoothly to around a 45 degree in the direction of the strafe.
  4. For consecutive strafejumps, you should jump again immediately after landing, changing the direction of strafe as well as mouse motion.

Steve’s Quake Strafejumping Video Tutorial

Don’t freak out if it doesn’t work the first few times. Mastering the Quake Live movement takes time and practice. :)