A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux


Xonotic is an addictive, arena-style first person shooter with crisp movement and a wide array of weapons. It combines intuitive mechanics with in-your-face action to elevate your heart rate. Xonotic is and will always be free-to-play. It is available under the copyleft-style GPLv2 license.

Distinctive Weapons

Xonotic has 9 core weapons and 16 full weapons in its armory. Each has a primary fire and a UT-like secondary fire. They are each useful in particular situations, so weapon choice is critical. Frag away!

9 distinctive weapons

Game Modes Galore

Game Modes Galore!

Through the support of our diverse community Xonotic has a huge variety of game modes for you to play. There's the normal game modes you'd expect from an arena shooter like Deathmatch (FFA), Capture The Flag, and Clan Arena, plus more whacky modes like Nexball and Freeze Tag. Multiplayer Race is also supported!

New and Classic Maps

Xonotic ships ready to play with 25 official maps, with dozens of community-made ones just a click away. Classic Nexuiz maps are also supported, including those converted from Quake 3!

Those interested in making maps of their own can use our map editor, which also ships with the game.

Maps ready to go!

Integrated Player Statistics

Integrated Player Statistics

Track your progress with XonStat, the integrated player statistics application. See vital stats like your kill:death ratio, weapon damage and accuracy, and recent games. Tracking is completely opt-in, and no login is required!

Customizable Heads-Up Display

Tailor the information on your screen to what you’re used to with our easy to use HUD editor. Stick with the defaults, add all the whiz-bang widgets, or go minimalist – it is completely up to you!

Easily customizable Heads-Up Display (HUD)

Support for both casual and competitive players.

Casual and Competitive

Xonotic is easy to learn but hard to master! We strive to provide thrilling action for the casual player but also e-sport opportunities for those interested in friendly competition. Features such as simple items, fully customizable configs and servers, a functioning anticheat system, spectator mode, and the opportunity to watch and record games make Xonotic appealing to competitive players. 


WASD to move, mouse to look around, left click for primary fire, right click for secondary fire, center click to zoom in, space to jump, left shift to squat, mousewheel and number keys switch weapons, Q switches back to previous weapon. The rest is gamemode- and mutator-specific.

More Info

I didn't make this game. I made a few contributions to it a while ago, but nowhere near as many as the more active developers MarioSMB, Lydia, and MirioXonotic.

For questions on playing and using the game, please refer to the Xonotic wiki or ask on the Xonotic IRC channel.

For bugs, I suggest that you comment about them on this page first so I can place them on Xonotic's GitLab if they really are bugs.

For questions about Xonotic's presence on Itch, also leave a comment.

For information about upcoming features, if you're willing to sort through, you can also check Xonotic's GitLab group, where development is done.

Install instructions

On Windows and Linux, simply extract the zip and run the appropriate executable (xonotic.exe on Windows, xonotic-linux64-glx on Linux)


Xonotic Windows Alpha 910 MB
Xonotic Release

Development log


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wow it runs on Mac thank you :)

Muito bom, obrigado pela versão para Linux :)


Don't thank me, thank the developers

Perhaps you can get into touch with the developers. It's possible that you can add auto-uploading to Itch via Butler in the Xonotic build scripts.

Sounds like a good idea, might consider it

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The answer is maybe. I don't use itch.io as often as I did when I uploaded this, but if a new version comes out, hopefully I'll at least remember to update it here.

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