New Sauerbraten 2020 Edition Released
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New Sauerbraten 2020 Edition Released

Dear all, we are happy to announce that the long-awaited Sauerbraten 2020 Edition is finally available! You can find it on the Sauerbraten homepage (

The full changelog is here:

New Features!

  • Almost 200 (yes, 200) new maps!
  • A fully configurable HUD gameclock
  • Color coded health display
  • Teammate health bars for easy communication
  • Pickup icons display over players in item modes
  • Configurable HUD ammobar
  • Explosion brightness can now be changed in-game
  • Water quality has been improved

Game Improvements!

  • Update from SDL 1 to SDL 2
  • Hold has received an update. The flag counter now does not reset upon dropping the flag, but the time starts to increase back to 20 for every second it is not picked up. The enemy team picking up the flag still resets the counter for your team.
  • An improved design for sound radius
  • A new, more intelligent spawn system
  • The Health Boost mechanic has been redesigned – it lasts only until death and provides +100 health up to 150 for the first pickup, and up to 200 for any subsequent pickups before dying

Editing Stuff!

  • Atmospheric effects
  • Multiplayer undo in coop-edit
  • vcommands now work without sendmap
  • More user friendly editing menus
  • Mapmodel menu now previews the mapmodels and their animations
  • Texture menu now previews the texture path
  • Hundreds of new assets!

Server and Demos

  • Demos can now be named when saving
  • /seekdemo allows you to fast forward, like /demotime in Community Edition
  • Default server has settings for overtime and persistent teams
  • Blue armour in Regen Capture can (and should) now be disabled as a server setting

And much, much more!

Happy fragging!


  1. Shag

    MASSIVE congratulations to everyone that had anything to do with the New Release………. MANY THANKS!!! Your time and effort is truly appreciated!!!

  2. DeathStar

    Awesome! So glad it’s finally released. It has been a long time! This should revamp the community a bit, bring a lot of the devs back and get us some new players.

  3. shuzo

    Congrats to everyone who worked countless hours on this new release! Awesome news for the sauerbraten community.

      1. Gangler

        if you have problems you should go to the sauerbraten discord server and ask for help on #support :)

    1. alt

      Just click on “Problems downloading ?”, then choose “Auto-select”.
      It’s the San Diego server that has probably hit some quota, other mirrors are fine.
      I have just downloaded the game from one of them, at around 1.5 Mbps, in 10 minutes.
      Hope this helps :-)

  4. octreeleaf

    When you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, it just gets better!

    Haven’t installed this yet, but I can already say this is the best software release of the year!

    I always loved the editor inside this game, it has been such an enjoyable workflow even with it’s clunky aspects. I’m glad to see the updates extend to that as well!

    Overall, it’s a wholesome feeling to see this game still being developed!

    Major kudos to everyone involved!

  5. avra

    Big thank you! I just played sauerbraten for the first time. I used to play Quake 3 and UT when I was younger. I will play Sauerbraten from time to time on my linux laptop from now on :)

  6. Satelliteo

    I would really love it, but I can’t install it on Elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera (based on Ubuntu 18.04). It seems a libraries problem. Anyone with the same issue? I think I need help.

    Thanks in advance!

  7. Satelliteo

    The problem I’m dealing with is this: ./bin_unix/linux_64_client: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBC_2.29′ not found (required by ./bin_unix/linux_64_client).

    I’ve tried with my Elementary OS Hera and with latest Manjaro 20.2.

    Thank you, hope someone have a fix for it.

    1. Frosty

      Try compiling from source.

      sudo apt install build-essential libsdl2-dev libsdl2-mixer-dev libsdl2-image-dev

      then cd to src and make install

      1. Satelliteo

        THank you for your answer! :)

        I’ve tried compiling too, but it gave me an error, because some libraries were missing.

        By the way the problem is solved, installing Manjaro 20.2: I’ve found Sauerbraten 2020 on Aur and Flatpak too.
        I’m trying booth.
        Aur works fine, now I try the flatpak.

        Thank you very much, and a HUGE thank you to all the people that worked on it! :D

  8. Jetski

    I really want to say thank you for reworking and enhancing the gameplay feeling of this work. I enjoy that we are seeing quite many new maps, which is just wonderful. It brings a new taste of the game! Lets frag! #sauer2020


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