Quake Live offers free premium access until Sep. 26

If you've been mulling over the decision to snag a premium subscription to Quake Live, now's your chance to see what you're missing. Bethesda has announced that all Quake Live users can try out a premium subscription for free from now until September 26. Additionally, those who purchase an annual Premium or Pro subscription to the service during the promotion will receive an additional month free. The offer ends at 11:59pm ET on September 26, so grab a rail gun and get cracking.

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We're pleased to announce that starting today, anyone who signs up for QUAKE LIVE can experience the Premium subscription membership benefits for free until next Sunday, September 26th.

Anyone who purchases a Premium or Pro membership for QUAKELIVE during this promotion will receive the added bonus of one additional month of membership access!

If you purchase a membership during this promotional period, you will have the option to redeem this one month token to extend your membership or gift it to a friend.

The Premium Subscription, which can be purchased for $1.99 per month, billed annually, includes:

• Access to 20 QUAKE LIVE Premium only maps at launch with more to come. Premium maps are a combination of brand new maps and frequently requested community favorites from previous QUAKE games such as Aerowalk, Theater of Pain, Japanese Castles, and Realm of Steel Rats;

• An all new 'Freeze Tag' game mode;

• Exclusive premium level awards;

• Create your own clan and join up to five separate clans;

• Custom QUAKE LIVE profile wallpaper; and

• Match statistics stored for six months.

The Pro Subscription, which can be purchased for $3.99 per month, billed annually, includes all of the premium subscription features as well as:

• The ability to start your own game server, specify a server location, determine the game mode and invite who you want to join you;

• With the Pro Subscription, you can invite three friends with Standard level memberships to play with you in any Premium level map;

• Exclusive pro awards;

• Create your own clan and join up to ten separate clans; and

• Match statistics stored for 12 months.

This promotion is only valid Friday, September 17th at 12:01 AM EDT through Sunday, September 26th at 11:59 PM EDT. Everyone is eligible.

To create a QUAKE LIVE account and for more information please visit: http://www.quakelive.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.