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P orbb
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Physical description



5'10" (1.78 m)[1]


350 lbs. (158 kg)[1]


Plasma Gun, Rocket Launcher, Shotgun

Additional information

Alien Construct[1]

The chicks really dig big eyes.

—Orbb, upon attraction

Orbb is a playable character and an enemy warrior in Quake 3. He was designed by the makers of the arena to record the battles, but instead, he joined the battle, surprising the creators and the other contestants. Oddly it appears first with Mynx, may be Vadrigar wanted to have a peek on the hot stuff or thought she would seek attention of the Arena Elders?

He is a large eyeball, attached to a metal body, and organic legs. He has a large antennae on his body, as well as a spot to hold a weapon on his back, which is strange because he was designed to record battles, not fight them. He is the only character in Quake 3 Arena that does not have a general humanoid shape, even less than Klesk or Uriel. Playing as Orbb does not restrict movement, despite his obvious handicap. He makes various squeaking and squealing noises when in pain and jumping. At first person he will look like everyone else, but it will be strange for whoever looks at it at the first glance.

Despite Orbb is a low tier warrior, it's pretty accurate with a large selection of weapons. Its reaction time is rather slow at low difficulties but turning is swift. Its movement pattern is a rather rare one as it prefers crouching more than jumping. As difficulty rises you'll find its reaction time quite fast, and its accuracy is pretty point on.

Orbb is also one of the most common warriors. Even though it is known as a Tier 1 warrior, it also made appearance in Tier 2 and Tier 3 too. Perhaps the Vadrigar wanted the robotic eyeball to move up, or they just wanted it to get battle footage for higher tiers. Its other names in chat lines are; "Eyeball", "Cyberclops", "Ol' One Eye" and "One-eyed Freak". Where ever you encounter this wicked eyeball, it fills the role of distracting the player away from its monotonous restocking route and stands as a formidable and unpredictable opponent.

Quake III bioEdit

The eerily bipedal eyeball, Orbb first entered the battleground between worlds as an uninvolved observer, constructed by the Arena Masters to watch and record the battles. Soon, it surprised its masters (and other combatants) by taking up a weapon and joining the fray. What goes on in the mind behind that glassy lens remains a mystery. The trail of carnage it leaves behind is not.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 [1], Quake III Arena Warriors, Orbb

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