Tier 1 - Trainee is the first tier of Quake 3 Arena's single player campaign. It is inhabited by some of the weaker bots, allowing new players to learn and improve on the move. The tier's map style is mostly Hellish with a twist of high-tech, which evolves into full industrial in the last map. As they gain victories, players will eventually face the merciless Sarge. Besting this opponent is the best proof that a player has truly become Skilled.
- Q3DM1: Arena Gate (Ranger)
- Q3DM2: House of Pain (Phobos)
- Q3DM3: Arena of Death (Mynx, Orbb)
- Q3TOURNEY1: Power Station 0218 (Sarge)