Tier 2 - Skilled is the second tier of Quake 3 Arena. Opponents become considerably more dangerous and players will have to start developing more advanced combat strategies. The maps have a generally futuristic, yet decrepit style, spiced up with some alien elements. If they are victorious, players will eventually reach the Proving Grounds, where the elegant but deadly Hunter will test them to make sure they are ready for Combat.
- Q3DM4: The Place of Many Deaths (Orbb, Bitterman, Grunt)
- Q3DM5: The Forgotten Place (Hossman, Daemia)
- Q3DM6: The Camping Grounds (Daemia, Orbb, Bitterman, Hossman, Grunt)
- Q3TOURNEY2: The Proving Grounds (Hunter)