Quake Champions will be ending closed beta on August 22nd and moving into Steam Early Access. Players who already have or claim their closed beta accounts will be able to play the free version, others will have to buy the 29.99$ (25% off of later retail price) Champions pack to play. The pack includes all champions, an exclusive skin for Ranger, all future Champions and 3 Reliquaries (loot boxes). Other content for the game announced:
Quake Champions is about to exit its Closed Beta phase and officially enter into Early Access on Steam and the Bethesda.net launcher. Starting on August 22, the game will receive a whole host of content, including new maps, features and a special new Champion: the mighty DOOM Slayer from the DOOM series.
All 11 current Champions, including Ranger, Visor, Scalebearer, Nyx, Anarki, Clutch, Sorlag, Galena, Slash, Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazkowicz, and the new DOOM Slayer
All future Champions, including at least six additional Champions expected to release before the end of 2018, and any that follow
An exclusive Early Access skin for Ranger, available only during the Early Access period for Champions Pack players
Three Reliquaries (loot chests containing three in-game items for profile, Champion and weapon customization, including skins, shaders, nameplates and more)
Quake Champions’ free-to-play version will launch at a later date. However, players who previously redeemed a Closed Beta key will be able to continue playing Quake Champions in free-to-play mode, only via Bethesda.net. These players will play on the same servers as Champions Pack owners and have the option of upgrading to the Champions Pack or buying additional Champions at any time. Players new to Quake Champions will need to either buy the Champions Pack or wait until free-to-play mode launches at a later date.
Quake Champions’ newest playable Champion, DOOM Slayer, comes straight from the depths of hell to the Arenas, wielding his pounding fists and an unceasing thirst for blood. Fans of DOOM can run amok using DOOM Slayer’s active ability, Berserk – smashing enemies into bloody piles of gibs with his bare hands. DOOM Slayer’s passive ability will also be familiar to DOOM fans; reach new heights with Double Jump, which allows the DOOM Slayer to jump a second time while in mid-air.
Two New Maps: Church of Azathoth and Tempest Shrine
Rune Challenges: Players will be reward for completing new Rune Challenges found in Backpacks
Lore System: Players will find Lore Items hidden throughout Arenas in vases. By collecting all 10 Lore Items for a specific Champion, they will unlock that Champion’s high-end Lore Skin.
Improved New Player Onboarding: New features to help get fresh fraggers up to speed include a movement tutorial, shooting gallery and the ability to choose a skill level
New Customization Options: New options include new Champion skin sets and weapon shaders
In-Game Voice Chat
Edited by Lam at 10:33 CDT, 17 August 2017 - 10017 Hits