‘Quake Champions’ Now Available in Early Access

Another challenger enters the arena as Quake Champions made its way to Steam Early Access and Bethesda.net on Tuesday.

The Early Access version, currently priced at $29.99, remains a “work-in-progress,” but it is said to be a robust, feature-rich multiplayer game. The final retail price will be $39.99 upon release, and Quake Champions Closed Beta participants can still access the game in free-to-play mode, but only on Bethesda.net. The free-to-play version will release to the public at a later date.

Purchasing the Early Access version of Quake Champions will also give access to “The Champions Pack” which includes:

  • All 11 current Champions, including Ranger, Visor, Scalebearer, Nyx, Anarki, Clutch, Sorlag, Galena, Slash, BJ Blazkowicz from id Software’s Wolfenstein, 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 series diehard 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, like skins, shaders, nameplates, and more)

Quake Champions Early Acess includes:

  • Eight Arenas: including two incredible new Arenas, Church of Azathoth and Tempest Shrine.
  • 11 Devastating Champions: including the new Champion, DOOM Slayer, from id Software’s hit game DOOM.
  • Four Brutal Modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, 1v1 Duel, and the new 4v4 team-based mode, Sacrifice.
  • Improved New Player Experience: New players can learn the ropes with a new movement tutorial, shooting gallery, and the ability to choose a skill level.
  • Tons of Customization Options: for Champions, Weapons, Profiles, including new skin sets and weapons shaders.
  • Custom Games: allows players to create and invite a party into a game and set specific win conditions for each mode and map. Custom Games are only available via the Champions Pack.
  • New Systems that Reward Frequent Play: including Rune Challenges, where players are rewarded for completing challenges found in backpacks, and the Lore System, where players can collect “Lore Items” from Arenas for a specific Champion and by collecting them all, earn a high-end skin for that Champion
  • In-Game Voice Chat

You can purchase Quake Champions via Steam and Bethesda.net

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