The incredible and frantic multiplayer game from id Software – Quake Champions is about to land into Early Access on Steam and the Bethesda.net startup program, so the game will officially exit its closed beta phase.
Players will then be able to go to the Quake Arena from August 22, and the “Early Access” phase will introduce new content to the popular game, including additional maps (Church of Azatoth and Tempest Shrine), unpublished features and especially arrival of the mighty Doom Slayer directly from the depths of the underworld with his deadly fists and an implacable thirst for blood.
Commenting on the launch, Tim Willits, studio director of id Software, said: “With a fast, skill-based game like Quake Champions, nothing is more important than continual testing and refining based on player feedback to ensure the game is balanced, optimized, and fun for all levels of players, from pro to new.”
“The Early Access version of Quake Champions is, obviously, a work-in-progress, but represents a solid and robust version of the game, with four modes, 11 Champions, a variety of maps, and a thriving community of fans. Early Access will allow us to work closely with players to improve the game and add additional features before the official launch of Quake Champions in the coming months.”
To enter the world of Quake Champions, players will have to purchase the Champions Pack, which will provide a range of content at the price of £29.99, with a 25% discount on the suggested retail price of £39.99.
In fact, the Quake Champions’ free-to-play version will only be available later but users who participated in Quake Champions closed beta will be able to continue playing without paying a penny but only on the Bethesda.net startup program. 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.
Quake Champions Early Access Champions Pack includes:
- 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)