| Developer: id Software |
| Publisher: Bethesda Softworks |
| Platform: PC |
| Release Date: TBA |
| Genre: FPS, Multiplayer |
| Website: https://quake.bethesda.net |
The Arena welcomes one of id Software’s other gun-toting badasses, BJ Blazkowicz, into the fray. The dual-wielding soldier is more than ready to take on the other Champions in the bloody battlefields of the Dreamlands. Thanks to his active ability, BJ will be able to dual-wield any of the weapons in the game, including the newly added Tribolt. We’ll have a full Champion trailer and profile for BJ on Wednesday, so keep an eye out for more “Terror-Billy.”
Three new maps have also been added to Quake Champions, including two Duel-specific maps. Try out Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch in the new trap-laden Lockbox map, then explore the depths of Blood Run and Corrupted Keep as you mercilessly hunt down your opponent in Duel mode.
This update brings with it a slew of new features, as well as improvements to existing features. These include Twitch integration (you’ll now be able to watch Twitch streams from in-game), Gameblock Anti-Cheat, Spectator mode, custom games, changes to the Sacrifice mode ruleset, improved matchmaking, and New Player Help in the form of video tutorials.
E3 Reveals & Announcements
JUNE 12, 2017: BETHESDA AT E3 2017
Fun & Games in Bethesdaland. Read on here to see everything Bethesda announced at E3!
During the Bethesda E3 2017 Showcase, the Quake Champions Closed Beta servers were briefly offline for maintenance… and when they came back up, there were a lot of surprising new additions, including the introduction of Wolfenstein’s leading man, BJ Blazkowicz, to the Champion roster. The E3 2017 update also adds new maps, a brand-new weapon and a host of new and improved features to explore. With this update comes some very exciting news: the Closed Beta will continue and will be kept live 24/7 from here on out with only brief periods of downtime for maintenance. If you haven’t been able to join the Closed Beta yet, don’t worry – more people are continuously being let in, so sign up now and you’ll immediately receive your beta key.
JUNE 12, 2017: QUAKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ANNOUNCED
Announced during the Bethesda E3 2017 Showcase, the Quake World Championships will kick off in June and culminate in a final showdown during this year’s QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas. Competitors from around the world will be battling it out in Duel (solo players) and Sacrifice (teams) for their share of a $1 million prize pool. In addition to qualifying online, some solo Duelers will also be selected during an open qualifier that will be held in the BYOC area of QuakeCon.
Read more at Bethesda.net's official blog post.
JUNE 12, 2017: LOCKBOX ARENA TRAILER UNVEILED
Nothing is more fun than luring your enemies into a trap, and that’s exactly what Lockbox is perfect for. Draw your foes into the tight corridors and acid pits and watch them fall for your clever ploy. But you’ll have to watch your own footing, too. Lockbox has no loyalties and will destroy anyone who is too careless. Learn about the newest Arena in our new trailer.