Monday, December 11th 2017

Quake Champions to Receive Largest Update to Date

id Software has continued to update and improve Quake Champions throughout Early Access based on the feedback and requests of the player community. This week on Dec. 14, Quake Champions will receive one of its largest updates to date, delivering new content and features including a new Champion, Keel, who returns from Quake 3 Arena and Quake Live; a new arena for Duel and 2v2, Vale of Pnath; Ranked Play and Leaderboards; plus a ton of festive, holiday-themed gear and maps for a limited time.
The December Update will include:
  • NEW CHAMPION - Keel is Back! Quake 3 Arena's resurrected war machine Keel will join the roster of heroes next week, bringing a Grenade Swarm active ability that allows him launch a barrage of grenades and the Stockpile passive ability, which reduces the cooldown on Grenade Swarm with every ammo box he picks up. Keel will be free for players who own the full Champions Pack and available for purchase using Platinum via the in-game store for everyone else.
  • NEW DUEL MAP - Vale of Pnath - Duel mode's pure test of skill has ignited competition in Early Access, and next week players will get another arena dedicated to 1v1 and 2v2. Vale of Pnath is a wickedly vertical shrine to the Elder God Ithagnal built atop treacherous acid-filled caverns. This new map is free for all players of the game - get in there and face off with your friends!
  • RANKED PLAY AND LEADERBOARDS - Quake Champions is the most intense FPS competition on any platform, and now Early Access players will be able to take their skills to the next level and easily see where they rank against the best in the world.
  • HOLIDAY CELEBRATION - Celebrate the holidays with specially themed items including animated Champion shaders and festive weapons shaders, holiday decorations on Burial Chamber and Corrupted Keep, holiday hat vanities for Champions, and limited edition profile icons and nameplates.
  • CROSSHAIR CUSTOMIZATION - One of the most requested features from the community will go live with the December update, allowing players to choose from 40 different crosshair options and use a slider to select the color of their choice.
Quake Champions is available now in Early Access on Steam and via Bethesda.net. Players can jump in immediately by purchasing the Champions Pack, which unlocks all current and future Champions as well as other exclusive in-game bonuses for only £19.99. A free-to-play version of the game will launch in the future.
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9 Comments on Quake Champions to Receive Largest Update to Date

#1
silentbogo
I've heard that so many times, it almost makes me wanna puke.
MMR and ranked matches were supposed to be in Nov patch. Game is still laggy as hell, still only bandaids for netcode, and to make matters worse, Saber is busy with another game (no time to fix their code in QC).

The last "Largest Update" broke the game for me to the point of uninstalling. This whole patch is solely rolling out to sell seasonal cosmetics, 'cause they've already missed the halloween opportunity.
And still, no Steam base game, and no fixes for Bethesda Launcher updater (every update just reloads the entire game).
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#2
dj-electric
If you're into old-school arena shooters, check the new free to play Unreal Tournament. It's quite great.
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#3
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
this abomination is unworthy of the name Quake
terribad netcode issues combined with a complete lack of balance
the entire thing makes me physically ill
rip quake 1996 2000
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#4
Ubersonic
OneMoar said:
this abomination is unworthy of the name Quake
They should have just called it Quakewatch and been more open about what they were up to lol.
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#5
ttom
my favorite!
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#6
Manu_PT
Well the game is on Early Access dudes... is not suppose to be perfect. Pubg isn´t perfect either. Give it time. I think it has amazing potential, just need more noob friendly stuff to cater more players, because right now only the pros play it, basically.
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#7
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
early access is not a excuse period if they had intention of fixing it it would be fixed this isn't some fly-by-night indie team this is id/bethesda they know better or at least they should
if carmack was still with id this kind of crap would have never of happened

and pubg is about the worst example you could have picked for reasons I won't derail this thread with
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#8
silentbogo
Manu_PT said:
Well the game is on Early Access dudes... is not suppose to be perfect. Pubg isn´t perfect either. Give it time. I think it has amazing potential, just need more noob friendly stuff to cater more players, because right now only the pros play it, basically.
As I said before, Early Access with paid content and microtransactions is a sure sign that the dev. team has less faith in the game than their customers. It's friggin' ID under Bethesda, man...
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#9
Prima.Vera
The game's problem right now is that is filled with an unbelievable number of cheaters and hackers.
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