Quake Champions Coming to Steam Early Access on August 22

 

Bethesda announced today that id Software‘s upcoming Quake Champions will get a Steam Early Access release on August 22nd. The fast paced shooter will launch with a Champions Pack offering all current and future Champions for US$ 29.99 (a 25% off discount on the final retail price of US$ 39.99) and a free to play option will be available at a later date. Gamers who already have access to the Closed Beta on the Bethesda.net Launcher will be able to continue playing on that platform, which draws from the same pool of players as the Steam Early Access release.

Additional Content and Features Going Live at Early Access
Quake Champions Early Access will also introduce a host of new content and features for players, including:

  • Two New Maps: Church of Azathoth and Tempest Shrine
  • The New Champion: DOOM Slayer
  • Rune Challenges: Players will be rewarded 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

Champions Pack details:

  • 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)

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