Quake Champions enters Early Access next week
Upcoming arena hero shooter is ready for the public debut
Bethesda has announced that Quake Champions closed beta is coming to an end, and the shooter will be heading into Early Access on Steam and the Bethesda.net launcher next week.
Starting on August 22, the game will receive new content, including new maps, features and a special new Champion: the mighty DOOM Slayer from the DOOM series. In addition to the new Champion, Quake Champions Early Access will also introduce a host of new content and features for players, including two new maps, rune challenges, lore system, new customization options, and in-game voice chat.
To play Quake Champions during Early Access, players can buy the Champions Pack (for $29.99, 25% off the final retail price of $39.99), which includes access to all current and future Champions, an exclusive Early Access skin for Ranger, and Three Reliquaries (loot chests containing three in-game items for profile, Champion and weapon customization, including skins, shaders, nameplates and more).
Quake Champions’ free-to-play version will launch at a later date. However, players who previously redeemed a Closed Beta key will be able to continue playing Quake Champions in free-to-play mode, but only via Bethesda.net. 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. Players new to Quake Champions will need to either buy the Champions Pack or wait until free-to-play mode launches at a later date.
Quake Champions is planned for launch on PC in 2018.