iD Software’s Quake Champions will be exiting closed-beta and officially enter Early Access on Steam and the Bethesda.net launcher from next week. What’s more, early access will also be bringing a ton of new content to the game.
“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, optimised, and fun for all levels of players, from pro to new,” said Tim Willits, Studio Director at id Software. “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 gain access players will have to purchase the Champions Pack, which unlocks all current and future Champions as well as in-game bonuses. The free-to-play version will launch later during the year, however, those who have redeemed a Closed Beta key will be able to continue playing the game in free-to-play form, only via Bethesda.net.
The new content in includes two new maps (Church of Azathoth and Tempest Shrine), rune challenges, lore items in the arenas, which can unlock lore skins, new customization options and tutorials.
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