iD Software’s Quake Champions is now available on Steam’s early access. The fast paced competitive shooter is also available on Bethesda’s launcher.
“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.
So far, fans have been raving about the revived classic shooter, with the game receiving an outstanding 9 stars out of 10 on the game’s product page. While you do get those few maintaining the standpoint that old games do not belong in the modern market, the consensus seems that it will take a while to get into the groove of Quake Champions. Set aside some time and appreciate iD’s remake.