New Quake Champions Update Introduces Keel And A New Map

While Quake Champions has been out now in early access for a couple of months now, it’s been slowly inching to a fully fledge title with consistent updates and content additions – with the latest update introducing a ton of new stuff.

Landing on Steam Thursday, December 14 we’ll get both a new champion and a new duel arena.

The new Champion is called Keel, who has featured in the series before. “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,” the press release reads.

Vale of Pnath is the new Duel map, dedicated to 1v1 and 2v2, described as “a wickedly vertical shrine to the Elder God Ithagnal built atop treacherous acid-filled caverns,”. Also introduced in the update is ranked play and leaderboards, something for a little extra for your competitive side.

Alongside the update, we’ll also see some holiday additions to the title. Expect colourized Champions and weapon shaders, holiday decorations in Burial Chamber and Corrupted Keep, holiday hats, and limited edition profile icons and nameplates.

Quake Champions is out now for PC.