Bethesda Softworks has announced that a free-to-play version of Quake Champions is now available for all to enjoy via the Bethesda Launcher or on Steam. The game remains in early access but will be regularly updated with new content, improvements, and events. A new trailer for Quake Champions was released at this year’s Quakecon event and can be seen below…
Recently, Quake Champions received a major update which saw a familiar face make a return. The Death Knight will enter the arena with his Flame Strike ability to cast fireballs, his flaming gauntlets (cause damage in melee combat) and his protection against fire based attacks. The latest update also saw the introduction of a team deathmatch mode against bots plus the opportunity to play and train against bots.
“Our free-to-play test at E3 saw more than a million players test their skill with Quake Champions, and the feedback we received from our community has helped us get to this point — launching our free version for everyone,” said Tim Willits, Studio Director, id Software. “Quake Champions brings all of the intense gameplay and skill-based action that millions of fans have loved for decades, along with exciting new additions and twists, and provides it to anyone, all for free. And what better place to launch Quake Champions for free than at QuakeCon, a gathering of thousands of our most diehard fans, and with a major esports tournament with the best FPS players in the world.”
There’s more coming to Quake Champions over the coming months, including more champions, more game modes, new weapons and more.
Quake Champions is available now in Early Access for free via Bethesda.net and on Steam.