Bethesda’s Quake Champions is still a ways off from release, but the good news for those looking to play the game is that it’s moving out of closed beta, and into Early Access August 22nd. In addition, be prepared to rip and tear with the newest addition to the game’s 30 playable Champions.
That’s right, DOOM‘s Doom Guy (known in Quake Champions as Doom Slayer) will be joining Quake Champions this week! As with every Champion, Doom Slayer has a special ability and a passive. True to form, Doom Slayer’s “Berserk” ability allows players to rip and tear opponents with their bare hands, while Slayer’s passive is a double jump.
Bethesda is also looking to add more content once the game enters Early Access, including new maps, Rune Challenges, Lore collectible that allow you to unlock a special skin, new customization options and more. And while Bethesda has stated that they intend for Quake Champions to go the free-to-play route, the game will initially carry a $30 USD price tag (which will be bumped to $40 once the game leaves Early Access). That gets you access to the current 11 Champions in the game (along with the other Champions to be released), an exclusive Early Access skin for the Champion character Ranger (aka Quake Guy), and three loot chests. It’s an interesting model, but remains to be seen if the game will rekindle the excitement players found in the deathmatches of old.
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