Which means that Quake Champions is about to exit its Closed Beta phase and make the move to into Early Access on Steam and the Bethesda.net launcher on Wednesday August 23. The update will also bring new maps, features and a new Champion. The mighty DOOM Slayer from the DOOM series. Cool.
Also, the full release is only months away.
"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, optimized, and fun for all levels of players, from pro to new," says Tim Willits, Studio Director, 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."
The shift also marks the introduction of the Champions Pack, which will unlock all current and future Champions for $44.95 AUD. Which is $10 off the final retail price of $54.95 AUD. The Quake Champions’ free-to-play version will launch at a later date. But thankfully, those with access to the Closed Beta will be able to continue to play Quake Champions in free-to-play mode via Bethesda.net.
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