Quake Champions PC Closed Beta Coming Soon - Sign Ups Open Now Along With New Trailer

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 9:45 AM
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Flex your trigger fingers, the arena shooting king is back. The Quake Champions Closed Beta is kicking off soon and id Software has just opened up beta signups, giving players a sneak peek at the fast-paced fragging on offer. It’s joined by an all-new trailer showing off a decent slice of lighting-quick gameplay with all our best friends returning, including the rocket launcher, bladed gauntlet and the iconic rail gun.

 

You can sign up for the Quake Champions Closed Beta over on the official site. The Closed Beta is due to start at some point in the next few weeks. In the meantime we should be getting info on the Quake Champions arenas and champions during PAX East later this week.

Details other than that are a little bit on the scarce side, however on the basis of the trailer it’s clear id Software is sticking close to the roots of what fans loved about Quake 3: Arena. There’s a great degree of verticality to the environments, weapon and health pickups, and plentiful gibbing. I can’t say I’m too keen on the luminous blue blood, but that’s hopefully just Bethesda trying to squeeze out a trailer suitable for minors.

In keeping with the twitchy gunplay, Quake Champions is staying true to itself as a PC exclusive. This means a fully unlocked frame rate, 120Hz gameplay and gunplay designed around the swift speed and precise movement of mouse and keyboard.

For all it did right, DOOM’s multiplayer was a bit, well, shite. Can Quake Champions reverse the trend? Are you planning to give the beta a go? Let us know!

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18:19 Mar-08-2017

I'll give it a try.

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17:53 Mar-08-2017

Just give me Sarge and I'm all set :D


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14:49 Mar-08-2017

I hope they're not again screwing over costumers by letting us download nearly the entire game even with the cd version of the game (like with fo4 and doom), if that's the case I won't buy it. There's still people with very slow or limited internet, I don't feel like supporting such anti-costumer behaviour.

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11:05 Mar-13-2017

I'm sure that won't be the case - the free version will be very limited and a very nice way of DEMOnstrating the game itself - in fact, on paper at least, sounds like a very smart way of promoting your product - I think more games should follow this example (not just with 1 weeked free beta trials...)

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10:36 Mar-08-2017

Can't believe they are gonna screw up Quake by turning it into a freaking Overwatch/TF2 wannabe.


Are Team Shooters the next MOBA?

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11:05 Mar-08-2017

I think the term most suited here is "simplicity" - and yes, I agree, it is very wrong to drop customization from these types of games - it was never that much, to begin with

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10:11 Mar-08-2017

Gotta sign up. Not usually into arena shooters, but will get a 144hz display very soon so a game like this will surely be great to test it out :)

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