Quake Champions Latest Hero is Ranger, the Original Quake Marine Who Killed All-Mother

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, May 5, 2017 9:44 AM
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Look, I need precious reasons to write about a new Quake, which is why I’m hoovering up a trailer for the newly unveiled Ranger champion from Quake Champions. He sounds OP as f**k, using a Dire Orb to teleport to otherwise inaccessible ledges and dodge attacks, while his passive ability, Son of a Gun, reduces self-inflicted damage by 20%, making him the perfect champion for a sport of rocket jumping. Swoon.

Ranger’s based on the original Quake guy. You know the one, a Marine who entered a Slipgate and found himself face to face with Shub-Niggurath. He’s about as close as you’re going to get to lore in the Quake universe, and he’s a man well-versed in the art of gibbing.

Expect to see plenty more of Quake Champions, er, champions, roll out in the coming weeks. The Closed Beta is currently live so check your inboxes in case you’ve got a code. It seems as if Id Software is adding new content to the test on a fairly regular basis, including new maps and champions, all in the aim of fine-tuning.

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12:11 May-05-2017

I'm surprised AMD hasn't let people know about this XD ...

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10:45 May-05-2017

got two beta keys. anyone wants one?

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10:49 May-05-2017

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10:39 May-05-2017

I think Epic did a better job by making their new Unreal Tournament.

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09:59 May-05-2017

Here are 3 closed beta codes if you want to try it out:


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09:46 May-05-2017

I'm so dissapointed into what the new Quake turned into.


The franchise deserves SO much more than to be turned into a Team Fortress 2/Overwatch clone. Quake has never needed, nor will ever need gimmicky hero powers. All it needs is a map and a big-a$$ gun.


They should scrap it and just remake Quake 3 Arena. There's no topping it, least of all with this.

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11:04 May-05-2017

Nowhere near what you are saying. Turn it into another quake live? 500 players peek? So the game is dead before it is released? Dont like it, dont play it.

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12:23 May-05-2017

And, just so you know, im a vet. Playing since 1993, oldschool all the way. It just doesnt mean, that changes have to be bad. Q1 fans were hating on Q2.

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12:51 May-05-2017

I have to agree with t3chnologic here. Multiple games have been and gone trying to replicate the classic arena shooter format. It just doesn't fly in 2017, not matter how much some people want it. Just look at the Unreal Tournament reboot which next to no one is interested in. At least these minor tweaks with unique characters should keep the game a bit fresher, and it's helpful to have content rolling out regularly to attract new players.

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08:37 May-06-2017

Just to add on to what the others said. Champions IS going to have a classic mode that emulates the Quake 3 formula. If you don't like the hero powers, there's your mode.

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