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.