Good evening Quakers. We Have our latest PTS update out today. Our current season is scheduled to end in 13 days. We are now getting a taste of what is to come in Season 15. Tower of Koth’s item layout has been changed, Sound, and Volume changes, and Athena & Keel are getting new Vanities. We have 3 new weapon additions this time around. These being from Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007) developed by Splash Damage. In addition to this Tower of Koth is getting CTF (Capture the Flag), and Sacrifice support in Season 15. I’ll leave a copy paste of the rest of the notes below as there are many changes happening.
🌟 Athena POWER SHIELD Vanity
🌟 Keel HUSK Vanity
🔺 Awoken – Allow totems/turrets above waterfall
🔹 Corrupted Keep – optimized armilary sphere shadows, fade to cached shadows at a distance
🔹 Corrupted Keep – optimized armilary sphere fx, disable when out of view
🔹 Deep Embrace – Fixed hole above lower Light Armor
🔹 Tower of Koth – Updated CTF/SAC/TDM Item layouts
🔺 Increased the volume of the N80 Assault Rifle shot while zoomed
🔺 Boosted the volume of the N22 Shotgun shot
🔺 Restored the N22 Shotgun reloading animation
🔺 Disabled N22 Quad sound which was clipping
🔺 Reduced the volume of the N72 RL reloading sound within the shot
🔹 Fixed one cause of the Bullrush sound not playing on activation
🔺 Reverted all Athena changes to LIVE values
🔺 Indicates PTS only issue/fix
🔹 Indicates a fix that addresses a LIVE issue
The PTS is a Public Test Server that many games come with. It is completely optional to be part of the PTS, and does require an additional download to take part of. The purpose of the PTS for us Quake players is it allows us to preview upcoming skins, arenas, and gameplay changes in general before they are added to the Live | Main Game servers. It also doubles as bug testing. In fact all bugs, or issues in the PTS should be put in the official discord in the “public-test-server” channel. If you can you should try and find a buddy to test with. Two heads are better than one. You can find people to party with in the “party-finder” channel.
If you want to access, or rather download the PTS you can do this on both Steam quite easily. Just to note though like other PTS downloads you are usually downloading the entire game plus some. The PTS download for Quake Champions is currently just over 30 Gigabytes. Keep that in mind if you want to partake. Things that you accomplish in the PTS version DO NOT transfer over to the main game. That said you can also demo stuff in the PTS that you may not own yet in the main game.
*When first launching the PTS your game may “compile” for a few minutes.
In Steam just type “quake” in any way in the library search tab, and “Quake Champions & PTS” will appear in the games folder below the search bar.
HAPPY FRAGGING FOLKS, AND WE SHALL SEE EACHOTHER IN THE ARENAS.