Good afternoon Quakers. We have a sizeable update to the PTS today. Crucible is now textured, and ready for y’all to enjoy! Most champions have received many adjustments you should read the patch notes below as any one of these could change how you play that specific champion. Loitering in the Blood Pools during a Clan Arena game mode will no longer heal you. In a previous PTS update the Quake 3 Grenade Launcher = Tri-Bolt & Quake 4 Grenade Launcher = Tri-Bolt skins were also added, so be sure to check those out. The Pure Gold bundle pack will also be expanded with a Gold pillar option, and an additional Gold ranger themed profile Icon.
This is targeted for Season 17, version bump will occur next week.
🌟 CRUCIBLE – Duel, TDM, CA, DM, IG, UHT
🔹 Reduced speed boost during Adrenaline use from 20% to 10% faster
🔹 Reduced number of grapple charges from 3 to 2
🔹 Added an 800ms second cooldown between throwing grapples
🔹 Added Stockpile passive, picking up ammo grants 10% cooldown
🔹 Increase damage that can be sustained before breaking the rope from 50 to 100
🔹 Collision knockback reduced from 100 to 50
🔹 Increased rate of fire of Dual Wield TB & RL from 1.33x to 1.5x faster.
🔹 Reduced the size of his upper and lower arm hitboxes
🔹 Reduced the volume of the first person jump and dodge sound effects
🔹 Changed to the Flame Dot from 10 Damage Per Second for 7 seconds to deal 15 Damage Per Second for 5 seconds
🔹 Allow the Berserk to be cancelled after 2 seconds of activation
🔹 Reduced turret deploy time from 2 to 1 second
🔹 Increased turret turn speed from 180 to 270 degrees per second
🔹 Reduced number of grenade charges from 5 to 3
🔹 Increased cooldown between shooting grenades from 400 to 800ms
🔹 Increased movement speed to match that of a medium
🔹 Increased the cooldown reduction of the Stockpile passive from 5% to 10%
🔹 Reduced Ghostwalk telefrag damage from 125 to 100
🔹 Reduced Dire Orb total telefrag damage from 125 (25 touch + 100 telefrag) to 100 (25 touch + 75 telefrag)
🔹 Reduced speed boost during Plasma Trail use from 25% to 10% faster
🔹 Reduced the size of her head, arm, and leg hitboxes
🔹 Reduced stroyent healing from 25 to 20 hp
Game Mode Updates:
🔹 Healing Blood Pools are no longer active in Clan Arena modes
🔹 Exile – Fixed collision issues near LG, NG, & RG
🔹 Exile – Simplified ambient soundscape
Additional Sound Updates:
🔹 Reduced the volume of the ability ready sound effect
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 as Quake players is it allows us to preview upcoming skins, arenas, and gameplay changes in general before they are added to the Live 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 the Steam client quite easily. Just to note though like other PTS downloads you are usually downloading the entire game plus the new additions, or changes. The PTS download for Quake Champions is currently just over 30 Gigabytes. Keep that in mind if you want to participate. 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.
Lastly, the PTS is not a representation of what will hit the Live servers at any time. As the values can be changed | reverted, or removed at any point during the PTS update period.
*When first launching the PTS your game may “compile” for a few minutes. Do not worry as this is completely normal.
In Steam just type “quake” in any way in your 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.