Good news everyone! The Public Test Server (PTS) for Fall/Winter is now live. This update currently includes our next arena "INSOMNIA", new game mode "IMPULSE 9", and two absolutely beautiful Weapon skin editions. One for the Rocket Launcher (Hell-raiser), and the second for the RailGun (Tormentor). Information on how to participate in the PTS, and see these goodies will be below. As stated in it’s name "public TEST server" everything you see and experience is not representative of the final product. The PTS, and the content in it will change drastically by the time it is officially brought into the main game with Season 12.
A new day, and a new week of challenges for us to accomplish. If you are not already familiar Quake Champions has 4 Seasons a year that also correspond with the Battlepass. Meaning we have 4 12 week long Battlepasses a year. We are currently at week 11. 21 DAYS REAMIN for SEASON 11. This week features 4 challenges in Clan Arena alone.
A new set of challenges opens up every Wednesday at 8:00 PM EAST | 2:00 AM CEST. The challenges are broken up in 2 parts. First their week, and then their side left side | right side. The left side consists of the free challenges you can obtain without buying the Battlepass. The right side is accessible after buying the Battlepass. The right side tends to be slightly harder, but gives additional XP as well as shards. Shards can be converted 200 shards = 100 Platinum. You can convert these from the in-game store’s bundle tab at the bottom.
While we are talking about the in-game store this is where you can Buy the Battlepass for 1000 platinum. Platinum is the Premium currency in Quake Champions. If you are using steam I recommended buying from Bethesda directly at this link: bethesda.net/en/store/product/QUWV01PCBG01BASE
Valve takes 30% of all purchases from steam. The money you buy with platinum goes back to the Quake development project. Just make sure you are logged into your associated Bethesda account, and it should be in their by the time you log into the game. If you are using the Bethesda launcher then just purchase it in game as you normally would.
The Battlepass itself which is separated in 2 rows. The top row is the free version. You can acquire all the items here just by playing the game to level up your Battlepass. The bottom row is unlocked only with the purchase of the Battlepass. This is retroactive by the way. So, if you are at level 50 and decide at that point you want to buy the Battlepass. Everything below level 49 will be added to your account. Keep an eye out for level 39 as that level gives you an automatically applied haste salve which gives you Double XP for 7 whole days. Don’t forget to convert your shards if you are short a few platinum.
There are actually rewards after BattlePass Level 100. From 101 onward rewards repeat as 1 shard per level with a Reliquary Being rewarded every 10th Level until Level 200.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
New Season 12 BP ContentHell-raiser – New vanity Rocket Launcher (wip, are these seriously representative of the final sounds in any way shape or form… uhh… you tell me?) Tormentor – New vanity Railgun (wip, no custom sounds, no custom fx yet)
New Arcade ModeImpulse 9 – Infinite Ammo, All Weapons, no abilities
Misc Game FixesFixed crouch sliding sound effects from lingering after a Slash or Strogg dies while sliding
Clear ability fx at the end of the match. Fixes Peeker, Doom, Injection overlays for example.
Misc Game Changes
- Added the ability for a game mode to limit the number of Emergency Respawns (respawns caused from hitting Esc-Respawn)
Added the ability for a game mode to have a minimum player score, and kick a game client when their a score is too low (Consider extreme low scores as afk or griefing.)
Strogg will now detonate the drone when second pressing the ability key while holding the soul, instead of throwing the soul.
Champion Balance Changes
Death Knight fireballs splash damage now scales linearly from 100% (25 dmg) to 40% (10 dmg) of max damage.
You can check out this wonderful video from the "SHOOT 2 KILL" YouTube channel if you want a visual breakdown of most of new additions in this PTS update.
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 and additional download to take part of. The purpose of the PTS for us is it allows us to preview upcoming skins, arenas, and gameplay changes in general before they are added to the main game. It also doubles as bug testing. In fact all bugs, or issues in the PTS should be put in the official discord here: discord.gg/Ay6kZxjm 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 of the official discord. LINKED ABOVE.
If you want to access, or rather download the PTS you can do this on both Steam, and the Bethesda Launcher 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 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.
In steam all you have to do is type in any way of "QUAKE" in your games search bar, and it will pop up as "Quake Champions PTS". It is consider its own "game" so to speak on steam. Just download it as you would any other game.
For the Bethesda Launcher the Quickest way to access it is as followed. Make sure you have the "GAMES" tab selected, and on "My Library" in the drop down menu.
From here just scroll down until you hit your "QUAKE" section, and download "Quake Champions PTS".
Have fun with the PTS FOLKS, and happy FRAGGING!
HOW TO PLAY QUAKE:
QUAKE CHAMPIONS FREE 2 PLAY
BETHESDA DOWNLOAD PAGE: quake.bethesda.net/en/playnow
STEAM STORE PAGE: store.steampowered.com/app/611500/Quake_Champions/
BETHESDA STORE FOR PLATINUM: bethesda.net/en/store/product/QUWV01PCBG01BASE
QC COMPATIBILITY TEST: churchofquake.com/trouble-shooting-crash-to-desktop-issues/ IF YOU ARE HAVING TECH ISSUES WITH QC LOOK OVER THIS LINK.
CLASSIC 1996|RE-RELEASE $9.99
BETHESDA PAGE: bethesda.net/en/store/product/QU1CSTPCBG01
STEAM PAGE: store.steampowered.com/app/2310/QUAKE/
HOW TO WATCH the QUAKE PRO LEAGUE e-sport:
twitch Quake (English) twitch.tv/quake MAIN STREAM
twitch Quake_2 (English) twitch.tv/quake2 B STREAM
twitch Quake (Russian) twitch.tv/quakemc_ru
YouTube Quake (English) youtube.com/channel/UCOMk1WI8dxaCFpJptF6K8_A
High Quality VODS get Posted to YouTube for the Quake Pro League e-sports Eventually.
twitch XBOX (English) twitch.tv/xbox Microsoft Gaming Centric
twitch Bethesda (English) twitch.tv/bethesda Bethesda/Zenimax Centric
YouTube Bethesda Softworksyoutube.com/user/BethesdaSoftworks Bethesda/Zenimax Centric
Find New People to Party up With (It Helps Our Q Times)
Official Quake Discord discord.gg/Ay6kZxjm Find Players in “party-finder” channel | ALL BUGS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE QC FEEDBACK – BUG REPORTS CHANNEL.
Church of Quake discord.gg/gPdkkFza MAKERS OF WIKIS|NEWS|GUIDES|LORE
Official Bethesda/Zenimax Discord discord.gg/bethesda Replacing Beth.net Forums
Quake Champions Website quake.bethesda.net/en/ Updates | Announcements
1996 Quake|re-release Website bethesda.net/en/store/product/QU1CSTPCBG01 Updates
Quake Pro League Website quake.pglesports.com/ Partnered with PGL e-sports ORG
CHURCH OF QUAKE WEBSITE: churchofquake.com/ MAKERS OF WIKI|NEWS|GUIDES|LORE
r/QuakeChampions reddit.com/r/QuakeChampions/ We are Friendly
Official Quake twitter twitter.com/Quake Latest Quake Series News|e-sport Announcements
Official Bethesda twitter twitter.com/bethesda\ All Things Bethesda/Zenimax
Church of Quake twitter twitter.com/church_of_quake Articles Auto twitted Here
Official id Software twitter twitter.com/idSoftware SACRED GODS
SyncError twitter twitter.com/SyncError Lead Quake Designer at id Software.
QuakeFans Website quakefans.net/ Quake|Arena|Indie FPS
TastySpleen twitter twitter.com/tastyspleentv LATEST NEWS FOR ORGAN GRINDER EVENTS
Rocket Jump Ninja www.rocketjumpninja.com/ Mouse Reviews
QUAKE CHAMPIONS steamdb.info/app/611500/ STATS FOR THE GAME
ORIGINAL 1996 QUAKE | RE-RELEASE steamdb.info/app/2310/graphs/ STATS FOR THE GAME
QuakeCast quakecast.podbean.com/ Classic Quake & Quake Champions Themed PODCAST
In the Keep inthekeep.com/ Arena FPS | Immersive SIMs | Retro Shooter Centric PODCAST
Doom is Dead? doomfederation.com/podcasts/ Partnership between Doom Federation, and In the Keep.
QuakeFans Radio quakefans.net/category/podcasts/qf-radio/ Live Radio/Podcast by QuakeFans.