Hello, and good evening Quakers! Season 13 is now in full swing at this point, and Week 9 of our weekly challenges are live. There was going to be another PTS update tomorrow, but that has been pushed back to Friday. In any case whenever that new update rolls to the main server the 25TH Anniversary Banners are going to be removed (so, take your screenshots now), Bots are getting smarter, and Perhaps the biggest change is the NailGun rework. Since Nothing has changed I’ll just leave link to our complete PTS Patch Notes for this season below.
Also in case you missed it the Quake Pro League (Season3) is back, and its first Day was this past Saturday. Don’t forget the Festivities for the Quake Pro League our SATURDAYS AT 10 AM EST 4 PM CET.
If you are not already familiar Quake Champions has 4 Seasons a year that also correspond with the Battlepass. Meaning we have 4 10 to 12 week long Battlepasses a year. Note the right side of the BP does not open up until you buy the BP. 41 DAYS REMAIN FOR SEASON 13.
Bethesda Blog with Season 13 Patch Notes: quake.bethesda.net/en/news/3dRqyUll7wVetJ8ua2cPA8
Official QUAKE twitter: twitter.com/quake Quake Series News | Quake Pro League
The Czech Quake Community has made us a BattlePass Challenges Tracker over on their website: www.quake.pub Also check out their Tournament Calendar on the Right of their page, Live twitter feed on left, and newly added interviews in the center. The Quake Pub also shows Streamers for our community, and a Tournament Calendar that it is current.
The Tracker works for mobile devices, and can be filtered with these 4 categories, or a combination; Live | Awaiting Challenges, Free BP | Paid BP, Game-Modes, or finally Weapon used. In order to track your own challenges you will need to make an account with the website at the top right corner of their website. Once your account is verified you just have to click on the challenges you have completed.
This is a wonderful tool as we progress further through the weeks it will become harder to keep track of each individual challenge. If you have 2 monitors you may just be able to pop your browser up their to see your challenges, or being mobile friendly you may just be able to view it on your phone. In any case I’ll leave links to the Czech Quake Community’s socials below. Be sure to thank them for all their hard work.
Czech Quake Socials:
- YouTube: youtube.com/user/CzechQuake
- twitter: twitter.com/CzechQuake Website Updates Here, Community News, and BP Tracker Updates
- discord: discord.com/invite/xaZN2YX
This week features a challenge to get 25 Tri-Bolt Frags. Might I recommend adding Impulse 9 to your Q for a little Practice.
If you find the Tri-Bolt hard to use at first you are not alone, but nothing to worry about. Try to remember you can use the TRI-BOLT to punish people for chasing you, actually respond to opponent’s high ground advantage, and force the enemy to choose the Pick Up, or their own life. You can also use it to make extended jumps like you would the NG | RL, and don’t be afraid to use it just for scouting out the enemy like a primitive radar…Knowing is half battle. The Tri-bolt may seem difficult at first, but once mastered it will quickly become one of your favorite Tools of the trade.
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.
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.
Haste Potions are still 50% off (150 Platinum) in the in game store. Haste Potions Triple all XP Earned for 7 Days. If you usually struggle to make it to level 100 each season picking one, or two up now may not be a bad idea. Note an automatic Haste Potion is rewarded to the player at level 30 of the BP. Haste Potion do Stack meaning you can have multiple weeks of XP boosts stacked at a time.
The Battlepass itself 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. 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 30 as that level gives you an automatically applied haste salve which gives you Triple XP for 7 whole days.
Once you have purchased the BP click the shield at the top of the screen, and hit the activate button that will be below the season 13 Name Plate.
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.
HAPPY FRAGGING FOLKS, AND WE SHALL SEE EACHOTHER IN THE ARENAS.