Hello, and good evening Quakers! Last week on May 25th a new PTS update was released with plenty of content for us to preview for our next Season. The weapons this time around are modeled from Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007 Splash Damage), Tower of Koth is getting Capture the Flag | Sacrifice support, obligatory totem exploits, and so much more. Check out the patch notes below. Another PTS update was released today, but an article from us is not up yet. Until then check out the “pts-changelog” channel. In addition QuakeCon 2022 has been announced for this August. The Bethesda Launcher has been sunset (R.I.P), but you can still transfer all your content to steam for the foreseeable future. Season 14 has been extended, but I can’t find any conversations on discord about this. 13 DAYS REMAIN FOR SEASON 14.
We are currently in the middle of Season 3 of the Quake Pro League (QPL) Make sure to catch the events live weekly on the Quake twitch account. This Saturday at 8 AM EAST | 2 PM CEST. Also get live stats, and rankings on PGL’s (Pro Gamers League) website for Quake here. As the league is partnered with PGL, and Bethesda | ZeniMax. This weekend Saturday June 4th is the Europe | CIS qualifier of the Quake Pro League. The winner will secure their position to the Championships later this year. Week 12 VOD!
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. This season has 10 weeks of Challenges.
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 is kept 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: Czech quake twitter is moving to THE QUAKE PUB twitter!
- twitter: twitter.com/CzechQuake Website Updates Here, Community News, and BP Tracker Updates
- discord: discord.com/invite/xaZN2YX
With all the weeks out you might consider getting a haste potion from the store if you feel like the 2 week remaining is not enough time to get to level 100.
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: Platinum Editions!
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.
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 2, and 36 as these levels give 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 14 Name Plate.
Starting at Level 105 you will receive a single shard, but every 10 levels you will get a Reliquary to open. The only exceptions being Level 190 gives 3 shards, and Level 200 gives 5 shards.
QuakeCon 2022 has been announced to take place between August 18th to the 20th. This year will be the final version of QuakeCon at Home (Digital only), and is expected to be in person again next year in 2023. You can read more about QuakeCon 2022 from our ARTICLE several weeks back.
I have not mentioned it, but as it is a slow week in game I suppose I’ll mention it now. Bethesda (id’s parent company), and Microsoft (Bethesda’s parent company) are presenting a showcase June 12th at 12 Noon East | 6 PM CEST. Now just to be clear there is not a single bit of any confirmed information about anything, but if you want to stay informed about possible id Software news you’d probably want to tune in. Check out Microsoft’s blog post for more information about that day.
Bethesda | ZeniMax has updated their BLOG about migrating all your games from the Bethesda Launcher to the Steam store front owned by Valve Corporation. The Migration process started on April 27th. You should no longer have access to the Bethesda Launcher as of May 10th 2022, but to be clear the transfer happens on Bethesda’s website, and can still be done after the launcher has been shut down. This actually does not effect us as much as others. As all you really need to do is download Quake Champions on steam, and make sure you are logged into your Bethesda Account. Everything that we access is actually just stored on your Bethesda Account across platforms. The Public Test Server (PTS) is also available on steam. In any case follow the “BLOG” link above for more details about this process.
Official Quake discord here: discord.gg/Quake
all bugs need to be posted in the “bug-reports” channel under the “QC FEEDBACK” header in the official discord. link to that channel here: discord.gg/uy3VBbd83f Clips, or screenshots of your issue are very useful for the developers.
HAPPY FRAGGING FOLKS, AND WE SHALL SEE EACHOTHER IN THE ARENAS.