Game Modes

Quake Champions consists of 11 game modes, including 6 team modes and 5 non-team mode. It also offer a number of arcade modes for fun casual play. Each mode has a different objective, and they often require different strategies to succeed. Quake will challenge each combatant’s skills and track their progress in these modes.

Team Deathmatch

Two teams face off against each other. Control the arena and kill your foes.

  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each
  • Kill enemies to add a score to your team
  • Players fight until one team reaches a score of 75 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Practice
  • Quick Play
  • Custom

Capture the Flag

In capture the flag, two teams will face off and attempt to snatch each other’s flag while simultaneously defending their own. Such a task will require multiple players using teamwork and their own individual skill to attack and defend.

  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each
  • Score a point by stealing the enemy team’s flag and returning it to your team’s base
  • To capture and score a point, your team’s flag must not be taken
  • Matches are split into 2 halves and teams will switch bases
  • The team with the most flag capture points wins the match
  • If the match results in a tie, the team with the higher XP wins
  • Blood Covenant
    Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Longest Yard
  • Practice
  • Quick Play
  • Custom

Clan Arena

Two teams face off against each other. Kill the enemy team to win the round. First team to win 7 rounds wins the match.

  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each. (2v2 Is 2 players per team, 1v1 is 1 player per team.)
  • Eliminate the other team to win the round
  • Players fight until one team wins 7 rounds
  • Players do not respawn when killed until next round
  • Players spawn with all weapons and full ammo, no items spawn on the map
  • Players do not drop items on death (shards, health, stroyent, weapon)
  • Active abilities are disabled
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Practice
  • Quick Play
  • Custom

Slipgate

For attack and defend, two teams take turns assaulting the Slipgate, while the other team defends the Slipgate. Players must be careful as they only have one life per round.

  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each
  • Score a point by closing the Slipgate as an attacker, eliminating the enemy team before they close the Slipgate as a defender, or keeping the enemy team from closing the Slipgate in the 2 minute round time limit as a defender
  • As a defender you must not let the attacking team close the Slipgate
  • If you eliminate the enemy team as an attacker, you still must close the Slipgate to win the point
  • Matches switch each round from attacking to defending
  • The first team to score 7 points wins the match
  • There is no self damage, nor weapon, health, or armor spawns
  • Players spawn with over max health and armor, and with all weapons
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Lockbox
  • Tempest Shrine
  • Practice
  • Quick Play
  • Custom

Sacrifice

Two teams battle it out to be the first team to Sacrifice the soul to the Elder gods.

  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each
  • Take the soul and deliver it to your team’s obelisk
  • Keep the other team from stealing the soul so that your obelisk is destroyed
  • The longer the soul is at your obelisk unchallenged, the closer you get to the Sacrifice
  • Soul must be at your obelisk for 2 minutes total to score the Sacrifice
  • Win 2 rounds to win
  • Blood Covenant
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • Practice
  • Quick Play
  • Custom
  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each
  • Take the soul and deliver it to your team’s obelisk
  • Keep the other team from stealing the soul so that your obelisk is destroyed
  • The longer the soul is at your obelisk unchallenged, the closer you get to the Sacrifice
  • Soul must be at your obelisk for 2.5 minutes total to score the Sacrifice
  • Win 2 rounds to win
  • Players are locked into their Champion at the beginning of the match
  • Only one type of Champion per team
  • Only available in Custom.

Deathmatch

Classic Deathmatch: you versus the world! Frag anything that moves.

  • Arena of up to 8 players playing against each other
  • Kill enemies to add a score
  • Players fight until one player reaches a score of 50 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Quick Play
  • Custom

Classic FFA

Classic Deathmatch: you versus the world! Frag anything that moves. In classic style FFA players play as Ranger and have no abilities. Rangers, Rangers and whole lotta killin’.

  • Arena of up to 8 players playing against each other
  • Kill enemies to add a score
  • Players fight until one player reaches a score of 50 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Players play only as Ranger with 125/100 health and 0/100 armor
  • Active abilities are disabled
  • Players spawn with a gauntlet and machinegun
  • When players die they drop weapons but no armor shards
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Custom

Time Limit Duel

Two players duel to see who comes out the victor.

  • The two players versus each other
  • Kill the enemy to add to your score
  • Players fight for 10 minutes
  • Highest score wins
  • Player is locked into their Champion at the beginning of the match
  • Ranked offers the Champion pick in a blind pick and a 20 frag score limit
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • The Molten Falls
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Ranked
  • Custom

Duel Rounds

Two players duel with 3 champions to see who comes out the victor.

  • The two players versus each other
  • Players each choose three champions in a pick pick scenario
  • Each Champion you choose has one life
  • Round based play best of 3 or 5
  • To win a round players must eliminate their opponents three champions, or have the most champions remaining at the end of round time
  • Rounds are 5 minutes
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • The Molten Falls
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Custom

2v2 Team Deathmatch

In 2V2 TDM, two players are tasked with killing two other players in a 2-way, 2 person-team battle.

  • The two Teams consist of 2 players each
  • Kill enemies to add a score to your team
  • Players fight until one team reaches a score of 75 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Ranked
  • Custom

Instagib

Deathmatch in an arena where every hit is a kill!

  • Arena of up to 8 players playing against each other
  • Kill enemies to add a score
  • Players fight until one player reaches a score of 50 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Players spawn with Railgun and a Gauntlet
  • One hit is a kill
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Quick Play
  • Custom

Team Instagib

Two teams face off against each other. Control the arena and kill your foes. One hit is a kill.

  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each
  • Kill enemies to add a score to your team
  • Players fight until one team reaches a score of 75 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Players spawn with Railgun and a Gauntlet
  • One hit is a kill
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Custom

Classic Instagib

Classic Deathmatch: you versus the world! Frag anything that moves. In classic style FFA players play as Visor and have no abilities.

  • Arena of up to 8 players playing against each other
  • Kill enemies to add a score
  • Players fight until one player reaches a score of 50 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Players play only as Visor
  • Active abilities are disabled
  • Players spawn with a Gauntlet and Railgun
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Custom

Unholy Trinity

The Unholy Trinity of Quake is the Rocket Launcher, Lightning Gun, and Railgun. Have fun blasting away your enemies with the top three weapons only. Available for FFA and TDM modes.

Free For All

  • Arena of up to 8 players playing against each other
  • Kill enemies to add a score
  • Players fight until one player reaches a score of 50 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Players spawn with the Rocket Launcher, Lightning Gun, and Railgun with infinite ammo
  • No other weapons in the map
  • No Champion active abilities
  • Rocket Jump does not inflict self damage

Team Deathmatch

  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each
  • Kill enemies to add a score to your team
  • Players fight until one team reaches a score of 75 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Players spawn with the Rocket
  • Launcher, Lightning Gun, and Railgun with infinite ammo
  • No other weapons in the map
  • No Champion active abilities
  • Rocket Jump does not inflict self damage
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Quick Play (FFA only)
  • Custom (FFA and TDM)

Hot Rockets

All Champions spawn with just the Rocket Launcher. Oh, and those Launchers happen to have infinite ammo and TRIPLE DAMAGE.  Available in FFA and TDM modes.

Free For All

  • Arena of up to 8 players playing against each other
  • Kill enemies to add a score
  • Players fight until one player reaches a score of 50 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Players spawn with the Rocket Launcher with infinite ammo
  • No other weapons in the map
  • Rockets do triple damage
  • No self damage

Team Deathmatch

  • The two Teams consist of 4 players each
  • Kill enemies to add a score to your team
  • Players fight until one team reaches a score of 75 or the time limit of 10 minutes is reached
  • Highest score wins
  • Players spawn with the Rocket
  • Launcher with infinite ammo
  • No other weapons in the map
  • Rockets do triple damage
  • No self damage
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Quick Play (FFA only)
  • Custom (FFA and TDM)

Mystery Champions

All Start with a random Champion and spawn as a different one each time you’re fragged. The best part? You can spawn as Champions you haven’t unlocked yet!

Available in FFA, TDM, Sacrifice, and FFA Instagib.

  • Playable in these game types: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Instagib and Sacrifice
  • All the game mode rules except you have no control over which Champion you play
  • Awoken
  • Blood Covenant
  • Blood Run
  • Burial Chamber
  • Church of Azathoth
  • Citadel
  • Corrupted Keep
  • Deep Embrace
  • Exile
  • Lockbox
  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Tempest Shrine
  • The Molten Falls
  • The Longest Yard
  • Tower of Koth
  • Vale of Pnath
  • Custom

Arcade Modes

Everybody’s Scalebearer in a Free For All Deathmatch where Bull Rush is an insta-kill on your enemies. So, basically, it’s an Insta Scaletrain to ChooChoo town!

Get that feeling of Doom in Quake Champions with Rip and Tear. Doom Slayer vs Doom Slayer vs Doom Slayer vs … you get the idea.

And now, for the GRAND-E-FINALY!
Play in a free for all deathmatch as Slash with her ability ready to pop.

  • Put your keys in the bowl and… No, not THAT kind of party!!! Everybody’s Athena in a Free for All Deathmatch where a direct Grappling Hook shot on an enemy Athena is an insta-kill. So, basically, it’s a SWINGER’S PARTY.

Get kills to earn the next weapon in the sequence:

  • Rocket Launcher – 8 kills
  • Lightning Gun – 7 kills
  • Railgun – 6 kills
  • Heavy Machine Gun – 5 kills
  • Super Shotgun – 4 kills
  • Super Nailgun – 3 kills
  • Tribolt – 2 kills
  • Gauntlet – 1 kill
  • First to complete the sequence and earn 36 frags wins.
  • No Abiltiies
  • No Self-Damage
  • No Weapon Pickups
  • No Power-ups

AaaAaAAaaaAAAaaaaAAAAaAAaAaaaAaaaAaAaAaAaAaAAAAAaaaaaaaA!
Play in a free for all deathmatch as BJ Blazkowicz with his ability ready to pop.

Capture the Flag with instagib, Athena only Champion with her ability ready on respawn.