As many of you Quake fans know, Quake Champions is available for Early Access, if you buy the Champions Pack on the site or on Steam. This pack also includes the full roster of current and future Champions, three Loot Chests, an exclusive Early Access Ranger skin, and the ability to play in custom games.
Bethesda provided details on Early Access and how long these codes will be valid, as per the following:
- 1 Why Early Access?
- 2 Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
- 3 How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
- 4 What is the current state of the Early Access version?
- 5 Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
- 6 How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
Why Early Access?
“We’ve had an amazing Closed Beta period where our community has helped test, refine, and improve Quake Champions. And the game has come a long way, but we’re not quite there yet. While we feel we have a great Quake game, we still have more balance, polish, and major features coming online in the next few months. Heading into Early Access will help us work with the massive Steam community to further improve the game before we fully launch version 1.0. Early Access is an opportunity for us to improve the game and an opportunity for shooter fans to help shape the future of Quake champions.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“We don’t have a firm timeline for the Early Access period, but we do expect it to last at least until the early part of 2018. With major systems coming online in the near future that will improve the new player experience, deepen the meta-game, and add new options to support competitive play globally, there’s a lot still left to do. We look forward to working with the Early Access players to get us to launch.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“Our full version will include new systems that deepen the meta-game, improve the experience for new players, add new features and also introduce improvements to overall game performance, game balance, and networking. We will also have the free-to-play version available for new players to jump in.”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“Quake Champions has had an extensive ‘Closed Beta’ period that included an incredible amount of changes, fixes, and improvements, as well as the introduction of key new features along the way. Early Access represents a solid chunk of the game, with more to be added over the course of Early Access, with work-in-progress performance, both graphical and in terms of networking. We will launch Early Access with tons of content, including 11 unique Champions; four distinct play modes that include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Duel, and Sacrifice; as well as 8 Arenas, including maps designed specifically for Duel and versions of maps dedicated to Sacrifice mode. Early Access will also introduce our first group of purchasable items and significant customization options for players and their Champions. In short, it’s a lot of great Quake content, with even more to come during Early Access.”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“During Early Access, the Champions Pack is launching at a discounted $29.99 price for our early adopters. Early Access players will also get an exclusive Early Access skin for Ranger, which will only be available for players who purchase the Champions Pack during the Early Access period.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“We will have a direct line of communication with our players through our game forums, where we will not only monitor discussions but also actively seek feedback on the game and specific systems as we introduce them. Our player feedback is what makes Quake Champions live and breathe, and feedback has shaped the game since we first did closed play tests with elite esports pros a year ago at QuakeCon 2016. In addition, we have implemented a robust player behavior data collection system that can help tell us where maps can be improved, the game can be better balanced, and other changes that will make the game more enjoyable for our community. We also want to have more transparent and frequent dialogue with our players whether it’s through our own live streams, Ask Us Anything sessions, or at gaming events – building a genuine relationship with the community is something we take very seriously.”
We are happy to announce that we have 3 Steam codes to giveaway to 3 lucky subscribers who subscribe via our signup form by Sunday 5 November 2017. Winners will get immediate access to the game in its current WIP state, plus all champions (current and future) will be unlocked to them. They’ll also get the exclusive Champions Pack Ranger skin, plus three reliquaries to open as soon as they start (the higher tier loot bundles).
The good news is, we already have the codes, we just need three lucky people to hand them to. Please remember that your PC needs to meet the minimum requirements as set out on the Steam page
Winners will be selected by one of our judges not affiliated with AIR Entertainment in any way, and will be notified within 1 week of the closing date. Winners will also be announced on our website. Early Access will be available until Bethesda discontinues it for the actual game release. So enjoy it while it lasts.
So click here to subscribe now and submit your entry.