Quake Champions December Update Coming Soon

Posted on 12 Dec 2017

Quake Champions is going to receive a considerable update on 14 December adding a bunch of new features. Perhaps most notable is new character Keel, returning from Quake 3 Arena. His active ability is Grenade Swarm which allows him to launch a barrage of grenades. His passive ability is Stockpile, which reduces Grenade Swarm’s cooldown whenever he picks up an ammo box. Keel will be free to players who own the full Champions Pack and purchasable via the in-game store for everyone else.

Additionally there’s going to be a new Duel mode map: Vale of Pnath. Dedicated to 1v1 and 2v2 battles, the Vale is a vertical shrine to Elder God Ithagnil built atop acid filled caverns. The map is free to everyone. There’s also the addition of ranked play and leaderboards, and a holiday event with themed items such as animated Champion shaders, weapon shaders, decorations on Burial Chamber, and more. Lastly the final new feature is crosshair customisation with 40 options and a colour slider.

Official Press Release

id Software has continued to update and improve Quake Champions throughout Early Access based on the feedback and requests of the player community. This week on Dec. 14, Quake Champions will receive one of its largest updates to date, delivering new content and features including a new Champion, Keel, who returns from Quake 3 Arena and Quake Live; a new arena for Duel and 2v2, Vale of Pnath; Ranked Play and Leaderboards; plus a ton of festive, holiday-themed gear and maps for a limited time.

VIDEO – check out our new comic book-style video introducing Keel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEZLj3RFDio

The December Update will include:

  • NEW CHAMPION – Keel is Back! Quake 3 Arena’s resurrected war machine Keel will join the roster of heroes next week, bringing a Grenade Swarm active ability that allows him launch a barrage of grenades and the Stockpile passive ability, which reduces the cooldown on Grenade Swarm with every ammo box he picks up. Keel will be free for players who own the full Champions Pack and available for purchase using Platinum via the in-game store for everyone else.
  • NEW DUEL MAP – Vale of Pnath – Duel mode’s pure test of skill has ignited competition in Early Access, and next week players will get another arena dedicated to 1v1 and 2v2. Vale of Pnath is a wickedly vertical shrine to the Elder God Ithagnal built atop treacherous acid-filled caverns. This new map is free for all players of the game – get in there and face off with your friends!
  • RANKED PLAY AND LEADERBOARDS – Quake Champions is the most intense FPS competition on any platform, and now Early Access players will be able to take their skills to the next level and easily see where they rank against the best in the world.
  • HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Celebrate the holidays with specially themed items including animated Champion shaders and festive weapons shaders, holiday decorations on Burial Chamber and Corrupted Keep, holiday hat vanities for Champions, and limited edition profile icons and nameplates.
  • CROSSHAIR CUSTOMIZATION – One of the most requested features from the community will go live with the December update, allowing players to choose from 40 different crosshair options and use a slider to select the color of their choice.

Quake Champions is available now in Early Access on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/611500 and via Bethesda.net https://checkout.bethesda.net/store/bethesda/pd/productID.5106755800. Players can jump in immediately by purchasing the Champions Pack, which unlocks all current and future Champions as well as other exclusive in-game bonuses for only £19.99. A free-to-play version of the game will launch in the future.

For additional information, please visit www.Quake.com.

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