Quake Champions Set To Launch Open Beta This Week

by Robert Workman


For about the past month, select players have been able to try out Bethesda’s Quake Champions, with a private play test to give the game’s multiplayer servers a run-through. But for those that are looking to get in on the action, you won’t have to wait too much longer.

The publisher has announced today that it’s looking to launch a Large Scale Tech Test, or open beta in technical terms, by the end of this week. It will enable players to play the game from May 12th through the 21st with no limits.

What’s more, the sign-up process should be rather painless. Those that want to take part can simply head over to the Quake website and sign up. That’s it. All those should be accepted right away, without the need for a redemption code. More specific details in terms of what you need in order to jump in should be revealed later this week, but it appears to be a rather painless process.

With the test, players will be able to stream to their heart’s content. The previous beta test had been under embargo, but once the Large Scale Tech Test goes live, players are encouraged to stream, capture and play to their heart’s content, talking about the game however much they please. This should help provide a social push for the game before its eventual release – something that certainly doesn’t hurt considering the history of the franchise.

Bethesda has also confirmed that a new mode will be introduced during the Tech Test, in the form of Sacrifice. In this mode, players will take each other on in 4v4, team-based action, selecting from a number of Champions as they attempt to dominate the competition. Other modes will be introduced as well, but it never hurts to give them all a try, just to see what the game has to offer.

You’ve basically got about a week and a half to give this game a trial run, so soup up your PC and give it a shot. Chances are you’re really going to like the multiplayer action this game has to offer.

Quake Champions will release later this year for PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.