Bethesda announces the launch of a
March update for Quake
Champions, bringing new cosmetics to id Software's Early Access multiplayer
shooter along with three new gameplay modes. The new modes are Instagib, Ranked
2v2, and No Abilities mode, which just relies on shooting. They also announce
plans to launch a new Scalebearer Pack at 1:00 pm EDT tomorrow, which will offer a way to get started with the game
and two starter champions for
just $4.99. This trailer
celebrates all the news, and here are the details:
Available for $4.99, the Scalebearer Pack offers players instant, early access
to the game along with two starter Champions, Vanity items, cosmetics and more.
The pack also includes a three-day rental of all Champions so players can
try-before they buy. The Scalebearer Pack will be available tomorrow, March 16,
at 1:00 pm eastern via Steam and Bethesda.net, and includes:
Instant access to Quake Champions
Two permanently-unlocked Champions: Scalebearer
Ranger’s “Spoils of War” vanity sword and helmet
Three Ranger armor shaders
MARCH UPDATE DETAILS:
INSTAGIB – The fast-moving, gib-tastic
classic hits Quake Champions, introducing a fun, fast and casual game where
every shot is a one-hit kill. Players will start each match with the only
weapons available – the Rail Gun and the Gauntlet -- and there are no
weapon, health, armor, or powerup pickups. Champions still have active and
passive abilities, so one-shot grenades from Keel and insta-kill totems from
Galena add to the flesh-chewing madness.
2v2 TDM RANKED MODE – It’s like Duel mode,
but it’s 2v2. Players can team-up with a buddy and face off against other
dynamic duos from around the world, strategizing Champion and Ability
combinations that will push them to the top of the global leaderboard.
SPRING COSMETICS – We’ve had enough snow
and we’re ready for Spring. Quake Champions’ new Spring cosmetics lets
players outfit Champions and weapons in a colorful collection of happy
pastels and floral patterns. Spring-themed profile icons, name plates, and
festive headwear, including a unicorn hat, bird’s nest, and more, round-out
our Spring Collection. Go get yourself some pinks and purples and make some
NO ABILITIES MODE – Party like it’s 1999,
Quake Dads. Quake Champions can now go old school with the option to turn
off active Champion abilities via custom games.
The skins aren't for a 'family audience', people in general like interesting looking cosmetic skins. I checked out the game when it was in beta, and the only skins they had were basically palette swaps. That's insane for a F2P game; the revenue stream lives off of well done cosmetics.
Not that it matters really- the game is dead before it even launches. Interest is non-existent. I guess Quake just always has to compete with Unreal engine games- Lawbreakers was DOA and they just have to follow suit.