iD/Bethesda is running QuakeCon giveaway for Quake Champions, you can get all currently available champions for free, all you have to do is complete one match during the time of QuakeCon (August 7-9, 2020).

Game is in pretty good state right now, unlike on launch, with option to play against bots with progressive difficulty (for those who don't enjoy multiplayer games) in multiple classic arenaFPS game modes.

Game is F2P on Steam or Bethesda launcher (Bethesda launcher is not required for Steam version).
Download size is approx. 25GB / 29GB disk space required.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/611500/Quake_Champions/

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1 month ago*

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Got tempted, then remembered why I dropped it years ago - I hopelessly suck at games like this, having more champions won't make me aim better, react quicker or learn maps faster. But yeah, for what it is, it's really good, if it's your kind of game you should use this opportunity to give it a try.

1 month ago
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People still play this? I remember trying it a couple years back and was bored by it. Also my computer can't run it that well.

1 month ago
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Yep, just played an online match and every champion was permanently unlocked. Cool thing is they are already unlocked before playing, just not permanently. So you can choose whichever one you like for the first match. It's a fun game. Although the loading screens and search times to find a match were a little excessive. And even though I had about 13 ping, sometimes I would rubber band around for no apparent reason. Still, it's alright.

1 month ago
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You can choose your data centers, it's the globe icon in the lower right corner on main menu. You can drop the one lagging and maybe pick some more to rise the matchmaking pool. It's quite high latency tolerant, as last Quake Pro League was played online due to Covid, and even US vs EU matches looked playable.

1 month ago
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Nice, but its so easy to unlock champions now, well last time I played...like 10 gems / shards. Already unlocked them all
Still a great game

1 month ago*
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That's nice, I thought it still as grindy as it used to be. If it's in platinum currency then it should save some time anyway, as it's harder to get platinum now.

1 month ago
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Really? I used to play 2 years ago and you could only unlock them with those coins. Took me months to unlock 2 or 3 heroes.

1 month ago
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Yea, think it used to be 250K favor but they changed that. You can even get about 7 shards every week just logging in, minus shards from the free battle pass.
The only thing that's difficult now IMO is getting cosmetics...hard to earn since they removed favor and lootboxes are rare.

1 month ago
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the only FPS that requires actual skill and aim. Thanks a lot for sharing!

1 month ago
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"Download size is approx. 25GB / 29GB", lol

1 month ago
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Have you missed the "29GB disk space required" part or what's your point?

1 month ago
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tried myself. for anyone wondering: worth the time.
the game is fun and you may visit it later for some quick matches.

1 month ago
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Thanks for the heads-up my dude. Appreciate it.

1 month ago
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I'm on to it. Thank you, OP

edit: I can confirm it works. I just completed a bot match and I got all characters unlocked

1 month ago*
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Meh, it will take me 2-3 days of downloading

1 month ago
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I guess that means they're planning to shut down the servers soon

1 month ago
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It's pocket change for Bethesda to run those, and there should be at least one more season of QPL tournament next year.

1 month ago
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Years have past since release and game is still registering hits on client side... Not gonna waste 30gb on my hard drive for that.

1 month ago
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28GB? I'll never play this probably so I'll pass

1 month ago
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probably not the first time, i went back a few months ago and for whatever reason they gave me enough shards to unlock every character in the game.

1 month ago
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Can anyone even find games? My game takes forever to find any

1 month ago
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Tick all possible online game modes, you will have more probabilities that way (tick each game mode's box).

1 month ago
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Enjoyed playing it when it was new. Just like the Quake 3 experience. However, when only the hardcore playerbase stayed, the fun left with the newbies. Don't have the time to gitgud anymore...

1 month ago
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Download size is approx. 25GB / 29GB disk space required.

Uuuuuuuggggggh. Guess I'll be spending my free time for the rest of the day figuring out what I can uninstall..

1 month ago
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Just gave it a try. Pretty baller if you're used to arena shooters.Thumbs up in my book.

1 month ago
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Too bad, I can't finish download that big files in 3 days.

1 month ago
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Ended?

1 month ago
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in 5 hours

1 month ago
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Aww....!'m too late...bu thx

1 month ago
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i have payed 30 euros when it came out for all the champions, now i got nothing like equivalent worth in shards or anything :/

1 month ago
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If you owned all or some champions and played during this promotion, you would've received some shards for duplicates.

1 month ago
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yeah i thought so... but i didn't end up getting anything. whatever, i don't play this game anymore

1 month ago
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I tried it to get the champions, played a few rounds.
I still like arena shooters, and I still suck at them :)

What bugs me though, is that a game that

  • has been out fro three years,
  • has micro-transactions,
  • has been regularly updated
  • has been in HB Monthly
  • has switched from retail to F2P over its lifetime

is still marked as Early Access on steam!!

1 month ago
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Yeah, but that's like common problem on Steam in general.

1 month ago
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Started it for the first time, could not get into options menu since I had to start a Team Deathmatch as introducion and the game crashed right after finishing the match requesting to fill a crash report -.-

For the first experience... It set all settings to low and reduced resolution to 45%....on 3444x1440... that felt visually worse than playing Delta Force 1 from 1998. Could not get into any other match afterwards, but I got the option to buy a 2 day haste potion for some kind of real money currency... oh and I got some very very legendary stuff out of some loot boxes.

Very solid presentation... at least that explains why it's named free 2 play and not fun 2 play

1 month ago
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можешь с ботами создать свой матч и пройти в чём проблема?

1 month ago
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Why would I want to join a bot game in a pvp game?

1 month ago
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It forced you back into tutorial that was crashing again? Or what do you mean by not being able to get into other match afterwards?

1 month ago
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No, that was just the first time starting the game. Just got the click tutorial how to start a match, where I had to start it, without being able to do anything aside, not even config anything. That was only possible after the crash and restart. I simply wanted to play another round vs other player with adjusted settings, but always got thrown out due a time limit reached for finding a match. Tried a few times but no chance to join anything. Took a look at the rest and... well, does not seem to be worth any more effort tbh.

1 month ago
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honestly forgot about that. I too hate when games do that forced tutorial bs
"time limit reached"
oh yeah, back when i used to play this, it was so much worse. I was playing agaisnt a friend in the same country and it still took ages to start a match.
It looks better now.

1 month ago
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