New Quake Champions Gameplay Trailer Arrives, Closed Beta Sign-Ups Open

The new trailer shows off the shooter's frenetic gameplay.


id Software hasn't said much about its upcoming PC shooter Quake Champions in recent weeks and months. But that changes today, as the studio released a new gameplay trailer (above) and announced that sign-ups are now open for the upcoming closed beta.

To sign up, all you have to do is provide your email address here and confirm that you are at least 18 years old. The Quake Champions closed beta is set to begin "in the coming weeks."

In other news, id Software said it will release a new gameplay video for the character Nyx on Wednesday, March 8, with another video for the Blood Covenant map to follow on March 9.

If you're attending PAX East this weekend in Boston, you can play the game at Bethesda's booth.

The full release of Quake Champions is scheduled for later in 2017. As of August 2016, id Software had not yet decided if it would be a free-to-play or paid game.

Quake Champions is only coming to PC for its initial launch. However, console versions are not out of the question. It runs at 120Hz with unlocked frame rates, and id Software is aiming to get it working on a wide range of computer specs.

"We want to make sure that we have as many people as we possibly can," id boss Tim Willits said previously. "You'll be able to turn down your specs and get a decent game at lower-end. But we want to shine on good systems."

For more on the series, be sure to check out GameSpot's feature, The History of Quake.

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