New Quake Champions Gameplay Trailer Shows Off The Agile And Lethal Character Nyx

This new video shines a light on Nyx.


Right on schedule, Bethesda today released a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming PC shooter Quake Champions. This new video spotlights the character Nyx, a fast-moving, agile character who can wall-run, and sneak around with her ghost-walking ability that makes her temporarily invisible and invincible.

Bethesda also shared an official character profile for Nyx, who is a "Fathom Agent." You can see a rundown of her abilities and statistics below, with descriptions written by Bethesda.

This Quake Champions video follows a new gameplay video that Bethesda released yesterday. Another one, focusing on the Blood Covenant map, will be published tomorrow.

If you're attending PAX East this weekend in Boston, you can play the game--including Nyx--at Bethesda's booth on the show floor. A closed beta is coming up later--here's how to sign up.

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.


Starting Statistics:

  • Starting Health: 100
  • Starting Armor: 75
  • ·Speed: 270

Active Ability -- Ghost Walk: using the Ghost Walk Active Ability moves Nyx into another dimension, instantly making her invisible and immune to damage. Players can use this ability to escape tough battles, maneuver unseen behind unsuspecting enemies, or even avoid damage from incoming projectiles. Re-materializing in the same spot as an enemy will result in an instant Ability Kill.

Passive Ability -- Wall Jump: Nyx's Passive Ability extends her mobility by allowing her to jump twice--once off the floor and another time off of a nearby wall. Wall Jump can help players traverse wide distances between heights or gain the upper hand in a showdown with foes by creating more space to aim and frag.

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