Arcade Modes, New Map and more coming to Quake Champions in September

Quake Champions continues to ramp up with new ways to play with the upcoming September Update! Detailed during the live developer stream at PAX West, the next major update for Quake Champions features special Arcade Modes alongside a host of balance changes, refined features, and even a new map, weapon skin, and Champion to try out later this month!

NOTICE: The September Update is now live! Check out the patch notes to learn more and enjoy the latest version of Quake Champions today.

Arcade Modes

Spice things up with these specialty modes – coming soon in the September Update! Arcade Mode games will be featured in the ‘Play Now’ screen and rotate on a regular basis, adding new and interesting ways to show your stuff in the Arena.

Some examples of game modes you’ll see in Arcade Mode include:

  • Hot Rockets: All Champions spawn with just the Rocket Launcher. Oh, and those Launchers happen to have infinite ammo and TRIPLE DAMAGE.

  • Mystery Champion: Start with a random Champion and spawn as a different one each time you’re fragged. The best part? You can spawn as Champions you haven’t unlocked yet!

  • Team Instagib: The one-hit-to-frag classic, now with support for two teams of four!

  • Unholy Trinity: Weapon pickups no longer appear on the map. However, you spawn with Quake’s trifecta of iconic weapons – the Rocket Launcher, the Railgun and the Lightning Gun!

New Map – Longest Yard

What the best way to enjoy new gameplay modes? Why, with a new place to play them!

QC Longest Yard in-body

Longest Yard joins the Quake Champions rotation of maps with the September Update. Test your Rocket Jumping skills along precarious floating platforms suspended above an endless, spiraling abyss inspired by the elder god Volkerh!

New Weapon Skin and Features

We’re bringing a classic weapon skin to Quake Champions. You may already be familiar with this beauty from Quake II but allow us the pleasure of (re)introducing the new Super Shotgun skin: Trespasser!

QC Trespasser in-body

The September update will also add support for Bot Backfill in matches, helping ensure that each match has a full roster of players to frag. Speaking of full rosters, this update will also include Party support for all game modes. That means that your four-stack of friends won’t have to leave the Party to play free-for-all modes like Instagib – perfect for you social Quakers out there!

New Champion: Athena – Coming Soon to PTS!

Saving the best for last, a new Champion swings her way into the Arena! A familiar face from Quake’s past, Athena is the next playable combatant in Quake Champions.

QC Athena in-body

Utilizing her trusty Grappling Hook, Athena can traverse the Dreamlands’ intimidating spires and vantage points with ease. Not only does the Hook grant considerable verticality and movement, but also a convenient getaway for Athena whenever a fight just isn’t going her way.

Athena will be available to try out as part of the Public Test Server in mid-September, with plans to debut in the main game later on. For the September Update and more, stay tuned to Quake via Twitter and to learn when the latest content hits the Arena!