Quake Champions Winter Update 2022

Season's greetings, Quakers!

It's the holiday season, and that means a new Quake Champions update with a ho-ho-host of new content—including an all-new map, Crucible!


crucible ls new It is when the souls of the damned are tested and forged beneath the endless pool of night in the cauldron of the ebb and flow, which one discovers their true worth: nothing. Crucible is available for Duel, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Clan Arena modes!


pillar gold 200 Podiums are a new type of vanity item to collect and display beneath your Champion in the Lobby! Players can now access Podiums through a new customization menu in their Profile. (Listed just below the Profile Icon & Nameplate customization.)

Season 17 Content


  • Added Quake 3 Grenade Launcher as WARTHOG 3000 Tri-bolt GALANG
  • Added Quake 4 Grenade Launcher as GALANG Tri-bolt

Champion Updates


  • Reduced speed boost during Adrenaline use from 20% to 10% faster


  • Reduced number of grapple charges from 3 to 2
  • Added an 800ms second cooldown between throwing grapples
  • Added Stockpile passive, picking up ammo grants 10% cooldown
  • Increase damage that can be sustained before breaking the rope from 50 to 100
  • Collision knockback reduced from 100 to 50

B.J. Blazkowicz

  • Increased rate of fire of Dual Wield TB & RL from 1.33x to 1.5x faster.
  • Reduced the size of his upper and lower arm hitboxes


  • Reduced the volume of the first person jump and dodge sound effects

Death Knight

  • Changed to the Flame Dot from 10 dps for 7 seconds to deal 15 dps for 5 seconds

Doom Slayer

  • Allow the Berserk to be cancelled after 2 seconds of activation


  • Reduced turret deploy time from 2 to 1 second
  • Increased turret turn-speed from 180 to 270 degrees per second


  • Reduced number of grenade charges from 5 to 3
  • Increased cooldown between shooting grenades from 400 to 800ms
  • Increased movement speed to match that of a medium
  • Increased the cooldown reduction of the Stockpile passive from 5% to 10%


  • Reduced Ghostwalk telefrag damage from 125 to 100


  • Reduced Dire Orb total telefrag damage from 125 (25 touch + 100 telefrag) to 100 (25 touch + 75 telefrag)


  • Reduced speed boost during Plasma Trail use from 25% to 10% faster


  • Reduced the size of her head, arm, and leg hitboxes


  • Reduced Stroyent healing from 25 to 20 HP

Map Updates


  • Redid all of the map collision, hopefully fixing all Dire Orb and Peeker exploits, and fixing the uncomfortable ramped walls (except in the foggy cooldown tunnel where it's expected)
  • The map has been renamed to its original full name, Vestibule of Exile
  • Simplified ambient soundscape


  • Fixed visibility issue near tribolt ledge
  • Fixed collision of the blood pool archways
  • Fixed staircase collision exiting both ends of the bloodpool hallway

Tempest Shrine

  • Fixed CTF flag placement at Point B

The Dark Zone

  • Fixed players spawning at the same location in the corridor near the heavy armor

Tower of Koth

  • Fixed visibility blocker issues on the other Maw staircase
  • Bot nav updates, trying to resolve the issue of bots looping through the MH teleporter

Vale of Pnath

  • Fixed collision along SG wall

Game Mode Updates

Clan Arena

  • Healing Blood Pools are no longer active in Clan Arena modes

Game Updates

  • Updated Pure Gold bundle to include a new Ranger Pure Gold Profile Icon & Pure Gold Pillar.
  • Updates to Pure Gold textures
  • Fixed Pure Gold & Pure Silver shader icons
  • Improvements to the Nvidia Reflex implementation
  • Optimization pass on weapon end effects
  • Optimization pass on Railgun trail affects
  • Optimization pass on big flame particle affects
  • Updated Flintlock power-up shaders
  • Fixed ranked leaderboard favorite champion, now uses Most Frags in Duel
  • Reverted recent Sorlag acid color changes
  • Fixed a typo in the Death Knight Necrosis outfit torso description
  • Fixed the cause of the UI_BACKEND_ERROR_10004
  • Fixed a crash due to a race condition on start-up
  • Fixed Q2 TB muzzle animations in first and third
  • Fixed Q1 TB muzzle animations in first and third
  • Fixed Q3 RG animation errors

Additional Audio Updates

  • Reduced the volume of the ability ready sound effect

Service Updates

  • Improvements to Microsoft Store entitlement consumption
  • Fixed external invites in the MS Game Pass build
  • Fixed external platinum purchasing in the MS Store