Quake Champions has been in beta for a few months now, but next week it'll finally be around at a firmer, more stable capacity. Quake Champions will be released on through Steam and the Bethesda.net launcher starting on August 22 on Early Access. The Early Access title will cost $29.99.
I can hear you now, you're saying, "Hey, I thought Quake Champions was supposed to be a free-to-play game." Right you are. Quake Champions' free-to-play edition will launch sometime in the future. In the meantime, much like the recent hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Quake Champions will live in the ever-changing land of Early Access, where changes will be made, things will be added, and more will spruce up players' experiences. But $29.99 won't just get players the game alone, they get extra goodies too.
The $29.99 is technically the "Champions' Pack," which includes all the game's current and future characters, an Early Access-exclusive skin for a character, and three loot crates. At the game's full launch, the "Champions' Pack" will bump up 25 percent and cost $39.99. So if you want the extra goodies in addition to the game's eventual base free-to-play model, it might be best to go in soon.
At the Early Access launch soon, 11 characters will be playable at the start: Anarki, BJ Blazkowicz (of Wolfenstein fame), Clutch, Galena, Nyx, Ranger, Scalebearer, Slash, Sorlag, Visor, and last but definitely not least, the Doom Slayer. The post-beta launch will also include two new maps, a lore system of collectible items that eventually unlock rare skins for champions, improved customization, in-game voice chat, and better tutorials for the new players.