Quake Champions is moving from the closed beta into Early Access. The paid Early Access will require players to buy the Champions Pack first; or else they will have to wait until the actual release date to join in the game.
As an extra incentive for Early Access, Bethesda is knocking 25 percent off the price of the Champions Pack. Selling it for $29.99 (about RM129) instead of the usual $39.99 (about RM172). On the other hand, those who have had access to the game since the closed beta will be able to continue playing the game for free. Albeit only through Besthesda.net.
The game is set to be a free to play title when it launches, with people paying real money for additional champions and maps. The Early Access simply forces people to start buying something in order to play the game early. Which is something that free to play developers have been experimenting with.
Quake Champions takes the traditional Quake Deathmatch formula and introduces modern shooter ideas. Each Champion is unique with their own health stats and special abilities. It’s not quite the Quake that you remember; but Bethesda is hoping that the updated gameplay will introduce the game to a new generation of players.