Quake Champions trailer shows off Blood Covenant arena, new champion Nyx

By Sherif Saed
10 March 2017 13:07 GMT

Quake Champions is back in the limelight with a look at one of its reimagined maps, and new hero Nyx.

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Bethesda have revealed a bunch of new Quake Champions details, ahead of the game’s showing at PAX East this weekend, and the planned closed beta.

Quake Champions, in case you don’t remember, was pitched at E3 2016 as a fast-paced, PC shooter with a modern take on the classic Quake formula that features unique heroes.

Bethesda promised to reveal a few of the game’s heroes from now until the closed beta. Starting with Nyx, which you can see in the trailer above. Nyx is an agile champion that relies on her Ghost Walk ability to move between dimensions. This makes her invisible and immune to damage, and the ability can be used both defensively and offensively.

Nyx’s passive ability is Wall Jump, which is self explanatory. Nyx starts with 100HP, 75 armour, and a speed value of 270.

We also get our first look at Blood Covenant, one of the game’s arenas. Blood Covenant is based on The Camping Grounds (Q3DM6) from Quake 3 Arena. Some of Camping Grounds’ classic sections are intact, including the long jump pad that leads to the rocket launcher, the Quad Damage spawn, and the Railgun ledge.

You can see more of Blood Covenant in the video below. We’ve also included screenshots of Nyx and Blood Covenant for your viewing pleasure.

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Quake Champions is due for release this year, but a release date has not yet been announced. In case you missed it, closed beta registration is still open on the official site, where you’ll also find a breakdown of the new champions and maps as they’re revealed.

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