Quake Champions

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  1. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    Well lets see. It has both passive and active unique abilities for all characters, rune challenges that are to be found and completed to offer awards to the player increasing re-playability, lore scrolls to be unlocked revealing story and offering awards to the player, and as you mentioned, loot boxes (bag, chest, reliquary) offering rewards. Then there's unique, character specific vanity add-ons to customize cosmetics to players liking, weapon mods (not just skins or colors) that completely change the stock weapon to a different version. Ie: nail gun to plasma rifle, rocket launcher to center positioned Quake rocket launcher.
     
  2. BigBlockTowncar

    BigBlockTowncar Ancient Guru

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    So, if you download this now, it is free and you can play it until June 25. Then, if you pay $30, you can continue playing during early-access.....however, when the game is released, you can continue playing the free version that you downloaded forever?

    I could never get this to run on my old system, I might try it again.
     
  3. ShadowDuke

    ShadowDuke Ancient Guru

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    No, you can keep it forever, hence play not only until June 25. ;) They just extended the period for the game to get free.
     
  4. Damien_Azreal

    Damien_Azreal Ancient Guru

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    So long as you don't uninstall it.
    It will stay available to you as long as you keep it installed.
     

  5. ShadowDuke

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    What? Steam is tied to subscriptions and not an installation..
     
  6. Damien_Azreal

    Damien_Azreal Ancient Guru

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    Because the game isn't actually "released" yet.
    It's still counting as an Early Access title, and this is still just the same as a "free weekend".

    Where it's not counted as you owning the game, you are just partaking in a free time trial to play the game. And, that trial ends when you uninstall the game.
    So, once the free period ends, if you keep it installed... you can continue playing.
    But, if you uninstall it after the free period ends, you either have to purchase it or wait for it to leave Early Access and actually go free to play.

    It's... kind of a stupid/odd way to handle it.
     
  7. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Just tried it out earlier and it's got a great feel to it, just like Quake 3. Throw in the fancy graphics and it's a lot of fun. Played a couple matches with fraps running at 1080p/Ultra settings and it hangs out in the 70-100fps range. My old 8350 is still hanging in there.
     
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  8. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    My girlfriend's 9590 is running strong(and hot lol) still! Although haven't tried Quake Champions on her rig yet.
     
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    Anyone else have problem with sound crackling when there's a lot happening near you?

    That's super odd :eek: I'm glad I got the game when it only cost 4.99€ (only got Scalebearer, Ranger and BJ, cause I own Wolfie2).
     
  10. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Because the game has challenges and new skins for characters makes this not an arena shooter? That doesn't make sense at all. Don't buy any of them or ignore all the challenges and you basically have Quake 3.

    The weapon mods are basically just a reskin too. It's the same weapon. Simply changing the position of where the rocket launcher is on the screen doesn't make it a different weapon.

    The only "new" feature added in this game is active abilities. Other than that it's a pretty standard arena shooter.
     

  11. UnrealGaming

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    Active abilities, different stats, huge difference in hit boxes between characters. Its something in-between a hero shooter and a classic arena shooter.
     
  12. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Hehe, I hear ya. For a free game it's great and a lot of fun, and brings back some nostalgia. I'm only level 7 and this is my best game so far.

    [​IMG]

    I had 26 frags and the leader had 32, not too bad.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    You don't see too many people running BJ, that's usually my main with Doom Slayer and Strogg and Peeker(Sensing a pattern here folks?)
     
  14. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Are you sure?

    I have Quake Champions installed on my main pc that I got for free, and then I installed Steam on my crappy laptop and Quake Champions still shows up on my games list even though it's not installed on my laptop.

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    I think what you are referring too is what they are doing with the giveaway for the game Cuisine Royale, where you get the game for free but if you uninstall it the game is removed from your games list.

    Something you can do for these types of games is to save the appmanifest file located in steamapps folder, for example the appmanifest number for Cuisine Royale is 884660.

    If you keep the appmanifest file, then you can keep the game.

    *edit*

    You can look up appmanifest numbers "App ID" here

    https://steamdb.info/apps/
     
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  15. Damien_Azreal

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    The hell is Cuisine Royale? This is honestly the first time I've ever heard about the game.

    But, no, I was going by what was said at E3 when the free week was first announced. That it was free for the week, and so long as you kept it installed... you could keep it. But, if you uninstalled it... you'd loose it.
    But, they may have changed that after... or when they extended the free to play period.

    I really don't care, I didn't install it... and I won't.
    For me, Quake is a single player experience and consists of three games. Quake 1, 2 and 4. :)
     

  16. KissSh0t

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    I was just using Cuisine Royale as an example of a recent game that functions in the way you described.

    Quake 3 was super awesome! I used to go over to a friends house and we would connect his fathers pc up with his own pc and then we would play deathmatch against bots all day, that was super fun.
     
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    After Quake 2 I was incredibly irritated that Quake 3 was a MP focused title with no campaign.
    I own it, but, really only to complete the series.

    Quake 4 made me very happy as it's main focus was on the single player, and after the awesome reboots of Wolfenstien and DOOM... I was hoping when Bethesda teased a new Quake, they'd be kind of rebirthing the series with the same awesome for a new campaign. Only for it to basically be... Q3A + hero abilities...
     
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    I hope they focus on the following technical aspects in the next patch:
    ¤ Reduce loading times (even on an SSD it takes a long time to load the game the first time)
    ¤ Reduce fps drops when medals are displayed
    ¤ Fix crackling/missing audio during heavy combat
     
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    Loving this game. Anyone who wants to join us, hit me up on Steam/Beth.net: Gregs2k2 :)
     
  20. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Just received a 3GB update, copy pasta the change log.

    Features
    - Purchasable Rename Token
    - Updated Champion & Weapon Balance Changes
    - UI Tutorial Expanded (this helps players get acquainted within the various menu screens)
    - Game performance health icons added to options (beta)
    - Gated access to Ranked playlists until player reaches level 10


    Content
    - New Map: The Molten Falls – In this new Goroth Map from the Dimension of the Doomed, experience gripping encounters in an open map with more verticality, great lines of sight, wider halls & tons of opportunities to best your opponents – Available in all Ranked/Unranked modes with the exception of Sacrifice

    Fixes
    Champions
    - Fixed an issue where Peeker (Strogg's Drone) didn't highlight Galena's Unholy Totems while marking foes for your team
    - Fixed an issue so Galena’s Unholy Totems no longer float in mid-air outside of the playable area
    - Fixed an issue in Peeker's ability, where teammates would see Red shading instead of Blue
    - Fixed an issue where enemy Keel grenades were not differentiated from friendly ones
    - Fixed an issue when Slash used her ability just before death, the VFX of trail would be missing but it would still damage an enemy
    - Fixed an issue where Strogg could become stuck crouching in 3rd person if Peeker was destroyed too quickly
    - Fixed an issue where Peeker was not consistently destroyed by exiting Ghostwalk ability with Nyx
    - Fixed an issue where Galena's Unholy Totem ability could become stuck in air if it hit a player while they were moving
    - Fixed an issue where Galena's Unholy Totems didn't do damage when the max amount (three) were active


    Spectator
    - Fixed Various Spectator crashes
    - Fixed an issue where Spectators saw an outline on dead enemies
    - Fixed an issue where Spectators could miss the Post-match podium, if switching between players quickly
    - Fixed an issue where Spectator Camera may attempt to spectate two players at once during warmup
    - Fixed an issue where Spectators sometimes wouldn’t see the projectiles from the Plasmagun
    - Fixed an issue where Spectators might see Champion models in 3rd person view
    - Fixed an issue where Spectators might not see Player Icons during Warmup
    - Fixed an issue where Auto-Follow modes were not functioning for Spectators
    - Fixed an issue where the Scalebearer Bullrush SFX would improperly persist for Spectators
    - Support of HP/AP for Spectating integrated


    Bots
    - Fixed an issue where Slash was unable to be killed by bots with Railguns
    - Fixed various navigation issues in various maps where Bots could get stuck


    UI
    - Fixed an issue where Scoreboard couldn’t be opened on death screen in Basic Training
    - Fixed an issue where on welcome screen Ranked Matches count showed Unranked Matches count instead
    - Fixed an issue where hovering over Medals did not display description
    - Fixed an issue where 'Medals' inscription on Duel Scoreboard was hidden if there were no Medals
    - Fixed an issue where after the player retrieved their Daily Reward the colorful outline around the reward would switch to the next day’s reward before the animation was complete
    - Fixed an issue where the 'Accuracy' Medal wasn't given to the most accurate player
    - Fixed an issue where the 'Back to Lobby' button was missing for Duel matches
    - Fixed an issue where Basic Training pickup description hints passed too quickly
    - Fixed an issue in Ranked TDM where the Post-match podiums had incorrect nameplate placement
    - Integrated filters on profile screen for 'Game Type' in Statistics section
    - Added shiny "Q" logo on lootboxes
    - Added “COMPILING SHADERS” message on Customization loading screen
    - Added a notification about using Ranger’s Dire Orb ability for teleporting during Basic Training & removed the Slipgate from that room
    - Removed the two blank MOTD panels on the Welcome Screen
    - Fixed an issue where Strogg Medals appeared for all individual Champion Medals
    - Added notifications for when a user tries to perform a purchase with disabled overlay
    - Added onscreen effect on Peeker’s camera before death


    Store
    - Items not for sale can no longer be added to the shopping cart (e.g. Plasmagun)
    - Fixed an issue where User was able to purchase One Time Purchase items multiple times
    - Fixed some lootbox presentation issues


    Tech
    - 5.1/7.1/HRTF options temporarily disabled due to technical issues
    - Forced Gore option to ‘__ON__’ by Default
    - AFK timer functionality updated to work more effectively
    - Glitch sound effects and white noise before Peeker’s death added
    - Fixed an issue where Player might not be transferred to lobby if they navigate to profile screen when Duel Match begins
    - Fixed various crashes
    - Possible crash when ending a duel
    - Fixed various issues with Free Cam
    - Fixed an issue where Killercam followed one gib piece of a killed enemy
    - Fixed various issues with Champion outline colors presenting the wrong color
    - Fixed an issue where Player could not complete Basic Training after using ‘Respawn’ option
    - Fixed an issue where Players could Respawn under the floor
    - Fixed an issue where entering invalid credentials when linking Steam with a previous Quake account closed the game


    Misc
    - Fixed an issue where sending a private message wouldn't switch off DnD (Do not Disturb) mode
    - Fixed an issue where Sorlag Mastery Runes were not tracking towards completion
    - Fixed an issue where Hosts were able to select and start a Sacrifice Match on Corrupted Keep in a custom game (map not supported)
    - Fixed the time it takes to capture a Soul from an Obelisk in Sacrifice back to its original 3 seconds


    Changes

    Maps
    - Added *The Molten Falls* in all Ranked/Unranked modes with the exception of Sacrifice in Custom Game
    - Added *Tempest Shrine* to available map list for Duel in Custom Game only

    Weapon Balance Changes

    Super Shotgun
    - Cooldown 1000 to 1050 ms


    Lightning Gun
    - Radius 0.12 to 0.13 m
    - Cooldown 58 to 55 ms


    Tri-bolt
    - Projectile Speed 2000 to 1600 ups
    - timeToExplodeSec 0.5 to 0.6 sec

    Champion Balance Changes

    Anarki
    - Extra points decay rate 0.33 to 0.5


    Clutch
    - Shield Hide Time (amount of time the shield is hidden after firing) 1.0 to 0.7 sec
    - Scale 1.2 to 1.175x (Champion model & hitbox size)
    - Cooldown 40 to 35 sec
    - Drill distance 800 to 2000 ups
    - Drill radius 0.16 to 0.17


    Galena
    - Cooldown 30 to 35 sec
    - Unholy Totem Health 50 to 25 hp (to destroy totem, not its healing effect)


    Nyx
    - Cooldown 45 to 40 sec


    Slash
    - Scale 1.05 to 1.0x (Champion model & hitbox size)
    - Plasmatrail speedBoost 0.2 to 0.25x
    - MaxSpeed 620 to 720 ups

    Sorlag
    - MaxSpeed 680 to 720 ups
    - Cooldown 40 to 35 sec
    - BunnyHop maxHelpSpeed 400 to 500 ups
    - CircleStrafeFriction 14 to 12


    Strogg & Peeker
    - Cooldown 40 to 35 sec
    - Duration 40 to 45 sec
    - Drone Health 80 to 90 hp
    - Drone Shot Damage 10 to 20
    - Drone Shot Cooldown 100 to 110 ms


    Visor
    - Cooldown 45 to 50 sec

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