QuakeCon Set To Celebrate the “Year of Doom” This July

Like clockwork, Bethesda’s QuakeCon event will once again return to Texas. This year, it’ll be all about celebrating the legacy of the Doom franchise.

The company revealed today that tickets are set to go on sale for this year’s Quakecon starting on April 11 at 10:00 AM EDT, over on the official QuakeCon page. Furthermore, it’ll serve as the home of the hit first-person demon-crushing series, just in time to celebrate its newest arrival, Doom Eternal.

However, there was an interesting note with registration. “This year, the registration process will be slightly different from years past- BYOC players will not choose a seat when they register.” Seat selection is set to take place at a later date, “which will be announced soon.” Hopefully we’ll see an option where clans can still sit together if they see fit.

There’s no word to what capacity that Doom Eternal will be at the event. However, considering its massive reveal from last year’s event, there’s no question it’ll be there somehow. Maybe we’ll even get a release date at that point, if not a month before during Bethesda’s E3 presentation. Fingers crossed.

The event will also be home to the returning BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) room, along with exclusive panels, hands-on with forthcoming Bethesda games (including Wolfenstein: Youngblood) and the return of the comedians at Master Pancake Theater. (Last year, they tore apart Mortal Kombat– so we can’t wait to see what they do next!) Expect lots of esports competition and parties as well.

The event will take place from July 25-28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, TX, and will be free for general attendees and open to the public. However, you do have to register to get a BYOC seat, so keep that in mind.

More details about the event can be found here. We’ll see you there!

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QuakeCon 2018: ESO Trailers, Quake Champions Free to Play, and Doom Eternal Invasions

The reveals for QuakeCon 2018 were fast and thick this year with a number of reveals for Bethesda’s lineup of games. Of specific interest to those in the multiplayer sphere is word of the new Doom Eternal’s multiplayer component; trailers for the latest ESO DLC packs; and the reveal of Quake Champions going fully free to play.

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First thing’s first: Quake Champions has decided to drop the free trial thing and is now free to play, though with some important restrictions; free players will have access to one Champion and standard matchmaking, with the option to buy individual Champions for real-world money. Alternatively, there’s two packs that unlock more options. Quake Champions has also unleashed its latest character, the Death Knight.

Next up is The Elder Scrolls Online, which has offered up two new trailers for the MMO’s Wolfhunter and Murkmire DLCs. In addition, it was announced via Twitter that subscribers will be getting 1650 Crowns per month and access to exclusive Crown Store offers once Murkmire releases. You can watch the trailer for Wolfhunter here and the Murkmire trailer here.

Finally, Doom Eternal, the sequel to the popular 2016 Doom reboot, is getting a taste of multiplayer in the form of Invasions, which will let players take control of demons and attack other people’s campaigns. More information on this is expected to come later, but the devs have said in the livestream that there are options that will allow players to turn the feature off if they wish.

Our Thoughts

That was a pretty loaded QuakeCon! We are extremely curious to know more about the new ESO DLCs and passing curious about Doom Eternal’s Invasion mechanic, but we are a bit let down by the limitations on Quake Champions’ free to play scheme. Hopefully they’ll open those taps up a bit more.

Sources: IGN, Twitter, Kotaku

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