id Software’s incredible multiplayer fragfest, Quake Champions enters Early Access. Since the games only supporting Windows on Steam, the Linux demand is high. Hence the Steam Discussions requesting Linux support. Since the games brings a host of new content, including new map and features. Along with a special new Champion, the mighty DOOM Slayer from DOOM. While Doom 2016 is playable via Wine with Vulkan support. A similar demand is expected for the current Early Access release.
So players who want to jump in and frag fest should know a couple of things. Doom 2016 development uses id Tech 6 while Quake Champions uses a hybrid engine. Which seems to use part of id Tech 6 but not the full engine as Doom 2016 does. Not that I can get into any serious detail. Yet this means that a native Linux port could be more of a task. Meaning id Software would have their hands full porting the game. Since there are no developer comments at the time of writing.
id Software Talks Early Access for Quake Champions
Quake Champions Features
- The Next Great Quake Multiplayer Game
Quake’s signature rocket jumping, skill-based competition, and incredible speed remains intact, providing veterans with a welcome return and new players a fresh way to showcase their multiplayer skills.
- Incredible, Diverse Champions
Quake Champions introduces a roster of elite Champions, each equipped with unique attributes and abilities that are additive to Quake’s established gameplay. Champion skills offer a great variety to fit your play style.
- Uncompromising Weapons, Ready for Battle
Quake’s devastating arsenal of flesh-chewing weaponry, including fan-favorites like the thunderous Rocket Launcher, electrifying Lightning Gun, and snipe-tastic Railgun are back alongside new additions for you to master.
- Intense Game Modes
Established and beloved game modes return, including the gib-filled fragfests of Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch and the competitive fury of 1v1 Duel mode, while a new team-based mode, Sacrifice, joins the fray.
Quake Champions’ free-to-play version will launch at a later date. However, players who previously redeemed a Closed Beta key will be able to continue playing. Since Quake Champions will be in free-to-play mode, only via Bethesda.net. These players will play on the same servers as Champions Pack owners. And have the option of upgrading to the Champions Pack. Or buying additional Champions at any time. Players new to Quake Champions will need to either buy the Champions Pack. Or wait until free-to-play mode launches out of Early Access, at a later date.
Quake Champions players to gain global dominance will be able to buy the Champions Pack via Steam. Which will unlock all of the games current and future Champions. As well as other exclusive in-game bonuses for $29.99 USD. discounted from the final retail price of £29.99.