Doom Eternal will probably be the highlight of the upcoming QuakeCon for many fans, though it’s just one of the major events that Bethesda has planned.
Quaking for Doom
I’m more than a little pumped for Doom Eternal. So much so in fact, that I’m actually excited for QuakeCon, which is a show that I usually all but ignore. Bethesda’s premier event will be one that I’ll be watching intently this year though, thanks to iD’s hellhound sequel. Not that that’s the only game that’ll be on hand for fans to catch up with.
Fallout 76 will also have a huge presence at the Con, and Bethesda has a while slate planned for fans to watch. If you’re intent on going in person, you’ll be happy to know that tickets are still available. You can grab some here.
Either way though, here’s what the “major” lineup of events looks like right now:
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS, FEATURING THE REVEAL OF DOOM ETERNAL
Friday, August 10th @ 11am CT – QuakeCon’s Keynote Address returns, with updates planned for Quake Champions, RAGE 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, and, of course, the savage gameplay reveal of DOOM Eternal with Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin from id Software. Fans who can’t make it – and you really should! – can watch the keynote live online at https://www.twitch.tv/bethesda
- FALLOUT 76 PANEL AND FAN Q&A
Saturday, August 11 @ 11am CT – Todd Howard and others from Bethesda Game Studios will take fans through a deeper dive into the character system and Perks coming in Fallout 76, followed by a Q&A with the team to address fans’ most pressing questions. Can’t make it? That’s a mistake… but you can still watch online at https://mixer.com/bethesda or https://www.twitch.tv/bethesda
- AMAZING ESPORTS TOURNAMENTS
Thursday, August 9 – Friday, August 10 – The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series qualifiers are underway and set to culminate with two days of competition and finals at QuakeCon. Sixteen of the bestLegends players in the world will convene at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center to battle for their share of a $50,000 prize pool. The entire tournament can be watched online at https://www.twitch.tv/
- Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12 – The next Major event for Quake Champions will take place at QuakeCon 2018. The QuakeCon Open will bring some of the best esports players in the world to battle it out in 2v2 for their share of a $175,000 prize pool. And, as a bonus – players from the top eight 2v2 teams will move on to compete solo in a 1v1, winner-take-all Duel showdown for a shot at ultimate glory and $25,000. Be there to cheer and boo in person, or, if you can’t, watch online at https://www.twitch.tv/quake.
This year’s QuakeCon will see the return of official and community-run panels, including inside looks and discussions with Bethesda developers about games like DOOM Eternal, RAGE 2, Quake Champions and Prey. The panel schedule and details will be revealed alongside the full list of activities prior to QuakeCon.
For more information about QuakeCon 2018, check out: www.quakecon.org.