New Champion, Map, and More Highlighted in Quake Champions’ April Update

Quake Champions' April update has officially rolled out and features a new champion for players to indulge in along with a new map, and so much more.

on April 26, 2018 10:23 PM

Today, Bethesda Softworks has launched new update, for Quake Champions, which introduces a slew of new features into the game, including a new champion, weapon, map, as well as modifications to gameplay.

An enemy who first debuted in 1997’s Quake II, Strogg is half military-grade metal, half-decaying flesh, and 100% ready to annihilate is competition. In addition to this grotesque individual being added to the roster, players also have control of Strogg’s sidekick Peeker. An airborne AI drone that will shoot explosives at your adversaries.

Some notable features that make Strogg a distinct champion is his ability to turn the enemies you kill into a nutritional paste called Stroylent, which increases your health by 25 points. However, if other players are using Strogg during the match, they can steal your Stroylent.

Up next is the new map, Awoken. This new arena will have gamers navigating through an obscure labyrinth and can be played in the following modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Duel, 2v2, and Instagib.

Alongside a new champion and player, April’s update also introduces a new weapon into the roster, the Plasma Gun. Initially debuting in Quake III Arena, the Plasma Gun has returned and serves as an alternative version for the Super Nailgun and even replaces both the model and projectiles with the classic firearm.

Finally, the new update also adds several tweaks to the overall title. Such as Daily Rewards now being provided when players log in for the first time in a day and a new player UI guide that helps provides players a kickstart to being a master of the game. While all these new features are impressive, to say the least, the publisher has promised that additional features will be added as the game progresses towards a full release.

Interested in checking out the new map? Wanna learn more about Strogg? You can watch a new tutorial video focusing on the new character. On top of that, a few screenshots of the map and new character will be provided below this article.

Quake Champions is currently available now on Early Access via Bethesda.net and Steam.

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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.