Quake Champions Gets New Character Trailer Highlighting Anarki
Today, developer id Software and publisher Bethesda, released the third (you can check out the first which showcased Nyx here, and the second which showcased Scalebearer here) character trailer highlighting the champion: Anarki.
The new trailer is 43 seconds and essentially provides an overview of the transhuman punk.
According to Bethesda, Anarki sticks out like a sore thumb among the hardened warriors and alien conquerors inhabiting the Dreamlands. From the sounds of it, he is a good champion if you prefer a more speedy character, as according to Bethesda, Anarki’s speed on his hoverboard allows him to hang with the best of champions.
Here’s an overview of the character:
It’s a tale as old as time. Boy gets addicted to surgery. Boy begins to perceive a surreal dream world. Boy meets girl.
Maybe that’s not the standard romantic tale, but it’s Anarki’s story. After spending much of his rebellious youth in a haze of self-vandalism, Anarki discovered the joys of cybernetic surgery. His fixation on transhumanism took hold, and piece-by-piece he changed himself, believing life would be better if he could just be less human. Why tolerate human weaknesses if he could replace everything dragging him down? The surgeries continued and grew more and more extreme, until one surgery pierced his pineal gland, opening his mind to a strange alien reality he had never seen before.
Anarki chased this reality like a new high and sought out more dangerous procedures, each of which strengthened his ability to perceive this other realm. That’s when he met a girl who could see this place, too. Together, they were sure they could reach it, and for better or worse, they eventually did. The pair found themselves in the Dreamlands, where Champions from the waking realm are forced to battle each other for eternity in twisted and ancient Arenas.
Ability: Health Injection:
Anarki is a firm believer in performance enhancement – anything that will give him an edge over his opponents. Should you find yourself running low on health, you can trigger Anarki’s active ability to get you back in the game. Every time you use Anarki’s Health Injection ability, you add a little more to your max health. Anarki will retain this boost ever after death.
Passive Ability: Hoverboard Air Control
Thanks to his Hoverboard Air Control passive ability, Anarki actually gains more speed than the other Champions as he strafe-jumps around the Arena, turning him from a speed demon into a speed God. This passive ability also gives you more control over his movement, allowing you turn sharply mid-air and rapidly change direction.
Anarki will be playable in the upcoming closed beta, which is said to be coming soon. Quake Champions is in development for PC and is planned to release sometime this year.
Below, you can check out Anarki: