Quake Champions Gets New Character Trailer Highlighting Slash
Today, developer id Software and publisher Bethesda, released the fourth (you can check out the first which showcased Nyx here, the second which showcased Scalebearer here, and the third which showcased Anarki here) character trailer, highlighting the champion Slash.
The new trailer is 53 seconds and essentially provides an overview of the roller queen.
According to Bethesda, Slash moves through the Arena like the figure skater she used to be, and is perhaps a good choice for players who want a quick, agile, and deadly champion to play as.
Here’s an overview of the character via Bethesda:
Skating was always an obsession for Slash. In her head she could hear a melody, one that compelled her to twirl and dance and skate. She heard the music in her dreams more and more, until it just never stopped. It was a constant, unending song and so she kept skating.
The music got to her, and she began to see things. Impossible things. She was seeing entire separate realities. She turned to drugs to try to quell the music and the visions, starting with clozapine and moving onto heroine when nothing got better.
In this haze of music and drugs, she met a boy who could see the strange, warped plane of existence she saw. Slash wasn’t alone with the music in her head anymore. She stuck by the boy’s side and as they lost themselves in more and more drug trips, the other world became real, drawing them in until they both found themselves trapped in eternal battle in the Dreamlands with a host of other Champions from the waking realm.
Active Ability: Plasma Trail
Slash’s skates are far from ordinary. When you activate her Plasma Trail active ability, she leaves a glowing path in her wake, instantly damaging anyone who touches it. Pressing the button to activate the Plasma Trail again immediately causes the trail to detonate, which causes even more damage to anyone nearby. Use this ability to set traps for your opponents down hallways or work with your team to corner other players and snare them in a Plasma Trail cage before detonating it.
Passive Ability: Crouch Slide
Slash is all about agility. She twirls and dances through the Arena like a pro, and her Crouch Slide passive ability helps her do that. While she’s skating, Slash can drop down into a low crouch without losing any of her speed, making her a much smaller target. While crouching, she can also turn much quicker than many of the other Champions, allowing her to rapidly switch directions and navigate the space around her with ease.
Slash will be playable in the upcoming closed beta, which is set to arrive tomorrow on April 6th. Quake Champions is in development for PC and is planned to release sometime this year.
Below, you can check out Slash: