Quakecon 2018 will kick off next month at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention center. Registration is still open, so there’s still heaps of time to plan the trip. But if you can’t go, make sure you stay tuned to Twitch, as the majority of QuakeCon’s activities will be streamed. Bethesda has revealed its lineup of activities, including a deeper look into Fallout 76 and some highly anticipated gameplay for DOOM Eternal. The lineup of reveals are as follows:
Friday, August 10th @ 11am CT – QuakeCon Keynote Address, with updates planned for Quake Champions, RAGE 2, and The Elder Scrolls Online. Gameplay footage for DOOM Eternal will be revealed, along with id Software executive producer Marty Stratton and art director Hugo Martin. The presentations can be watched online at https://www.twitch.tv/bethesda.
Saturday, August 11 @ 11am CT – Todd Howard from Bethesda Game Studios will give us some greater insight into their upcoming title Fallout 76, showing off perks and character systems. Following that will be a fan Q&A. This will also be available at https://www.twitch.tv/bethesda.
As for the eSports competitions, there will be two across the three days of QuakeCon 2018. The qualifiers for the Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series competition is already underway, having commenced from the beginning of July. Plus, the next major Quake Champions event will take place! Both tournaments have a large prize pool, so we’re sure to see some heated battles.
Thursday, August 9 – Friday, August 10 – The Sixteen qualified teams for The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series will battle it out with two days of competition and finals at QuakeCon and a $50,000 prize pool. The entire tournament can be watched online at https://www.twitch.tv/teslegends.
Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12 – The Quake Champions event kicks off in 2v2 battles first, with a $175,000 prize pool on the line. 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 $25,000. The competition will be streamed at https://www.twitch.tv/quake.
As well as all that exciting stuff, the schedule has been expanded to include the return of official and community-run panels. The schedule isn’t out yet, and will be released alongside QuakeCon’s full list of activities. As always there will be a BYO computer area – one that promises to be twice as large as last year.