With QuakeCon 2018 quickly approaching, Bethesda has officially revealed their plans for this years event, some including major activities such as the gameplay reveal of DOOM Eternal, an explosive, but deeper dive into the world of Fallout 76 and an expanded weekend of fun and events in the BYOC.
With the heatwave still packing a monstrous punch, Bethesda is preparing to help us beat the heat with some of their biggest upcoming titles, revealing gameplay features, deeper looks at the games, and even some hands-on fun with some amazing games to be seen.
In order to help you plan your trip to the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Resort, Bethesda has officially revealed their outline for QuakeCon 2018, an event that promises to be twice as big as it was in the previous year with the return of their Keynote Address, official Bethesda Pannels, and a BYOC that could quite possibly be the biggest in QuakeCon history.
So let’s take a look at the official list of events:
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 best Legends 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/teslegends.
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.
Will you be at QuakeCon 2018? If so keep an eye out for us as we will be attending the event as well as have a presence at the BYOC where we will be streaming our time at the event and even covering it as quickly as we can.
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