With QuakeCon 2020 having been delayed due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Bethesda has officially outlined their plans for the event, which includes in-home tournaments, giveaways, and plenty more. Here’s the details.
With QuakeCon 2020 having been turned into QuakeCon at Home, many people were unsure of what to expect when Bethesda revealed the event might be postponed or outright canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Bethesda has found an alternative route to keep the spirit of QuakeCon alive: QuakeCon at Home.
To help kick off their annual event that was beginning to receive some details just a few weeks back is receiving even more ahead of its official launch. The event, as previously stated, kicks off on August 7th at 12pm ET and will wrap up at 11pm ET on August 9th.
The event will take place on the official Bethesda channel alongside a super team of streamers as a global Super Stream, which will feature live concerns, celebrity influencer streams, charity fundraising, developer panels, and plenty more over the course of the event.
You can check out the full schedule down below:
Friday, August 7
- QuakeCon Digital Welcome with Pete Hines: 12 p.m. ET
- Representation in Video Games panel discussion: 5 p.m. ET
- Prey Tell, an interview with Actress Janina Gavankar and Lead Producer Susan Kath: 6:00 p.m. ET
- DOOM Eternal Panel with Hugo Martin & Marty Stratton: 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, August 8
- CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story Podcast – QuakeCon at Home Edition: 3 p.m. ET
- Dishonored Tabletop RPG featuring Arkane Studios’ Harvey Smith: 6 p.m. ET
- ESO Stream with Top UFC Middleweight Rob Whittaker: 11 p.m. ET
Sunday, August 9
- Fallout 76: Global Community Team Free Play: 8 a.m. ET
- Dishonored Tabletop Continued!: 1 p.m. ET
- Quake World Championship – Grand Finals: 5 p.m. ET
- Watch Poiised get scared half to death playing The Evil Within: 9 p.m. ET
So how can you toss into this years Charity Events as well? Tune into the QuakeCon at Home Twitch stream, donate, and see your proceeds go to groups including the Direct Relief, UNICEF, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and The Trevor Project.
Animal charities, of course, are returning so fans can support the kitties and puppets of Dallas Pets Alive and FOUR PAWS animal organizations. Both being long-time partners with Dallas animal adoption’s being available through Dallas Pets Alive and FOUR PAWS being a global animal welfare organization.f
The latter two will see proceeds from purchases of the exclusive “Dogvahkiin” and “Catodemon” t-shirts for sale, go directly to help our four legged furry friends in need through bouth the Dallas Pets Alive and FOUR PAWS organizations.
What is QuakeCon with out some goodies and some giveaways? There will also be giveaways taking place over the course of the weekend where players can snag free copies of some games, but also, even earn some through donating and watching official ESO Streams. You can check out the details down below:
- QUAKE for Free! – Throughout the weekend of QuakeCon, players can login to Bethesda.net and obtain a free digital copy of the original Quake on the Bethesda launcher. You must be logged into your Bethesda.net account to claim the free game.
- Donate for QUAKE II – If donations reach the $10,000 mark, players will be granted a free digital copy of QUAKE II on the Bethesda launcher at a point soon after the event.
- ESO In-Game Pet – Watch any of the official ESO streams each day and you will receive a QuakeCon-unique Twitch Drop, the Flame Atronach Pony pet, in addition to Ouroboros Crown Crates! Make sure you link your ESO and Twitch accounts ahead of time to qualify.
- DOOM Eternal QuakeCon Slayer Skin – DOOM Eternal players can access a free in-game QuakeCon Slayer Skin, icon, and player badge across all platforms. Available until August 11.
- QUAKE Champions Railgun Skin – Claim a free, exclusive QuakeCon 2020 Railgun skin in QUAKE Champions.
- Fallout 76 Sheepsquatch Outfit and Mr. Fuzzy Backpack Demonic Variants – Claim these free in-game items from the Atomic Shop all weekend during QuakeCon, available across all platforms.
Of course, what’s QuakeCon without some awesome streams? Those of you looking to join the official QuakeCon Twitch Team can do so by heading over to the official sign-up page here: https://quakecon.bethesda.net/en/signup/
There’s also some pretty killer swag that can still be bought as well as nifty items already on the Bethesda Gear Store for both European and North American Regions:
Of course more giveaways. You’ll need to check into the following pages for more as outlined by Bethesda in their official announcement. You can check out those details as provided to us by Bethesda:
QuakeCon at Home’s amazing partners have put together some awesome giveaways for fans who tune into our streams and interact with us on Twitter at @QuakeCon and @Bethesda. Check out just a few of those giveaways to look out for over the course of the event below and stay tuned to learn how to win them!
- Noblechairs is giving away two of their amazing chairs, one Fallout and the other DOOM themed
- One custom DOOM Eternal Xbox One X
- One custom DOOM Eternal PS4 Pro
- A number of Razer Peripheral Prize Packages
- Four Alienware 410K Keyboards
- A SteelSeries Ultimate Peripheral Prize pack including an Apex Pro keyboard, an Arctis Pro headset, and Rival 650 Wireless mouse
- ViewSonic Elite Gaming Monitors and Portable Projectors
- Along with a number of Full Peripheral Prize Packages, One grand prize collection from our friends at Corsair, Elgato, and Origin of a keyboard, mouse, mousepad, headset, origin PC, Elgato streamdeck, keylight, cam link & wave microphone
Are you ready to Rip and Tear at QuakeCon at Home? We sure as Hell are.
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