With less than a week until QuakeCon at Home 2021, Bethesda has outlined their upcoming plans for the event, which includes special charities initiatives, giveaways, sales, Twitch Team’s, and plenty more.
QuakeCon 2021 is almost upon us. With less than a week left until the event kicks off with its global online line-up of things to unfold, fans are eagerly awaiting what QuakeCon 2021 will have to offer. Just like previous years, we know it has a lot of games, but let’s face it, we know it’s all about the… PUPPIES!!!!!!
Okay, maybe it’s not all about the puppies and the kittens, but let’s be real, QuakeCon isn’t QuakeCon without the floofs. To help get things going, Bethesda has revealed their official plans and schedules for this year’s event, which includes a special musical performance by Trivium, giveaways, celebrity streams, updates about existing and upcoming titles, tournaments, developer panels, and plenty more.
We’re a week away from the kickoff of QuakeCon at Home, the global online event that will bring the fun and comradery of QuakeCon to your home. We’re excited to celebrate QuakeCon with live streams featuring updates on existing and upcoming games, tournaments, charity fundraising, puppies (!!!), musical performances, giveaways, celebrity streams, developer panels, and more.
QuakeCon will kick off at 2 pm ET on August 19th, with a special Welcome Message from some rather familiar faces. The first day will feature a series of rather signature panels with Bethesda discussing what’s new and some upcoming stuff. The first day will also be looking at some of the biggest anniversaries that they’re about to celebrate with Quake and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The following days will feature panels, charity events, community streams/events, guest stars, and plenty more. Of course, this year, the BYOC will be from home and on Discord just like last year, which we can all admit, was kind of awesome. You can check out the official list of events down below:
Thursday, August 19th
- Welcome to QuakeCon 2021 with Pete Hines & Erin Losi: 2 p.m. ET
- Celebrating 25 Years of Quake with id Software and Machine Games: 2:05 p.m. ET – Kevin Cloud and Marty Stratton from id Software and Jerk Gustafsson from MachineGames discuss the impact and legacy of the original Quake on its 25th anniversary.
- Deep Dive into DEATHLOOP with Arkane Lyon: 2:30 p.m. ET – Arkane Lyon gets fans … looped in … on the details of the upcoming PlayStation 5 console exclusive DEATHLOOP, including a special discussion about multiplayer.
- Fallout 76: Making Appalachia Your Own with Fallout Worlds: 3 p.m. ET – Join members of the Fallout 76 development team as they discuss how the game is evolving and take an in-depth look at our upcoming Fallout Worlds Update.
- Inside the Award-Winning The Elder Scrolls Online with ZeniMax Online Studios: 3:30 p.m. ET – Matt Firor and Rich Lambert take fans inside ESO and discuss the great additions to the game and what new players can expect from the award-winning MMO.
- Reliving the Opening of Skyrim with the Creators from BGS: 4 p.m. ET – Hey you! You’re finally awake. Celebrate Skyrim’s 10th Anniversary and watch the opening moments of Skyrim as the creators discuss insider stories and relive memories from development.
- DOOM Eternal Studio Update with Marty and Hugo: 4:30 p.m. ET – id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin bring fans up-to-date on everything happening with DOOM Eternal.
- ANZ – Fallout 76 End-Game Guide: 11 p.m. ET
- ANZ – Fallout 76 – Playing with UFC Middleweight Rob Whittaker: 12:30 a.m. ET
Friday, August 20th
- UK – Fallout 76 – UK Stream Team Build-a-Thon: 9:30 a.m. ET
- UK – Let’s Talk Quake with Digital Foundry: 10:45 a.m. ET
- DEATHLOOP Meets its Makers: 2:15 p.m. ET
- WeRateDog’s Matt Nelson and Pete Hines Rate Dogs & More: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Code Orange vs Quake Music Video Debut: 4:15 p.m. ET
- Alienware – Fundraising and Raising Heck with Anna Maree: 5 p.m. ET
- The Elder Scrolls Online – Dungeon Speed Run Competition: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Exclusive Musical Performance by Trivium: 8 p.m. ET
- Skyrim – 10th Anniversary Interactive Fun Run with Gus Johnson: 9:00 p.m. ET
- ANZ – The Elder Scrolls Online – Mates of Oblivion Dungeon Runs: 12:30 a.m. ET
- ANZ – The Elder Scrolls Online – MissMollyMakes An Epic Banquet: 1:45 a.m. ET
Saturday, August 21st
- UK – DOOM Eternal – ‘Prayer vs Slayer’: 9:30 a.m. ET
- UK – ESO – Through Flames of Ambition with the UK Stream Team: 10:45 a.m. ET
- DOOM Eternal BATTLEMODE Community Bonanza!: 2:15 p.m. ET
- Fallout 76 – C.A.M.P. Love It or Nuke It: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Quake World Championship Grand Finals: 4:45 p.m. ET
- The Elder Scrolls Online – Live Art Creation: 6:30 p.m. ET
Now, you already know, QuakeCon isn’t QuakeCon without charities whether it’s for animals or our fellow mankind. As part of it, fans will have a chance to donate to official organizations such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, The Trevor Project, and UNICEF USA. Others such as FOUR PAWS and Dallas Pets Alive will be attending the event, and those who opt to purchase the “Pugcubus” and “Catloop” shirts can directly support them today via https://www.customink.com/fundraising/quakecon.
Of course, you can also get free in-game items for DOOM Eternal, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Quake Champions. You can check out the official information from Bethesda for these free items out down below:
- 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 from August 19 – September 2.
- Fans who have their ESO and Twitch accounts linked through account.elderscrollsonline.com and watch for the minimum required time (15 minutes) during any of the ESO streams will receive a Twitch Drop containing one Ouroboros Crown Crate and one Flame Atronach Pack Wolf pet.
- Log in to Quake Champions during QuakeCon and receive this year’s exclusive QuakeCon 2021 Gauntlet weapon skin, profile icon, and nameplate! Available until August 23.
As always, you can save big on some Bethesda games as well with the QuakeCon 2021 Bethesda Sale across all digital storefronts, which includes 67% off of Fallout 76, 75% off of DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition, and 85% off of Dishonored 2 Deluxe Edition, just to name a few. There are others on sale worth checking out as well!
That’s not all though, there’s also an official QuakeCon Twitch Team to help kick things off, which will help fans celebrate QuakeCon by playing games, sharing games, and raising money for the official charities mentioned above. You can also check out some awesome giveaways on Twitter by following @QuakeCon and @Bethesda on Twitter. Not a bad way to win some goodies from this year’s sponsors!
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