In the world of gaming conventions that I’ve never been to, QuakeCon is near the top of the list of ones that I want to go to. I don’t think I’ve run into a AAA title released by Bethesda that I haven’t liked and I’m sceptical that I ever will. I never let myself get hyped but still find myself continually blown away by Bethesda as a company year after year. We don’t have a full QuakeCon schedule (yet – coming soon!) but we have received some information about some of the various Bethesda game activities attendees are going to be enjoying. Read on for the full press release:
QuakeCon 2018 is fast approaching, and today we’re pleased to reveal some of the major activities we have planned for our games at the Con, including the highly anticipated gameplay reveal of DOOM Eternal and a deeper dive into Fallout 76 with Todd Howard and other members of Bethesda Game Studios.
Tickets for QuakeCon (and even the BYOC!) are still available by registering on the official site here. Fans should hurry and grab tickets quickly, so they won’t miss a minute, live and in-person.
This year’s QuakeCon features an expanded schedule, including the return of the Keynote Address and official Bethesda Panels, as well as a BYOC area that promises to be twice as large as 2017. And, for the first time ever, the exhibit hall will be open all day Friday through Sunday, making for a full weekend of QuakeCon fun with your best fragging friends.
Details about the various Bethesda game activities are below:
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 on Twitch.
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 onMixer or Twitch.
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 on Twitch.
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 on Twitch.
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.
For more information about QuakeCon 2018, check out the official site.