New Quake Champions trailer sparks discussion over slow and poor gameplay
Wednesday, March 8th 2017 - 18:05 GMT
A new Quake Champions trailer released by Bethesda earlier today has sparked a discussion over the game's poor gameplay mechanics. The trailer gives a first look at one of the hero's included in the game.
The new trailer that was released earlier today gives viewers a first look at one of the hero characters included in the game called Nyx. The female character is described as being sly and stealthy as her active ability lets her sidestep danger and plan a careful attack.
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The new game Quake Champions heavily focuses on hero combat gameplay that allows players to select a character that brings a specific set of unique abilities to the battle, making the game similar to Team Fortress 2 and Overwatch.
On social media the majority of gamers are complaining about the game's focus on hero combat and the addition of unique abilities to the classic Quake arena shooter experience. Gamers are also wondering why character movement seems to be alot slower compared to previous Quake titles.
In the final retail version of the game hero combat is expected to be the default, with additional ruleset to be available for those who wish to play without unique character abilities.
Why Bethesda decided to make hero combat the default option is unknown, but it is likely that it chose to do so in hopes of it becoming the next popular shooter game.
Earlier this week the game developer also announced the first closed beta test for the game. The closed beta test is expected to start next month and will give players access to the first hero and the map Blood Covenant.