Quake Champions is the fifth episode in the Quake Series.
Tim Willits is leading the developing for the game and is intended for release within 2017.
The game will feature its own lore and dimensions.
Quake Champions is a PC-exclusive, multiplayer-only game, described as a "competitive arena-style, character-based shooter." The game will be based on the gameplay of Quake III and Quake Live, while taking inspiration from the original Quake for its visual design. The selectable characters (referred to as "champions") all have passive abilities (e.g. extra speed), and active abilities (e.g. ghost walking) but the core style of gameplay remains the same. Active abilities have a cooldown that lasts roughly 30-45 seconds; the specific length varies by champion. The abilities are based on a rock-paper-scissors system, where certain abilities have natural counters. It is up to players to discover which champions work best together. Over a dozen champions are expected to be playable when the beta launches. It is intended that, abilities aside, player skill will be the determining feature.
Loadouts do not feature. The game will feature leagues and ranks, and its modes will include duels and deathmatch, but also team-based play. The game is intended to have an e-sports presence, and to become an event at QuakeCon. Because of the presence of abilities, Quake Champions will have more of an emphasis on team-based modes rather than 1v1 or free-for-all gameplay, when compared to Quake III.
The game also features character customization such as hats and weapon skins 
The gameplay allows rocket jumping.
Upcoming Game Types
- Capture the Flag
Custom games are also implemented, But can only be created by those who own the Champions Pack.
The game uses a free-to-play model. All players will have access to Ranger for free. Otherwise, players can purchase the Champions Pack, which will give them access to all champions for an unlimited point of time, or they can spend in-game currency called "favor" to 'rent' champions for a timed period. Those who purchase the Champions Pack and those who use the free-to-play model won't be divided between matches. The Champions Pack is considered the de facto pay-to-play option; the equivalent of purchasing a full game from the outset.
The game went under the codename of "Lovecraft" during development. The concept of the game existed as early as 2013, as the developers looked at what could be done to build off Quake Live. As they started to play around with some prototyping with the Quake Live engine and the game, the developers took note of the development of Doom. Saber Interactive was brought on to work on the game, as the project became separate from Quake Live.
The game runs on a hybrid engine designed by both id and Saber. However, both developers have not revealed the title of the engine yet.
The "Sacrifice" game mode has gone through four iterations as of 2017.
Currently 12 characters are featured in the Early Access. More champions, maps and realms are rumored yet to arrive in the upcoming days from the looks of datamined information over the web and internet forums. 
- Ranger (Starting character)
- B.J. Blazkowicz
- Doom Slayer
- Strogg & Peeker
Starting weapons can be selected by the player
- Blood Covenant
- Blood Run
- Burial Chamber
- Church of Azathoth
- Corrupted Keep
- Ruins of Sarnath
- Tempest Shrine
- Vale of Pnath
- Dimension of the Doomed
- The Elder World
- The Netherworld
- The Realm of Black Magic
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Quake Champions Aims to Reclaim the Series' Competitive Crown
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Quake Champions Tim Willits interview – ‘People are afraid of Quake, which is kind of awesome’
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Bethesda unveils Quake Champions, an arena-based shooter
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 2017-04-06, WHY QUAKE CHAMPIONS IS THE EVOLUTION OF THE ARENA SHOOTER
- ↑ What You Need To Know About Quake Champions
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Game Informer #82: Quake Champions
- ↑ 
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Quake Champions Is Free-To-Play With a For-Pay Option
- ↑ Is Quake Champions Free-to-Play or Paid? Dev Hasn't Decided Yet
- ↑ Quake Champions early access (may be outdated) datamined information