Since yesterday afternoon, and throughout the weekend, QuakeCon 2020 is taking place, a particularly veteran online meeting (its first edition was held in 1996, the year the first Quake came out, and reached 100 attendees) that, over the years, and far from showing wear and tear, has been adding new fans , who join the veterans who have been enjoying the event since its first editions.
This year, and as is happening with conventions, congresses, etc., the coronavirus has prevented QuakeCon 2020 from being held in person but, as many other companies have done, Bethesda has opted for an online match, which has been broadcasting since yesterday afternoon through the Bethesda channel on Twitch and which, in a clear trend in the sector, combines the activities of the theme of the meeting, with some charitable objectives based on voluntary donations from participants and attendees.
As is already traditional and we mentioned previously, although the meeting is built around the Quake saga, in reality Bethesda takes advantage of QuakeCon to organize three days of activities with some of its main titles. For example, if we review the agenda for Saturday, we see that there are activities related to Fallout, The Elder Scroll, Prey, Doom … And among the activities you will find gameplays, talks, interviews, and so on. You can see the full schedule here. Keep in mind, of course, that the hours are EST, so to know the Spanish time you will have to add six hours.
Without a doubt, one of the highlights of this QuakeCon is that you can get Quake and Quake 2 completely free. To do this, and although the process at times has been somewhat confusing, now you just have to download and install (if you don’t already have it) the Bethesda launcher, create an account on the service (again, if you don’t have it already), connect your Bethesda account with your Twitch account and the game should already appear in your catalog of purchased games. If not, and especially if you already had the launcher installed previously, you will have to log out and start it again.
I say that the process is somewhat confusing, because to qualify for the drops (free content that can be obtained by watching streams on Twitch) that Bethesda is offering during QuakeCon 2020, the account that needs to be connected with Twitch is not that of Bethesda, but that of The Elder Scrolls, something that suggests that it is also possible to obtain accessories for this popular saga these days. Keep in mind, yes, if you have to create a user account for The Elder Scrolls, at times the service is somewhat saturated, so it may take a few minutes to receive the email account confirmation email.
And yes, I say you can get Quake and Quake 2 for free because, at the start of QuakeCon, you could only get the first one, while the second one depended on reaching a donation goal. As expected, though possibly not so fast, the target (ten million dollars) has already been met, so the game will soon appear in the list of games owned by all those users who have followed the event. Quake, meanwhile, is now available on all accounts.
If you already played Quake at the time, it is likely that you want to recover it, and if you have not tried it until now, then you will not have a better chance than now, taking advantage of the fact that it is free for QuakeCon. And you can live the original experience, remembering how it was played in 1996 (1997 in the case of Quake 2), but also you can completely renew the gaming experience with mods like Quake Epsilon, which, as you can see in the video, represent a spectacular quantum leap from what the original title offers.
On the other hand, in addition to live broadcasts and the possibility of getting Quake and Quake 2 for free, during QuakeCon, Bethesda has also applied a significant discount to much of its catalog, offering both single titles and packs, at quite competitive prices. These are some of the most notable offers:
.- Doom franchise pack: includes Doom Eternal, Doom, Doom 3 BFG Collection, Doom 64 and Doom Classic Complete for 72.85 euros.
.- The Elder Scrolls franchise pack: The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition, The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion GOTY and The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind GOTY for 21.30 euros.
Wolfenstein Franchise Pack: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Wolfenstein: The New Order for 29.12 euros.
Fallout 4 for 8.99 euros.