With the 25th QuakeCon right around the corner, Bethesda has released details on what fans can expect from the online convention.
On a post on Bethesda’s site, Bethesda has provided details on the upcoming QuakeCon from Home, including info on panels, giveaways, and more. The event runs from August 7-9.
The first panel to kick off the 25th anniversary of QuakeCon is with Bethesda’s Pete Hines where he welcomes viewers to the virtual convention. From there, there will be panels on games like Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, and The Elder Scrolls Online. Besides panels, there will be free game skin giveaways for titles like Doom Eternal, Quake Champions, and Fallout 76.
In addition to panels, viewers will be able to donate to charities such as UNICEF, Direct Relief, and The Trevor Project. For fans that want QuakeCon 2020 themed merch, Bethesda will sell clothing, a mousepad, and pin themed after the event. The items are available for preorder now.
“Because the world is a different place right now, QuakeCon is going to be different this year too, but the beating heart of QuakeCon remains strong,” said Bethesda. “It’s still a celebration of our amazing communities, and it’s still about coming together to share our love of games. Because we can’t be together in person, we’re hosting three straight days of streams focusing on games, the people who make them, and the people who love them.”
Like other major gaming events in the world, QuakeCon 2020 had to be canceled due to COVID-19. That being said, the event has carried on through this upcoming online event. Other major gaming conventions to be canceled or postponed include GDC, Gamescom, and E3 2020. These cancellations and postponements have caused publishers like EA and Ubisoft to replace their E3 conferences with their own digital events that happened in mid-June and early-July respectively.
The 25th QuakeCon starts on August 7 and ends on August 9. As more news comes out about QuakeCon and what’s announced there, we’ll be sure to let you know.