Wolfenstein 3D, Quake 4, and more hit Game Pass for PC today as QuakeCon kicks off

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Time to return to Wolfenstein and more

QuakeCon 2022 kicked off digitally today, featuring streams and spotlights on a ton of Bethesda and id Software’s games. And while new games are being celebrated, the hits are getting their fair share too. Several classics hit Xbox Game Pass for PC today.

These games range from the fourth entry in the Quake series to much, much further back, like The Elder Scrolls Adventures: RedguardBattlespire, and a few Wolfenstein games.

If you want something a little bit more modern, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate perks now unlock all champions for use in Quake Champions.

Quake Champions is actually free right now on the Microsoft Store, alongside a few other gamesThe Elder Scrolls: Arena and The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall are up for download on the Microsoft Store for the low, low cost of nothing. And Heretic: Serpent RidersHexen: Beyond Heretic, and Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel are all on sale.

Add on Doom 64 as one of the current Epic Games freebies, and it’s a heck of a week to pick up some older games for cheap.

Let’s do the time warp again

Quake actually received an update today, and yes, I mean the classic Quake. Threewave Capture the Flag hits Quake today, bringing back the classic mode and nine resurrected maps.

The Bethesda blog covers some of the history behind Threewave CTF, a mod that wound up being quite influential over the history of Quake. Now, the mod is available for free as part of the enhanced Quake re-release. It even comes with some enhancements, like a status display for your flag and some improved lighting and fog effects.

QuakeCon ’22 is underway now, with more panels and streams expected in the coming days. You can find a handy schedule of all the upcoming events here, and follow them live on the Bethesda Twitch channel.

Eric Van Allen