Quake Champions is a fun twitch shooter, but it often suffers from just not having enough players to join matches with. That’s all about to change with the addition of bots, which are coming to the game to offer assistance as AI partners. You can play with them and have them do just about anything a human can in-game, but there’s no confirmation just yet if you can play with them offline. That’s okay — as long as you can get a full match going, this is still great news.
The bots will be able to use strafe jumps, trick jumps, and other important Quake plays that the best of the best use to get ahead, and they’ll be available in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Instagib at first. Hopefully they’ll also come to the rest of the game and bring more sweet moves with them, but that’s just about all we know about them for the moment, as announced via interview with technical director John Dean.
If that’s not a cool enough addition for you, you can also look forward to the inclusion of a new gore system, which will add plenty of body parts flopping around everywhere in-game. It’ll change depending on what weapon you use and where you shoot someone, but it’s going to be fun to watch unfold, that’s for sure. The changes should be making their way to Quake Champions soon, but the main news here is that you’ll actually be able to hang out with others in-game in matches soon without waiting forever! Oh, sweet, sweet bots, what would we do without you?