Bethesda Releases QuakeCon 2018 Schedule, Hype Train is Full Steam Ahead!

Yesterday, Bethesda released the official schedule for QuakeCon 2018 and it looks like fans will have a lot to do this year!  Quakecon 2018 takes place August 9th – 12th and will be celebrating it’s 21st birthday. Quakecon was started in 1996 at the Best Western Hotel in Garland, Texas. The event has grown from 30 gamers, to thousands of gaming enthusiast, cosplayers, table top gamers, and more!

Some of the main attractions at this years event will be the Fallout 76 Panel / Fan Q&A, DOOM Eternal Gameplay Reveal, The BYOC (which has grown to 4,500 seats), BAWLS Chugging Contest, and more! While at the event, we will be doing a ton of exclusive content for you, our audiance!

If you plan on attending the event and see s0leb, Rob, or Matt please dont hesitate to stop and say hi! Below, you will see the full list of events for this years Quakecon and boy are we excited to see what Bethesda has in-store for us! Not know what Quakecon is? Check out the video below and get ready to frag the weekend away!



Thursday, August 9:


1:00–9:00 pm — The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series Tournament




Friday, August 10:


All Day — The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series Tournament


All Day — The American Red Cross Blood Drive


11:00am — QuakeCon 2018 Keynote During the Keynote Address, Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin will reveal DOOM Eternal gameplay for the first time, and there will be additional updates for titles like Quake Champions, The Elder Scrolls Online, and more.


1:00pm — Quake Champions QuakeCon Open 2v2 Matches Begin


2:30pm — Panel: So, You Want to be a Bethesda Streamer Meet with Bethesda’s Influencer Manager, Community Team, and streamers to learn how to get started streaming with Bethesda games.


3:30pm — Panel: The Who and How of QuakeCon Meet the QuakeCon team and learn how this amazing event comes together every year.


4:30pm — Panel: Keeping it Cool with Modders, Inc Learn how to make an amazing PC case while keeping it cool with a water cooling system.


4:30pm — Panel: Don’t Mess With Tech-Xas (Everything is Bigger) Meet developers from Zenimax’s Texas studios, learn how to get into the industry, and have some Texas fun!​


5:45pm — The Elder Scrolls: Legends Masters Series Finals


6:30pm — Friday Night Magic Tournament


8:00pm — Master Pancake Theater




Saturday, August 11: All Day — Quake Champions QuakeCon Open 2v2 Matches


All Day — The American Red Cross Blood Drive


10:00am — Community Managers and Coffee Meet Bethesda’s community managers for coffee and chat about ideas, initiatives and more.


11:00am — Fallout 76 and Fan Q&A Todd Howard and others from Bethesda Game Studios will host a panel and Q&A revealing more information about Fallout 76.


12:00pm — Panel: Talk Saves Lives The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention teaches how to recognize risk factors and warning signs for suicide and how to have honest conversations to help someone who may be at risk or in crisis.


12:00pm — Panel: Quake Academy An introduction to Quake Champions for new players with the community team and veterans offering tips, tricks and strategies to get good fast.


1:00pm — DOOM Eternal and RAGE 2 Encore An encore presentation of DOOM Eternal and RAGE 2 content from the Keynote address; if you missed it on Friday, come see it live on Saturday!


2:00pm — Panel: 40 Years of Gaming An open discussion on the good, bad and amazing achievements in gaming in the last 40 years.


2:30pm — Panel: DOOM Eternal with id Software Join id Software for a deeper look and discussion of DOOM Eternal.


3:00pm — Panel: Defining Mooncrash – How Arkane Invented a New Genre Arkane Studios will discuss inventing a new genre with Prey: Mooncrash and provide insight into the upcoming Typhon Hunter DLC.


3:30pm — Panel: Cupcake Champions A delicious and nutritious twist on Quake Champions’ Duel format. With CUPCAKES!


4:15pm — Quake Champions QuakeCon Collegiate 2v2 Finals


5:00pm — Panel: RAGE 2 – Double Your Pleasure: Doubling Down to Make a Kickass Sequel Join id Software and Avalanche Studios for a look at characters, factions and the world of RAGE 2.


5:30pm — Quake Champions QuakeCon Open 2v2 Finals


8:00pm — QuakeCon Community Block Party




Sunday, August 12:


All Day — Quake Champions QuakeCon Open 1v1 Duel Showdown


4:30pm — Quake Champions QuakeCon 1v1 Finals



QUAKECON 2018 EXHIBIT HALL The Exhibit Hall will also feature a variety of vendors, sponsors and non-profits. A full list of events, activities and participants can be found below.


Exhibit Hall Hours: Friday, August 10th: 10am – 6pm CT Saturday, August 11th: 10am – 6pm CT Sunday, August 12th: 10am – 5pm CT


Passport Program: For the second year, the Bethesda booth will feature a QuakeCon Passport Program where playing games, including RAGE 2, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Quake Champions, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Elder Scrolls: Legends and more, can lead to fantastic prizes. To receive a daily entry ticket, visitors can either complete demos or simply stop by the Bethesda booth and show that you have The Elder Scrolls: Legends downloaded on your phone or tablet.


Events & Activities:


Hotseat – Attendees play games with randomly selected objectives for fun and prizes.


Best Sign in the BYOC – We know our attendees can get pretty creative with their clan signs, so we’ve set up a little contest to award them!


Quake Blind – Watch attendees that can’t see what they’re doing stumble it out in a fierce battle of blind will. Partners go head to head in a free-for-all competition. One person is the eyes, the other controls the character blindfolded.


Dirty Keyboard Contest – If you haven’t been to a QuakeCon Dirty Keyboard contest recently then this should be one of those bucket list style items. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to laugh and as your favorite QuakeCon celebrities pore over the nastiest keyboards they’ve ever seen in their entire lives.


Pick Your Pony – Like watching eSports? Meet us at the Pick Your Pony station near the eSports mainstage to pick your “horse”. If your choice is right you’ll walk away with a cool prize!


BAWLS Chugging – Work hard and train hard for this one. This year five-time BAWLS Chugging Champion KenCo12 looks to reclaim his belt from two-time and current reigning champion, Dirty Taco. Or will a new champion emerge and capture the crown?? All you gotta do is pop that cap, and chug that BAWLS.