Quake Champions
Champion Scarebearer in a screenshot from Quake Champions. Bethesda

Bethesda has announced that the upcoming beta for PC arena shooter Quake Champions will be open to everyone who signs up to take part. Those who've already signed up need no longer worry about receiving confirmation – they will.

The "large-scale tech test" will take place from Friday 12 May to Sunday 21 May on PC only. Unlike previous tests that ran only at weekends, it will run 24 hours a day for all nine days.

Quake Champions' latest beta will also include a new mode called 'Sacrifice'. In this game type, teams of four will compete and "work together to dominate the Arena". Further details have not been divulged on Bethesda's website.

If you wish to sign up for the technical test, you can do so here.

Bethesda announced Champions, the first main entry in the Quake series since 2005's Quake 4, at E3 2016 last June.

The game is a hero-based shooter in a similar vein to Overwatch, which will allow players to choose from a selection of characters with their own unique abilities.

Nine of those characters, called Champions, have been announced so far.

Heading to PC, the game has been sold on its performance. It will run at 120Hz, which is twice the standard, and will have an unlocked framerate to offer pro players and those with high-end PCs the fastest, smoothest play possible.

Quake Champions will launch first on PC, with no console versions announced just yet. "We're not totally shutting the door on consoles," developer id Software's creative director Tim Willits told Gamespot last year.

No release date has been announced, but more news is expected during Bethesda's E3 2017 press conference on Sunday 11 June.

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