We know that our fellow HotHardware readers love freebies, so you'll be happy to know that an old school classic is available for free this weekend. We're talking about the original Quake, which was a hallmark title in the evolution of the first-person shooter (FPS) genre.
Bethesda is being so generous since this marks the 25th anniversary of Quakecon. You can get the game for free through today during Quakecon 2020 (which is being held entirely online this year due to, you guess it, the coronavirus). Grabbing the game is quite simple; all you need to do is download the free Bethesda Launcher and install it on your Windows PC. Once you login in with your account credentials, you'll automatically see Quake show up as "owned" in your game library.
It's the 25th annual #QuakeCon, and to celebrate a quarter-century of #Quake we're giving away the game that started it all during QuakeCon at Home, FREE on the https://t.co/D8K4A0pZAc Launcher! https://t.co/90XO1phAOi pic.twitter.com/CcJlOI9MoA
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) August 7, 2020
You can grab the Bethesda Launcher here. Bethesda also announced on Friday that if it received $10,000 in donations for charitable organizations like gDirect Relief, UNICEF, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, that it would also make Quake II available for free. Thankfully, that $10,000 goal has already been surpassed, so gamers will be able to grab Quake II "soon after the event" according to Bethesda.
In addition to the freebies, there are also a ton of other discounts to be had on Bethesda games, including:
- Fallout 76 – Up to 50% off
- DOOM Eternal – Up to 50% off
- The Elder Scrolls Online base game – 50% off (from 8/4 through 8/25 on all platforms except PlayStation, which will be from 8/5 through 8/19)
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor – 35% off
- The Elder Scrolls Online Crowns – 25-40% off
- Wolfenstein Alternate History Bundle – 60% off
- RAGE 2 – 80% off
The free Quake offer is only available during Quakecon, which ends tonight at 11:00pm EST. So, you still have a few more hours to claim this prize classic title, if you don't already have it in your game collection. Hit the B