Quake II Gets New Enhanced Release Kicking Off Quakecon

Published: August 10, 2023 1:50 PM /


Quake II

Today Bethesda and id Software kicked off QuakeCon 2023 with a new release of Quake II featuring enhancements and content. 

The new version has been released today for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and you also get it if you have Xbox Game Pass.

It's worth mentioning that if you already own the game on Steam, GOG, or the Microsoft Store for PC, you'll simply get the updated version and you don't need a new purchase.

You can check out the trailer below.  

Here's a list of the new features and improvements that you'll find in this enhanced version:

  • Includes the original Quake II campaign plus both Mission Packs, The Reckoning, Ground Zero, plus the previously Nintendo 64-exclusive Quake II 64 and the brand-new Call of the Machine episode from MachineGames

  • Improvements to gameplay, including content restored from the original development, plus visual upgrades such as dynamic shadows, improved lighting, glow maps and more.

  • Play local split-screen and online across four Multiplayer modes with crossplay functionality:
    • Cooperative
    • Deathmatch
    • Team Deathmatch
    • Capture the Flag
  • Add AI opponents in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes, explore the id Vault, enjoy improved co-op play and much more!

The game will run at up to 4K and 120hz on platforms that support it. It'll run at least 60 FPS on all platforms. 

Quakecon is currently ongoing in Grapevine, Texas. This is the first year the popular convention returned to being in-person after the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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