Beat the summer heat by spending three days in-house for three days of livestreams, tournaments, freebies, and more when QuakeCon 2021 kicks off Thursday, August 19.
Founded in 1996, QuakeCon has grown from a local gathering of Quake (and id Software) fans to one of the most prestigious gaming festivals with North America’s largest BYOC (bring-your-own-computer) LAN party. The annual event welcomes more than 10,000 players to Dallas, TX and features a wide range of activities including presentations, tournaments, panels, exhibits, and a taste of upcoming Bethesda titles and announcements. QuakeCon has always been about great games and great friends, but it’s also about enabling attendees to donate, support, and help others through partnerships with a wide variety of nonprofits.
While we can’t be together in person this year, the show has to go on. We’re excited to reveal the full schedule for this epic community celebration – all of which you can enjoy from the comfort of your living room.
The fun begins with a quick welcome on August 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by six signature panels with the developers behind the games you’re playing – and those you can’t wait to play. In addition to insights into these games, each of these signature panels will reveal new information, updates, and announcements, so tune them all up. Schedule below:
Day 1 Signature developer panels
Welcome to QuakeCon 2021: 2 p.m. ET
Celebrate 25 years of Quake with id software and machine games: 2:05 p.m. ET
Kevin Cloud and Marty Stratton from id Software and Jerk Gustafsson from MachineGames discuss the implications and legacy of the original Quake on its 25th anniversary.
Immerse yourself in Death loop with Arcane Lyon:2:30 p.m. ET
Arkane Lyon puts the community … into a loop … about the details of what’s to come Death loop – including a special discussion on multiplayer.
Fallout 76: Make Appalachia your own with Fallout Worlds:3 p.m. ET
Join the members of the Fallout 76 Development team as they discuss game development and take a detailed look at our upcoming development Fallout worlds To update.
Inside the award-winning The Elder Scrolls Onlinewith ZeniMax online studios:3:30 p.m. ET
Matt Firor and Rich Lambert will take players into the ESO and discuss the great additions to the game and what new players can expect from the award-winning MMO.
Relive the opening of Skyrim with the creators of BGS:4 p.m. ET
“Hello you! Finally you are awake.” Celebrate Skyrim ‘s 10th anniversary and check out the opening moments of Skyrimwhile the creators share inside stories and relive memories from development.
Downfall Eternal studio update with Marty and Hugo:4:30 p.m. ET
Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin from id Software inform the fans about everything that happens to her eternal downfall .
Full stream schedule
In addition to Day 1 Signature Developer Panels, QuakeCon 2021 includes three days of dedicated panels from around the world with charities, community, guest stars and more. More details on each of the panels, including full panel descriptions, can be found online atwww.QuakeCon.org.
Thursday 19th August
- ANZ – Fallout 76 Endgame Guide:11 p.m. ET
- ANZ – Fallout 76 – Playing with UFC middleweight Rob Whittaker:12:30 p.m. ET
Friday 20th August
- Great Britain –Fallout 76 – UK Stream Team Build-a-Thon:9:30 p.m. ET
- UK – Let’s talk about Quake with Digital Foundry:10:45 a.m. ET
- Death loop Meets its makers:2:15 p.m. ET
- WeRateDog’s Matt Nelson and Pete Hines rate dogs and more:3:30 p.m. ET
- Code Orange vs Quake Music Video Debut:4:15 p.m. ET
- Alienware – Fundraising and Raising Heck with Anna Maree:5 p.m. ET
- The Elder Scrolls Online – Dungeon Speed Run Competition:6:30 p.m. ET
- Exclusive musical performance by Trivium:8 p.m. ET
- Skyrim – 10NSInteractive anniversary fun run with Gus Johnson:9:00 p.m. ET
- ANZ –The Elder Scrolls Online – Mates of Oblivion Dungeon Runs:12:30 p.m. ET
- ANZ –The Elder Scrolls Online – MissMollyMakes an Epic Banquet:1:45 p.m. ET
Saturday 21st August
- Great Britain –eternal downfall – ‘Prayer against the Slayer’:9:30 p.m. ET
- Great Britain –THE – Through Flames of Ambition with the UK Stream Team:10:45 a.m. ET
- eternal downfall Battlemode Community Bonanza !:2:15 p.m. ET
- Fallout 76 – CAMP Love It or Nuke It:3:30 p.m. ET
- Grand Finale of the Quake World Championship:4:45 p.m. ET
- The Elder Scrolls Online – Live art creation:6:30 p.m. ET
We are excited to once again carry on the charitable legacy of QuakeCon in both a global and local way. QuakeConviewers can donate to organizations, including with us, directly from the official QuakeConstreamAsian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC),NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, The Trevor Project, andUNICEF.
QuakeCon is also offering the new and exclusive “Pugcubus” and “Catloop” clothing for sale. Custom Ink will take all profits from the sale of these shirts between our longtime animal adoption partner in Dallas,Dallas Pets Alive, as well asFour paws, a worldwide animal welfare organization. Grab this year’s shirtshere.
Free in-game goodies!
It wouldn’t be QuakeCon without giveaways – and this year it’s no different. Some highlights below.
Downfall Skin for eternal QuakeCon slayers
Downfall Eternal players can access a free QuakeCon Slayer skin, icon, and player badge on all platforms. Available from August 19th to September 2nd.
ESO Twitch Drops
Players whose Elder Scrolls Online and Twitch accounts are linked throughaccount.elderscrollsonline.comand pay attention to the required minimum time (15 minutes) during any of the ESO Streams to receive a Twitch Drop with an Ouroboros Crown Crate and a Flame Atronach Pack Wolf Pet.
login inQuake Championsduring QuakeCon and receive this year’s exclusive QuakeCon 2021 gauntlet weapon skin, profile icon and name tag! Available until 08/23
… and prices!
In addition to the items that you can get in the game, you also have plenty of opportunities to win cool things by watching our streams and participating on our social channels. Our great partners have put together some great prizes and we also have some exclusive items. Be sure to check out @Bethesda and @QuakeCon for how to get in!
Massive QuakeCon sale
Check out the QuakeCon 2021 Bethesda salein all digital shop windows with massive offers on select Bethesda games, including 67% offFallout 76, 75% discounteternal downfallDeluxe edition, 85% discountDishonored 2Deluxe edition and more.
Official QuakeCon Twitch team
Playing and sharing games with friends in BYOC is the core of QuakeCon, and this year the global QuakeCon community will reunite and network through the official QuakeConTwitch team. The team will celebrate QuakeCon, play and share games, and help raise funds for the charities supported by QuakeCon.