The game went into closed beta on April 6, 2017.
People can get a beta key at https://quake.bethesda.net/en
Game meant to be download through Bethesda Launcher
Installing the launcher.
Running the game.
Playing online matches.
What does not
Running the launcher.
Updating the launcher.
Installing the game.
One needs to look for .tmp files and rename the same filenames without the .tmp suffixes to .alt.
Once Quake Champions is selected from the game list, a new file is present in the launcher's install folder which needs to be renamed.
I use this in my launcher script:
for TMP in $(ls *.dch.tmp)
BN=$(echo $TMP | cut -d'.' -f1).dch
if [ -f $BN ]
echo "$BN $TMP"
mv -v $BN $BN.alt
What was not tested
Other game modes.
No rendering issues as far as I could notice. CSMT was enabled. The performance on low was acceptable, but sometimes suffered from slowdowns. i7-4790K AMD R9 390X Linux 4.12 Mesa 17.2.0-rc3 It appears there is only one bug related to the launcher not being able to rename files, the game itself runs surprisingly well.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Solus||Aug 26 2017||2.15-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Nick Laramie|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Aug 21 2017||2.14-staging||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Johannes|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 27 2017||2.8||No||Not installable||Garbage||lex|