Beat the Summer heat by staying indoors for three days of livestreams, tournaments, giveaways and more when QuakeCon 2021 begins on Thursday, August 19.
Founded in 1996, QuakeCon has grown from a local gathering of Quake (and id Software) fans to one of the most distinguished festivals in gaming with North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party. Welcoming more than 10,000 gamers to Dallas, TX, the annual event offers a wide range of activities, including presentations, tournaments, panels, exhibits, and sneak peeks of Bethesda’s upcoming titles and announcements. QuakeCon has always been about great games and great friends, but it’s also about providing attendees with opportunities to donate, support, and help others through partnerships with numerous charitable organizations.
While we can’t be together in-person this year, the show must 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 kicks off with a brief Welcome at 2 p.m. ET on August 19, followed immediately by six signature panels with the developers behind the games you’re currently playing – and the ones you can’t wait to play. Along with insights into these games, each of these signature panels will reveal new info, updates and announcements, so be sure to tune in to them all. Schedule below:
Day 1 Signature Developer Panels
Welcome to QuakeCon 2021: 2 p.m. ET
Celebrating 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 impact and legacy of the original Quake on its 25th anniversary.
Deep Dive into Deathloop with Arkane Lyon: 2:30 p.m. ET
Arkane Lyon gets the community … looped in … on the details of the upcoming Deathloop — including a special discussion about multiplayer.
Fallout 76: Making Appalachia Your Own with Fallout Worlds: 3 p.m. ET
Join members of the Fallout 76 development team as they discuss how the game is evolving and take an in-depth look at our upcoming Fallout Worlds Update.
Inside the Award-Winning The Elder Scrolls Online with ZeniMax Online Studios: 3:30 p.m. ET
Matt Firor and Rich Lambert take players inside ESOand discuss the great additions to the game and what new players can expect from the award-winning MMO.
Reliving the Opening of Skyrim with the Creators from BGS: 4 p.m. ET
“Hey, you! You’re finally awake.” Celebrate Skyrim’s 10th anniversary and watch the opening moments of Skyrim as the creators share insider stories and relive memories from development.
Doom Eternal Studio Update with Marty and Hugo: 4:30 p.m. ET
id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin bring fans up-to-date on everything happening with Doom Eternal.
Full Stream Schedule
Along with the Day 1 Signature Developer Panels, QuakeCon 2021 includes three days of engaging panels from around the world, with charities, community, guest stars and more. Additional details about each of the panels, including full panel descriptions, can be found online at www.QuakeCon.org.
Thursday, Aug 19
- ANZ – Fallout 76 End-Game Guide: 11 p.m. ET
- ANZ – Fallout 76 – Playing with UFC Middleweight Rob Whittaker: 12:30 a.m. ET
Friday, Aug 20
- UK – Fallout 76 – UK Stream Team Build-a-Thon: 9:30 a.m. ET
- UK – Let’s Talk Quake with Digital Foundry: 10:45 a.m. ET
- Deathloop Meets its Makers: 2:15 p.m. ET
- WeRateDog’s Matt Nelson and Pete Hines Rate Dogs & 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 – 10th Anniversary Interactive Fun Run with Gus Johnson: 9:00 p.m. ET
- ANZ – The Elder Scrolls Online – Mates of Oblivion Dungeon Runs: 12:30 a.m. ET
- ANZ – The Elder Scrolls Online – MissMollyMakes An Epic Banquet: 1:45 a.m. ET
Saturday, Aug 21
- UK – Doom Eternal – ‘Prayer vs Slayer’: 9:30 a.m. ET
- UK – ESO - Through Flames of Ambition with the UK Stream Team: 10:45 a.m. ET
- Doom Eternal Battlemode Community Bonanza!: 2:15 p.m. ET
- Fallout 76 – C.A.M.P. Love It or Nuke It: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Quake World Championship Grand Finals: 4:45 p.m. ET
- The Elder Scrolls Online – Live Art Creation: 6:30 p.m. ET
We’re excited to once again continue QuakeCon’scharitable legacy in both a global and local way. QuakeConviewers will be able to join us in donating to organizations directly from the official QuakeConstream, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The Trevor Project, and UNICEF.
QuakeCon also has the new and exclusive “Pugcubus” and “Catloop” apparel for sale. Custom Ink will split all profits from the sale of these shirts between our long-time Dallas animal adoption partner, Dallas Pets Alive, as well as Four Paws, a global animal welfare organization. Grab this year’s shirts here.
Free In-Game Goodies!
It wouldn’t be QuakeCon without giveaways – and this year is no different. Some highlights below.
Doom Eternal QuakeCon Slayer Skin
Doom Eternal players can access a free in-game QuakeCon Slayer Skin, icon, and player badge across all platforms. Available August 19 – September 2.
ESO Twitch Drops
Players who have their Elder Scrolls Online and Twitch accounts linked through account.elderscrollsonline.com and watch for the minimum required time (15 minutes) during any of the ESO streams will receive a Twitch Drop containing one Ouroboros Crown Crate and one Flame Atronach Pack Wolf pet.
Quake Champions Skin
Log in to Quake Champions during QuakeCon and receive this year’s exclusive QuakeCon 2021 Gauntlet weapon skin, profile icon, and nameplate! Available until August 23.
In addition to the items you can receive in-game, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to win cool things by watching our streams and entering on our social channels. Our amazing partners have put together some awesome prizes and we have some exclusive items too. Keep a lookout on @Bethesda and @QuakeCon for how to enter!
Massive QuakeCon Sale
Check out the QuakeCon 2021 Bethesda Sale across digital storefronts, featuring massive deals on select Bethesda games, including 67% off Fallout 76, 75% off Doom Eternal Deluxe Edition, 85% off Dishonored 2 Deluxe Edition, and more.
Official QuakeCon Twitch Team
Playing and sharing games with friends in the BYOC is the core of QuakeCon, and this year the global QuakeCon community will once again unite and connect through the official QuakeCon Twitch Team. The Team will celebrate QuakeCon, play and share games, and help raise money for the QuakeCon-supported charities.