id Software kan i dag fremvise den mest arketypiske Quake-figur af dem alle i Quake Champions. Ja, det er netop Ranger, som var protagonisten i det oprindelige Quake fra 1996. Se ham i dagens gameplay-trailer.

Det er faktisk ikke helt korrekt. Figuren med navnet Ranger, var først helt officiel i Quake III: Arena, men han var baseret på “Quakeguy” fra det oprindelige Quake. Protagonisten i DOOM var ligelededes kendt som “Doomguy”.

i Quake Champions har Ranger to primære “abilites”: Dire Orb og hans passive – “Son of a Gun”. Du kan læse beskrivelsen nedenfor og se traileren herover. Der er efterhånden en del Daily Rush’ere, som for øjeblikket springer rundt og fragger i den lukkede betatest.

Vidste du forøvrigt at det var Trent Reznor fra Nine Inch nails som lagde stemme til ham oprindeligt?

Two decades ago, a lone Marine stepped through the Slipgate and into a nightmare. He cut through countless horrors to find four eldritch Runes, then laid waste to the abomination known as Shub-Niggurath. Ranger, the original Quake badass, is hungry for more gibs in Quake Champions.

Ranger’s a Quake LEGEND – this is the guy that fragged through the Dimension of the Doomed and the Realm of Black Magic. He’s been trapped in the realms ever since, even competing in the bloody halls of Quake III Arena.

In Quake Champions, Ranger digs into his clutch of gory mementos to wield the Dire Orb, seized from the hot innards of the All-Mother at the end of Quake, to teleport (and telefrag) through the Arenas. Ranger’s ‘Son of a Gun’ Passive Ability grants him a 25% reduction in self-damage, allowing him to Rocket Jump with less pain… and enabling more up-close-and-personal, gibby Rocket Launcher kisses.

CHAMPION PROFILE: Ranger – Slipgate Marine

Starting Statistics:
Starting Health: 100
Starting Armor: 25
Speed: 320

Active Ability – Dire Orb: Ranger battled waves upon waves of Death Knights and Shamblers to get the Dire Orb. It was worth keeping. Now he uses it to teleport around the Arenas, reaching ledges, dodging rockets, and telefragging unsuspecting enemies dumb enough to stand in his way. The Dire Orb also does damage when it hits an enemy and, if left unused, it will explode damaging foes in the immediate area.

Passive Ability – Son of a Gun: Ranger’s a veteran – he’s knows all the tricks of the Arenas. His Son of a Gun passive ability reduces the amount of self-damage he takes by 25%, meaning he can Rocket Jump with less penalty to get the drop on unsuspecting foes.

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