Get Quake 2 Free from Bethesda
Bethesda is giving away classic FPS Quake II – including its recent RTX upgrades – entirely for free, but you’ll have to get a move on if you want to claim it.
The publisher is giving the game away as a thank you to fans for donating over $30,000 to the company’s chosen charities during its recent QuakeCon at Home event.
Quake II is free to grab from the Bethesda.net launcher – available here – for 72 hours. The countdown started at 12pm ET (5pm BST) on 12 August though, so you’ve only got until 5pm BST on Saturday to claim the game.
As a thank you, we’ll be unlocking Quake II on 8/12 and Quake III on 8/17, free for 72 hours each on the Bethesda net Launcher. pic.twitter.com/dfNM6F1qaH
— Bethesda (@bethesda)
August 10, 2020
It’s not all over if you miss it though – Bethesda will then start giving away Quake III from the Bethesda.net launcher for a second 72-hour period, starting at the same time on 17 August, so if you remember to check back you could get two classic Quake games this week without spending a penny.
In case you’ve forgotten, last year Quake II was also given a modern upgrade to support ray tracing. You’ll need an Nvidia RTX graphics card to take advantage – though of course everyone else can still enjoy the game just how it looked in the ‘90s.