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* 17 unique champions, each with their own active and passive abilities.
 
* 17 unique champions, each with their own active and passive abilities.
 
* 11 weapons from Quake Champions, plus one.
 
* 11 weapons from Quake Champions, plus one.
* Monsters from Doom 1, 2 and 4, {{wp|Quake 1}}, {{wp|Quake 2}} and {{wp|Quake 4}}.
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* Monsters from ''[[Doom]]'', ''[[Doom II]]'', ''[[Doom (2016)]]'', ''[[Quake]]'', ''{{wp|Quake II}}'' and ''{{wp|Quake 4}}''.
 
* [https://quake.bethesda.net/en/champions/6jK5we9mIE02y8EMQs4KMY Nyx!]
 
* [https://quake.bethesda.net/en/champions/6jK5we9mIE02y8EMQs4KMY Nyx!]
 
* Extremely flexible difficulty: apart from traditional [[skill levels]], different classes can be harder and easier to play in single player.
 
* Extremely flexible difficulty: apart from traditional [[skill levels]], different classes can be harder and easier to play in single player.

Revision as of 02:51, 20 May 2018

QC: Doom Edition (QCDE)
QCDE logoQCDE logo
Authors DBThanatos, Michaelis
Ports Zandronum, GZDoom
IWAD AnyDoom
Year 2018
Link Download from ModDB (ZDoom forum thread)
QCDE player kills a Tactical Transfer as Kane with a Heavy Machinegun. An hourglass bonus for active ability restoration is seen on the left.

Quake Champions: Doom Edition (also known as QC: Doom Edition) is a gameplay mod based on Quake Champions featuring custom classes, weapons and monsters. It is compatible with Zandronum 3.0, GZDoom from 1.8.6 to 3.2.5, D-Touch and Delta Touch and boasts balanced gameplay across the single player, deathmatch and cooperative game modes.

Main features

  • 17 unique champions, each with their own active and passive abilities.
  • 11 weapons from Quake Champions, plus one.
  • Monsters from Doom, Doom II, Doom (2016), Quake, Quake II and Quake 4.
  • Nyx!
  • Extremely flexible difficulty: apart from traditional skill levels, different classes can be harder and easier to play in single player.
  • Damage numbers show how much damage you deal to everything. They can be switched off, too.
  • Rocket jumping, crouchsliding and nail climbing, it's almost like Defrag scene never died.
  • Zandronum 3.0 compatible. Use Doomseeker or any other server browser to find games in progress.
  • D-Touch compatible.
  • GZdoom 1.8.6 to 3.2.5 compatible.
  • Cooperative compatible. Yes, you can has healing.
  • Deathmatch compatible -- and rebalanced for this mode.
  • Duel-oriented. Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Domination, Last Man Standing, Survival compatible.

Maps

Player as Nyx snipes on fleeing airborne Kane with a railgun. Map is QCDE01: Blood Covenant by DBThanatos, a demake of eponymous map from Quake Champions.

QCDE comes with two mapsets for Deathmatch and Last Man Standing modes: Aeon Deathmatch for QCDE (AeonQCDE.pk3) and QCDE maps (QCDEmaps1.3.pk3).

AeonQCDE is a version of AeonDM edited to contain QCDE weapons and specific map markers. QCDE maps consists of special contributions created specifically for QCDE by DBThanatos, RoosTer, MrEnchanter, Abysswalker and Ivan Dobrovski.

Playable characters

All champions have health/armor caps (stack). There are three types of champions:

  • Light (AKA squishies): Smaller than average hitbox, low stack, generally fast.
  • Medium: Standard doom hitbox, medium stack, medium speed.
  • Heavy (AKA tanks): Big hitbox, large stack, slower movement.

The stacks are “lower” compared to Doom, and light champions seem rather fragile, since they have low caps for health and armor. However, this is countered by their abilities. Light champions have ways of healing or escaping dangerous situations -- as opposed to tanks, whose abilities are more about dealing with danger face to face.

The fact that stacks are relatively low overall is compensated by healing items giving much more health than traditional Doom pickups, and armor being much more common. Therefore, it's possible to lose health quickly, but so long as an escape route is available, lost health can be gained back in a heartbeat.

List of champions

17 playable classes are present:

  • Ranger (Medium) -- Dire Orb, Rocket Resistance
  • Doomslayer (Medium) -- BFG-9000, Double Jump
  • Corvus (Medium) -- Wings of Wrath, Elven Vitality
  • Bitterman (Medium) -- Power Shield, Stabilized Homeostasis
  • Galen (Medium) -- Unholy Totem, Channeling
  • Duke Nukem (Medium) -- Freeze Thrower, Huge Ego
  • Sarge (Medium) -- Veteran
  • Kane (Light) -- Stroyent Injection, Crouchslide
  • Caleb (Light) -- Life Steal, Kill Heals
  • Menelkir (Light) -- Dark Servant, Hex
  • Nyx (Light) -- Ghostwalk, Walljump
  • Durandal (Light) -- Simulacrums, Unified Vitality, Infra-Chromatic Unveil
  • Terminator (Heavy) -- Barrage, Ammo Regen
  • Zedek (Heavy) -- Quietus, Cannonball
  • Inquisitor (Heavy) -- Reflection, Thrust Dodge, Still Defense
  • Sorgaul (Heavy) -- Primal Rage, Armor Hoarder
  • Keel (Heavy) -- Grenade Swarm, Stockpile

Classes in single player

For single player, only “Medium” champions are recommended. Light characters are very small and can sometimes fit between the bars where players aren’t supposed to fit. Conversely, tanks are considerably bigger and won't fit in the tightest of places where player might be expected to go. It's still possible to play any class, but if map progression is broken, the responsibility is on player.

Regarding difficulty, playing single player or cooperative with Medium champions is playing QCDE in “normal” mode. Playing with Light champions is more of a challenge, and playing with Heavy ones is a bit on the easier side because of their stacks.

Active and passive abilities

Abilities define the play style of the characters. For example, Kane, being inherently fast, has even greater speed during crouch-slide, which allows both to deliver firepower right into the enemy's lair and retreat, possibly using Stroyent Injection which instantly restores his health in case his plan goes awry. As the opposite example, Terminator hardly ever retreats, and his ability to passively restore ammo, as well as freely triggered rocket barrage, ensure that he can deal with any threat without slowing the pace.

Active abilities are:

  • Dire Orb: Ranger's personal teleporter.
  • BFG-9000: Doomslayer's iconic weapon, melts armor or slows naked targets.
  • Wings of Wrath: Corvus' short flight at high speed.
  • Power Shield: Bitterman's extra armor that he can apply at any time.
  • Unholy Totem: Galen's land mine that heals allies.
  • Freeze Thrower: Duke's coolest weapon, complete with kick alternative attack.
  • Stroyent Injection: Kane's instant healing and speed boost.
  • Life Steal: Caleb can heal by dealing damage for a short time.
  • Dark Servant: Menelkir can summon a mighty Maulotaur to do his bidding that disappears should summoner die.
  • Ghostwalk: Nyx can disappear into thin air and reappear silently when she's least expected.
  • Simulacrums: Durandal can teleport fake B.o.B.'s into arena to blindly chase his opponents until they explode.
  • Barrage: Terminator's torrent of homing rockets.
  • Quietus: Zedek's final option, leaves flames that continue burning for some time after the hit.
  • Reflection: Inquisitor becomes invulnerable for a duration. Use again to become huge shield for team.
  • Primal Rage: Sorgaul gets regeneration, extra speed, and devastating melee attacks.
  • Grenade Swarm: Keel can fire up to 5 grenades, regenerating them one by one.

Passive abilities are:

  • Rocket Resilience: Ranger's natural resistance to rocket damage, helps with rocket jumps.
  • Double Jump: Doomslayer's thrusters that he can activate in mid-air.
  • Elven Vitality: Corvus regenerates health passively.
  • Overstack: Corvus can pick up ordinary armor items beyond maximum.
  • Bandoliers: Bitterman can always carry more ammo than other champions.
  • Channeling: Galen restores cooldown by picking up health items.
  • Huge Ego: Duke gets more health from health pickups.
  • Veteran: Sarge has classic Quake 3 stack: spawns with 125 health that ticks down to 100, and gets up to 200 health and armor from big pickups.
  • Crouchslide: Kane can get a speed boost if he crouches at the moment when he lands from a jump.
  • Kill Heals: Caleb gets a portion of health back when dealing final blow. In DM, during active ability, heals fully.
  • Hex: Menelkir makes enemies killed drop hourglasses that restore cooldown.
  • Walljump: Nyx can jump off walls, decorations and enemies.
  • Unified Vitality: Armor automatically converts to missing portion of health when picked up.
  • Infra-Chromatic Unveil: Durandal can always see invisible or phase-shifting beings.
  • Ammo Regeneration: Terminator slowly regenerates ammo for selected weapon. In coop and TDM, excess ammo is dropped for allies to pick.
  • Iron Feet: Zedek doesn't take environmental damage.
  • Cannonball: Zedek deals falling damage in area where he lands from heights.
  • Thrust Dodge: Inquisitor can accelerate in a direction by double tapping the key.
  • Still Defense: Inquisitor receives less damage when not moving.
  • Armor Hoarder: Sorgaul gets more armor from every pickup.
  • Stockpile: Keel regenerates grenades by picking up any ammunition, including that which goes with weapon pickups.

Monster replacement

Player can use monsters from Doom, Doom 4, Quake 1, Quake 2 and Quake 4. More than that, players can mix and match monster sets -- for example, picking both Quake 2 and Quake 4 would be fighting against united Strogg forces.

All monsters emit damage numbers when hurt.

Monster randomization has two modes: classic, as known by the likes of Aeons of Death and other randomizer mods, and one theme per map, selecting only one of the enabled themes at random for each map.

Original soundtrack

Official soundtrack album cover

Soundtrack consists of the album Augmented of original metal music by Michael Markie and covers of songs from Doom, Quake 1 and 2 and Blood.

Excerpts have been featured as outro music for released videos, and as background music for Kane deathmatch video.

Released videos

Credits

  • Created by: DBThanatos, Michaelis
  • Sprites: Captain J, Franco Tieppo
  • Testing: Ragequit, Jckfrbn, A_D_M_E_R_A_L, Abysswalker, Ivory Duke
  • Additional testing: ElRetardo, Barbarossa, VDRK, Bryina, DoomKrakken
  • Official Soundtrack: Michael Markie
  • Permission to edit Aeon Deathmatch: Decay, Razgriz
  • QCDE maps: DBThanatos, RoosTer, MrEnchanter, Abysswalker, Ivan Dobrovski
  • Additional credits: DrPyspy, YukiHerz, DeXiaZ, Jimmy, Xaser, Breadbagfly, Chronoteeth, Mechadon

External links