Doomguy is the instantly recognizable face of id Software’s Doom franchise, but Quake‘s Ranger has also built quite the reputation for himself as part developer’s other shooter series.
Today, id Software unveiled their latest character trailer for Quake Champions, and reintroduced fans to Ranger:
Ranger (Slipgate Marine)
From his origins in the original Quake, to his time spent in the bloody halls of Quake III Arena, Ranger is a legendary character who’s returning to once again wreak havoc in the arenas of Quake Champions. With his Dire Orb active ability Ranger can teleport to impossible ledges, dodge incoming attacks and much more.
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.
A Closed Beta is currently underway for Quake Champions, and the free-to-play shooter will receive a full release on the PC later this year. You can register for a chance to receive a beta invitation at the game’s official website.