Wolfenstein Developer Releases Dopa Episode For Quake Anniversary, Free On Steam

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fans rejoice! MachineGames, developer of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, just released a new episode of Quake. “Episode Five: Dimensions of the Past” or “Dopa” honors the game's twentieth anniversary.

The new episode will come with with nine small- to medium-sized levels with various themes. These include a start map, a secret map, and a death-match arena. Three demos are also available. Despite the demos, the episode is rumored to be difficult and unforgiving.

“Dopa” is free to download, however players will need their own copy of Quake to run it. Thankfully, Quake is currently available on Steam for less than your usual coffee run. Quake is $2.50 or 50% off until July 4th as part of Steam’s Summer Sale. Here is how to get your hands on the episode:

  1. Download the episode package and extract it into the Quake folder
  2. Right-click on Quake in your Steam library and select "propertiesClick on "set launch options"
  3. Type "-game dopa" into the prompt
  4. Run the game and play to your heart’s content. 
Quake was a first-person shooter video game, developed by id Software and published by GT Interactive in 1996. It was the successor to id software’s Doom series. Quake, however, offered full real-time 3D rendering and included early support for 3D acceleration through OpenGL. It was one of the first games with various multiplayer options.

There have also been rumors of a new Wolfenstein game, possibly called The New Colossus. Quake Champions was featured at Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase. The latest game in the franchise will be directed by Tim Willits, who has had a role in every Quake game that id Software has developed. Bethesda promises that there will be a Quake Champions tournament at QuakeCon, August 4th-7th in Dallas, Texas. The game will feature a roster of new characters with their own distinctive abilities and strengths.