QuakeCon 2021 Is Coming in August


QuakeCon 2021 is coming this August and the multi-day event will be all-digital.

Bethesda announced the news today, stating that QuakeCon at Home is back and will take place from August 19 to August 21. This year’s QuakeCon will include livestreams that feature updates on existing and upcoming games, tournaments, charity fundraising, giveaways, and more. Oh, and puppies too, apparently.


QuakeCon 2021 will officially kickoff on August 19 at 2 p.m. EST with a global stream event that will include “special influencer streams, Bethesda’s own Community teams from across the world, developer appearances, and game updates — all streaming in support of charitable causes.”

The QuakeCon staff will reveal exclusive content for the community as well, according to Bethesda. The official QuakeCon Twitch team will lead the charge on charity fundraising, streaming games to raise money for QuakeCon-supported charities. Bethesda says some community players will be featured on the team’s page during the event and those curious about joining the team can sign up here.

Some of the charities involved include Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The Trevor Project, and UNICEF. The con’s annual animal charity t-shirts are back too, according to Bethesda, and the profits from these shirts will be split between Custom Ink, Dallas Pets Alive, and FOUR PAWS. The two shirts available this year can be seen below:

Photo Credit: Bethesda

Partners for this year’s QuakeCon include Alienware, BAWLS, Fractal Design, Pecos Pete, Razer, SteelSeries, and more. QuakeCon 2021 will begin at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 19 and the con will formally end a couple of days later on August 21.

While Bethesda didn’t reveal what games event attendees can expect to see, the company’s blog post does include tags at the bottom for Deathloop and Doom Eternal, although this could be in reference to the con’s charity shirts.

While waiting for QuakeCon 2021, read about how Deathloop will be a PS5 console-exclusive title until at least September 2022 and then watch Bethesda’s latest Deathloop gameplay walkthrough trailer. Check out this story about how Doom Eternal now has ray-tracing and more thanks to its next-gen upgrade after that.


Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.


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