Quake Champions is not going to be tied exclusively to the Bethesda.net app for distribution. In a recent Q&A with Lead Designer Adam Pyle and Senior Producer Jason Bergman, it came to light that the anticipated multiplayer first-person shooter would also be available for purchase on Steam at launch.
The question arose during the game’s ongoing beta, which can only be accessed through Bethesda.net. This led players to believe that the full release would follow suit. Thankfully, that isn’t the case. When asked directly about the speculation circling the community, Bergman had this to say:
Quake Champions will indeed be released on Steam. You will still be required to have a linked Bethesda.net account, but users playing the game from Steam will not go through the Bethesda.net launcher. During the current beta period the game will only be available through the Bethesda.net launcher.
So, there you have it. Quake Champions will fit nicely into your Steam library, lessening the burden of switching between multiple digital distribution software.