QuakeCon 2018 – Exhibitor Hall Walkthrough

Hey Taco-heads!  QuakeCon 2018 is underway here at Grapevine, TX at the Gaylord Hotel Convention hall. The new space gave Bethesda a great chance to hugely expand the Exhibitor’s hall where the exhibitors definitely took advantage of the extra leg room. Come take a look at what the folks brought over in the video below.  The Exhibitor’s hall is open between 10AM – 6PM from Friday through Sunday – and it’s FREE! Come on down if you’re close to the area, pick up some swag, buy some pretty special edition cool items and frag some folks!

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Progress Will Carry Over

When Fallout 76’s B.E.T.A. (Break-It Early Test Application) arrives in October, Bethesda has shared that the end B.E.T.A. will be the full game and any progress made to this point will carry over into the launch version on Nov 14th. The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A FAQ was also updated to reflect this statement stating “Our current plan for the B.E.T.A. is it will be the full game and all your progress is saved for launch.”

The FAQ also notes that there will be no NDA so players will be able to discuss, post screenshots, stream, etc. when they begin playing. It was also recently revealed that Steam will not be leveraged with the release and instead Bethesda will look to using their in-house Bethesda Launcher for PC players, which seems to be the rising trend with Publishers.

QuakeCon 2018 begins this Thursday, and on Saturday, August 10, there will be a Fallout 76 panel that will see Todd Howard and other Bethesda Game Studios developers discussing more about this upcoming title. Stay tuned to 8BitTacos as we cover the event and panels live and bring you the news as soon as we can!


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QuakeCon 2018 Registration Info

We are pleased to announce that QuakeCon 2018 ticketing will be available beginning on Friday, June 29th. Ticket sales for the BYOC will begin at 7:30 pm Central and can be purchased directly at https://www.showclix.com/event/quakecon-2018.

This year we’ve made a huge effort to improve our ticketing experience and address some of the long-standing requests from our fans. Here are some of the big improvements:

Group Ticketing

We’re excited to finally announce that we support purchasing tickets and reserving seats as a group! A single transaction can include up to 10 tickets.
Please note: Individual attendee names will be required for each ticket at the time of the purchase; matching photo ID is required for admission. No refunds, transfers, or name changes will be permitted.

We hope that families and clans can leverage this new functionality to sit together more easily than in previous events.

Seat Registration and Swag Pack Purchasing

The system we have this year allows ticket transactions to include seats and swag packs as part of the purchase. These opportunities are presented after seat selection and before payment. QdQ and UAC, as well as Swag Packs are available in limited quantities.

Please note:

  • You’ll only be able to buy one UAC Seat per transaction.
  • Swag Packs will be limited to three (3) per transaction.
  • Swag bags may only be purchased by residents of the United States (including its territories). ALL purchasers must be present at QuakeCon 2018 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas August 9-12, 2018, and must present proof of purchase to receive the swag bag – unclaimed swag bags will not be mailed. Swag bags are not returnable or exchangeable – NO exceptions. This sale is limited to stock on hand; no rain checks are available. Void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted. The product images shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product(s). Products and specifications subject to change without notice.

Each Swag Pack includes a premium roll-over backpack, a set of three exclusive pins, a QuakeCon stainless steel water bottle, a QuakeCon air freshener, an oversized QuakeCon mousepad, a QuakeCon luggage tag, and a 36-inch inflatable Rocket Launcher from Quake Champions.

Thank you for patience as we’ve implemented this new ticketing process for QuakeCon 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a “queue” for tickets?

No. When ticket sales begin, the link will take you directly to seat selection.

How many tickets can I purchase?

Up to ten (10) tickets can be purchased in a single transaction, either for General Admission and/or a BYOC seat. Then, up to ten (10) QuakeCon done Quick seat upgrade packages can be purchased in a single transaction, up to three (3) Swag Pack merchandise packages, and up to one (1) UAC VIP seat upgrade packages.

How many tickets are available?

There are over 4,500 BYOC seats that are available for reservation – more than double what we made available in 2017. Additionally, there are a limited number of remaining UAC VIP seat upgrade packages*, 250 QuakeCon done Quick seat upgrade packages, and 500 Swag Pack merchandise packages available.

When are tickets available?

All tickets, seat upgrades, and the Swag Pack merchandise packages will be available at Friday, June 29th at 7:30 pm Central.

Those who purchased a UAC VIP seat upgrade package for QuakeCon 2017 — our UAC Acolytes additionally will be contacted with first right of refusal on a presale opportunity coming next week.

I’ve ordered more seat upgrades than seats! What do I do?

Whoops! Please contact customer support at support@showclix.com and we’ll make it right.

Are all the types of tickets for sale at the same time?

With exception to the UAC presale for 2017 UAC guests, this year all tickets, seat packages, and swag pack merchandise packages are being released for sale at the same time.

Do I need to purchase a BYOC ticket to purchase a SWAG PACK?

No, Swag Packs can be added to General Admission and BYOC tickets.

via QCon Forums