Doom Eternal’s ‘Biggest Free Update’ is Just Around the Corner

Published 10/22/2021, 11:59 AM EDT


Doom Eternal will be getting a big update and there are a lot of things ID Software has planned for players. For starters, the developers have finally added the Horde mode to the game. The mode wasn’t present when Doom Eternal launched last year. This update is being lauded as the “biggest free update,” and there will be a ton of new additions for players to dive into. 

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Doom Eternal is getting a new update with a Horde mode

This new update will be update 6.66 for Doom Eternal and will be launched on October 26, just a few days from now. During a live stream, Hugo Martin, the game director, explained a few things about the upcoming update and revealed the first mission of Horde mode. Doom Eternal’s new update will also have Battlemode 2.0 and two new Master Levels. The Doom Eternal update 6.66 even has a new trailer which you can have a look at below.

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The said Battlemode would let you and your friend or a random player control demons. You will be pitted against a fully-armed Doom slayer in round-based fights that have been tweaked. You will get to see a whole new arena and streak-based rewards. All of this sounds interesting and might attract a lot of new and old players back to the game. There even will be two new Master levels as well. 

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Previously, the developers had planned a multiplayer Invasion mode but decided to go with the Horde mode instead. Doom Eternal’s executive producer Marty Stratton had justified Invasion’s cancellation by saying, “the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic and remote working impacted the progress of development for this addition. Over this time, we have also seen and heard how many of you enjoy the range of gameplay and combat available in the expansions and master levels. With these factors in mind, we have decided to redirect our focus from Invasion Mode to creating a totally new single-player horde mode.”

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Shubhendu Vatsa

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An eSports writer for EssentialySports, Shubhendu is a BTech IT graduate who was working with SecureKloud as a cloud engineer. Meanwhile, he was also writing feature articles for Sportskeeda. He loves to immerse himself in playing GTA and playing Call of Duty.

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