Tag: Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal aims to serve up a fresh helping of demon murder in just a couple of months, and to whet your appetite for righteous slaughter, Bethesda has provided a new trailer for one of the year’s most hotly anticipated FPS games, and while there’s the expected volume of demons and violence, you might be a bit more surprised to see the volume of heaven and story here.
The Doom series celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and the latest game in the franchise – Doom Eternal – is due out this November. The series spans numerous games, expansions, and spin-offs, and yet in all that 25 years there has been one gaming feature that none of those games has featured – a hub area.
One of the first reveals for Doom Eternal at this year’s QuakeCon was a new demon in Hell’s rogue’s gallery of fleshy monstrosities. When Doom Eternal launches in November, players will have their first chance to meet the Doom Hunter, a massive horned monstrosity that skates around on a floating hover platform.
QuakeCon got underway in Austin, Texas last night, and to set the tone for the evening, id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin showcased Doom Eternal’s new Battle Mode. It pits two players as demons against one Slayer, and it looks like a lot of fun. As has already been revealed, Battle Mode is replacing traditional deathmatch in Doom Eternal. It’s a bold move, and one that’s sure to be controversial, but Battle Mode looks like a lot of fun. Stratton and Martin provided some new details about it on stage at QuakeCon’s keynote presentation Friday. What’s perhaps most notable is the explanation of how Battle Mode actually works. We’ve known for a while that it’s two demons versus one Slayer, but as it turns out, there’s more to Battle Mode. First, a round ends when either the Slayer dies or both demon players are knocked out. When the Slayer kills one demon, a 20-second countdown begins. When that timer reaches zero, the killed demon player respawns with half their starting health. PCGN
QuakeCon 2019 is upon us, and it’s kicking off in style with Bethesda’s keynote address. The big focus looks to be on Doom Eternal and its asymmetric multiplayer battle mode, but there’ll likely be a few surprises – though if the leaks are anything to go by, those surprises won’t mean much to PC players. Nonetheless, a fresh look at the new Doom’s multiplayer should be worth checking out.