Doom Eternal is the upcoming reboot to the 2016 Doom remake. It focuses heavily on revamped combat mechanics and the sparkly oh-so-gruesome visuals and will have you coming back for more should the recent hands-on videos be believed. What’s it all about you ask? Read on dear people, if you can stomach it..
The plot. That’s right, it actually has one.
Doom Eternal is set on Earth 8 months after Doom 2016, with the forces of Hell having overrun. Other locations have been revealed including a human base on Phobos, new regions of Hell, and previously unseen locations within the franchise. The developers tease that the game will feature a more in-depth lore of the Doom universe. Similar to the previous game, Doom Eternal features a codex system. This is part of what Id is calling the “Doom Universe.” It’s confirmed Doom Slayer will fight both the forces of Hell and Heaven.
Single player campaign – added features
A new feature added to the single player campaign is the ability to actually invade another player’s game, in a system called “Invasion.” The Invading players can team up and spawn in a player’s single-player playthrough as enemies.
The Doom Slayer moves faster than the previous game. It’s equipped with a shoulder cannon which can be used to fire grenades or a burst of flame. It operates on a cooldown.
There is an increased focus on mobility in the game. The Doom Slayer gains a grappling hook (via the Super Shotgun), the ability to perform short boosts along the ground, and swing from poles. Two boosts can be used at once before recharging.
Gun modifications return from the previous game.
A new feature is an extra life system. It has been designed as an augment to the checkpoint system, where players can get a respawn without having to go back to the last checkpoint.
Any additional story DLC is to be released post-launch.
Doom Eternal will have a multiplayer system developed in-house by Id. As well as a new mode called Battlemode.
Doom Eternal will launch on March 20, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia.