DOOM Eternal has gotten its first update, with varying levels of enthusiasm. The update features new empowered demons and quality of life updates, but also the Denuvo Anti-Cheat.
Empowered Demons are now live on all platforms. If you are killed in the single-player campaign, that demon will become empowered and go to another player’s game.
If they are killed, you will unlock health, items, and experience points. DOOM Eternal’s latest event, Precious Metals, is also live now.
Another major update is the Echelon Leveling. Akin to Call of Duty’s Prestige system, once you reach DOOM level 250 you will receive an Echelon and your rank resets back to one.
DOOM Eternal Adds Denuvo Anti-Cheat for Multiplayer
The most criticized addition to Doom Eternal is the Devuvo Anti-Cheat. For players on PC, they will have to install a kernel-mode driver that will run while they are playing the game to play the multiplayer component Battlemode.
For their part, the developers are upfront in how the anti-cheat will access your system. It does not take screenshots, scan your files, or stream shellcode from the internet.
However, players online are not happy about this kernel system being in the game. A growing contingency of players online are voicing concern about the security risk of this feature, and are now uninstalling the game.
Denuvo Anto-Cheat is necessary for DOOM Eternal’s Battlemode.
Update Includes Quality-of-Life and Balance Changes
Other updates to the game include quality of life updates. Some of the updates include reduced damage while swimming and required tutorials for the multiplayer Battlemode.
The Battlemode has also received extensive balance updates for both console and PC. Some of the updates include new network icons for Battlemode and changes to the Marauder demon.
To learn more about the updates coming to DOOM Eternal, go to slayerclub.bethesda.net.