Bethesda and id Software released a new trailer detailing the new DOOM Eternal multiplayer mode, BATTLEMODE.
DOOM Eternal‘ s BATTLEMODE is a 2v1 multiplayer. It allows to “experience the fast aggressive fun of the single-player with their friends”. One player takes the role of the Slayer and fights against two demons controlled by the other two players. In total, there will be five playable demons to choose from: the Revenant, Pain Elemental, Mancubus, Arch-vile, and Marauder. All with different abilities and weapons.
“Developed in-house at id Software alongside DOOM Eternal’s single-player Campaign, BATTLEMODE features all the fast, frenetic and ferocious combat that defines DOOM across one of multiple unique and meticulously designed arenas. The Slayer and the demons’ objective may be the same – destroy the other side – but their playstyles are entirely different.”
The DOOM Slayer is fully equipped with all the weapons and attachments. Therefore, in a 1v1, a demon doesn’t stand a chance. The goal of the players that control the demons is, therefore, to attack together and to put the Slayer in danger by casting additional demons controlled by the A.I. On the other hand, the Slayer should prefer to confront the demons one by one, when they are easier to take apart.
At the moment of the launch, this new DOOM Eternal‘s mode comes with six uniques arena. Also, Bethesda confirmed that all playable demons and maps will be free for all players.
Future plans for DOOM Eternal’ s BATTLEMODE
Bethesda and id Software will keep updating BATTLEMODE after launch.
“…our plans for BATTLEMODE don’t stop at launch. We will release more playable demons and maps for DOOM Eternal owners post-launch at no additional charge. Prepare for the arena by pre-ordering DOOM Eternal today and receive the Rip and Tear Pack, which lets you charge into BATTLEMODE with the DOOT Revenant Skin and more when the game launches.”
DOOM Eternal is set to launch on November 22, 2019.
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