DOOM Eternal Development Update Indicates New Horde Mode


Developer Id Software and veteran publisher Bethesda Softworks have been continuously pushing out content for DOOM Eternal following its successful release as an intense and fun successor to DOOM 2016. Just a few days ago, COGConnected covered DOOM Eternal’s latest update, Update 6. In Update 6, owners of the next generation consoles were rewarded with an upgrade along with serious visual, graphical and gameplay enhancements including Ray Tracing and more. Besides the ability to push the hardware to the limits, Update 6 introduced a new map for the Battlemode and Taras Nabad as a new Master Level wherein players can challenge themselves. Today, Marty Stratton, Executive Producer for DOOM Eternal, wanted to provide an update on their latest works along with upcoming plans. Stratton indicated that a new Horde Mode and changes to the Battlemode will be forthcoming.

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Stratton noted that due to the pandemic and impact of remote working, the intended free Invasion Mode was stalled. Along with the feedback from the current gameplay, the company has decided to redirect their focus on a completely new single-player Horde mode. On the change in direction, Stratton stated, “We’re confident this horde mode will offer you more of the diversity and challenge you’re looking for in the game.” Stratton went on to state that the team was working on a refresh of Battlemode which includes changes to the gameplay, balance updates and a more competitive structure.

The update went on to emphasize the continued determination of Id Software and Bethesda Softworks in the face of the constraints of the pandemic and that the team has already put out dozens of update and hefty content, and would try their best to continue to do so. DOOM Eternal already has a campaign expansion out, of which the Part Two would be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Fans can expect more information on DOOM Eternal and future updates at Quakecon in August.

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