At E3, Bethesda detailed what they’re bringing to DOOM players in the near future. In terms of post-launch support, there are both free and premium DLC coming. Later this summer, three new free for all modes will be added to DOOM, including a traditional Deathmatch mode which fans will undoubtedly be excited to play. The first premium DLC bundle, releasing next month, is titled “Unto The Evil” and brings three new maps to multiplayer, a new weapon, a demon called the Harvester, taunts, game modes (including one-flag Capture the Flag), and more. There are no additional details about what the weapon may be, what powers the demon may possess, or what the armour equipment may provide players, but considering how ludicrous the franchise has always prided itself on being, one can only assume this first offering of DLC will be no different.
To help bring the frantic experience to more players, Bethesda has announced that the first level of DOOM is free to download and play this week. To continue playing past the initial level, purchasing the game will be required, but those still on the fence about whether or not to pick up the title will find this to be the perfect opportunity to try it out.
SnapMap will also receive updates which allow players to use new props and create single player experiences for others to enjoy. Bethesda also stressed that throughout the year, every update that SnapMap receives will be completely free of charge.
As more details about the free DLC become available, we will let you know, so be sure to check back with Analog Addiction to learn the latest about DOOM and its post-launch support.
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