Doom Eternal will be headlining QuakeCon 2019, as Bethesda shows off brand new gameplay ahead of the release later this year. In this guide covering everything we know about the Doom sequel so far, we'll be going over the Doom Eternal release date, all the new Doom Eternal QuakeCon details, and more.
Doom Eternal Release Date
Doom Eternal has been delayed. Instead of releasing in November of 2019, it will now launch March 20, 2020.
Doom Eternal QuakeCon 2019
Bethesda will be debuting brand new Doom Eternal gameplay footage from QuakeCon 2019. You can tune into the showcase by following the tweet below, and you can even be in with a chance of earning some loot for other Bethesda games if your Bethesda.net account is linked to your Twitch account.
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Doom Eternal Collector's Edition
Just below, you can see the Doom Eternal Collector's Edition. This comes with the game, a wearable Slayer helmet, a pass for the two DLC expansions, 2 digital soundtracks, a lithograph, and a lore book.
Doom Eternal E3 2019
In the live stream below from Bethesda, you can see the Doom Eternal E3 2019 presentation from id Software. Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin from id Software took to the stage to detail the new gameplay presentation, in which Doom Eternal sees Earth consumed by hell. We're going to journeying to both heaven and hell in the sequel.
It certainly looks like traversal will play a big role in Doom Eternal. In the presentation above, we see the Doomguy dash forward through midair, with power-ups that reset your dash charge.
Doom Eternal BattleMode
At E3 2019, Bethesda revealed BattleMode for Doom Eternal. This multiplayer mode has two demon players working against one person playing as the Doomguy.
As the demons, the two players can play from a variety of demonic creatures, including Imps and the Revenants. The demonic players can someone revive each other, so it's really going to be a battle of teamwork and strategy, versus pure skill in Doom Eternal's BattleMode.
Doom Eternal DLC
It was a low key reveal from Bethesda, but there will be two DLC packs for Doom Eternal. There were only multiplayer DLC packs for Doom back in 2016, but there will be two single player DLC packs releasing for Doom Eternal within the first year of the game lauching.
Currently, there's no information on a price for the Doom Eternal DLC. You'll get access to the two DLC packs if you purchase the Digital Deluxe, or the Collector's Edition of Doom Eternal. We'll update this section when there's a seperate price for the two DLC packs.
Doom Eternal Gameplay
Just below, you can see the debut gameplay footage for Doom Eternal, which first appeared during QuakeCon 2018. We can see DoomGuy forging his way through hordes of demons that have overrun Earth, all with a brand new dask ability, as well as a some sort of hook attached to the shotgun, which lets him grappel onto demons from afar, and pull himself towards them, before blasting them in the face with a weapon of choice.
The entire gameplay slice of Doom Eternal looks pretty damn impressive. It's clear that id are making this a more vertical, quicker game, with the new hook and the dash ability. There's also a slew of new monsters on show in the footage above, which should spice up the lethal combat even more.
There was a lot to be gleaned from the Doom Eternal gameplay reveal. We've collected all of the key info in the following list.
- There will be a Dark Souls-like invasion style PvP mode, where players can play as demons in each other's games.
- A more expansive narrative will be available this time around, centered around the Doom Slayer
- The "Meat Hook" is a new attachment to the shotgun. It's a grappling hook of sorts that can only attach to enemies.
- Doom Eternal won't feature the SnapMap tools used in the first game.
- There will be narrative-focused post-launch DLC.
Doom Eternal Monsters and Demons
At first you might think that we don't see a whole lot in the brief Doom Eternal teaser that was showed by Bethesda at E3 2018. Hugo Martin of id Software promised "hell on Earth" (with a wry smile) on stage, revealing that the events of the game would be taking place on home territory, and not on Mars like they did in the 2016 Doom reboot.
But what else can we see in the teaser? For a start, the Cacodemon now has arms, and Martin also revealed that there would be twice as many demons in Demon Eternal than in the reboot game. We can also see Imps, Helldemons, and Spiderdemons in the teaser trailer, so we can definitely expect to be taking on the horde when Doom Eternal releases.
Finally, both Doomguy's shotgun and composer Mick Gordon will be returning for the sequel. Hugo Martin also teased that "we're most excited about showing you some of the things you might not be expecting." Is Doomguy going to romance a demon?
Doom Eternal Nintendo Switch
After the QuakeCon keynote wrapped up, it was revealed that the new Doom will be coming to Nintendo Switch. This isn't much of a surprise, given that the first game was ported to the Nintendo Switch post-launch, though it's cool that plans are already set this time around.
Right now, these are all the details that we've managed to piece together about Doom Eternal. Going forward we'll keep this guide fully up to date, so you've got a complete hub of information for the game whenever Bethesda or id Software announces anything official.