Doom Eternal's First Expansion Is Arriving in Time for Halloween

Doom Eternal's First Expansion Is Arriving in Time for Halloween

The Ancient Gods are coming.

It looks like id's approach to following up the bombast of Doom Eternal is to go even bigger. In a new trailer for The Ancient Gods Part One, the first of Eternal's single-player DLC expansions, we see the Doom Slayer plunging into the depths of a roiling sea and hoisted in the palm of a truly gargantuan demon. We'll get to see what that all has to do with Doom's deities pretty soon, too.

Premiered at today's Gamescom Opening Night Live showcase, the new trailer for The Ancient Gods Part One also gives us a release date for the DLC. It'll be launching on Tuesday, October 20.

Before then, you'll want to finish Doom Eternal if you haven't already, as id has confirmed that The Ancient Gods will pick up the story from where the campaign left it. If you just need a theological refresher on Doom Eternal's dense lore, we've got you covered there.

The Ancient Gods Part One will be the first of two guaranteed pieces of single-player DLC for Doom Eternal. We're also still waiting on the release of the multiplayer Invasion mode, which will be released as a free update.

For those who haven't bought Doom Eternal yet and are hesitant to grab it for a current-gen console, worry not. Bethesda has announced that PS4 and Xbox One owners of Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls Online will receive free next-gen upgrades when those newer versions are ready. Doom Eternal is available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia, and it's planned for an eventual Switch launch as well.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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