Bethesda has announced that the DOOM Eternal Update 1 patch is almost upon us! This patch will bring new features, fixes and more. While there’s no definite release date for this just yet, the publisher did give us a preview of what’s coming.
DOOM Eternal Update 1 features preview:
Spice up your campaign runs with Empowered Demons! When a player is killed in the single player campaign, the demon that felled them is beefed up and transported to another player’s game to fight again! Will you fall to this fearsome challenger or avenge your fellow Slayer? Take out an Empowered Demon and you’ll not only be rewarded with tons of health and ammo, but also bonus XP to progress in-game events!
We’re adding a suite of features designed to improve the overall experience in BATTLEMODE. Some of these additions include implementing Denuvo Anticheat features, changes to the tutorial walkthrough, poor network connection indicators, Echelon Leveling for players at the maximum level and a Death Report screen to offer players more combat insight mid-match.
Single Player Quality-of-Life Improvements
It’s not just BATTLEMODE that’s getting some enhancements! We’ve heard your feedback on the single player campaign and Update 1 addresses a few balance concerns and annoyances players have brought to our attention. Some of these changes include expanded demon tutorials, Dashing vertically in water and adjusting toxic damage while swimming.
Add a friend via Bethesda.net
BATTLEMODE is best with buddies, so we’re adding new features to build up a friends list via Bethesda.net. Using Account IDs, you can round up new pals in a flash to join you in the arena!
Those are just some of the big changes expected to arrive with Update 1. Beyond that update, we’re still making progress on DOOM Eternal’s Invasion mode and the first DLC expansion of the Year One Pass. Please look forward to more information on those later this year.
Bethesda also touched on Battlemode, and they are fine-tuning the multiplayer mode as needed. The plan to add new playable demons and maps later down the line is still planned, and yes, they’ll be available for free. Same as always, once the DOOM Eternal Update 1 patch is out, we’ll be sure to let our readers know.