Bethesda and id Software are giving you (more) hell, and — in this case — that’s a good thing.
The publisher and developer updated their excellent sci-fi shooter Doom today with another free update. This patch introduces a number of new features for multiplayer and the SnapMap create-a-level modes. The update is also huge as it requires a 12GB download on PC. That’s not unusual for Doom, which launched in May. Bethesda has introduced patches that are around this size every couple of months.
Bethesda also revealed that id Software will launch the third and final paid downloadable content, called Bloodfall, later this month. It will give you the chance to play as the Spectre Pinky demon, which can turn invisible, in three original maps. Bloodfall will hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 15.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s new in the free update:
- Infernal Run game type: A team mode where players must try to control a ball and get it in the opponent’s goal.
- Bots: Computer-controlled enemies for playing the competitive modes offline.
- New level cap: Achieving Echelon 11 will unlock Doom’s Praetor Suit.
- You can now play as the Doom Marine in the Praetor Suit armor.
- Creators can now use more elements from the campaign.
- Modules and props themed after the Lazarus Lab level.
Since this update is so heavily focused on multiplayer, Bethesda is also holding a “double XP” weekend where players can rack up extra experience points. That begins tonight, December 7, and it continues through December 12.