Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit Next 2022? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library. Click here to start watching.


Doom Eternal is a long game, and when you run into a boss encounter, you think you’re getting close to the end. The problem — or perhaps the good thing about this great first-person shooter — is that there are a lot of these boss fights.

I discovered that with my encounter with the Doom Hunter, who is after my body. This is a part-demon, part-machine nightmare that you encounter after numerous hours of play. I had a full arsenal of weapons to tackle this baddie, but it was still a lot of sweaty work.

Doom Eternal comes out on the PC and consoles on March 20. I played on PS4.

I had to use the plasma gun to bring down his shield on his upper body, and then I had to use other weapons against his mechanical parts. Once I destroyed the machine, he was still alive, floating around and causing trouble. Then I finally got him down. And mind you, this was playing on the easy level.

Here’s our other coverage of Doom Eternal: Overall impressions, a lucky shot, my favorite firefight, the beginning video, and puzzle-solving.

Above: The Doom Hunter is part demon and part machine.

Image Credit: Bethesda

I was immediately thrown into another boss fight in the snow. This time, it was against two Doom Hunters. Fortunately, there were a lot of places to run and dodge on this level, and the Doom Hunters were fairly slow. Still, they had a lot of firepower, and it was a hairy battle. Check out the video embedded in the story.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.