Doom Eternal: What We Know So Far
Doom’s first-person shooter legacy dates to 1993. The game’s first major installment arrived in 2004 in the form of Doom 3 and the fourth reboot was released in 2016. The fifth title in the series – Doom Eternal is the sequel that everyone has been talking about. There have been talks about how there will be twice the number of demons as in the previous title and a multi-player mode that will allow you to join other players’ single-player campaigns.
Doom Eternal release date
Bethesda Softworks hasn’t specified a release date for Doom Eternal, although it will launch in 2019. No doubt fans will be checking in frequently on announcements. After all, the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards nominated Doom Eternal in their ‘Most Wanted Game’ category.
Doom Eternal trailer
Doom Eternal demons
The Baron of Hell is seen with flaming swords and looks both more compelling and stronger. Making a comeback is Arch-Vile – one of the best demon designs – and joining him will be fellow old demons Archnotron and Pain Elemental. Hell Knights and Cacodemon creatures in the sky are sure to up the game’s ante. Bethesda has hinted at new Doom Eternal enemies such as Marauder and Doom Hunter, and a new system called ‘Destructible Demons’ in which the monsters’ bodies get progressively deteriorated as they take a beating.
Doom Eternal gameplay
In Doom Slayer role, your job will be to prevent demons from taking over the ruined city. You will have new weapons at your disposal, such as a blade built into your armor, tuned-up Super Shotgun and Rocket Launcher, a huge energy sword (Crucible Blade) and twin-laser ballista. The grappling hook attached to the Super Shotgun enables you to pull the forces of hell toward you and fire directly into them. A bunch of firearms and melee weapons will help you navigate the environment, hold your own in combat situations, and perform glory kill executions.
As far as combat is concerned, the ‘push forward’ concept continues, encouraging you to deal with enemies aggressively to acquire ammunition and health. Doom Eternal gameplay adds more combat options, such as swinging from horizontal poles, climbing up and leaping between walls, dashing forward and smashing through felled environmental bits to access new secrets or areas. You can play as the Doom Slayer, like a demon or collaborate with friends to fight the ancient warrior.
If all this sounds exciting, watch this space for the latest information on Doom Eternal release date and news.