Want to see some sick gameplay footage of DOOM Eternal’s Battlemode? Well, we now have a six-minute long video showing it off. And it’s awesome. I’m not gonna lie, I’m really hyped to give it a whirl. Oh, I know I’ll be terrible at it, but I don’t care. I just want to enjoy the mayhem.
Now, we’ve covered some of the details of DOOM Eternal’s Battlemode in a previous article, but let’s have a quick rundown, shall we? In broad strokes, it’s a 2v1 multiplayer mode. One player is the Doom Guy, the other two have several demon types to choose from, each with their special powers. The demons have to kill the Slayer, obviously. He, on the other hand, has to kill the two demons. However, if you kill one, a timer starts, and you have to kill the other one fast. Otherwise, the first one is gonna come back from the dead.
There’s other elements to it. For example, the demons can summon AI monsters to their aid and place hazards. On the other hand, the Slayer has the full loadout, use of the terrain, and two portals on opposite sides of the arena that only they can use. So, all in all, we have a tense game of cat and mouse, and absolute chaos on top of it. Best out of five wins. Good luck to all of you out there, no matter which side you take. Oh, and there will be more playable demons and maps coming down the pipeline, and will be free for all.
DOOM Eternal is coming out on November 22nd. You’ll be able to play it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and the Nintendo Switch. And, if you adopt Google Stadia by that time, you’ll also be able to pick it up there. Personally, I’d hold off until I know for certain the platform is gonna work properly; but hey, you do you.