DOOM Eternal Will Have Battlemode Asymmetrical Multiplayer Mode

During QuakeCon, the developers of Doom Eternal have talked more about Battlemode. The imaginatively named mode will be an asymmetrical multiplayer situation. It’ll pit one player as the Doom Slayer against two people playing as demons. Of course, there’s a bunch more stuff to spice it up, so let’s get into that, shall we?

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DOOM Eternal Will Have Battlemode Asymmetrical Multiplayer Mode
DOOM Eternal Will Have Battlemode Asymmetrical Multiplayer Mode

So, what can we expect from Battlemode in DOOM Eternal? For starters, the mode pits one player as the Doom Slayer against two players that control demons in a best-out-of-five battle, with six maps to choose from. The objective for the demons is, of course, to kill the Doom Slayer. The other side has to kill both player-controlled demons. There’s a catch, though. After you don one demon, you have twenty seconds to kill the other. If you fail to do so, the first one will come back at half-health.

Those playing as demons will have the choice between five types: Marauder, Mancubus, Arch-Vile, Revenant, and Pain Elemental. Each of these will have their own set of skills, which you can kinda assume just by seeing how they attack you in single player. Also, they can summon AI adds and other hazards. The demon-players can also see the Doom Slayer through walls, unless line-of-sight is broken for a few seconds. Lastly, they have an attack that blocks the Slayer’s access to drops from enemies. It charges slowly, but it can really mess the other side up.

The Slayer, on the other hand, has access to weapons, skills, and the like from the single player. Some managing of resources will be necessary, since health, ammo, and armor won’t exactly be everywhere. Using the chainsaw will drop ammo, health will come from Glory Kills, and torch attacks will drop armor. Also, the Slayer has access to two portals on the map, which the demons cannot use. Yes, it sounds like the odds are fairly stacked against the Slayer, but then again, when has it ever been different?

DOOM Eternal is releasing on on November 22nd, 2019. It’s gonna be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Also, if you’re planning to adopt Google Stadia by then, it’ll be on there, too.

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