After showing off some gameplay and revealing the release date for DOOM: Eternal, id’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin revealed a whole new multiplayer mode for DOOM: Eternal: Battlemode – where players go head to head with the Doom Slayer and Demons.
In Battlemode, two players take control of a pair of demons and go head-to-head against another player who takes control of a fully-loaded Slayer (that is, the Doom Slayer). The Demon team will not only control their own demon (from a selection that includes picks like the jetpacking Revenant and armored Mancubus), they will each be able to spawn AI-controlled reinforcements to help overwhelm or outmaneuver the Slayer. The balancing act here is doing so lets the Slayer possibly recharge with glorykills and he can work his way through the horde to kill the chief demons.
The matches are resolved in a best of 5 format as the teams battle to see if Demon or Slayer will emerge victorious in the duel to the death.
More details on Battlemode will be revealed at Quakecon this year, which will have its own internal “DoomCon” to celebrate DOOM‘s anniversary with a series of DOOM panels.
DOOM Eternal will release in November this year, and alongside BattleMode the team at id Software also revealed a new story trailer and other details about DOOM Eternal, including its collector’s edition that will come with its own wearable Doom Slayer helmet replica. The perfect accessory to wear while taking part in Battlemode and taking down the demonic monsters under the command of your foes. They have also confirmed that two single-player expansions will release for DOOM Eternal, so if Battlemode isn’t your thing there will be plenty of post-launch content for you as well.
Check out the Battlemode footage below.
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