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Bethesda detail Doom Eternal's Battlemode in the latest video

Published: 08:48, 16 August 2019
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Bethesda have shared a video in which they detail and explain Doom Eternal's Battlemode multiplayer. Battlemode pits two player-controlled demons against one Doomslayer in small arenas. Judging by the video, it's hectic, fast and brutal.

Doom Eternal is still a couple of months away but the publisher Bethesda and the developer id Software have already revealed a ton of gameplay and details about the brutal shooter. 

The game is set for another showcase at this year's Gamescom, which is just around the corner. However, while players wait for another fresh batch of footage and details, Bethesda have shared a new video, featuring Doom Eternal's brand new multiplayer named Battlemode.

Players already had the chance to take a look at the new mode as Bethesda shared a couple of details on Quakecon 2019. However, the new video takes a deep dive into the new mode and explains everything you need to know about the multiplayer.

On launch, Battlemode will have five playable demons - Revenant, Pain Elemental, Mancubus, Arch-Vile, and Marauder. Each of these demons have their own, unique abilities that will over different gameplay experience. 

For example, the Pain Elemental's ability to fly gives him a bird's eye view, making it easier to track down the slayer and attack from the air. The Revenant is one of the most versatile and agile demons. His jetpack and dash abilities allow him to move quickly trough arenas while his shoulder rockets can unleash a special missile barrage, for heavy, long-range damage.

The Mancubus is a big tank demon with heavy cannons, flamethrowers and huge health pools. However, he's not the most agile demon but can use smoke bombs to obscure his position.

All these demos can also spawn smaller, AI-controlled demons which fight exactly like the ones from the campaign.

As for the Doomslayer, players get a fully loaded killing machine with all his guns, mods and equipment. Glory kills will replenish Slayer's health, cutting demons with a chainsaw will reward you with ammo while torching them will add armour.

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Between the rounds, Slayer and Demons will be able to choose upgrades, abilities and even super weapons for later rounds. After one side wins just one round they gain access to power items like Demons being able to summon the Baron of Hell or Slayer getting the BFG.

Once the Slayer kills one demon, he has 20 seconds to eliminate the other one to win the round. If the Slayer fails to do so, the dead demon will respawn will half health. Rounds are won when either the Slayer is killed or both player-controlled Demons are killed.

You can find more about Doom Eternal's Battlemode in the video above.

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