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Doom Eternal's update to add game-traveling demons, Battlemode tweaks

Published: 18:05, 09 May 2020
Bethesda
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Doom Eternal is heading for its first update, which prompted id Software to list some upcoming features, starting with demons that come back to life in other people's games. Oh, and Denuvo's coming too.

The dev seems mighty pleased with the turnout for Doom Eternal, even if the fans' passion didn't always work in their favour. Oh well, onwards and upwards. 

As for the upcoming Doom Eternal features, Empowered Demons will turn singleplayer into a multiplayer of sorts, as we're looking at game-traversing demons. 

"When a player is killed in the single player campaign, the demon that felled them is beefed up and transported to another player’s game to fight again! Will you fall to this fearsome challenger or avenge your fellow Slayer?" If you wreck an Empowered Demon, you'll get a bunch of health, ammo and extra XP. 

Doom Eternal's Battlemode is getting some love too, with the dev listing changes to the tutorial walkthrough, network connection indicators, Echelon Leveling for players at maximum level and Death Report screen. 

On top of it all, id Software are adding Denuvo Anticheat features to tighten up security. Note that this is not Denuvo's notorious anti-tamper tech, whose inclusion would indeed be a head-scratcher now that the game has launched, but rather the company's new tech that utilises AMD hardware to enforce online justice.

Update 1 will be tightening up the singleplayer too, bringing expanded demon tutorials, vertical dash in water and toxic damage adjustment when swimming. 

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Bethesda recently posted two images from Doom Eternal's first DLC, which look like they'll be interesting and certainly expansive affairs.The dev is making progress on the Invasion mode and the first DLC expansions, but they won't be sharing more before the second part of the year. 

You can find the full blog post here .

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