All of the Doom DLC is now free thanks to the latest update for the game. If you haven’t bought it yet, you’re in luck.
That’s right Coin Droppers, you read that correctly. With the new update 6.66, all the Doom DLC is now free!
What does this mean, what do players now have access to? Everyone now has access to the following previously locked content:
The three last multiplayer DLC packs; Unto The Evil, Hell Followed, and Bloodfall. Which includes nine multiplayer maps, three additional guns, three additional playable demons, new equipment, additional armor sets and everything else that came with the above DLC packs.
The update also brings huge changes to the game’s multiplayer, with a revised progression system, new rune system for loadouts, enhanced kill notifications and bug fixes which should make players happy. For a breakdown of these changes, here’s a snippet from the official announcement;
What is the revised progression system?
The revised progression system will alter when and how players unlock additional guns, demons, equipment, and all of the player and weapon customization options. Instead of relying on the random distribution of unlocks, items now unlock through specific leveling requirements or through in-game challenges that the player can complete. For example, if there’s a specific helmet you want right now, you can work towards unlocking it by focusing your play style on the requirement.
What is the new rune system?
The all-new Runes replace the Hack Module system. Like Hack Modules, Runes enhance player abilities, but can be persistently equipped, which was not possible with the previous system.
What are enhanced kill notifications?
The death screen is getting an overhaul as well, now calling out how you were killed, not just who killed you. The new death screen will list out the combination of players, weapon types and damage inflicted.
Does the update reset your multiplayer progression?
Yes, Update 6.66 resets all players’ multiplayer level back to 0.
Veteran players will have the option to reset their unlock progression and experience the new progression system fresh, or retain all of their existing guns, equipment, demons and customization options that they’ve acquired or purchased while unlocking some of the new items in the revised progression system.
As if it wasn’t enough, id Software is giving those who wish to play Doom but haven’t had the chance to play completely free on 3 occasions. The past weekend was the first of the three, but you have two more opportunities to see if you like the game.
The Free weekends break down like this:
Xbox Free weekend: 11 am CT on Thursday 07/20 ending at 11 pm CT on Sunday 07/23
Steam Free weekend: 12 pm CT Thursday 07/20 ending at 3 pm CT on Sunday 07/23
PS4 Free weekend: Starting at 11 am CT on Thursday 07/27 ending at 11 pm CT on Sunday 07/30
So what are all of you waiting for? Get to your console and start enjoying some free content. For those who don’t yet have Doom (and have a PS4), make the best of use of the upcoming free weekend and enjoy! Anyone else, the game is pretty cheap now, and the game saw critical acclaim. It’s absolutely worth looking into. We’ll see you in Hell Coin Droppers.
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