Id Software and Bethesda have announced that DOOM Eternal‘s Horde mode and BATTLEMODE 2.0 will release alongside two new master levels via update 6.66, which will be available on Tuesday, October 26th.
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Back in July, id announced that it was scrapping the previously-planned Invasion mode in favor of the single-player Horde mode due to player feedback as well as “unforeseen consequences” of the pandemic.
“We have seen and heard how many of you enjoy the range of gameplay and combat available in the expansions and master levels,” the developer wrote. “With these factors in mind, we have decided to redirect our focus from Invasion Mode to creating a totally new single-player horde mode. We’re confident this horde mode will offer you more of the diversity and challenge you’re looking for in the game. In addition, the team continues to work on a refresh of BATTLEMODE that includes a more competitive, rank-based structure, a number of gameplay and balance updates and another new map.”
More information about the revamped BATTLEMODE will be revealed next week.
We’ll update our readers when patch notes and further details become available. In the meantime, check out a Horde mode teaser as well as a director’s playthrough that includes a sneak peak of the mode.
For more on DOOM Eternal, check out our previous coverage and stay tuned for more.