DOOM Eternal Horde Mode is finally coming next week in biggest free update yet

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 12:32 PM
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More than a year after release, Bethesda’s latest DOOM title is getting a singleplayer horde mode, where players can fight wave after wave of enemies trying to survive as long as possible and get the highest score they can. The update will arrive next week on October 26th, and include many other changes and improvements.

As part of update 6.66 (how fitting), DOOM Eternal will be getting a singleplayer Horde mode in what is being touted as the “biggest free update yet.” Not only will players get to try out the new horde mode, but the update also includes changes to the multiplayer Battlemode as well as 2 new Master Levels.

Battlemode 2.0 specifically will include a new arena and streak-based rewards. There’s also a lot more coming in the update apparently, but we don’t know all of the details just yet as Bethesda said they would reveal more information when the update lands next week on October 26th.

That said, if you want to get a taste of what Horde mode will be like, along with its leaderboards system and actual gameplay, Game Director Hugo Martin recently held a 2 hour long livestream debuting the first mission of Horde mode and “providing his unique insights into the game’s design.” Check it out below (actual gameplay starts around 50 minutes):

What do you think? Are you excited for DOOM Eternal’s Horde Mode? Do you play much of Battlemode and are you interested in the new features? And will you miss the Invasion-style mode that Horde mode is replacing? Let us know!

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