E3 2016: Doom Free Updates and Paid DLC On the Way

Not to be overshadowed by the excitement of brand new games being revealed, Doom updates and incoming premium DLC were announced earlier at the Bethesda E3 2016 press conference.

These include free updates to SnapMap, Doom’s in-game creation suite, which will add new construction modules including Hell visual themes; new props, weapons and items; new logic options and new functionality, like the weapon wheel weapon selection interface, that will help creators build single-player experiences more akin to the ones found in the campaign. Enhanced ways to easily find and play new content in the SnapMap hub are also on the way.

Not interested in creating? Upcoming in the next month, a free update to multiplayer will add two new modes: Exodus, a one-flag CTF mode that’s described as a “uniquely DOOM experience,” and Sector, a multizone capture-and-hold mode. Later this summer, three new free-for-all modes will be added as well.


All of the new modes will be playable on all current and future maps.

Paid DLC for Doom was announced in the form of Unto the Evil, the title for the first multiplayer focused premium DLC pack. It also releases next month and will contain:

  • Three new multiplayer maps: Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual
  • A new player-controlled demon: Harvester
  • A new weapon: UAC EMG Pistol
  • New equipment: Kinetic Mine
  • New ways to customize your DOOM marine, including additional armor sets, patterns, colors and taunts
  • New hack modules

“With just a month past since our launch, we hope you’ve only scratched the surface of fun we packed into the game,” said Executive Producer Marty Stratton at E3 2016. “And we can’t wait to give you even more ways to compete, create, play and fight like hell.”

Finally, to entice everyone who’s yet to try the new Doom while simultaneously paying homage to the shareware distribution model of the Doom of yesteryear (20 years ago) Bethesda announced the availability of the entire first level of Doom for free download on PSN, Xbox Marketplace and Steam for the duration of E3.

So get downloading if you haven’t tried the new Doom, and if that’s not enticing enough, Shawn reviewed it for us and it’s awesome.

Stay tuned for more E3 2016.

Written by Albert Chen

Albert Chen

A student of games, I play a bit of everything because I like to see what’s out there. Nothing better than first hand experience when it comes to knowing about games. Current game obsession: Anything MOBA (Paragon, Battleborn, Heroes of the Storm), except, ironically, the most popular ones, LoL and DOTA2.

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