Doom's newest free update adds bots and introduces 'Infernal Run' multiplayer mode

"Free Update 5" for id Software's Doom reboot adds a number of features to multiplayer and SnapMap modes, and computer-controlled opponents top the list.

Bots come with some limitations. You can only play against them in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes, and on the lineup of multiplayer maps that shipped with the game.

Even so, the addition of bots should satisfy players interested in getting the hang of deathmatch strategies and maps before going online.

"Infernal Run" is a brand-new multiplayer mode. Two teams vie for control of a ball—shaped like an eyeball that makes icky squishy noises—that they have to deliver into the enemy's goal.

Other changes, such as the maximum level cap being raised to Echelon 11 and extensive tweaks to SnapMap, are detailed in the patch notes found below. 


  • Added new game mode, Infernal Run
  • Teams fight to obtain the ball and score in the opponent’s goal
  • Added Bots for multiplayer
  • Bots are available on original multiplayer maps in Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch game modes
  • Increased the maximum level cap to Echelon 11, level 50
  • Added the Doom Marine Armor (Praetor Suit) as unlockable perk for achieving maximum multiplayer level cap
  • Resolved an issue where rapid controller input caused unusually high shotgun damage


  • You can now play as the Doom Marine in Praetor Suit Armor
  • Added over 30 Lazarus Lab-themed modules
  • Added Lazarus Lab-themed props
  • Improved Object Limits
  • Persistent Integer variables that can be passed between missions within a campaign
  • Save and restore your health/armor/ammo/weapons/equipment/max weapon slots/inventory
  • Added the ability to Get and Set Score
  • You can now access the Leaderboard Score in the HUD
  • Added new (first-person view) Player Camera Entity
  • Added camera rumble FX and sounds
  • Added new player modifiers
  • Ledge grab time, power-up time, barrel damage, equipment cool down
  • Plasma weapon mastery
  • Additional single-player Interactables
  • New single-player styled Objective HUD
  • Added single-player Compass
  • General single-player consistency pass on HUD
  • Added more POI options
  • Show distance, show on compass
  • Updated victory and post-match summary screens
  • More interactable and customizable GUI
  • Added animated Echo Events
  • Added new FX/hazards
  • Added % encounter complete listener to encounters
  • Ability to remove AI from finished encounters and events
  • Ability to remove unspawned AI from the AIC
  • Added ability to turn off bobbing on pickups to place them however you want
  • Editor improvement to hide/show types of objects
  • Editor improvement to lock rotation when moving objects
  • Editor improvement to disable snapping of objects to the floor
  • Added armor Customizations and Taunts
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