Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods gets October release at Gamescom Opening Night Live

We finally got our first look at Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods gameplay, as well as an October release date for the upcoming DLC.


Doom Eternal’s first DLC, The Ancient Gods Part One is coming a lot sooner than we might have thought. Alongside our first look at gameplay from the DLC during today’s Gamescom Opening Night Live stream, the developers also revealed that Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods will release on October 20, 2020.

In Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One, players will once more step into the shoes of the powerful Doom Marine as they wreak havoc upon the demonic world. You’ll take on new demonic forces as ancient threats have awakened in the imbalance left between heaven and hell following the ending of the base game campaign.

The Ancient Gods Part One will be available as part of the Doom Eternal Season Pass, which retails at $29.99. However, you can also purchase the DLC standalone for $19.99. According to Bethesda, the new DLC will act as a completely standalone title – even giving players access to Battlemode, Doom Eternal’s 2v1 multiplayer – so you won’t need to own the base game to play it.

When I reviewed Doom Eternal back in March of this year, I wrote, “What makes Doom so special for me, is the game’s ability to just make you feel like an absolute badass. While other games have tried to capture that same feeling, none have ever done it as well as id Software has with Doom.” It’s really cool to see id Software expanding on this with DLC, which will no doubt bring fans of the original title plenty to dive into as we head into the fall months of the year.

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One will launch on October 20, 2020. There aren’t any details on what we can expect from Part Two of the DLC, or when we can expect it to release. For more info from Gamescom Opening Night Live, be sure to head over to our news topic.

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