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Doom dataminer leaks new enemies, weapons, demons, and more

There's a ton of information from the Doom dataminer here that shows Bethesda is going all in with the latest version of the game.


Bethesda has been offering multiple chances for Doom fans to experience the upcoming shooter by way of Closed Alpha tests. The last test took place in December, and while we were only given access to a single multiplayer map and a small arsenal, dataminers have dug up some new information as what we can expect to be available when Doom releases in May.

(If you prefer to be surprised as to what kind of horrors await you in Doom, we suggest you turn back from this point. Otherwise, let the spoiler-piece theater begin!)

According to dataminers who published their findings on Doomworld, we can expect the Spider Mastermind and Arch-Vile to make their return in Doom, along with the already revealed zombies, Lost Souls, Hell Knights, Barons of Hell, Pinky Demons, and more. The Spider Mastermind has received a bit of an upgrade from the last time we saw it as it now has multiple laser attacks, crawling mines, and can use some form of telekinesis.

The dataminer also reveals a new, possibly playable, demon called The Prowler, the mention of both an Aqua and Hell Marine, and the ability for the player to interact with NPC players. This could point at possible survivors or maybe even teammates, which would certainly be a first for the Doom franchise.

Here are some more points of interest from the dataminer:

  • QUAKE gameplay references (Speed, movement, jumping, "boosts", etc)
  • Player CUSTOMIZATION (Armor, weapons and "Kill Cards"
  • Difficulty levels, named after the originals from DOOM/DOOM 2
  • Perk System
  • Developers comments
  • Power-ups: Berserk, Supercharge, Haste, Regeneration, Invulnerability
  • A new sub-class of zombies: The Unwilling
  • TAUNT files in the MP section of the game
  • Armor Customization: Helmet, arms, torso and legs
  • A new map: "The Polar Core"

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    February 15, 2016 8:18 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Doom dataminer leaks new enemies, weapons, demons, and more

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      February 15, 2016 9:17 AM

      Digging through that thread right now. The most interesting thing I've found so far is that there is a console command or server variable to enable/disable strafe jumping.

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        February 15, 2016 12:47 PM

        That actually makes me want to mod for this thing or whatever...since you could probably make a mode with some actual strafe jumping in it!

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      February 15, 2016 9:38 AM

      the fuck is a dataminer? (I mean, I can guess by the title, but... that's a thing?)

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        February 15, 2016 9:51 AM

        Just someone who has the time and patience to look through xml and dat files or anything else that isn't encrypted for information. Dataminer is just a description of what he does. Sort of like a script kiddie is someone who uses scripts to feel like a hacker.

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          February 15, 2016 11:32 AM

          So... A researcher? A dataminer isn't a thing.

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            February 15, 2016 11:34 AM

            Think of dataminer as a music subgenre thing. People label a band with a subgenre, and then people come out of the woodwork and say they're not that kind of subgenre. "What? Cannibal Corpse isn't thrash metal!"

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              February 15, 2016 11:44 AM

              Don't mind me, Matt of House Burris, I'm a crotchety old fart.

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            February 15, 2016 11:48 AM

            sure it is, it's just more specific. "researcher" could mean he's scouring the web, reading .plan files, emailing people etc. While dataminer means he's looking through the data that came with the alpha or whatever

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            February 15, 2016 1:06 PM

            Datamining is a thing. It's the underlying essence of search engines like Google.

            Now he could have done it manually or maybe developed a tool to organize and interpret whatever he used as input.

            I once made a tool to mine through huge sets of data to look for differences between one version and another. Doing it manually would have taken months but I figured a way to do it in a week and delegate it to someone else. Funny because I was given a few weeks of budget and time to do it so I took almost full advantage of it.

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              February 15, 2016 1:24 PM

              Gotcha, this is cool, I figured I should probably google it before making my dumb remarks. But that's far removed from the kind of singularly-moved investigative work that's required for what's being referred to in the OP.

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            February 15, 2016 1:31 PM

            You had no idea what it was but you're sure it isn't a thing.

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              February 15, 2016 1:43 PM

              I'm familiar with data warehouses, data science, and various other related fields, but not mining, so yeah I'm dumb on that count. But this sifting through files looking for interesting strings etc is not a new concept and is not at all what Sailor of Fortune has cited.

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            February 15, 2016 1:45 PM


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            February 15, 2016 1:56 PM


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            February 15, 2016 4:45 PM

            Data mining is a thing.

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              February 15, 2016 10:40 PM

              Yeah we've established that. But it's not this thing.

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        February 15, 2016 11:50 AM

        Like a gold digger but with data.

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