Doom Update 2 coming tomorrow; Unto the Evil DLC hits next week

New maps and Snapmap options being added.

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There are lots of goodies coming for Doom within the next week. First, Update 2 releases tomorrow with some new free content, then on August 5, the multiplayer expansion Unto the Evil will be unleashed upon the world.

In tomorrow's update, players will get two new multiplayer maps. Sector is a map for capture and hold mode, while Exodus is a map for One-Flag CTF mode. In addition, new Snapmap modifications have been added, including weapon wheel, jump pads and Hell modules.

Update 2's release will coincide with the launch of a Double XP weekend, which will end on July 31.

As for Unto the Evil, it will include:

  • 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

The DLC expansion will sell for $14.99 when it is released next Friday for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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    July 28, 2016 9:03 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Doom Update 2 coming tomorrow; Unto the Evil DLC hits next week

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      July 28, 2016 9:13 AM

      anyone still playing the MP?

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      July 28, 2016 9:14 AM

      no SP content :/

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        July 28, 2016 10:04 AM

        But it adds the ability to have more than two weapons in Snapmap via the Weapon Wheel, also it will add bits of hell that can be snapped in.

        I guess migrating more of the Single Player... everything to Snapmap is a process, and I'm just happy that at least one step was taken, because it running off of the crap Multiplayer weapon/player/etc code was a shame.

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        July 28, 2016 11:22 AM

        Yeah I really hope they are working on that. Doom + more SP content = A win & $

        I am sure they are working on it its just still in the oven.

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      July 28, 2016 9:52 AM

      Was the Doom reboot considered a flop? Just checking out some sales figures on VHChartz, about 1.53 million:

      http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=doom+%282016%29&publisher=192&platform=&genre=&minSales=0&results=200


      Now those figures are from June 25th (over a month ago) but looking at the weekly sales, it dropped pretty sharply after the first 2-3 weeks on all platforms. I was really surprised by the super low PC sales (~120,000).

      I've only played a bit of the demo (on PS4; by far its biggest sales platform).

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        July 28, 2016 9:52 AM

        Yeah, it bombed hard...

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        July 28, 2016 10:00 AM

        http://steamspy.com/app/379720

        This shows just shy of 1million on PC alone?

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        July 28, 2016 10:06 AM

        That's actually very interesting, and explains why it ended up on Steam sale so quickly.

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        July 28, 2016 10:08 AM

        lol, I wouldn't trust that site's numbers

        http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=overwatch

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          July 28, 2016 10:09 AM

          or... if its numbers are correct, then DooM did awesome and came in close enough to overwatch to be a resounding success.

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        July 28, 2016 10:13 AM

        those figures don't include digital sales, Steam, etc. hardly anybody buys physical pc copies anymore

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          July 28, 2016 3:26 PM

          I have a physical PC copy! I asked for it as a gift so I'd get that sweet fuckin' reversible cover, then I just popped the key into steam.

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        July 28, 2016 11:46 AM

        VGChartz IS NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE OF SALES INFORMATION. At all. Real sales data is very hard to come by publicly, but I can assure their numbers are usually wrong, and sometimes, grossly wrong.

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          July 28, 2016 12:24 PM

          Ok that's good to know and sucky at the same time. I should have known this as record sales have the same issues (physical VS. hard to come by digital sales)

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        July 28, 2016 12:19 PM

        Steam spy has it at almost 1 million for steam alone: http://steamspy.com/app/379720

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        July 28, 2016 12:30 PM

        it sold WAAAYYYY more than that on PC. the problem is, DD outfits are vague if not downright shutlipped about sales, and the publisher/developers have no interest or benefit in releasing those numbers usually.

        people ALWAYS underestimate how much shit sales on PC through steam and other DD. i see it all the time even on this website where people should know better. the evidence is in the fact that almost every single game that isnt a platform exclusive these days gets a PC version, and for several years we have been getting actual GOOD pc versions, not just shitty ports.

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          July 28, 2016 3:29 PM

          the evidence is in the fact that almost every single game that isnt a platform exclusive these days gets a PC version, and for several years we have been getting actual GOOD pc versions, not just shitty ports.

          Exactly. We still get turd ports *cough* WB *cough*, but way more often than not, there's a PC port for multiplatform games. That definitely wasn't the case a few years ago.

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        July 28, 2016 12:40 PM

        I'm waiting for the price to hit $10-$15 on PS4. Not because I don't think it's worth more than that, but because 1) I have a huge backlog and 2) the price of Wolfenstein came down really fast, so I figure Doom will do the same (it's already $30 on Amazon).

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        July 28, 2016 1:15 PM

        It's been sitting at full price and high on the steam charts for a while. I suspect it did pretty well.

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        July 28, 2016 1:38 PM

        Honestly I expected a little more than 1 million sold on the PC :( what is that, like roughly 3-4 million in total? Maybe a modest success, but it deserves more.

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          July 28, 2016 1:41 PM

          And when I say 3-4 million being only a modest success that is in regards to how much was spent while it was stuck in development for 8 years

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            July 28, 2016 2:58 PM

            Yeah but now they've successfully relaunched that franchise and can do expansions and sequels.

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      July 28, 2016 10:14 AM

      god I love the music. watching the video is worth it just for that

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      July 28, 2016 10:34 AM

      I had fun with the mp but putting additional maps into dlc isn't going to do this game any favors.

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        July 28, 2016 10:36 AM

        At least people that don't purchase the DLC will be able to play it if a DLC owner adds them to their party. Still dumb to split the base but it's better than nothing. Looks like I'm going to be making some friends soon.

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          July 28, 2016 10:40 AM

          Unless I miss my guess, that's not his point. Multiplayer is far and away Doom's weakest component. Single-player DLC will do more good for sales and longevity than any multiplayer content.

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            July 28, 2016 10:44 AM

            True, but considering how early the season pass went on sale they couldn't exactly just stop making it to focus on SP. I'd be very surprised if we don't see something a bit more substantial than DLC for DOOM sp. Probably get something like The Old Blood instead.

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        July 28, 2016 3:30 PM

        Why does anyone buy CoD do multiplayer DLC still? Community fragmentation sucks.

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      July 28, 2016 1:21 PM

      Yeah..........no. Give us nu-DOOM SP DLC and a Quake 1 reboot.

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        July 28, 2016 2:54 PM

        I want this one.

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        July 28, 2016 2:59 PM

        I'm assuming they'll eventually do an expansion like they did with Wolf:The New Blood

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        July 28, 2016 3:17 PM

        Maybe we could disguise you as Tim Willits, kidnap the real one, and let you be the creative director of id from now on??

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          July 28, 2016 3:28 PM

          I'm pretty damn good with their creative direction right now.

          They did the SP, somebody else did the MP, and they are aware which one is good and which isn't.

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            July 28, 2016 3:30 PM

            Hey that's true. Can we just disguise crustar still?

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              July 28, 2016 3:45 PM

              Yeah let's cover that shit up.

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            July 28, 2016 3:41 PM

            Are they aware the MP sucks arse? 'cause they are releasing DLC for it.

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              July 28, 2016 3:44 PM

              When was that project started? It was probably planned 2 years ago, no?

              Are they actually developing it?

              Also I think basic marketing dictates they support and sell what they have, not what they wish they had.

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              July 28, 2016 4:26 PM

              AKA polishing a turd. #realtalk

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        July 28, 2016 3:33 PM

        I would love them to give Quake the Doom treatment, so very much. A modern spin on medieval/industrial/cthulhu madness. NEW NAIL GUN

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      August 2, 2016 11:39 AM

      When is single player DLC coming?