Doom Unto the Evil trailer highlights new expansion

The DLC is actually out now, a day earlier than expected.

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The Doom Unto the Evil expansion is out now, a day earlier than expected thanks to QuakeCon. So Bethesda is offering another glimpse at what is added to the multiplayer experience of the game.

It's all in the video, along with plenty of gameplay, but we'll do a quick recap for you:

  • Three maps: Offering, Cataclysm, and Ritual
  • New weapon: UAC EMG Pistol
  • New equipment: Kinetic Mine
  • New playable demon: the Harvester
  • More armor sets, colors, patterms and taunts.
  • New hacks

In addition, when playing multiplayer, only one person in the group is required to have the DLC to play. Betehsda is also kicking off a double XP weekend that will run until noon ET on August 8.

 

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    August 4, 2016 3:46 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Doom Unto the Evil trailer highlights coming expansion

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      August 4, 2016 3:56 PM

      Would love to see some numbers on how popular MP is between PC and consoles. I actually didn't hate it like everyone else on here. Thought it was both enjoyable and disappointing at the same time.

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        August 4, 2016 4:13 PM

        It was extremely generic. It's a let-down from the promise of classic Doom MP and the SP game, but the real problem for me was that it was so bland. I didn't hate it, but I would never choose to play it.

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      August 5, 2016 7:37 AM

      man, they really need to pivot their efforts to the good part of the game and jettison the multi.

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        August 5, 2016 7:50 AM

        See this comment all the time and it makes me frown. Firstly they announced and sold the season pass way before the game released. Do you really expect them to just throw away all the work they had done and refund everyone? Secondly do you really think they don't have people working on an expansion pack? I highly doubt they have the entirety of id working on MP DLC.

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          August 5, 2016 7:57 AM

          OK, one at a time..

          "Firstly they announced and sold the season pass way before the game released."

          Yep, they sold expansions to the crappy part of the game as pre-release DLC before folks get a chance to see how crap the multi was.

          "Do you really expect them to just throw away all the work they had done and refund everyone?"


          Never said that.

          "Secondly do you really think they don't have people working on an expansion pack? I highly doubt they have the entirety of id working on MP DLC."

          Never said that either.

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            August 5, 2016 8:17 AM

            Then what exactly did you mean by "they should pivot their efforts to the good parts."?

            Everyone had the opportunity to see how crap the MP was before the game released with the open beta.
            Believe it or not there are people that actually enjoy the MP and judging about how easy it was to get into a game with the new maps there are more than just a few of them. So saying they should jettison the multiplayer because you don't is pretty asinine.

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              August 5, 2016 8:27 AM

              Ok, thanks for your input.

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              August 5, 2016 8:58 AM

              Some people will always like any given game. But you have to admit that Doom's multiplayer got almost 100% negative reviews. Reviews of the whole game typically went "Awesome game!! ...shame about the multiplayer". At that point, MP is dead; there's such a huge wall to crawl over, because most people won't even try it.

              If you're blizzard and you have a product like Diablo, then you can work your way back out of that hole if you're lucky and you work damn hard. But Doom MP isn't going to be saved, there are a million other MP shooters coming out between now and the time where id could potentially fix it.

              So I understand that those season passes are already sold; but apart from that, it would make a lot more sense if id dumped the MP and focused on delivering more SP. Then, when they release Doom 2 in a few years, they'll get another shot at a decent MP game. But the time and money they're spending right now on Doom1 MP is being dumped into a bottomless hole.

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                August 5, 2016 9:54 AM

                You really make a lot of assumptions without backing them up.
                You don't know that they aren't making money on the DLC and state the MP player base is dead.
                Now it's anecdotal but I never have a hard time finding a game which is something that happened to me in Titanfall PC. I won't lie, I was worried that only a handful of people would have had the DLC too but I've already had more games on the new map that I thought I would have.

                Why is it that everyone assumes that single player content is not happening because of multiplayer DLC? If anything id is wasting it's resources on snapmap. But no one even shits on that even though it seems to be the weakest part of the package and there appears to be a lot of effort going into if you consider that last two updates. Anyway. Maybe id prove you wrong and turn around the perceptions with the FFA modes that are coming later this summer.

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                  August 5, 2016 12:36 PM

                  Just for comparison, Titanfall 2 comes out in two months. There are probably 10 other mp shooters coming out in that time. Doom has to become a great mp game, then get the mindshare back it already lost, in the face of newer products launching to (potentially) full fanfare. Even good mp shooters often die off inside 6 months; id simply does not have the time to turn this around.

                  I mean, obviously they're making some money on the mp DLC. And obviously they're also working on a single player expansion, or full sequel. But I highly doubt that they're making enough money to justify the expense; they're doing it to protect their brand. Because if they don't do it, then all those people who paid up front will shit on id and Doom forever.

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        August 5, 2016 8:14 AM

        I wonder if they just didn't have singleplayer DLC planned? I'm hoping they pivoted and are working on it now, given how great the response has been post launch.

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