Doom's Bloodfall expansion adds three maps, the Spectre Pinky, and a grenade launcher

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas! Developer id Software released the add-on earlier than expected.


Doom's third and final multiplayer expansion, Bloodfall, is available now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It runs $15 on its own, or you can get it for $40 as part of the game's season pass.

Bloodfall adds three maps, a grenade launcher, and the classic Spectre Pinky demon from the original Doom and Doom II: Hell on Earth.

Empyrian, Outbreak, and Boneyard are the names of Doom's new maps. The first is a coliseum-style arena, while Boneyard is set inside an outpost of hell paved from bone, flesh, and teeth. Outbreak rounds out the pack with a facility-style environment—post-demonic invasion, of course.

The grenade launcher functions similarly to its Quake counterpart, letting you bounce grenades off your surroundings for sneaky kills. It also has a secondary fire that lobs a smoky grenade.

Finally, Bloodfall's hack modules grant extra protection, boost healing, give you armor every time you pick up health, highlight enemies primed for Glory Kills from further away, and enhance your sight.

Bethesda and id are running a double-XP weekend in celebration of Bloodfall's release. The event runs from now until Monday, December 19, at 12pm Eastern / 9am Pacific.

Although Bloodfall is a paid expansion, id has diligently updated Doom with free add-ons such as one from last week that added AI-controlled bots to multiplayer.

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    December 14, 2016 2:28 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Doom's Bloodfall expansion adds three maps, the Spectre Pinky, and a grenade launcher

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      December 14, 2016 4:00 PM

      Thank God MP crap is over. How about some campaign add-ons?

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        December 14, 2016 5:16 PM

        That makes too much sense. :(

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        December 14, 2016 6:47 PM

        The MP isn't bad, although I can't stand the fact that it's paid.

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          December 14, 2016 6:51 PM

          I appreciate you trying to be nice, but the MP is pretty much hot garbage all the way through.

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            December 14, 2016 6:52 PM

            Why would I try to be nice? I've legitimately enjoyed the MP. Not a huge fan of the Demon power ups, but I like the gun play.

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              December 15, 2016 7:37 AM

              Demons were my favorite part of multiplayer. Fun to grab them and wreck shop for a while, fun to take down players who have them, nice fist-pumping moment the first several times you glory one. Added a nice little spike to the pace occasionally.

              Single player was obviously the better part of the game, and I would have liked more advanced movement, a slight boost in speed and full weapon loadouts but... I honestly enjoyed Doom multiplayer more than I did Overwatch.

              I could have done without the progression stuff, but that's 2016 for you. Hopefully they just have "Here's Fun Multiplayer" in the sequel, without any of that unlock stuff.

              Having paid multiplayer DLC was dumb as hell though.

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            December 14, 2016 7:11 PM

            Have you played it recently? It's much better now but still might not be your cup of tea.

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        December 14, 2016 6:49 PM

        Like adding an ending to the game? That'd be nice.

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          December 15, 2016 6:18 AM

          That's the baffling thing: that ending left the door wide open for an expansion pack, or a sequel. I hoped they'd go the expansion route since creating a full-blown sequel will take at least 2 years--provided they use the exact same tech--and they're already dividing time between supporting Doom and developing Quake Champions.

          I guess we'll see... "when it's done." :(

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          December 15, 2016 7:42 AM

          I thought the ending was great. I got to kill the big bad after a pretty tough fight, in an awesome way. Game over. Then they gave me a stinger for season 2. It never felt like they held out the ending to me, just added a teaser for the next thing.

          I didn't consider this a cliffhanger for the original Doom either:,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/18j4tot9q76zhjpg.jpg

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        December 14, 2016 6:57 PM

        I'd bet good money that we'll get a standalone expansion, similar to Wolfenstein The Old Blood. Clearly it's what the people want, and it would be a lot quicker for id to turn that around instead of a full sequel.

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          December 15, 2016 6:15 AM

          There was an AMA with Marty Stratton where they said there will be no SP DLC. Stand alone expansion or otherwise. I think they were surprised at how well it was received and hadn't really planned anything. It was strongly hinted that they will be another full game coming though.

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        December 14, 2016 7:15 PM

        Id pay good money for a co-op mode.

        Full campaign co-op, that is. Not some bullshit "coop maps" that some games come out with just to claim it had coop but it's all crap and not what people want, which is the full campaign

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        December 15, 2016 8:40 AM

        Didn't they say they had no plans?