“This is humanity’s chance to repent.”
Proceeds to send the Doom Guy (Yes, I call him that). Following the massive success of Doom (2016), id Software immediately proceeded to work on the sequel Doom Eternal, and it is faster, bloodier, gorier, and more glorious than ever. It seems id Software has hit a gold mine with the Doom (2016) formula, and when you have an idea this potent and good all you have to do is give us more.
Doom Eternal builds on the premise of its previous title but will be in no way beholden to it. Since its reveal id Software has been constantly sharing information on the game ranging from new enemies to its graphical prowess and it is looking quite impressive indeed.
Normally I would dread playing a Bethesda game not only because their quality has dropped significantly but because even before Fallout 76, Bethesda’s games were a glitchy, bug-filled mess (Which, I don’t disagree, were oftentimes hilarious).
But it seems Bethesda is learning that it should leave development to developers and keep its greedy hands away. Doom (2016) was one hell of a game and Doom Eternal has a lot standing on its shoulders, so without further ado let us get into the meats and potatoes of the game.
Doom is a landmark title in its own rights and so was Doom (2016). Among hordes of mediocre FPS, Doom (2016) was a breath of fresh air. Though honestly, for me it got kind of static and samey after a few levels, mind you they were not bad, but same (Still better than a lot of FPS). This is more of a personal preference but I can appreciate a good game when I see one. It seems however that Doom Eternal aims to overcome these obstacles by further diversifying the combat, enemy varieties, and the level layout.
All hell has broken loose, yet again, and it seems there is only one capable guy to stop it all. Doom Eternal starts two years after the events of Doom (2016) and the UAC has apparently still not learned their lesson on not to mess with a literal hell. Now it is up to the Doom Guy to save the human race.
Like Doom (2016), the story will take a backseat and the sole focus will be on brutally killing demons, keeping a fast pace, and maintaining the intense flow of combat. Also, keep on a lookout for hidden secrets and location which will be littered through the maps.
Doom Eternal Enemies
The game reportedly will have twice the amount of enemy variety, featuring several new ones such as the Doom Hunter, Whiplash, Marauder, Tentacles, and Carcass, while enemies from the previous game will return. Mobility and flow have been similarly enhanced. T
Weapons available in Doom Eternal
The player character now possesses a grappling hook to swing through the level and hook on to enemies; a charge and dash feature has been added in addition to monkey bars. It is clear that id Software has put a special emphasis on mobility for the player character giving players different ways to approach and execute their targets.
Weapons and gadgets have been given a similar overhaul. New weapons along with the old ones will be introduced. The Doom Guy is also now equipped with an arm-blade which will enable quick “Glory kills” as well as a Flamethrower to deal with hordes of enemies.
The game will, similar to Doom (2016) will feature the “No reloading” function which made its combat all the more unique. The aim remains to provide the player with non-stop action which does not rely on hiding behind objects and resting but slamming into your enemies head-on.
Multiplayer in Doom Eternal?
On the multiplayer side of things, id Software is seemingly aiming to freshen up the online component of the game. Doom (2016)’s multiplayer faced a lot of backlash during its initial period of release. It was termed as “extremely dull” and co-director of the game Hugo Martin accepted the fact stating that “We played it very safe last time. It was very kind of formulaic, and that’s a fair and objective view of the product.” But aiming to learn from their mistake Doom Eternal will totally revamp it’s multiplayer bringing in some new types of online matches.
Two available modes being Invasion and Battlemode in Doom Eternal
id Software has revealed two modes as of yet: Invasion and Battlemode. Invasion is a very dark soul type of multiplayer mode where you can invade another player’s campaign as a demon, and they are trying to make the Doom experience social. Battlemode will be an online match between three players, but the twist is that two players will play like demons and will have to team up to defeat the third player who will play the role of Doom Slayer. It is new, it is fresh and I cannot wait to try it. id Software has revealed only a few pieces of information as of yet on the multiplayer aspect and further news will follow as the game will approach its release date.
How is the Graphical end?
Doom Eternal’s id Tech 7 engine has been overhauled to provide “bigger explosions, more vibrant looking particle effects” as reported by Billy Kahn, the lead engine programmer, during an interview with IGN. The game will also take full advantage of your system specs to provide you those sweet-sweet frame rates without sacrificing the video quality. id Software is also considering the game’s longevity keeping in mind the advancements that will follow in the future.
Doom Eternal will be able to apparently hold its own against even the most powerful graphics card. id Software reportedly ran the game at a staggering 250 frames per second, and even claims that the game can run at a whopping 1000 frames if you have a powerful enough hardware.
Minimum system requirements to play Doom Eternal
But keeping in mind the present day, Doom Eternal will be a pretty demanding title on the basis of your hardware. id Software and Bethesda have not been shy with showing Doom Eternal’s gameplay and trailers are still coming out which shows the game in all its glory. Its predicted minimum system requirements will be:
- Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-8320
- Graphics Card: 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
- RAM: 8 GB
- Hard Drive: 60 GB
Doom Eternal Release Date
Doom Eternal will be released on 20th March 2020. At the time of release, the game will be available on PC, XBOX ONE, PS4, Google Stadia with version planned for release on Nintendo Switch sometime in the future. The game will also be ported on PS5 and XBOX Series X. the game is currently available for pre-order on Steam and Amazon for ₹3,999.