DOOM Multiplayer Guide: Best Loadouts, Hack Modules, Pick-ups, Modes Strategy

By   /   May 18, 2016
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DOOM multiplayer is a robust experience that is both fast-paced and rewarding. The game’s Multiplayer Mode is the ultimate test of the skills you gathered during the course of singleplayer campaign.

There is a lot to take in when it comes to DOOM multiplayer experience including weapons, game modes, loadouts, and more.

For more help on DOOM, read out our How to Defeat Bosses, Praetor Suit Upgrades, and Weapons/Weapon Mods guides.

DOOM MultiplayerGuide

With our DOOM multiplayer guide, you will learn everything there is to learn about the game’s multiplayer mode:

DOOM Multiplayer Mode Basics

As mentioned earlier, DOOM’s multiplayer mode is insanely fast-paced which is why it is possible to miss out on a few things. One of the most important thing that you need to keep in mind is never let go of random pick-ups scattered around the map. These pick-ups are a key to your survival so make sure to pick them up whenever you come across them.

Moreover, while playing the game, you should never try to rush things like power weapons, demon runes, and power-ups until you are sure that there are no enemies nearby. Lastly, there is no doubt that the game is extremely fast-paced which is why you should never try and camp your way in and should always be on the move.

Do not mistake this game for Call of Duty or Battlefield because it isn’t it!

DOOM Multiplayer Loadouts

At the start of the multiplayer experience, you are provided with a total of three non-customizable loadouts – Assault, Sniper, and Ambusher. However, as you progress through the game, you gain access to five additional loadouts.

A loadout basically contains two standard weapons and a piece of equipment. It is a good idea to have different loadouts available to you so that you are able to tackle different situations and game mode rather easily. While customizing your loadout, you should try to keep different ranges at which you may encounter enemies. Due to this fact, you should try to avoid having both shotguns in a single loadout.

You can refer to some of the loadouts provided below to know how to best customize your loadout in the game:

Loadout #1: Vortex Rifle, Super Shotgun, and Shield Wall
Loadout #2: Rocket Launcher, Burst Rifle, and Hologram
Loadout #3: Plasma Rifle, Combat Shotgun, and Frag Grenade
Loadout #4: Chaingun, Lightning Gun, and Siphon Grenade
Loadout #5: Heavy Assault Rifle, Vortex Rifle, and Tesla Rocket

Hack Modules

These come in three different variants – Bronze, Silver, and Gold – and are awarded randomly after leveling up or finishing a multiplayer match. Similar to loadouts, players can also pre-select 4 hack modules that provide them with various in-game bonuses. This section of the guide details all the hack modules that are available in DOOM multiplayer and each one’s effects:

Awareness Modules
Evasion – Run faster when you take damage

Bronze: 60 seconds
Silver: 90 seconds
Gold: 120 seconds

Alarm – Alert you to nearby enemies

Bronze: 60 seconds
Silver: 90 seconds
Gold: 120 seconds

Magnet – Increase pickup radius. 120-second duration

Bronze: 2x pickup radius
Silver: 3x pickup radius
Gold: 4x pickup radius

Vital Signs – Show enemy health

Bronze: 60 seconds
Silver: 90 seconds
Gold: 120 seconds

Speed Demon – Move faster near a demon. 120-second duration

Bronze: 50-m radius
Silver: 75-m radius
Gold: 100-m radius

Supply Timer – Display respawn timers on pickups

Bronze: 60 seconds
Silver: 90 seconds
Gold: 120 seconds

Boost Modules
Blast Shield – Take less self-damage for 120 seconds

Bronze: 50%
Silver: 75%
Gold: 100%

Reinforce – Spawn with armor following a life without any kills

Bronze: +50
Silver: +75
Gold: +100

Bounty – Gain bonus XP for each kill

Bronze: +50 XP
Silver: +75 XP
Gold: +100 XP

Infinite Ammo – Unlimited ammo for loadout weapons

Bronze: 60 seconds
Silver: 90 seconds
Gold: 120 seconds

Osmosis – Gain bonus XP for each kill by a teammate

Bronze: +20 XP
Silver: +30 XP
Gold: +40 XP

Armor Plating – Spawn with increased armor with each respawn

Bronze: +5
Silver: +8
Gold: +10

Stockpile – Reduce equipment cooldown

Bronze: 25%
Silver: 40%
Gold: 50%

Wingman – Gain bonus XP when you collaborate on a kill

Bronze: +50 XP
Silver: +75 XP
Gold: +100 XP

Wallhack Modules
Counter-Intel – Reveal enemies who are tracking your position

Bronze: 60 seconds
Silver: 90 seconds
Gold: 120 seconds

Demon Tracker – Reveal demons

Bronze: In view
Silver: Anywhere on Map
Gold: Remaining HP Displayed

Manhunt – Track the top enemy

Bronze: 100 XP
Silver: 200 XP
Gold: 300 XP

Power Seeker – Track the nearest power-up or power weapon

Bronze: 60 seconds
Silver: 90 seconds
Gold: 120 seconds

Scout – Briefly reveal all enemies when you spawn

Bronze: 60 seconds
Silver: 90 seconds
Gold: 120 seconds

Synchronization – Show the location and health of allies

Bronze: Location
Silver: Location + Health
Gold: Location + Health + Displayed when Shoot

Blood Trail – Track wounded enemies

Bronze: 2 seconds
Silver: 3 seconds
Gold: 4 seconds

Retribution – Reveal the location of your killer

Bronze: Location
Silver: Location + Health
Gold: Location + Health + Displayed when Shoot

DOOM Multiplayer Pick-Ups

As mentioned earlier, you will come across several pick-ups scattered around the maps in multiplayer mode with the exception of Clan Arena. It is a good idea to pick-up these pick-ups whenever you come across them to increase your chances of a win and survivability. However, do note that pick-ups such as Power Weapon and Demon Runes create war zones as they are highly contested.

Health
Respawn after every 10 seconds and grant 5, 25, or 50 health based on size.

Mega Health
This maximizes health and armor of the retriever and spawn after 01:00 minute into the game.

Armor
Spawn after 15, 30, and 45 seconds and provide players with 5, 25, and 50 armor. A player cannot exceed 50 armor unless he/she picks-up the Mega Health. Players with full armor glow. Some players also drop armor upon their death.

Ammo Crate
Spawns every 10 seconds and provides players with 50% max ammo capacity per pick-up.

Haste
Increases movement speed and rate of fire for 30 seconds and spawns after 01:45 minute mark into the game.

Invisibility
Makes players invisible to all other players for 45 seconds and spawns after 01:45 minute mark into the game.

Regeneration
This provides players with steady regeneration of HP and armor for 40 seconds and spawns after 01:45 minute mark into the game.

Quad Damage
This increases the weapon damage dealt by players by 4x and spawns after 01:45 minute mark into the game.

Demon Rune
This transforms players into a demon for 60 seconds or until their death and spawns after 01:35 minute mark into the game. It does not spawn in Clan Arena and Soul Harvest.

Power Weapon
This provides players with BFG, Chainsaw, or Gauss Cannon with limited ammo and spawns after 01:45 minute mark into the game. Switching weapons automatically drops the Power Weapon.

DOOM Multiplayer Gameplay Modes

There are a total of six multiplayer modes in DOOM. This section details all the game modes in the multiplayer mode of the game.

Clan Arena
There are no pick-ups, demons, and hack modules in this game mode. You need to work with your team in order to score more kills and win three rounds in order to win the game. Also note that each player has 100 HP and 100 Armor.

Freeze Tag
In this game mode, players freeze opponents instead of killing them while continuously thawing their allies. In order to thaw an ally, you need to stay in its close vicinity for 3.5 seconds. Moreover, you can move the frozen opponents to other position by shooting at them. All pick-ups and hack modules are available in this game mode.

Domination
In this game mode, you need to control capture points across the map in order to score more point and win the game. You require 8 seconds in order to capture a zone. However, if both you and opponents are inside a capture zone, the progression will get halted unless one of you is dead. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins the game. All pick-ups, power-ups, and hack modules are in the game mode.

Soul Harvest
This is like Kill Confirmed from Call of Duty games. You need to kill an enemy and pick up its soul in order to gain points. You also need to pick up allies’ souls in order to deny the enemy team points. If a player gets killed by a demon, it drops 2 points and demons drops 4 points upon death. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins it all.

Team Deathmatch
This one needs no introduction! You simply need to kill enemies by utilizing everything at your disposal in order to accumulate points and win the game. All pick-ups, power-ups, hack modules, and other things are available in this game mode.

Warpath
This is like Hardpoint from Call of Duty games. It’s like Domination, but there is a single capture zone which keeps on moving across the multiplayer map along a fixed path. Your task is to keep the enemy team away from the capture zone and claim it yourself in order to earn more points and win the game mode.

This is all we have on DOOM Multiplayer Guide. If there is something else that you would like to know, do make sure to let us know in the comments section below!

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