Staying true to their promise of continued support for Doom multiplayer, Bethesda has now announced that Doom multiplayer DLC, previously released and upcoming ones will be free forever as part of a new update to overhaul the multiplayer mode of the game.
This announced comes through the game’s latest version 6.66 update and shakes up the almost dead multiplayer in a big way. In order to introduce the multiplayer DLC overhaul system, Bethesda has confirmed that all previous progression has been wiped. Veteran players will get a badge to show-off their experience and retain some of their unlocked items but every player now starts again from scratch.
Version 6.66 of Doom also gets rid of the RNG system in multiplayer and players will instead have to complete challenges and meet leveling requirements in order to unlock new gear. All the gear and maps in the game, as well as those that will be released in the future, will be part of the free Doom multiplayer DLC packs instead of paid expansions like many other shooters.
Some of the changes to the game are listed below:
Fixed an issue where textures appeared to glow on the player’s character.
Fixed an issue in Multiplayer where players would respawn frozen at the beginning of a Freeze Tag round.
Fixed an issue in Multiplayer with inconsistent power item spawns on Outbreak.
Resolved various freeze and crash bugs.
Fixed various matchmaking and lobby issues.
Fixed visual bugs that result from combining specific HUD elements
The new update, which is currently available to download on PS4, Xbox One and PC, will also change the kill notification system to improve multiplayer experience and replace Hack Modules with Runes which can be equipped and are persistent.
To celebrate this Doom multiplayer change, and possibly the 2 million sales on PC as well, Bethesda has also announced a free trial for the game for this weekend. The trial will allow players to enjoy two campaign levels, complete multiplayer experience, and SnapMap, the game editor. The free weekend starts on Thursday and ends on Sunday.