Black Friday 2020 Slashes Doom Eternal Down To $17
Id Software's intense shooter has received a deep discount at Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop for Black Friday.
With Doom Eternal, id Software continued the reboot of its classic shooter with even more high-speed shooting and tactical dismemberment. If you missed it when it released earlier this year, you can snag it for a mere $17 during Black Friday 2020. It's currently backwards-compatible with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S and will receive a free next-gen upgrade sometime in the future.
The sale price applies to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Doom Eternal, and if you have the disc drive versions of Microsoft and Sony's next-generation consoles, the games will function on those as well. Bethesda hasn't laid out exactly when its free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades are coming for Doom Eternal--all we know is that they're dropping "at a later date."
If you're a shooter fan, though, this is definitely a deal you should be eyeing. Doom 2016 modernized id's classic, marrying its fast-paced old-school shooter feel with a bunch of tweaks and improvements, and Doom Eternal continues to evolve the idea. Eternal plays with the formula by tying health, armor, and ammo drops you get from enemies with how you dispatch them, turning your constant demon-slaying carnage into a sort of puzzle-solving dance. Performing finishers, setting enemies on fire, and tearing them apart with your chainsaw all get you different drops, so to keep yourself alive, you have to keep moving, keep ripping, and keep tearing.
"Though it can take a bit to get the hang of it, the intricacies of Doom Eternal's combat, combined with its enhanced mobility and option-heavy level design, create a ton of white-knuckle moments that elevate everything that made Doom 2016 work so well," we wrote in our review. "Its combat is just as quick and chaotic, but requires you to constantly analyze everything that's happening in order to come out victorious. Once you get the hang of the rhythm of Doom Eternal, it'll make you feel like a demon-slaying savant."
We'll be covering Black Friday 2020 news and deals from now through Thanksgiving weekend, so stay tuned. Check out our roundup of the best Black Friday gaming deals available this year, including the best deals for Nintendo Switch, PS4/PS5, and Xbox One/Series X.
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