Doom Eternal Pre-Order Guide: Doom 64 Bonus, New Release Date, And More

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Judging by how well it was received, it's no real surprise that the 2016 shooter Doom is getting a sequel. Much like its predecessor, Doom Eternal will feature fast-paced first-person combat, new and classic demon enemies, and an array of firepower, all set to a heavy metal soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the shooter, as id Software announced October 8 that Doom Eternal has been delayed to 2020. Originally planned to release November 22, the game will now release March 20, 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version launching at a later date.

The studio also announced that the multiplayer Invasion Mode, which lets you enter another player's game and play as a demon, will be released as a free update after launch. In addition, Doom 64 has been added as a pre-order bonus and will be available to download for free on all platforms for those who secure their copy of Doom Eternal early.

During Bethesda's E3 2019 press conference, the developers gave fans a closer look at Doom Eternal's gameplay and showed off its asymmetrical multiplayer mode, called Battlemode. In Battlemode, one player will fight as the Doom Slayer, while two other players will control demons. The demons can summon more allies to help them take down the Doom Slayer. Meanwhile, the Doom Slayer has access to some incredibly powerful firearms, explosives, and blades, so don't expect it to be an easy fight.

Doom Eternal has a couple of special editions to be aware of, including a Collector's edition that comes with an actual Doom Slayer helmet. Read on for more info about pre-ordering Doom Eternal, including its pre-order bonuses, various editions, and price.

Doom Eternal pre-order bonuses

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Pre-order any version of Doom Eternal, and you'll receive the Rip and Tear Pack, which includes the Doot Revenant Skin, the Throwback Shotgun Weapon Skin, and a bonus campaign level that's a remixed version of "Cultist Base," with "new challenges and surprises." In addition, you'll receive a free digital copy of Doom 64, which will be available on all platforms at release for those who pre-order.

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GameStop has an exclusive pre-order bonus: a collectible Doom Eternal tin. This will ship with your order or be available for store pickup.

There's also an added bonus at Best Buy, where you'll receive a free Doom Eternal steelbook case with your purchase. My Best Buy members can also receive $10 reward credit by pre-ordering.

Pre-order Doom Eternal standard edition

As you might assume, the standard edition of Doom Eternal just comes with the game itself and any pre-order bonuses. Right now, the cheapest places to order Doom Eternal are Amazon and Walmart, which are both offering the game for $49.94.

Pre-order Doom Eternal Deluxe edition

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Looking to upgrade your copy of Doom Eternal? Pre-order the Deluxe edition, and you'll receive a few extra digital items: the Demon Slayer Skin, the Classic Weapons Sound Pack, and the Doom Eternal Year One Pass, which will include two single-player campaign expansions during the first year after release. And of course, you'll receive any applicable pre-order bonuses. Here's where to pre-order it:

Pre-order Doom Eternal Collector's edition

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The most prestigious version of Doom Eternal is its Collector's edition, which is already sold out many places. In addition to everything that comes with the Deluxe edition and any pre-order bonuses, the Collector's edition also comes with:

  • An exclusive steelbook case
  • A full-sized, wearable Doom Slayer Helmet replica
  • A playable cassette tape, plus download codes for lossless digital copies of Mick Gordon's Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal original soundtracks
  • Doom lore book with custom artwork by id Software
  • One "The Gift of Argent Power" 11" x 17" lithograph

Here's where you can pre-order Doom Eternal's Collector's edition, assuming you can find a copy in stock:

Doom Slayer action figure

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If you can't pick up the Collector's edition but still want a little Doom Eternal loot of your own, you can pick up this Doom Slayer action figure from McFarlane Toys, which released this fall. With 22 moving parts, the 7-inch action figure features the Doom Slayer in his space marine armor and comes with a base, the Super Shot gun, extended arm blade, and sheathed arm blade. It'll also come packaged in Doom-themed window box packaging, making an eye-catching addition to any gamer's collection.

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