New Doom Trailer Teases Deathmatch, Private Matches, and Arcade Modes

id Software announces details on a stream where it will show more of the new content.


Bethesda has announced the contents of an upcoming free update for Doom. Included in it will be Deathmatch, Private Matches, and Arcade Mode. The publisher has also released a short teaser which, along with gameplay, provides information and a stream where it will discuss these additions further.

The stream will be held on September 13 at 11 AM PT and will be hosted on the Xbox Twitch page, with id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin appearing to talk about the game. Ahead of this, Bethesda has provided a few details on the new modes.

"Deathmatch brings free-for-all mayhem to DOOM’s fast-paced multiplayer, and arrives as part of Free Update 3 this month. Private Matches are also coming in that update, allowing you and your friends to create private multiplayer matches where you determine the maps and modes," it explains on its website.

"You'll also be able to adjust settings like the time limit, score limit, or turning demons and power weapon off or on. Plus, you’ll see a sneak peek of Arcade Mode, an upcoming competitive addition to the game's critically acclaimed campaign mode, set to arrive in a future free update this fall."

Doom's first multiplayer DLC, Unto the Evil, launched in August for $15. This was followed by two new modes and SnapMap functionality.

For more on Doom, check out GameSpot's interview with producer Marty Stratton about the developer's plans for deathmatch, campaign, and the map editor.

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