New Doom Video Showcases Customization and Progression Systems

See how you can customize your weapon and armor, among other things.


Being a modern first-person shooter, the multiplayer mode in Doom features progression and customization systems, both of which are highlighted in a new video released today.

Playing multiplayer matches earns you experience, which in turn allows you to level up. Playing also rewards you with various items--everything from new taunts and weapon patterns to armor pieces and colors.

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After demonstrating how these things are awarded to you following the conclusion of a match, the video proceeds to show off the many ways you can customize weapons. Numerous patterns and paint schemes can be applied to them, although it looks as if you're restricted to combining pre-defined options, rather than being able to create designs completely from scratch. Still, it looks as if you'll be able to effectively distinguish yourself from other players.

In addition to these cosmetic options, there are also something called hack modules that you can earn. These are one-use, temporary buffs that can be used during a match to do things like show you enemies' health or respawn timers on pickups around the map.

An open beta for Doom's multiplayer mode launches tomorrow, April 15, and runs through April 17 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You can begin preloading now so that you're ready to play as soon as the beta opens up. You can find out more about what's included in the beta here.

The full game launches on May 13.

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