New Doom Eternal trailer shows off multiplayer 2v1 Battlemode

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal, the upcoming sequel to the surprisingly-brilliant Doom from 2016, has received a new trailer. Originally shown during the Quakecon 2019 keynote, this new trailer gives a new look at Doom Eternal’s Battlemode, a 2v1 mode where a pair of player-controlled demons face off against a heavily-armed human Slayer.

Five demons will be available at launch, including the Mancubus, Pain Elemental, and Revenant. The Mancubus plays a tank role with a large health pool and close range weapons and a smoke bomb to close down lines of sight, the Pain Elemental floats above with a rechargeable shield, and the Revenant has a jetpack and seems to play similarly to Overwatch’s Pharah. 

The Slayer on the other hand comes with all the weapons, mods, and upgrades from the campaign. There doesn’t seem to be any ammo, health, or armour drops, however, meaning players will need to perform Glory Kills and chainsaw kills to regain vital resources. The opposing team of demons can summon in AI-controlled lesser demons to take down the Slayer, but these in turn will act as fuel for the Slayer’s weapons. 

The demons, however, don’t just have to rely on their weapons to take out the Slayer. They can shut down loot drops from slain demons for a short period of time, causing the Slayer to run out of resources if timed correctly. In addition, in a move reminiscent of forgotten FPS Wheel of Time’s multiplayer, demons can drop traps and other physical impediments to shut down the Slayer.

All this looks like Doom Eternal’s multiplayer isn’t simply tacked on, and instead might have some real meat on its bones. To find out more visit the official website.

Doom Eternal will be released on the 22nd of November, 2019, for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.