DOOM Eternal is getting a single-player horde mode. However, it comes at the expense of the multiplayer Invasion mode being cancelled.
Firstly, let’s get on to the good news, shall we? DOOM Eternal is getting a new single player horde mode, which should be a lot of fun.
At this time, we don’t know much more about the upcoming horde mode, but if there was ever a game made for such a mode, then it’s DOOM Eternal.
Here is the bad news
Unfortunately, at the expense of the horde mode, it now means that we won’t be getting the multiplayer Invasion mode. In the Invasion mode, it would have seen players take control of Demons and invade other players’ campaigns.
The news of the Invasion mode being ditched in favour of the horde mode was revealed in a development update from executive producer Marty Stratton.
“As many are aware, we intended to release a free Invasion Mode update for the game; however, the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic and remote working impacted the progress of development for this addition,” said Stratton in a statement.
“Over this time, we have also seen and heard how many of you enjoy the range of gameplay and combat available in the expansions and master levels.
“With these factors in mind, we have decided to redirect our focus from Invasion Mode to creating a totally new single-player horde mode. We’re confident this horde mode will offer you more of the diversity and challenge you’re looking for in the game.”
Thankfully, there is other good news, because it seems like the Battlemode will get some extra love. Battlemode is another multiplayer mode in DOOM Eternal. In this mode, two players control demons and will battle against another player with a fully armoured DOOM Slayer.
“In addition, the team continues to work on a refresh of Battlemode that includes a more competitive, rank-based structure, a number of gameplay and balance updates, and another new map. We expect to share more information at QuakeCon in August.”
QuakeCon will be an all-digital event this year and will take place from August 19th to the 21st.
In my humble opinion, as fun as Invasion mode might have been, the horde mode should be a lot of fun too. Especially if the developer’s id Software eventually enabled online co-op.
Though I agree with the Twitter user Re-L, and I would also love to see the return of the traditional Team Deathmatch in DOOM Eternal one day.
Can we get TDM and arena style MP modes and snap map from 2016?
Battlemode is trash and can’t believe the MP got axed with this shit mode.
Amazing customization, great map selection, tons of cool power ups(turn demon) and snap map(forge) campaign.https://t.co/ecEU5I1Faz
— Re-L (@SomaHeir) July 2, 2021
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