DOOM Eternal’s massive update 6.66, which adds the long-awaited Horde Mode among other content, is now live. A new trailer outlines how the new PvE mode works and it’s actually more nuanced than one would think. Along with the standard massacring of waves of demons, players will need to unlock their weapons as they play.
Horde Mode levels are essentially broken up into five rounds with two Arenas having three waves, Blitz (which seems to be time-based), Traversal, Bonus waves (unlocked by slaying Bounty Demons) and the final Arena having four waves. Challenges also crop up which include slaying a certain number of enemies. There are three levels to choose from and various foes, like Spirits, Empowered Demons and more will appear.
BattleMode 2.0 offers a new playable Demon, the Dread Knight, along with a new Arena in the Stronghold. Streak-based matchmaking and ranking has also been added along with new cosmetics like weapon skins, demon skins and more. The World Spear and Mars Core are the two new Master Levels and judging by the short gameplay seen below, even the best players will break a sweat.
DOOM Eternal is currently available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia.