Yesterday, DOOM Eternal got its first update. Through it, Bethesda added Empowered Demons, the Precious Metal Event, and several quality of life fixes. This update does not appear to count towards the announced plans for additional story DLC for Doom Eternal.
DOOM Eternal’s first event, the Precious Metals Event, will run from May 14 to June 18.
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It’s Time To Get Shiny With DOOM Eternal’s Precious Metals Event.
As seen in the trailer above, the Precious Metals Event brings a whole host of new cosmetic items to DOOM Eternal. It appears that these can be earned through special Event XP. Slayers can get Event XP through playing Campaign or BATTLEMODE as well as a series of weekly challenges. You can get a fedora for the Cacodemon. What’s not to love?
As If DOOM Eternal Wasn’t Hard Enough!
Regular Demons too easy for you? Well id Software and Bethesda have you covered. The first update for DOOM Eternal has brought a feature to the intense first-person bloodbath that is DOOM Eternal. A Demon becomes an Empowered Demon after successfully killing a Slayer. Sounds simple enough, right? Killing these Empowered Demons will get you more vital resources and bonus event XP! There’s also the satisfaction of succeeding where someone else has failed… Which isn’t a bad thing.
What Else Is Coming With Update 1?
Update 1 also brings a number of quality of life changes to DOOMEternal’s campaign and BATTLEMODE. There’s also welcome anti-cheat updates for the PC release. For the patch notes, see below:
Quality Of Life Updates For Campaign:
Reduced damage taken while swimming
Added vertical Dash ability when in water
Moved the Rad Suit in Taras Nabad directly in-front of the water area so the player clearly sees it when entering the arena
Removed all difficulty damage scaling for both Water/Slime
Added Maykr Drone campaign tutorial during first encounter in Urdak
Added an option for Hold (Default) or Press functionality for Double Dash in the Game tab of the Main Menu Options. Hold allows the player to dash twice by holding the input. Press requires the player to press the input twice.
Increased the effectiveness of the Plasma Rifle Microwave Mod damage over time
Quality Of Life Updates For BATTLEMODE:
BATTLEMODE Tutorials are now required for first-time players when entering the mode
Added functionality to take disciplinary action against players who exploit BATTLEMODE by prematurely exiting matches or are abusive on voice chat
BATTLEMODE Death Report Deaths in BATTLEMODE now display a damage report showing players exactly what killed them
New Indicator for Healing Demon Players New FX display under player headers in BATTLEMODE when they are actively healing. This is visible to all players.
New Messaging in BATTLEMODE has been added to improve the clarity of server and lobby states
PC Exclusive Anti-Cheat Measures:
Added Denuvo Anti-Cheat software required for playing BATTLEMODE on PC
Denuvo Anti-Cheat uses a kernel-mode driver
Use of the kernel-mode driver starts when the game launches and stops when the game stops for any reason
Denuvo Anti-Cheat does not take screenshots, scan your file system, or stream shellcode from the internet
Denuvo Anti-Cheat can be uninstalled at any time through the “Add or remove programs” dialog
For more information, please see https://help.bethesda.net/ or refer to Denuvo’s launch day blog here
Out now, DOOM Eternal’s Precious Metals Event will run until June 18. For more on the latest news, reviews, features, and more… Check out Gamezo.co.uk and follow @GamezoGG on Twitter.