The newest update to the most recent DOOM title (not to be confused with the original Doom) is entitled 6.66 and is set to retire the game’s premium season pass and distribute all of the current multiplayer DLC content to players. This will also revise DOOM’s multiplayer progression system.
The multiplayer DLC that is now free with 6.66, includes Unto the Evil, Hell Followed and Bloodfall packs. These originally released in the final quarter of last year. This adds a total of nine maps, three guns and three more playable demons to the base multiplayer. New armor customisation and special abilities were also added.
The unlocking system for additional guns, equipment, playable demons and player customisation’s were completely redone. This will change the original randomised unlock system to a level requirement system/challenge completion system.
“Now, if there’s a specific helmet you want, you can work toward unlocking it by focusing your play style on the related challenge,” Marty Stratton, DOOM’s director, said in a blog post.
Veteran players will be able to keep all their items prior to 6.66. Badges will also be added to those who had progressed to the Max Slayer level.
Several other changes, tweaks, fixes and alterations (including to the in-game HUD) are described in the Bethesda Blog post.
Bethesda has cut DOOM’s price to $14.99 on Windows PC and Xbox One. Now is a great time to get into DOOM’s multiplayer and fantastic single player campaign.