The Gamescon Opening Night Live was today, and we got a look at a lot of new content – from recently announced titles like Lemnis Gate or Little Nightmares II, to updates for established titles, like Fall Guys: Season 2 or Destiny 2: Beyond Light. One title that’s receiving its very first DLC expansion soon is none other than the brutal DOOM Eternal.
Your war is not over… DOOM Eternal’s first campaign expansion, The Ancient Gods: Part One – available October 20, 2020. pic.twitter.com/IjtM8RORGk
— DOOM (@DOOM) August 27, 2020
Earlier this month at the QuakeCon At Home event, The Ancient Gods was first revealed, and the Gamescon Opening Night Live released the expansion’s official trailer as well as its release date. It’s somewhat fitting that the DLC is releasing close to Halloween – it seems that the gameplay is bloodier and more brutal than ever, and the new demons the DOOM Slayer faces are some of the most terrifying and intimidating yet.
The DLC is the first entry into DOOM Eternal’s Year One Pass, which will include another expansion as well (most likely The Ancient Gods: Part Two). According to Bethesda, the expansion is also included within the DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition, and can also be bought as a standalone expansion for $19.99.
“The first of a two-part story expansion for DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods, Part One casts players once again as the DOOM Slayer to confront an ancient evil awoken from an imbalance in the heavens,” writes Bethesda in a press release. “Ripping and tearing through never-before-seen locations in the DOOM universe, players will face off against fierce new demons and discover a new chapter in the DOOM Slayer’s story.”
id Software is also working on ensuring that DOOM Eternal will support backwards compatibility with the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles, and don’t forget – players who already own the game will be able to upgrade to the newer consoles for free.