Doom 6.66 update brings free DLC and a multi-platform free weekend

Posted July 20, 2017

Interestingly, the developer also made a decision to completely rehaul the game's multiplayer progression system and mechanics. As noted by Bethesda, this is on top of modes and features that players have already been enjoying like bot support.

The update will also introduce a brand new multiplayer progression system that will replace the previous random unlock scheme with a system that unlocks equipment when hitting specific levels.

Another change addresses player complaints about the Hack Module system, which has been removed in favor of a new Runes system. The update's full patch notes can be seen on the official Doom community forums here. Multiplayer Runes are "persistent player abilities earned and included in a player loadout" that do not have to be activated, and never expire. "The kill card has been completely revised to provide players a more clear and accurate account of their demise, including not just who killed them but also the players, weapon types, and damage that combined to kill them".

Veteran players will have the option of keeping all of the items they have unlocked (or paid for) prior to this progression change, or doing a full reset to experience the new progression system.

For those of you who haven't yet sampled Doom's charms, Bethesda also has a free weekend on the way, starting at 1 pm ET on July 20.

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Veteran players will have the option to reset their unlock progression and experience the new progression system fresh, or retain all of their existing guns, equipment, demons and customization options that they've acquired or purchased while unlocking some of the new items in the revised progression system.

We'll update as region-specific details become available. You can play the first two Campaign levels and all of Doom Multiplayer and SnapMap.

Developer id has released a new update for 2016's Doom.

Update: According to players, the update is 35GB on PC and 58GB on Xbox One. A free play event will begin on all platforms over the remainder of the month, while the game itself will be on sale for just $15/£12/AU$18 during the free promotion.

For those who don't have the game, Bethesda has cut Doom's price to $14.99 (on digital marketplaces only).