The Doom series is well-known for its multiplayer gameplay, and it’s no surprise fans expect the same from Doom Eternal. However, the developers at id Software haven’t spoken too much about including traditional multiplayer modes. As such, competitive players have one question on their minds: Will Doom Eternal have multiplayer? Here’s everything we know so far.
Will Doom Eternal have multiplayer modes?
Yes, Doom Eternal will have multiplayer. While it won’t feature a traditional deathmatch mode at launch, two different multiplayer modes have been confirmed: The asymmetrical, 2-vs-1 Battlemode as well as the upcoming Invasion mode.
Battlemode will be the primary multiplayer mode in Doom Eternal. It’s designed around an asymmetrical system where two player-controlled demons will face off against a single player-controlled Doomslayer. Because the Doomslayer is such a powerful force, the other two players will have to work together in order to take him down. To make matters more exciting, if Doomguy doesn’t kill both demons in time, one of the fallen demons will be revived.
The other Doom Eternal multiplayer mode is called Invasion. While it’s not what you might think of when you think of multiplayer, it technically counts. Effectively, Invasion gives players the option to “invade” another player’s single-player game. Or, on the flip side, players can enable the option to allow others to invade their game. If this concept sounds familiar, it’s because there’s a very similar mechanic in the Dark Souls games.
Sadly, it seems that Doom Eternal will not feature a standard deathmatch mode — at least not at launch. The developers at id Software seem to be focusing most of their efforts on Battlemode, which will be available when the game releases on March 20.
Multiplayer fans can breathe a sigh of relief: Doom Eternal will have multiplayer through both the Battlemode and Invasion gameplay modes. Invasion should be coming to the game at a later date, but Battlemode will be available on day one.