Today, during a panel from PAX East, Bethesda showcased new gameplay of the upcoming FPS Doom Eternal, focusing on Battlemode.
Battlemode is an asymmetrical multiplayer mode pitching a Slayer against two player-controlled demons and an army of AI demons.
We get to see both the point of view of the Slayer and that of the demons, including the Marauder in the third match, which is pretty awesome.
While the demons only need to kill the Slayer once (which isn’t easy), the Slayer has to kill both demons to win a round. A match victory is decided with a best of five rounds rule.
When one of the demons dies, the other has to stay alive for 20 seconds before the first can come back (at half health).
Interestingly, you can earn costumes, gun skins, taunts, and podiums by earning experience through playing the game while others are included as edition bonuses and for pre-orders. You get to see some of these in the fourth video.
On top of that, the BFG-9000 is included as a selectable perk at the beginning of rounds.
The mode is shipping with six maps and five playable demons, and the developers promised to support the game for years.
Doom Eternal is coming on March 20 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. A Nintendo Switch version is planned for later this year.
If that’s not enough, you should also read our semi-recent hands-on preview.