Doom Eternal Multiplayer Gameplay Revealed In 12 Minute Clip

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Doom has always been known for its single-player campaign, but that doesn’t mean that we are not interested in its multiplayer component. Check out a brand new 12-minute long clip of Doom Eternal Multiplayer Mode “Battlemode”, where our Slayer tries to slaughter two player-controlled demons. The clip comes courtesy of IGN.

Game Director Hugo Martin explained that Doom Eternal is not just guns and glory. It also requires thinking and tactical decision making. The same can be said for the multiplayer mode. He described Battlemode as “skill against teamwork and tactics”.

"Teamwork and tactics for the demons, and skill for the Slayer," Martin says in the above video. "A game of cat and mouse—definitely the Slayer is the cat, and the demons, even though they're these giant creatures with rockets on their hands, they are definitely the mice."

In Battlemode, a fully kitted Doom Slayer will fight against two enemy demons that are also controlled by real players. The Slayer's objective is to defeat the demons and the demons have to do the same to the slayer. The two demons will be able to spawn additional AI-controlled enemies that will also join the battlefield. However, these minions can also be used by Slayer to farm health and ammo pickups.

Id Software has ditched its previous “traditional multiplayer” for a more innovative approach. Last year, Executive producer Marty Stratton told IGN that they took this approach with multiplayer because the “traditional multiplayer” of 2016 Doom wasn’t that successful.

"In the [Doom reboot] multiplayer, we took a little bit of this and a little bit of that and it became obvious to fans and obvious to us that’s not what we wanted to do," Stratton told IGN. "We developed Doom: Eternal's multiplayer internally and we really focused on making the best multiplayer possible. It feels like Doom but with our friends."

So what do you think? Are you interested in the Battlemode? Or do you prefer the more traditional multiplayer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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