Doom Eternal Update 1 Patch Notes: Empowered Demons Now Active

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2020-03-20

The previously announced Doom Eternal Update 1 is now live on every platform. This is quite a big update in terms of content. The campaign is now going to be a little bit more difficult as the 'Empowered Demons' feature has been enabled. This will add a buffed up demon in your game that managed to kill the Slayer in its previous game. Echelon Leveling is also added, which is like Prestige levels from Call of Duty. You can now also add friends from the Social Menu by entering the Favorite Code.

The update also added a new Anti-Cheat to the game to curb the cheating issue in BattleMode. The newly added Denuvo Anti-Cheat is active on the kernel-mode level, which means the anti-cheat starts only when you launch the game and is terminated when you close it. You can also uninstall the Anti-Cheat just like any other software.

Several other changes have been made as well. Players will now receive less damage from swimming and can also dash vertically in the water. The Plasma Rifle's Microwave Mod is slightly buffed and a Maykr Drone tutorial was also added. You can read all the other changes below or on the official site.

Doom Eternal Update 1 Patch Notes

New Features for ALL platforms

  • Empowered Demons are now online
  • Echelon Leveling is now available.
  • Favorite Code is now available. Players can now add friends to their Favorites using a Favorite Code in the Social Menu

New Features for PC

  • Added Denuvo Anti-Cheat software required for playing BATTLEMODE on PC
  • Denuvo Anti-Cheat uses a kernel-mode driver
  • Use of the kernel-mode driver starts when the game launches and stops when the game stops for any reason
  • Denuvo Anti-Cheat does not take screenshots, scan your file system, or stream shellcode from the internet
  • Denuvo Anti-Cheat can be uninstalled at any time through the "Add or remove programs" dialog

Single Player Campaign Quality-of-Life Updates for ALL platforms

  • Reduced damage taken while swimming
  • Added vertical Dash ability when in water
  • Moved the Rad Suit in Taras Nabad directly in-front of the water area so the player clearly sees it when entering the arena
  • Removed all difficulty damage scaling for both Water/Slime
  • Added Maykr Drone campaign tutorial during first encounter in Urdak
  • Added an option for Hold (Default) or Press functionality for Double Dash in the Game tab of the Main Menu Options. Hold allows the player to dash twice by holding the input. Press requires the player to press the input twice.
  • Increased the effectiveness of the Plasma Rifle Microwave Mod damage over time

BATTLEMODE Quality-of-Life Updates for ALL platforms

  • BATTLEMODE Tutorials are now required for first-time players when entering the mode
  • Added functionality to take disciplinary action against players who exploit BATTLEMODE by prematurely exiting matches or are abusive on voice chat
  • BATTLEMODE Death Report Deaths in BATTLEMODE now display a damage report showing players exactly what killed them
  • New Indicator for Healing Demon Players New FX display under player headers in BATTLEMODE when they are actively healing. This is visible to all players.
  • New Messaging in BATTLEMODE has been added to improve the clarity of server and lobby states
  • New Network Icons in BATTLEMODE will display when network conditions introduce latency or packet loss. The Network Icons are as follows:
    • Latency Variation : Your latency is fluctuating inconsistently, which will cause intermittent lag (see High Latency)
    • High Latency : The time it takes for data to travel between you and the server is high. Also referred to as a high "ping", and results in lag.
    • Packet Loss : Higher packet loss means more data is being lost between you and the server.

Balance Changes for ALL platforms

MARAUDER

  • Removed the damage reduction when the wolf is summoned
  • Increased wolf-summoning cool down from 21 seconds to 24 seconds

Balance changes for Console only

ARCHVILE

  • Teleport cooldown increased from 4.5 seconds to 5.5 seconds
  • Flame Wall Shield duration decreased from 4.0 seconds to 3.5 seconds

PAIN ELEMENTAL

  • Soul Shield duration decreased from 4.0 seconds to 3.5 seconds

Fixes for ALL Platforms

  • Fixed an issue so that now all customized character and weapon skins appear correctly all the time
  • Fixed an art issue with one of the bodies in Urdak causing it to display improperly
  • Fixed an issue which would cause the Slayer’s hand to become stuck in place when switching weapons while picking up the frag grenade
  • Fixed an issue where using the IDKFA cheat code in Mission Select could cause weapons mods to equip on top of each other
  • Fixed an issue which would cause the rocket launcher to be removed from the player’s arsenal when quitting the game immediately after completing the combat sequence where it’s acquired in Cultist Base
  • Fixed an issue in Exultia where progress could become blocked after dying or quitting immediately before the doors open to the Sentinel plaza
  • Fixed an issue in BATTLEMODE where Marauder skins would display incorrectly during animations outside of gameplay
  • Fixed an issue in BATTLEMODE where the end of match scoreboard inaccurately represented player scores during the match
  • Fixed a rare issue in BATTLEMODE on the Penance map that would cause black artifacts to obscure player vision
  • Fixed an issue which would cause Slayer Gate keys to disappear on first playthrough of a level after activating a cheat code
  • Fixed a rare crash for when demon players load into the Extraction map from a post-match lobby in BATTLEMODE
  • Fixed an issue in BATTLEMODE where BFG kills would fail to increment Weapons Expert
  • Fixed a rare crash in BATTLEMODE where a Slayer quitting could result in one or both Demon’s game crashing
  • Fixed an issue in BATTLEMODE in which players would sometimes spawn outside of the map at match start
  • Improved messaging system to provide more clarity on any online services issues players may be experiencing
  • Fixed a crash when loading into Mars Core directly from the Fortress of DOOM
  • Fixed an issue in which the default Slayer hands would appear when color variants of the classic DOOM Marine skin were equipped while using classic weapon pose
  • Fixed issue in which the Chromatic Aberration settings reset after quitting the game
  • The Barrel Blast challenge now increments correctly when killing demons by shooting barrels
  • The Blood Puncher challenge no longer increments past the goal limit of 20
  • Fixed issue in which the number of completed Milestones displayed was not accurate for some players
  • Fixed issue in which doors in the Fortress of DOOM were sometimes invisible
  • Fixed issue in which players could not complete Taras Nabad after fast traveling to the Slayer Gate and reloading that checkpoint
  • The Arc Complex Master Level summary screen now shows the correct XP gained
  • The flame VFX now show up correctly for the Demonic Slayer skin on climbable walls
  • Fixed issue in which power-ups were not working correctly during 4th round BATTLEMODE matches
  • Fixed an issue in which the demon summon icons would flash briefly for some users at the start of BATTLEMODE rounds
  • Fixed an issue in which the player would become locked in a melee animation when rapidly switching to Chainsaw/Crucible, immediately followed by a melee attack
  • Fixed issue in which the AutoMap was appearing dim for PC users while running in HDR display mode

Fixes for PC only

  • Anti-cheat bans will be issued more aggressively starting with this Update
  • Players who are identified to be cheating will be notified that they are blocked from all multiplayer content
  • Fixed a crash on some older graphics cards while running in Fullscreen mode
  • Removed AMD HDR warning message on startup (AMD has since fixed the issue with their current release drivers)
  • Fixed an issue in which changing to Borderless Windowed mode, then alt-tabbing would sort the game behind other open windows
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Windows taskbar to display when alt-tabbing while in Borderless Windowed mode
  • Fixed an issue in which the Lost Souls from the Pain Elemental’s Soul Shield moved erratically with V-Sync disabled

Fixes for Console only

  • Fixed a crash when launching DOOM or DOOM II from the Slayer's retro computer in the Fortress of DOOM

Fixes for Stadia only

  • Reduced input latency
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