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Doom Eternal is now next-gen ready with update 6

Those waiting for Doom Eternal to join the current generation of consoles are in for a treat. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S (and PC) are ready to roll.

Doomed, but in 4k and with HDR

It’s finally ready. Doom Eternal launched just last year of course, but that was decidedly before the arrival of the new Sony and Microsoft-branded consoles. So as with most of the bigger game releases in the last year and a half, it was announced that a free update would be made available that’d get the game up to next-gen snuff.

Now Update 6 has officially arrived for Doom Eternal, and with it comes a host of next/current-gen improvements. This one’s been a long time coming, and it seems like it’s pretty packed.

Here’s what’s included, broken down by platform:

Xbox Series X 

  • Three New Graphics Modes 
  • Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60 FPS 
  • Performance Mode running at 1800p/120 FPS 
  • Balanced Mode running at 4K/60 FPS 
  • HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode 
  • Ultra-Quality Style Graphics Settings 
  • Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with Xbox One 
  • Variable Refresh Rate 
  • Variable Rate Shading 

Xbox Series S 

  • Two New Graphics Modes 
  • Performance Mode running at 1080p/120 FPS 
  • Balanced Mode running at 1440p/60 FPS 
  • HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode 
  • Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with Xbox One 
  • Variable Refresh Rate 
  • Variable Rate Shading 
  • **NOTE**: Ray Tracing Mode is not available on Xbox Series S 

PlayStation 5 

  • Three New Graphics Modes 
  • Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60 FPS 
  • Performance Mode running at 1584p/120 FPS 
  • Balanced Mode running at 4K/60 FPS 
  • HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode 
  • Ultra-Quality Style Graphics Settings 
  • Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with PlayStation 4 
  • DualSense™ adaptive trigger support 

PC 

  • Ray Tracing Mode: Availability and performance depends on the player’s PC hardware. 

Please note all resolutions listed above have dynamic resolution scaling enabled. Compatible monitor required for Graphics Modes and HDR. Performance Mode requires a 120hz compatible display. Balanced & Performance Modes not available with Ray Tracing. All resolutions listed require a compatible display. 

Bethesda

More in this than just looks

Yes, Update 6 includes a whole bunch of visual improvements. There’s more to it though, than just that. The pack also is loaded up with a new Master Level, a new Battlemode arena, and a mess of fixes and improvements.

Here’s a look at that:

  • New Master Level: Taras Nabad 
    • Update 6 also includes a new Master Level for players on all systems to take on. The capital of Argent D’Nur, Taras Nabad was once the victim of a major demonic invasion that further cemented the legend of the DOOM Slayer. Now it’s time to return to the city in the Master Level challenge to show those demons that the first time wasn’t a fluke! 
  • New BATTLEMODE Arena & More 
    • DOOM Eternal’s 2v1 BATTLEMODE is also getting some new turf with an all-new arena: Corrosion. Update 6 also features a host of BATTLEMODE improvements, enhancing DOOM Eternal’s multiplayer mode with multiple bandwidth optimizations, bug fixes and a whole host of balance changes. 

Update 6 is out now for the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC editions of Doom Eternal.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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