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Doom Eternal’s Horde has arrived, and it brings more than just the title mode

Here we are just a few days away from Halloween and Bethesda and ID have a nice little treat for Doom fans. That of course, is update 6.66.

For the Horde!

It’s a staple of FPS’ games in the modern era, and now Doom Eternal has joined that trend with a Horde Mode. the new mode, added today with update 6.66 (fitting), brings increasingly difficult waves of demons to beat back.

Billed as a mode forged in the “arcade style”, Horde Mode allows gamers to compete against each other on leaderboards. Expect plenty of unlocks, special rules, and one powered-up Slayer.

  • Start off with all perks, runes, and upgrades and arm yourself with only a mastered Combat Shotgun.  
  • Defeat waves of demons to unlock additional guns and fight through three challenge-packed levels.  
  • Complete all encounters and puzzles to unlock more than 7 new skins, including the DOOM II Slayer and the Biker Slayer.  
  • Compete against yourself and rival Slayers for the high score in seasonal leaderboards by playing at higher difficulty levels, completing bonus rounds, killing bounty demons, avoiding power weapons, and more. 

More gore… in store

It’s not just Horde Mode that went live today though, as there’s a new Battle Mode, as well as a pair of new Master Levels. Yep, 6.66 is a pretty beefy update overall, with a good deal to drag you back into the game’s infested universe.

Here are the full details on those:

Experience a refined BATTLEMODE, the 2v1 competitive multiplayer mode that pits two player-controlled demons against one fully-kitted DOOM Slayer. Featuring all-new 
streak-based Ranking System with rewards and matchmaking, leaderboards, a new Arena: Stronghold, and the new Dread Knight playable demon.  
Two New Master Levels 
In the Mars Core and *The World Spear Master Levels, take on remixed demon encounters that introduces a new combat experience. Show the world you’ve mastered these challenges worthy of only the greatest Slayers.  


Doom Eternal update 6.66 is live now for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC editions of the game.

*The World Spear Master Level requires ownership of The Ancient Gods – Part Two. 

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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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