‘Doom Eternal’ update 6.66 launches this autumn with new Horde Mode

Not sure where Update 6.65 has disappeared to

Doom Eternal is set to get an update that introduces a major new mode, overhauls existing ones, and adds new levels.

id Software has released an update video, detailing all of the upcoming changes, hinting that the update should arrive sometime in the autumn.

The update, fittingly titled Update 6.66, brings an all-new way of playing to Doom Eternal in Horde Mode. This mode will replace the previously teased Invasion Mode, and introduce a replayable roguelike element to the game.

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Horde Mode will feature waves of random enemies, prompting the player character to defeat them to unlock a range of challenges and rewards.

Battle Mode’s long-awaited overhaul also arrives with the update, and a whole new arena opens for fans to test their skills. Doom Eternal’s Battle matchmaking will now take streaks into account, meaning players will be better matched up with players of a similar skill level.

New levels are also being added to Doom Eternal, introducing new areas to explore and fight.

In other gaming news, Call Of Duty: Vanguard now has a release date. The date, along with several other details and plot points, was revealed in an unveiling event in Call Of Duty: Warzone.

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Developers Sledgehammer Games describe Call of Duty: Vanguard as historically inspired – “rooted but not beholden” to the history of World War II.

Boasting 60fps on consoles, Call of Duty: Vanguard promises “breath-taking visual fidelity, a photorealistic world, lifelike characters, and optimized performance”. Expect weapons, vehicles, and equipment that reflect the gritty reality of the time period.

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