This week saw Doom Eternal finally get a next-gen update on both Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. While mostly the game’s content has launched according to the roadmap, Bethesda announced some changes are necessary and it’s because of the pandemic that things have to change.
Speaking on Twitter, executive producer Marty Stratton announced the previously announced Invasion Mode would no longer be coming to Doom Eternal.
“As many are aware, we intended to release a free Invasion Mode update for the game. However, the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic and remote working impacted the progress of development or this addition,” says Stratton. “Over this time, we have also seen and heard how many of you enjoy the range of gameplay and combat available in the expansions and master levels. With these factors in mind, we have decided to redirect our focus from Invasion Mode to creating a totally new single-player Horde Mode. We’re confident this Horde Mode will offer you more of the diversity and challenge you’re looking for in the game.”
Stratton also confirms Battlemode is getting a new structure that is more competitive, rank-based structure, a number of gameplay and balance updates, and another new map.