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DOOM Goes Old School With New Update

DOOM Goes Old School With New Update

DOOM has been exhilarating for both old and new fans alike, and the first post launch update ensures that the hype train doesn’t slow down. In addition to introducing a Photo Mode for taking in-game screenshots, it brings back the original DOOM aiming style, with you gun placed  right in the center of the screen. It looks like this:


Brings back some memories, doesn’t it? For those who don’t know (it’s hard to think of anyone), this is what the original DOOM looked like:


Doesn’t seem very realistic, we know. But hey, you’re on a space station, shooting demons in the face, so what the heck. You know you love it. This setting can be enabled in the “weapons placement” section in the options and is available in all game modes.

In addition to this, the new update will also improvements, optimizations and bug fixes. The update will go live globally on June 30th PST and will download automatically for XBOX One and Steam users. PlayStation 4 users will need to enable “automatic updates” within their console settings to ensure that they download the update automatically, or can download manually through system settings.

Here are the new features that will be added in the new update:

  • General
    • Added Classic DOOM weapon placement/view model option (all modes)
  • Campaign
    • Added Photo Mode (You’ll find the new Photo Mode toggle in the game settings. It is available through the pause menu once you are loaded into a map via Mission Select)
  • MP
    • Updated weapon balance (live as of June 10, 2016)
    • Clan Arena and Freeze Tag now require the winning team to complete 5 rounds in order to win the match. (live as of June 10, 2016)
    • Customization UI has been implemented to show all possible unlocks
    • Cross Style option has been added to settings for MP.
  • SnapMap
    • Added Original Author to the map info page
    • Added a timeout for AFK in Lobby
    • Added a property to allow map authors to choose if SnapMap will auto-manage (hide/show) hand-placed AI
    • Added Enable/Disable to Shootable Trigger
    • Added Sky/Window props
    • Added an auto-rollback to previous version for corrupted maps
    • Improved sorting algorithms for Most Popular map searches

For complete release notes, you can go through the official Bethesda DOOM update page.


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