The first update for DOOM Eternal is now live, and it does more than just quash bugs.
Empowered Demons are perhaps the best thing added by DOOM Eternal‘s first update, but there’s so much more.
With Empowered Demons activated in the game’s menu, players will now find that when they die the demon that killed them is powered up and sent into someone else’s game to cause them a world a pain. Should someone manage to take down an Empowered Demon, however, they’ll be rewarded with health and ammo, and also bonus XP to help them progress through events quicker. If Empowered Demons prove to be too much of a hassle, simply turn them off and pretend they don’t exist.
As well as Empowered Demons, Echelon Levelling has been added to DOOM Eternal, allowing those who’ve reached DOOM Level 250 to carry on levelling up. Each time you reach DOOM Level 250 you’ll earn an Echelon Level, resetting your DOOM Level back to one but giving you a new insignia to show your rank.
There’s much more to DOOM Eternal‘s first update, too. The Precious Metals Event is now live, for example, which features the MC Pain Master Collection. And there are quality-of-life updates for all platforms. There are too many to list here, but they include things like taking less damage while swimming, and an option for Hold or Press functionality for the Double Dash manoeuvre.
To see everything that’s new, fixed or changed in DOOM Eternal update 1, check out the full patch notes on the Bethesda website.