Doom’s latest update adds Deathmatch and private matches

Bethesda and id's newest take on Doom, one of the founding fathers of first person shooters and multiplayer gaming, released this spring to generally positive reception from critics and fans alike. id Software continued to add PC-friendly features to the game like Vulkan support and showing love to the platform that made Doom the legend it is. Now, with the third free content update, id has added the one thing that was missing: Deathmatch.

Deathmatch was an often-requested feature, and is exactly what it sounds like: free-for-all multiplayer. In addition, private matches are now available, allowing players to setup their own conditions to play exactly the match they want. The Snapmap and Campaign modes received a number of bugfixes, too.

It's surprising to see what were once considered to be core features added four months after release, but it seems like id and publisher Bethesda Softworks are listening to fans as the game ages. The patch is already available, so you can get in there and start showing everyone—not just the other team—how the rocket launcher is really supposed to be used.

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    • mkk
    • 3 years ago

    For someone who rarely puts much time in singleplayer shooters I’ve had a great time with the kind of old fashion and polished recipe of a genuine Doom experience (disregarding Doom 3 here). The gunplay is precise and fast paced, and there is plenty of variation between both monsters and ways to dispatch them. Except for a time where I struggled to find a key for a particular door, and some annoying boss fight, the game was packed with entertaining action.

    Multiplayer might be worth a shot if you have no particular expectations, but it’s nothing like the good old Quake series. Id Software have long since turned the wheel to the side of casual multiplayer gaming, and the upcoming Quake Champions seems like more of the same. I had lost all hope for this studio long ago, and can’t shake the feeling that Doom 2016 might prove to be a one off success.

    Worth mentioning is a mouse acceleration problem that requires config editing intervention to fix, a testament to Id Software’s console-first game development. Not at home right now or I’d fetch the exact method.

    If the demo is still up, definitely give that a try.

      • DoomGuy64
      • 3 years ago

      mouse problem: citation needed. I know smoothing is disabled by default, never heard of an acceleration problem nor experienced it.

        • Kharnellius
        • 3 years ago

        DoomGuy has spoken. Damn… There’s no recovering from that.

          • DoomGuy64
          • 3 years ago

          Just to be sure, I googled for doom mouse acceleration, and found a few threads where idiots are claiming m_smooth disables acceleration. The level of stupidity is mind boggling. Acceleration is usually an OS/hardware issue, not game, and even if a game did use acceleration (which most don’t), mouse smoothing would not be it.

          Mouse smoothing is used to interpolate low dpi mice to match the game’s refresh rate.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 3 years ago

    Is this game fun?

      • TwoEars
      • 3 years ago

      just a little bit.

      • Meadows
      • 3 years ago

      People’s reactions range from “quite fun” to “the most fun I’ve had in years” and I have yet to see a negative opinion about it.

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 3 years ago

      The single player is a blast. The multiplayer was out-sourced and feels like Halo + Doom put together. It has its moments but you often feel like you’re not playing Doom.

      • Kharnellius
      • 3 years ago

      Singleplayer alone is worth it. Buy it. I bought it at full retail and don’t regret it. Just remember to keep moving. You can’t really camp in battles or you’ll get your arse kicked.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 3 years ago

        Thanks for all the responses. I haven’t read too much into the game. I like to be totally surprised and have zero expectations except for whether a game is worth playing.

        Thanks, bros.

          • Concupiscence
          • 3 years ago

          You won’t be disappointed, just make sure you have a decently beastly system to run it on.

          • Kharnellius
          • 3 years ago

          The first time you get a berserk….oh man…a single tear will roll down your cheek…it’s that awesome!

    • Voldenuit
    • 3 years ago

    I’ve been very intrigued by the upcoming [url=http://www.pcgamesn.com/space-hulk-deathwing/space-hulk-deathwing-terminators-horde-ai<]Space Hulk: Deathwing[/url<]. Fingers crossed.

      • odizzido
      • 3 years ago

      Looks like it could be fun. An FPS version of alien swarm.

        • Voldenuit
        • 3 years ago

        Hopefully, wait, no, IT HAD BETTER HAVE co-op multiplayer.

          • DoomGuy64
          • 3 years ago

          Dunno, but I do know the new shadow warrior 2 does.

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