DOOM was one of last year's surprise hits. A complete reboot of everything id Soft has built over the last two decades, it was just as fast-paced as its predecessor, with just the right amount of demon pasting.
So it may come as a surprise that just a year after launch, the game's entire DLC catalogue been slashed to the low price of completely free.
Much of DOOM's appeal and praise stemmed from its brutal arcade-like campaign mode; but it had a number of stellar multiplayer modes and a the 'SnapMap' system that made the age-old art of modded maps into something everyone could get involved with. Most of the game's DLC offerings revolved around expanding these two with the occasional single-player mode thrown in for good measure.
But with the craftily numbered 6.66 update, the idea of DOOM's season pass has joined the piles of demon pulp - it's all free. Forever. The game itself will still set you back £12 during today's sale, but there's even a free weekend (that included 2 of its campaign missions) for those who're still unsure of its appeal. Considered a re-invigoration of the multiplayer system and a way to unify what could have been a fragmented community, player levels have been reset - but unlock progress remains.
Similarly, the way players will unlock new guns and character accessories will now be bound to in-game challenges and levels rather than randomly assigned. Veterans can opt to start new; but honestly, we can't see it happening. Now give us that VR version.
DOOM's Entire DLC Library Goes Free As Its Season Pass Is 'Retired'
20 July 2017 | By Josh Brown