A bevy of new content is headed for id Software’s recently released Doom in the coming months, including a premium DLC and new multiplayer modes. At Bethesda’s E3 2016 showcase, Marty Stratton, the Executive Producer at id Software, provided details on the updates which are expected to release in May of this year.
The first of the free updates focuses on new construction modules for Snapmap, including hell visual themes, props, objects, weapons and items. Creators will be able to create new logics and functionality, such as the ability to create a single player campaign experience.
On the multiplayer front, id Software will introduce new modes such as a single-flag capture the flag mode called “Exodus”, as well as a multi-zone capture-and-hold mode titled “Sector”. More free multiplayer modes are for planned later in the year, based around free-for-all modes such as classic deathmatch.
A paid, multiplayer DLC is also planned for release next month, called "Unto the Evil", which will include three new multiplayer maps, a new demon called Harvester, and a new weapon, along with a host of other new items.
As a nod to id Software’s penchant for releasing shareware in the past, Bethesda’s VP of PR and Marketing, Pete Hines, also announced that for a limited time (the week of E3 2016 starting tonight) everyone can download and play the first level of Doom for free.
Expect the updates to release over the coming months, with the free Doom trial available right now for a week.