Deathmatch will be making its way to Doom, courtesy of a free update. Other features will also come with the patch, like the ability to host private matches, and a new competitive Arcade Mode for the game’s singleplayer campaign.
From the official announcement:
Deathmatch brings free-for-all mayhem to DOOM’s fast-paced multiplayer, and arrives as part of Free Update 3 this month. Private Matches are also coming in that update, allowing you and your friends to create private multiplayer matches where you determine the maps and modes. You’ll also be able to adjust settings like the time limit, score limit, or turning demons and power weapon off or on. Plus, you’ll see a sneak peek of Arcade Mode, an upcoming competitive addition to the game’s critically acclaimed campaign mode, set to arrive in a future free update this fall.
The addition of Deathmatch is interesting, as it was the original game that first featured it. The name is thought to have been coined by designer John Romero and lead programmer John Carmack.
The update hasn’t got a firm release date yet, but a stream showcasing it in action is slated to air on September 14, 6AM NZST. You can tune in here.
Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun