Beyond new games and surprises, Bethesda announces updates for ‘Doom’ at E3

Bethesda had a strong showing at its E3 2016 press conference, which included a few new games and some surprises. Among these were announcements for new Fallout 4 DLC and updates for the mobile hit Fallout Shelter. The video game publisher was did not neglect to give some attention to its recently released reboot of the classic first person shooter franchise, DOOM. The gory first person shooter is getting a bevy of free and premium updates this summer.

A host of new multiplayer modes, including capture the flag, a king-of-the-hill-style mode called Sector, and fan-favorite classic deathmatch will be available to all players for free in the coming months. Developer id Software will also release the first piece of premium multiplayer DLC, titled Unto The Evil, which adds a trio of new maps, new customization options like armor and taunts, a new demon power up called the Harvest, and a new weapon to all multiplayer modes.

Next, SnapMap will get new free features, such as new settings to build levels, more props to decorate maps, and expanded logic for enemies and puzzles. SnapMap levels also gain single player features like the weapon wheel so creators can make fully-featured single player experiences.

Finally, if you haven’t gotten a chance to play the highly acclaimed reboot, id is making good on their legacy of shareware, and is releasing a free demo for DOOM where players can get a taste of the game’s brutally fast, frantic, and gory gameplay in the game’s opening single player campaign level. The demo is only available for a short time, however. Players on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One can all get their hands on the DOOM demo through June 18, 2016.

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