DOOM Eternal Update 1 now available

Empowered Demons, Precious Metals Event, campaign updates, and more.

DOOM Eternal

Publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer id Software have released Update 1 for DOOM Eternal, which includes Empowered Demons, the Precious Metals Event, campaign updates, BATTLEMODE changes, and more.

Here is an outline of the update, via Bethesda Softworks:

  • Empowered Demons – Avenge fallen Slayers by killing empowered variants of demons that took those players out. These demons offer a greater challenge and provide large amounts of resources and bonus event XP when defeated.
  • Precious Metals Event – Today kicks off the latest event in DOOM Eternal, dubbed Precious Metals, offering shiny new cosmetics to work toward including the MC Pain Master Collection! Players can simply hop into BATTLEMODE, Campaign, or complete weekly challenges to start advancing their event progress XP now.
  • Single Player Quality-of-Life Improvements – Since launch, we’ve been listening to players’ feedback and Update 1 addresses some of the top issues we’re hearing. Some of these changes include expanded demon tutorials, the ability to dash vertically in water, and reducing toxic damage while swimming.
  • BATTLEMODE Updates – We’re adding a suite of features designed to improve the overall experience in BATTLEMODE:
    • Deaths in BATTLEMODE now display a death report to show players what killed them.
    • Prestige stars now appear under the player card to highlight the most dedicated players.
    • Addressed latency and lag issues.
    • Tutorials now appear for all players when playing BATTLEMODE for the first time.
    • Echelon Leveling for players at the maximum level.

The PC version of the update also adds Denuvo Anti-Cheat software required for playing BATTLEMODE.

For further details, check out the full list of changes on

DOOM Eternal is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam and, and Stadia. A Switch version is planned for release at a later date.

Watch the launch trailer for Update 1 below.

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