New Modes Coming to DOOM Next Week: Deathmatch, Private Matches, and Arcade Mode

September 9, 2016 Written by Keri Honea

This month, DOOM will finally get three game modes most of the game’s fans have been clamoring for: Deathmatch, Private Matches, and an Arcade Mode. The first two modes are coming in Update 3 this month, and will be absolutely free.

Deathmatch is “free-for-all mayhem” for the multiplayer, meaning that every player is out for themselves. The winner is the last one standing, and Deathmatch modes have always been known for being rather entertaining. I can only imagine how insane it will get with the DOOM arsenal. The trailer above highlights some of what to expect with the mode.

Also coming with Deathmatch are Private Matches, something many fans have been frothing for since the game released. With these matches, you not only determine who can join, but you can also set the map, mode, time limit, score limit, demons, and whether or not the power weapons are on or off. Update 3 will have a sneak peek of Arcade Mode, a competitive version of the campaign. However, Arcade Mode will not release until later this fall.

Id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin will be live streaming all three of these modes on Twitch on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. PST.

[Sources: Twitter, Bethesda]