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DOOM Eternal’s Free Next-Gen Update is live!

  • June 29, 2021
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  • By: Parker Wilhem

The wait is over! See what DOOM Eternal can really do on the latest hardware today with the release of Update 6, featuring our free next-gen upgrade! This update optimizes DOOM Eternal for next-gen machines, offering improved visuals, increased performance and support for ray tracing and 4K resolution at 60 frames per second – as well as a few other goodies, too!

Next-Gen Enhancements

See below for a breakdown of the graphical modes that have now been added for each system. For more information on DOOM Eternal’s free next-gen upgrade, check out our official FAQ and learn more on everything included in this update with the full Update 6 Patch Notes

Xbox Series X

  • Three New Graphics Modes

o Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60 FPS

o Performance Mode running at 1800p/120 FPS

o Balanced Mode running at 4K/60 FPS

  • HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode
  • Ultra-Quality Style Graphics Settings
  • Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with XBox One
  • Variable Refresh Rate
  • Variable Rate Shading

Xbox Series S

  • Two New Graphics Modes

o Performance Mode running at 1080p/120 FPS

o Balanced Mode running at 1440p/60 FPS

  • HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode
  • Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with XBox One
  • Variable Refresh Rate
  • Variable Rate Shading
  • NOTE: Ray Tracing Mode is not available on Xbox Series S

PlayStation 5

  • Three New Graphics Modes

o Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60 FPS

o Performance Mode running at 1584p/120 FPS

o Balanced Mode running at 4K/60 FPS

  • HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode
  • Ultra-Quality Style Graphics Settings
  • Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with PlayStation 4
  • DualSense™ adaptive trigger support

PC

  • Ray Tracing Mode: Availability and performance depends on a user’s PC hardware.

NOTE: All resolutions listed above have dynamic resolution scaling enabled. Compatible monitor required for Graphics Modes and HDR. Performance Mode requires a 120hz compatible display. Balanced & Performance Modes not available with Ray Tracing. All resolutions listed require a compatible display.

New Master Level: Taras Nabad

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That’s not all! Update 6 also includes a new Master Level for players on all systems to take on. The capital of Argent D’Nur, Taras Nabad once fell victim to a major demonic invasion that further cemented the legend of the DOOM Slayer. Now it’s time to return to the city for its Master Level challenge to show those demons that the first time wasn’t a fluke!

New BATTLEMODE Arena & More

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DOOM Eternal’s 2v1 BATTLEMODE is also getting some new turf with an all-new arena: Corrosion! Update 6 also features a host of BATTLEMODE improvements, enhancing DOOM Eternal’s multiplayer mode with multiple optimizations, bug fixes and a whole host of balance changes. Oh, and players will also receive a shiny new Ray Tracer Ballista skin as a free login reward to celebrate the launch of Update 6!

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Whether you’re craving enhanced next-gen visuals, a new Master Level challenge or a new BATTLEMODE arena to duke it out in, don’t miss out on Update 6 for DOOM Eternal – available now!

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