DOOM Eternal Receives Free Next-Gen Upgrade & Update

Bethesda Softworks has officially released a new free update for DOOM Eternal as next-gen console owners will get the full effect. Technically, the game just got two updates, the first one being a next-gen update that includes improved visuals, increased performance, support for ray tracing, 4K resolution at 60 FPS, and a new 120 FPS mode for console players. Basically, an overall improvement that doesn't feel like you're playing a previous-gen title. Meanwhile, the game also got "Update 6" for free, which you can get just by updating the game, which has thrown in the new Taras Nabad Master Level and a new Battlemode arena. We have all the details below, including trailers showing off everything on PlayStation and Xbox.

Time to rip and tear in 4K from your couch. Courtesy of Bethesda Softworks.
Time to rip and tear in 4K from your couch. Courtesy of Bethesda Softworks.

DOOM Eternal New Master Level: Taras Nabad 

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

New Battlemode Arena & More 

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 bandwidth optimizations, bug fixes and a whole host of balance changes.

Xbox Series X 

  • Three New Graphics Modes

  • Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60 FPS

  • Performance Mode running at 1800p/120 FPS

  • 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

  • Performance Mode running at 1080p/120 FPS

  • 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

  • Ray Tracing Mode running at 1800p/60 FPS

  • Performance Mode running at 1584p/120 FPS

  • 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 the player's PC hardware.

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