Published: Thu, July 20, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jose Becker

Doom update 6.66 retires its season pass, all multiplayer DLC now free

Doom update 6.66 retires its season pass, all multiplayer DLC now free

The update is numbered 6.66, keeping to the Doom theme, and aims to rework much of the game's multiplayer portion, as well as completely remove the season pass.

DOOM is delivering a treat for new players and veterans alike with its latest update.

Additionally, update 6.66 overhauls Doom's unlocking system for additional guns, equipment, playable demons and customizations.

Furthermore, players will notice new gameplay.id Software has implemented new Runes in place of Hack Modules. Now, if there's a specific helmet you want, you can work toward unlocking it by focusing your play style on the related challenge.

Interested in trying out Doom for free? Multiplayer Runes are "persistent player abilities earned and included in a player loadout" that do not have to be activated, and never expire. Previously, Hack Modules were consumable items you could use to obtain various boosts for a limited time. Specifically, the kill card has been revised to provide more accurate information on their demise, including who killed them, as well as that player's weapon type and damage that combined to kill them. For those who have been on the fence about picking up Doom, this will allow them to see why the title received so many accolades in 2016.

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It's also worth noting that Update 6.66 will reset all players' multiplayer level back to 0, and that a free trial weekend will be launched later today.

Veteran players will have the option to reset their unlock progression and experience the new progression system fresh, or retain all of their existing guns, equipment, demons and customization options that they've acquired or purchased while unlocking some of the new items in the revised progression system.

For those of you who haven't yet sampled Doom's charms, Bethesda also has a free weekend on the way, starting at 1 pm ET on July 20.

To lure new players in, DOOM will have a couple of free weekends coming up.

We'll update as region-specific details become available. The free weekend comes with access to two levels of DOOM's campaign, Arcade Mode and unlimited access in multiplayer and SnapMap modes. If you want to play Doom past this weekend, you can get it in the Xbox Store for $14.99.

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