DOOM Eternal will no longer receive an Invasion Mode.
On the official DOOM Eternal website, it was announced that the previously announced Invasion Mode is no longer on the way. According to the game's developer, the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic and remote working impacted the progress of development for the mode. Thus, the team decided to redirect their focus from Invasion Mode to a totally single-player horde mode. It was also stated that the team will continue to work on a refresh of BATTLEMODE that will include a more competitive, rank-based structure, a number of gameplay and balance updates and another new map. More information will come at QuakeCon in August.
"Finally, I want to emphasize how immensly proud I am of all that our teams at id and Bethesda have accomplished," stated Marty Stratton, executive producer of DOOM Eternal. "It's incredibly hard to believe that we haven't seen each other in person since before DOOM Eternal launched more than fifteen months ago and, despite the obstacles created by the pandemic and remote working, dozens of updates and additions have been created, tested, released and supported from our homes. Throughout it all, we've continued to be inspired and energized by your incredible support and enthusiasm for the game - so from each of us, thank you."
DOOM Eternal is in the midst of its Oh Slay Can You See event. Until July 29th, players can earn XP in order to unlock a series of patriotic cosmetics for the game. This includes icons, profile banners, weapons skins, and skins for demons and the DOOM Slayer. Players can earn XP by beating campaign levels, completing BATTLEMODE matches, and taking on weekly challenges.
DOOM Eternal is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia, and the Nintendo Switch.