DOOM 6.66 Update Makes Season Pass DLC Free and Revises Multiplayer Progression

Pablo Tucker
July 20, 2017

Bethesda announced today that all of Doom's post-release downloadable content is now free to everyone, as part of Update 6.66.

To celebrate this move, the game will be free for several days on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

With that in mind, the phrase "We've retired the Doom season pass" should be cause for celebration.

Also coming to the game with this update are an all new Runes system for multiplayer, an overhauled in-game HUD, and a series of minor imenu improvements to better illustrate player status. All of the DLC maps, weapons, armor sets and demons will be available for all players to enjoy.

Update 6.66 brings substantial changes to the game's multiplayer, with a revised progression system, new rune system for loadouts, enhanced kill notifications and bug fixes. One of the biggest changes is that all the multiplayer DLC is now free for everyone that owns the game.

The update will also introduce a brand new multiplayer progression system that will replace the previous random unlock scheme with a system that unlocks equipment when hitting specific levels. Players will still retain all of their existing guns, equipment, demons and customization unlocks that they've acquired or purchased.

It's a good time to be a DOOM player. You can choose to keep your unlocked items, though, or reset those, too, if you like. Alongside the new system, id is resetting all player levels to zero. This will start on July 20 for the Xbox One and the PC, while the PlayStation 4 console owners will get to try the game out for free on July 27. Those who have played the game prior to this update will get a special badge to acknowledge their accomplishments, while those who have reached the level cap will get a special Slayer badge.

Players can try out the first two levels of the campaign and the arcade mode in higher difficulty, and they will have unlimited access to the multiplayer and SnapMap modes.

The old players will not have to panic if they see that their levels have been reset to zero because that was on goal.

The free-to-play weekend will also reduce the game's price to $14.99 (US) / £11.99 (UK) / $17.99 (AUS) (digital purchase only). Veteran players will be given a special badge to recognize their achievements.

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