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When is Doom Eternal coming out? Release date, rumors and more

Published: 13/Mar/2019 14:22 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 15:53

by Paul Cot

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Doom Eternal will be the 5th main title in the Doom series, following on from “Doom” released in 2016. It is developed by ID Software, the developers of the original Doom game, and published by Bethesda Softworks.

The Doom series is one of the most iconic in video game history. The original Doom game from 1993 is considered one of the most important games ever for having helped pioneer the FPS genre.

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Doom Eternal release date

E3 2019 produced a pleasant surprise for Doom enthusiasts as Bethesda announced Doom Eternal will release on November 22, 2019.

Much like the 2016 installment of the series, Doom Eternal will be available on all of the major platforms. This includes PC (Microsoft Windows), PS4, Xbox and the Nintendo Switch.

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Doom Eternal gameplay

The hype for Doom Eternal has only been increased by the substantial amount of gameplay footage that was released in August 2018.

The gameplay shows off an array of Doom-esque guns, monsters (demons) and various battle locations. Classic pick-up items such as old blue potions are also present, which at helps to keeps that iconic Doom feel.

Other takeaways from the 15-minutes worth of footage include the hint that it might be little too easy to kill (kill is an understatement), although this is probably just an effort to highlight the game.

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Extra details such as the announcement system saying: “Demon can be an offensive term, refer to them as mortally challenged,” only add to the excitement.

One new feature for Doom Eternal is the ability to make enemies drop specific resources. In Doom 2016 you could kill demons with a chainsaw to make them drop ammo and a glory kill to drop health.

This has been expanded in Doom Eternal with a double glory kill adding a blood punch option. Additionally, killing demons with a flamethrower makes them drop armor packs.

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Since then, E3 2019 has showcased more gameplay, which has only added to the hype for the demon shooting game. Here is the official Doom Eternal story trailer – spoiler alert: it contains gore and just a little bit of violence.

Doom movie

Elsewhere, a new Doom movie, ‘Doom: Annihilation’ has been making headlines for the wrong reasons after a trailer was released on March 11.

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Some Doom fans will be wondering if this is part of the upcoming Doom Eternal game – there is a clear answer to that, it certainly is not.

Bethesda provided a blunt response when asked for an opinion on the trailer: “We’re not involved with the movie.”

With a 94% dislike ratio, an astounding amount for a YouTube video, it is no wonder Bethesda want to remove all association with the movie.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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