Doom Eternal's Horde Mode arrives next week in update 6.66


There are still more demons to slay

Even for an efficient and capable annihilator of demons like the Doom Slayer, the work is never quite finished. Update 6.66 for Doom Eternal arrives on Oct. 26, bringing with it a Horde Mode, Battlemode 2.0, and two new master levels to rip and tear through.

Earlier this year, id Software confirmed it would be scrapping its planned Invasion Mode for Doom Eternal in favor of a single-player Horde Mode. Executive producer Marty Stratton attributed the change to the impact of the pandemic and remote work, and the enjoyment players found in Doom Eternal‘s expansions and master levels.

“We’re confident this Horde Mode will offer you more of the diversity and challenge you’re looking for in the game,” said Stratton.

The team is streaming a look at Doom Eternal‘s Horde Mode tonight on the Bethesda Twitch channel, so you can get a sneak peek ahead of next week’s launch.

As well as Horde Mode, the Battlemode 2.0 refresh and two additional master levels will arrive. It’s a pretty good post-launch burst of content for Doom Eternal, and hey, who better to fight off a demon horde than the Doom Slayer himself?

Back in 2020, Doom Eternal had the tough job of following up the 2016 revival with even more demons and action, and players have seemed to especially gel with the added challenge of things like the master levels. With Halloween right around the corner and all manner of frights about, now might just be the best time to hop back onto the Doom Eternal train. The Doom Eternal 6.66 update arrives on Oct. 26, 2021.