Doom Eternal Rips Onto Game Pass for Xbox in October

Doomguy is ready to tear into Microsoft's crazy-good subscription service, invading console first, before heading to PC later.

Following Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda last week, we knew that many of Bethesda's most popular titles would be making their way to Game Pass at some point. It just wasn't clear how soon that would begin to happen. 

Turns out, pretty quickly. 

Doom Eternal, which released earlier this year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One before jumping to Google Stadia, will be heading Game Pass for console on October 1. Bethesda says that the frenetic first-person shooter will be on Game Pass for PC sometime in 2020, though there's no firm date quite yet. 

The sequel to 2016's Doom has sold incredibly well, shifting "3 million digital units" in March, the month of its release, according to SuperData. 

In our review for Doom Eternal, David Jagneaux said: 

Doom Eternal absolutely delivers on all-fronts by blasting us with one of the most intense and satisfying single-player shooter campaigns in years.

Aside from Doom, there's no word on when other Bethesda games, such as The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim will come to the service or, in the case of Fallout 4, return. Fallout 4 was removed from Game Pass in April.  

Currently, there are some other Bethesda developed and published titles on Microsoft's subscription service, including Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Fallout 76Rage 2, and Dishonored 2, all of which have been available for some time.

Bethesda recently revealed Doom Eternal's first DLC, called The Ancient Gods, at QuakeCon 2020. Part of the game's $29.99 season pass, The Ancient Gods will see Doomguy take on new demons in brand-new locations. For those not willing to plunk down the money for the season pass, The Ancient Gods will be available separately for $19.99. 

Bethesda has said that fans will not need to own Doom Eternal to play The Ancient Gods, though it does continue the storyline of the game. 

Stay tuned for more on Doom Eternal, The Ancient Gods, and Game Pass. If you're wondering how Microsoft's subscription service differs from the recently-announced PS Plus Collection for the PlayStation 5, we've got you covered here.  


Published Oct. 13th 2020

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