Since the release of Free Update 4, DOOM's user count has at least doubled.

DOOM’s Free Patch 4 Has Doubled Its User Count

Since the release of Free Update 4, DOOM's user count has at least doubled.

DOOM received its fourth free update on Wednesday. Since its release and the addition of the new Arcade Mode, the user count for the game has at least doubled.

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The new update added in a ton of new Snapmap content, plus some changes and additions to multiplayer. But the Arcade Mode seems to be the real draw for fans. 

With the release of the patch, user counts have increased from 2,000-5,000 users during peak times to over 10,000. Even during off-peak hours, the numbers have increased from just between 500-1,000 to between 1,500-2,000. Arcade Mode has really got fans excited about the game once again.

In this Arcade mode, players get to play through the campaign levels and attempt to achieve the highest scores they possibly can.

The more demons they kill — and the more stylish, accurate and aggressive their rampage on the forces of hell is — the more points they earn. And this seems to be most of the reason that the player count has increased so quickly. Lots of players must have returned so they could attempt to get their names ranked on the leaderboards.

Have you played the new Arcade Mode? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments below!


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