Doom Eternal Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Doom Eternal Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Doom Eternal Sentinel Battery Locations https://www.gameskinny.com/wgvr4/doom-eternal-sentinel-battery-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/wgvr4/doom-eternal-sentinel-battery-locations Wed, 25 Mar 2020 22:49:13 -0400 John Schutt

Doom Eternal sentinel batteries are some of the most critical collectibles in the game. You need these to unlock all of the doors in the Fortress of Doom and gain access to sealed upgrades and outfits for the Slayer.

You'll run across a few of these batteries in the course of regular play. Still, others hide behind platforming puzzles, challenges, and other hidden crevices throughout Hell and beyond. This guide will tell you where to find each sentinel battery in Doom Eternal

Note: Some images below do not have the batteries in them, but they show where the batteries are. Images were captured post-playthrough, where I collected most of the items in the level beforehand.

Exultia Sentinel Battery Locations

You'll come across the first sentinel battery in the game over the course of finishing the Exultia level. It is just before the transdimensional portal.

Initially, it's locked behind a large gate, and you'll have to go through the level to raise it. Once the gate is out of the way, you can't miss the battery.

Cultist Base Sentinel Battery Locations

Cultist Base Battery 1

The first Battery sits high above the first major combat arena. Clear the area of enemies, then look for a small ledge along the cliffside, near where you entered the area.

Jump to the ledge. Break open the grate, and punch the button behind it to unlock a gate below the main arena (below where the horde of zombies was when you first came into the area). Beyond the gate is a jump pad.

Take the jump pad up, and double-jump/double-dash to the battery's location, nestled in the cliff ahead (shown below).

Cultist Base Battery 2

After grabbing the sentinel battery above and completing the next section that pits you against demons in a long corridor, you'll exit outside and get a Praetor Suit token. Continue down to one of the level's toughest combat arenas (pictured below).

After the fight, go inside the keep and turn left at the intersection and follow the hallway down until you see the battery out in the open.

Cultist Base Battery 3

Shortly after you get the Sentinel Crystal while looking for your Super Shotgun, you'll enter a room with two elevators to your left and right. 

Take the elevator immediately to your left and go down one floor.

Once on the bottom floor, follow the hallway around until you see a Cacodemon float above some yellow-hued boxes. Kill the demon and jump up to the main floor. There are more elevators. Take the one on the left, this time riding up.

Jump on to the next floor and run until you see a large green button in front of a contraption.

Punch the button to release the monkey bar, shoot the other green button across the way, swing through the opening, and dash onto the climbable wall.

From the wall, look left. You should see an elevator with a large armor pickup in it.

Take this final elevator up, run around the corner, and you drop into the battery hallway. Collect the battery to open the gate.

Doom Hunter Base Sentinel Battery Locations

Doom Hunter Base Battery 1

You'll find the first sentinel battery of Doom Hunter Base in the back of the level's first combat arena, hidden, as they tend to be, behind a grate.

From the back of the room, go toward the entrance and look for an opening underneath the center platform about halfway down. There's a breakable vent. 

Break said vent and follow the tunnel, then jump up to the little room with the battery.

DoomHunter Base Battery 2

The second battery in this level is on the critical path. It can be found in the same area as the red key.

Move through the level until you come across a set of bridges and a massive outpost connected by floating, climbable walls and monkey bars. It's high above the snowy mountains below. The start of the area looks like this.

Swing on the monkey bars and jump to the central platform, then head toward the hanging climbable wall. You'll see a dash recharge nearby leading to the outpost. There's an open window in the side you'll want to jump through.

You're in the right place if there are about five zombies shambling about in the room. Turn to your right, and the battery will be staring you in the face.

Super Gore Nest Sentinel Battery Locations

Super Gore Nest Battery 1

The first sentinel battery in the Super Gore Nest is in the first acid area. You'll have the yellow gore key by that point, and you'll be going for the red key. Once you enter the area, you'll see several flaming chains that you'll need to avoid.

Past the fire chains is a pathway up and around, where you'll eventually reach a room with a rotating column in the center. To progress further in the level, you smash through a vent by using the monkey bars attached to the column.

To find your way to the battery, go through the tunnel at the bottom of the chamber instead.

You'll want to refresh your Rad Suit if possible, because you'll quickly take damage getting to the end of the tunnel.

Super Gore Nest Battery 2

It's almost impossible to miss this sentinel battery. It's at the end of a short platforming puzzle.

You'll be in an area with a Buff Totem and lava floors, floating skull platforms, and monkey bars. It's in the center of a huge lava lake surrounded by destroyed buildings. It looks something like this: 

As you make your way through the area, you'll take the monkey bars across to a small section with a moveable block, a short jump, and more floating fiery chains. 

At the end of that path is a climbing wall. Once you reach the top, the battery will be waiting to your left.

Super Gore Nest Battery 3

Once you have the blue key (the last of the three keys), you'll return to the first open area of the level; it's where you had your first big fight.

There's a blue locked door in the center spire, and it hides a jump pad. Near the pad is an easily reached secret (you can't miss it), and to the far right of that is a climbable wall.

Time your jump so you don't hit any of the flying debris, and climb up, then turn left. Turn left again and head down the hall. Turn right at the end of that hallway, and you'll come face to face with a Specter, one of those invisible Pinkie demons. Kill it or dodge around it.

Trudge down the path, and you'll drop down to the battery to the right of the slayer key.

ARC Complex Sentinel Battery Locations

ARC Complex Battery 1

You'll find the first battery close to a Vega Weapon Attachment drone (modbot). It's also close to the slayer key for this mission. The drone in question appears close to the end of the level, in one of the destroyed buildings. It can be seen below: 

Directly across from the drone is a stairwell you can take up and to the left. You'll arrive at a gap made by a broken walkway. Rather than go for the climbable wall, jump straight across the gap and the battery will be on the left.

ARC Complex Battery 2

You'll find the second sentinel battery in the ARC Complex on your way through the level. After firing the first turret at the giant tentacles blocking your way to Samuel Hayden's compound, you'll ride an elevator down.

After getting off the elevator, you'll walk down a hallway until you reach a small office. The battery is inside the office.

ARC Complex Battery 3

The third and final sentinel battery in this level isn't hard to find, but the arena before it will test you. There are plenty of heavy demons, and they come hard and fast. 

Finish the fight and you'll need to find the hole the Cyber Mancubus popped out of to drop into the purple slime tunnel below. From the entrance to the area, turn left and go straight into the corner. The hole should appear. 

Make your way to the end of the tunnel and use the monkey bar in the larger slime chamber to jump to the third battery's platform.

Mars Core Sentinel Battery Locations

Mars Core Battery 1

You'll find the first battery in the area just below the first large combat arena, as you're heading toward the BFG 10,000. 

Clear this arena however you please, then, when the path forward opens, don't go immediately into the green, spinny BFG Core tunnel. Instead, turn around, and there it'll be.

Mars Core Battery 2

This battery is near the end of the level's large platforming area that looks like a huge debris field in space.

As you make your way across the area, you'll eventually come to a small outpost with a tower. You'll then use a jump pad to get to another outpost across from it.

When you reach the other side, you'll need to go through a door on the critical path. Before you enter the door, turn around to find the battery on the roof of the previous outpost. Jump/dash over to get it. 

Mars Core Battery 3

Much like the second Super Gore Nest battery, this one is hard to miss. Once you enter the escape pod and crash land in the core of Mars, the battery will be waiting for you.

Taras Nabad Sentinel Battery Locations

Taras Nabad Sentinel Battery 1

The first well-hidden battery in a few levels is just below your spawn location. You can see it behind a grate not long after you load into the level.

Jump down on the platform and cross to the other side. There's a ledge you can drop down to that hides a breakable wall.

Beyond this wall is a short hallway leading to the first battery.

Taras Nabad Sentinel Battery 2

From tricky to downright insidious, the second battery is behind a gate you can only open with a hidden button. To make matters worse, the arena you're in marks the first instance of the Archvile in the campaign, and getting past that one could take a few tries.

To find the button that unlocks the gate protecting the pattery, you'll need to climb the stairs at the back of the arena and head to the right of the statue. There will be a smaller, breakable statue kneeling in the wall to your left you can punch.

Punch the statue, and you'll reveal the button. Press the button and a second pair of gates will open behind you. You'll need to head into the newly opened room, climb up a wall, and jump-punch a giant weight down from its chain.

Once the weight falls through the floor, all you need to do is jump down to collect the battery. It will look like this once you're done:

Taras Nabad Sentinel Battery 3

If the first two Taras Nabad batteries took a little brainpower, the third and final one takes almost none. All you have to do is make it to the area where you recover your Crucible from the Titan corpse, then look at the wall opposite the corpse. The battery lives in the back corner.

Once you collect the last battery from Taras Nabad, you'll have almost every sentinel battery in the game. You'll almost be free to unlock every door in the Fortress of Doom, deck yourself in some sweet looking armor, and fully upgrade everything in your arsenal.

But there's another way to pick up a few more sentinel batteries. 

There is One Battery Per Set of Level Challenges

One of the primary ways you'll collect sentinel batteries is through the completion of Doom challenges, first introduced in the Cultist Base level. You need to complete all three challenges per level to acquire the battery, and while many challenges are easy enough to finish, some take a little forethought. 

As soon as you enter any level following the Cultist Base, open your menu and tab over to the "Challenges" section. Complete the challenges as the requirements become available. 

You do not have to complete all challenges in one playthrough of a level. You can go back through Mission Select and finish whatever challenges you missed — even after the campaign. 

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We've still got more Doom Eternal coverage coming, so stick around. Check out the other Doom content we've got in the meantime.

 

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Doom Eternal Battlemode Slayer Tips and Tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/b0tf6/doom-eternal-battlemode-slayer-tips-and-tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/b0tf6/doom-eternal-battlemode-slayer-tips-and-tricks Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:47:08 -0400 John Schutt

The Doom Eternal Battlemode is id Software's take on asymmetric multiplayer, pitting a single, fully-kitted Doom Slayer against two player-controlled demons. It's as fast and frenetic as the single-player campaign with the added complication of pitting humans against other humans.

The same strategies you developed taking on Hell in the campaign won't necessarily work here, because this time, your foes can learn, adapt, and alter their play in response to your own.

Battlemode is a real rush for this reason, so let's break down how you can master the two sides at war here: Slayer vs. Demons.

Doom Battlemode Slayer Tips

There's an adage about typical multiplayer games with a single player component: don't play the campaign to prepare for MP. I think Doom Eternal throws that adage out the window, at least for the Slayer component.

Tip 1: Play the Entire Campaign Before Entering Battlemode

In the campaign, the Slayer has access to every weapon mod, from the under-barrel grenade launcher to the tracking rockets, scoped heavy rifle, and everything in between. You need to know what weapons work best for you, their intricacies and excentricities, and how you can apply them against all demon types.

Secondly, you fight every demon type in Battlemode. The heavy hitters — Archvile, Pain Elemental, Revenant, Mancubus, and Maurader — are all player-controlled, but you'll run into plenty of other mob demons, as well. Players can summon AI-controlled Hellknights, Arachnotrons, Prowlers, and more, and in the later rounds, you might even see a Baron of Hell.

The trash mobs are plentiful as well, but you need to know their attack patterns and pathfinding, or you'll lose track of the easy prey and fall victim to the much more dangerous enemies hunting you.

The most important lesson you'll learn in the single-player mode as you prepare for Battle mode is just how fast you need to think. Doom Eternal might start slow, but as it ramps up, you quickly acclimate to the sheer breathlessness of the gameplay. 

Or should I say, you acclimate to the speed or you fail. If you put in the hours learning how Eternal wants you to play it, you'll be in a much better place when you enter Battlemode.

Tip 2: Prioritize Your Targets

Every demon has their strengths and weaknesses, and you would do well to go through the tutorials and learn what they can each do. You can learn how much health each has, how fast they move, and what kind of playstyle they're best at.

You don't have to play the demons to know which one you'll usually want to take out first. In the lobby before each match, you'll learn what you'll be facing, and it's at this point that you should decide who dies first.

Here's how I organize my target list:

  1. Slayer denial and control: any demon who can dictate how the Slayer moves as opposed to the other way around, mostly Archvile and Marauder.
  2. Time wasters: demons who keep the Slayer's attention long enough for heavier hitters to get in and deal real damage, mostly Revenant and Pain Elemental.
  3. Straight DPS: demons who specialize in raw damage first and foremost, usually the Mancubus.

Note that I used the words "mostly" and "usually" here. As players sink their teeth into the demon of their choice, where said demons fall in my list can vary. For the average demon player, however, I think this is where things stand.

Your goal as a Slayer should be to effectively remove the more important targets from the equation first. You don't necessarily need to kill them, but you do need to make sure they won't bother you. If you feel confident about taking out the other demon quickly once your main target's dead, then, by all means, kill away. 

Whether you kill one to scare the other or bring both down to near death, your focus should still remain on the primary threat. You might have to adjust that designation mid-game if one demon player is miles better than the other, but again, this demon tier list is probably your best guide.

Tip 3: Go Fast

I know this sounds obvious, but "going fast" is more than just dashing and jumping and killing. It's also about precision and damage control. It's about understanding the flow of the arena, the speed of your opponents vs. your own, how quickly your weapon projectile travels vs. how much damage it does, and so much more. 

Boiling down the best speedy strats will ultimately depend on how you play, but my primary ones are to master the quick swap and maximize your weapon switch speed in combat. The two might sound similar, but they are quite different.

Quick Swap: As simple a mechanic as it sounds, Quick Swap lets you quickly change between two weapons with a single button press, bypassing the weapon wheel and number keys (on PC) entirely. There are numerous benefits to this, not the least of which is decreasing the downtime between firing each weapon.

For instance, you can swap to the Super Shotgun, blast something close, then instantly switch to the Balista for a second close-range blast. The same thinking applies to the other weapons in your arsenal.

Master the quick swap with the weapons of your choice, and you will be killing demons faster than you can imagine.

Weapon Switch: In Battlemode, ammo is at an even higher premium than it is in the campaign, and unless you're on top of your ammo count at all times, your weapons of choice will run dry. This time, though, the demons can block your ability to restock, and without bullets, all you can do is lose.

That means you need to be able to accurately switch weapons quickly, so you don't end up with a rocket to the face or a shotgun when you needed a rifle.

Beyond telling you that you need to learn this skill, there isn't much I can do to teach you to do it effectively. It's something I recommend you practice and practice often. This tip relies entirely on your abilities.

 

Those are my top tips for Battlemode in Doom Eternal, and they should apply for every match you play, regardless of demon team composition. I'll be covering universal demon strategies next, so stay tuned for that article soon.

And be sure to take a peek at our other Doom Eternal content, too:

 

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Doom Eternal Guide: How to Find Every Slayer Key https://www.gameskinny.com/wud8j/doom-eternal-guide-how-to-find-every-slayer-key https://www.gameskinny.com/wud8j/doom-eternal-guide-how-to-find-every-slayer-key Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:51:06 -0400 John Schutt

Doom Eternal Slayer Gates are challenge arenas in many of the game's levels, and they aren't for the faint of heart. Just opening them usually requires at least a little outside of the box thinking, as you'll need a Slayer Key to unlock the purple-shining doors of death in the first place. 

Slayer Keys almost always live close by their gates, and while you'll see them on the map once you get close enough, actually reaching them can be tricky. 

This guide will tell you where to find each Slayer Key and how to reach them. This isn't a guide for the Slayer Gate arenas themselves. That's a whole other article.

Exultia Slayer Key

The first Slayer Key you encounter lives near the end of the Exulta mission, the game's second. After traversing the area with the sinking platforms and swirling fire chains and taking out the two Cacodemons, you'll enter a small room with a few Gargoyles and a Dash Recharge Orb near the ceiling.

Hop onto the ledge at the far end of the room and turn around. You should see something along these lines:

Jump and dash across the gap. Grab on to the ledge beyond and look down and slightly left. You'll see the Slayer Key on the platform just below you. The Gate is nestled in the wall nearby.

Cultist Base Slayer Key

Another Slayer Key at the end of a level, you'll find the one in Cultist Base behind some bars in the room with the giant crucified demon. Getting to this key is a little bit of a puzzler if you don't know what you're looking for — in this case, a sort of hidden climbing wall.

Look to the left of the crucified demon, then look at the lower wall below you. 

Jump down and clamber on, then do a full 180. You'll see a set of monkey bars leading into a hallway, going under the platform you just jumped off of.

The monkey bars will allow you to jump to another climbable wall, where you'll turn to the right to see a longer hallway and a dash charge.

Climb up the wall at the hallway's end, turn around one last time. Jump up to the room across from the climbing wall, and you'll see the key. Note: don't knock down the block that opens the center area. It will bar the Slayer Gate itself, and you'll have to reload your checkpoint and do everything again. 

Super Gore Nest Slayer Key

Reaching the Slayer Key in the Super Gore Nest level requires you to have all three Gore Keys: Yellow, Red, and Blue. You'll retrieve them over the course of play, and you'll likely do the same for the Slayer Key.

Once you have the Blue Key (the last of the three), you'll quickly return to the first open area of the level; it's where you had your first big fight. There's a blue locked door in the center spire, and it hides a jump pad. Near the pad is an easily reached secret (you can't miss it), and to the far right of that is a climbable wall.

Time your jump so you don't hit any of the flying debris, and climb up, then turn left. Turn left again and go down the hall. Turn right at the end of that hallway, and you'll come face to face with a Specter, one of those invisible Pinkie demons. Kill it or dodge around it.

Trudge down the path, and you'll drop down to the key. Jump out of the window and stay to the right of the area below to find the Slayer Gate. 

ARC Complex Slayer Key

More climbable wall searching is in your future in the ARC Complex mission. In this level, the key is close to a Vega Weapon Attachment drone (modbot), again near the mission's end. The drone in question appears deep in the level, in one of the final destroyed buildings. It can be seen below: 

Directly across from the drone is a stairwell you can take up and to the left. You'll arrive at a gap made by a broken walkway. You can jump across for a pair of regular secrets, or you can look to your right for the climbable wall.

Attach yourself to the wall and turn around. You should be able to see the key just waiting for a quick double jump-dash combo.

Mars Core Slayer Key

One of the easier keys to come across, grabbing the Mars Core Slayer Key is located deep in the level, once you reach Mars itself. You'll have passed through an arena with a Buff Totem and reentered the main facility. You're looking for the section with the massive amount of tentacle holes and a button near a terminal.

Once pressed, the wall you can see in the window will move back, revealing two breakable vents on the left and the right. For a secret, smash the vent on the left. For the key, go right.

Beyond this vent is a very red hallway with the key floating at its end.

Taras Nabad Slayer Key

Probably the easiest Slayer Key to find in the game, you'll find Taras Nabad's just waiting for you after a single left turn near the level's end. No jumping puzzles, no crazy hunting for climbable walls. Just there, in the regular course of play plus a couple turns.

After you leave the chamber where you lower the water twice and jump on the big box, you'll enter a series of sluice tunnels. Continue through them until you come to your objective marker at a T intersection. 

Turn left, then at the end of the hall, do so again. The key will await you, with the Gate sitting just around the corner.

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That's every Slayer Key in Doom Eternal, from beginning to end. The Slayer Gate arenas they unlock are another matter entirely, but that's a story for another time. As always, we've got more Doom Eternal guides coming, so stay tuned.

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Doom Eternal Marauder Tips: How to Beat This Tough Enemy https://www.gameskinny.com/i3rms/doom-eternal-marauder-tips-how-to-beat-this-tough-enemy https://www.gameskinny.com/i3rms/doom-eternal-marauder-tips-how-to-beat-this-tough-enemy Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:02:48 -0400 John Schutt

The instant he's introduced in Doom Eternal, the Marauder quickly becomes one of the toughest and, sometimes, most annoying enemies in the game. The Marauder is more than tough enough on his own, but he's got a few tools that only make fighting him harder. Luckily, we've got tips on how to beat him. 

There's a reason you meet him one-on-one in your first encounter. Any other enemies of note would only make that initial fight impossible. You'll need to learn the Marauder's kit inside and out, because he'll have help at later points. Yep, he becomes a regular enemy later in the Doom Eternal campaign.  

Don't worry, though. This guide will tell you everything you need to know to take down every Marauder you meet in Hell and beyond, including secret encounters and Slayer Gates. 

How to Beat the Marauder in Doom Eternal

A Marauder exits a portal in Doom Eternal.

Marauders are deadly in any situation, and until you understand how they work, you'll have no way to beat them. Put shortly, a Marauder can:

  • Block all attacks with their shield
  • Cannot be damaged by the BFG
  • Move as quickly as the Slayer himself
  • Do heavy damage at close- and long-range
  • Summon a stupid dog that just gets in the way
  • Take more hits than you'd expect

From point-blank range, you might need eight to 10 Super Shotgun blasts to take down a Marauder, and I think that's being generous. As much as he moves and as much as he blocks, even that number is likely to grow. If you don't hit the Marauder with the center of the reticle, it may take more shots. 

The only reliable way to damage Marauders is to counter them the instant their eyes flash green. You'll have a little less than a second to react, so no matter what difficulty you're playing on, you need to be fast. 

Oh, and I know I mentioned it above, but do not use the BFG-9000 on the Marauder. It will do nothing but waste precious ammo. Instead, if you find yourself facing him before expected, use the BFG to clear the room of secondary enemies. 

Tips on Fighting the Marauder

The Marauder enemy can be tough to beat, especially in your first encounter in the campaign.

The Marauder has a small selection of attacks:

  • An ax swing
  • A close-range shotgun blast
  • A blade beam for longer ranges
  • A summon, which conjures his idiot dog

Your first order of business in any Marauder encounter is to clear the arena of all other enemies except trash mobs. You'll need those for health, armor, and ammo. They will continuously spawn, of course, but having several ready to go at the start will be a big help.

Second, kill the dog whenever it spawns. It might be nothing but a distraction, but that's the threat it poses. You cannot afford to be distracted against the Marauder. A single shotgun blast or a few well-placed Heavy Rifle bullets will put the dog down, but be aware: its hitbox can be wonky, and it sometimes takes more damage than you'd think.

Now it's just you and the ax-crazy demon guy.

The in-game tip says, "Keep him at mid-range," but in my experience, you have less leeway than that. Mid-range is about three or four steps. Closer nets you a shotgun to the face, any farther and the Marauder will start spamming blade beams.

The Best Marauder Strategy

The Marauder wields an Argent battle axe, a shotgun, and summons a vicious dog.

Here's how to consistently take down the Marauder.

  • With a clear, dogless area, switch to your Super Shotgun and Ballista
  • Maneuver until the Marauder is about four steps away, and his eyes flash green.
  • Hit him once with the Shotgun, quick-swap to the Ballista and hit him again, then switch back for a third shot.
  • Back up until he recovers from the stagger, then close the distance, but only so much. You don't want a shotgun blast. Instead, get back in that mid-range and his eyes should flash green again. Blast him.
  • Repeat this process three or four times, and he'll die.

You're baiting attacks until you can strike, then putting yourself in the most advantageous position to repeat the process.

It looks easy written here, but it takes tight timing and a general understanding of the hitboxes for each of the Marauder's attacks. Once you get the basics down, however, this beast won't be a problem, even on higher difficulties. 

Just don't die. You know. Easy.

That's it for our guide on general Marauder tips for Doom Eternal. Be sure to check out our review. The game is quite good.

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Doom Eternal Pre-Order Editions and Bonuses Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/i7fjw/doom-eternal-pre-order-editions-and-bonuses-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/i7fjw/doom-eternal-pre-order-editions-and-bonuses-guide Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:12:24 -0500 Ty Arthur

Ready for the return of the Slayer next month? Doom Eternal officially drops for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Google Stadia on March 20  which means there's still time to secure your pre-orders and get some pre-order swag.

This sequel to the ultra fast-paced Doom reboot is thankfully ditching microtransactions and will include an unexpected classic title as a free bonus game with all pre-orders.

Let's take a look at what physical and digital editions are available, as well as what extra goodies are up for grabs when you buy Doom Eternal for PC or consoles.

Doom Eternal Pre-Order Bonuses

Physical editions of Doom Eternal are available through major retailers, while digital versions of Doom Eternal are up for grabs via console stores, as well as both Steam and the Bethesda.net launcher for PC.

Regardless of platform or edition, all Doom Eternal pre-orders include the free Doom 64 digital download updated to work on modern platforms. This will be the first time the long-lost Doom 64 has seen a legitimate release since hitting the Nintendo 64 back in 1997.

Pre-orders also feature the Rip & Tear bonus pack on PC and console, which includes:

  • Doom Revenant Skin
  • Throwback Shotgun Weapon Skin
  • Cultist Base Master Level

GameStop was previously advertising a collectible tin available for in-store pick up with pre-orders. All such promotional imagery for that deal has now been removed from the pre-order pages, so it appears to be gone. You'll probably have to hit up eBay if you still want to grab one.

Doom Eternal Standard Edition

In addition to the base game, the Standard Edition includes all of the pre-order bonuses above, regardless of which console or PC launcher you use.

Most sites are selling Doom Eternal for the standard price of $59.99, but we've found a few ways to get a better deal. Unfortunately, your options are a bit limited at the moment compared to other major pre-orders.

Right now, only Walmart and Amazon are offering a reduced price for pre-ordering Doom Eternal:

  • Amazon $49.94
  • Walmart $49.94 (must add to cart to see price)

Other retailers are offering the game at full price:

Doom Eternal Deluxe Edition

The upgraded Deluxe Edition is currently $89.99 on all platforms and includes the base Doom Eternal game, all of the Standard Edition pre-order bonuses above, and these extras:

  • Year-One DLC Pass with two campaign add-ons
  • Demonic Slayer Skin
  • Classic Weapon Sound Pack

In essence, you are buying all of the DLC ahead of time by going the Deluxe Edition route. You can pre-order it at these retailers:

Doom Eternal Collector's Edition

Want more physical goodies than the Deluxe Edition offers? The Doom Eternal Collector's Edition is the way to go, although it will set you back $199.99.

This version is only available as a physical copy and is currently only up for grabs through select retailers in very limited quantities:

It is currently out of stock at Target and Walmart. 

Aside from the Deluxe Edition content and all of the previous pre-order bonuses, here's what you get with the Collector's Edition:

  • Deluxe Edition copy of Doom Eternal in an exclusive Steelbook case custom-designed by graphic designer and illustrator Gabz in collaboration with Mondo
  • A full-sized, wearable Doom Slayer Helmet replica
  • A playable cassette tape, plus download codes for lossless digital copies of Mick Gordon’s Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal original soundtracks
  • A physical Doom Lore Book with custom artwork by id Software
  • 11” x 17” Lithograph of “The Gift of Argent Power” painting

If you're planning on being the Slayer for Halloween or doing some Doom cosplay, this is clearly the edition to buy.

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What edition are you planning on picking up, and are you going the PC or console route for this highly-anticipated follow up to the 2016 Doom reboot? Sound off in the comments below.

Want to know what else is in store for the upcoming FPS? Be sure to check out the killer gameplay video showing off Doom Eternal's new weapons mod system, as well as our exclusive 15-minutes of brutal hands-on footage from earlier this year.

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Doom Eternal Pre-Order Editions and Bonuses Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/i7fjw/doom-eternal-pre-order-editions-and-bonuses-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/i7fjw/doom-eternal-pre-order-editions-and-bonuses-guide Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:12:24 -0500 Ty Arthur

Ready for the return of the Slayer next month? Doom Eternal officially drops for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Google Stadia on March 20  which means there's still time to secure your pre-orders and get some pre-order swag.

This sequel to the ultra fast-paced Doom reboot is thankfully ditching microtransactions and will include an unexpected classic title as a free bonus game with all pre-orders.

Let's take a look at what physical and digital editions are available, as well as what extra goodies are up for grabs when you buy Doom Eternal for PC or consoles.

Doom Eternal Pre-Order Bonuses

Physical editions of Doom Eternal are available through major retailers, while digital versions of Doom Eternal are up for grabs via console stores, as well as both Steam and the Bethesda.net launcher for PC.

Regardless of platform or edition, all Doom Eternal pre-orders include the free Doom 64 digital download updated to work on modern platforms. This will be the first time the long-lost Doom 64 has seen a legitimate release since hitting the Nintendo 64 back in 1997.

Pre-orders also feature the Rip & Tear bonus pack on PC and console, which includes:

  • Doom Revenant Skin
  • Throwback Shotgun Weapon Skin
  • Cultist Base Master Level

GameStop was previously advertising a collectible tin available for in-store pick up with pre-orders. All such promotional imagery for that deal has now been removed from the pre-order pages, so it appears to be gone. You'll probably have to hit up eBay if you still want to grab one.

Doom Eternal Standard Edition

In addition to the base game, the Standard Edition includes all of the pre-order bonuses above, regardless of which console or PC launcher you use.

Most sites are selling Doom Eternal for the standard price of $59.99, but we've found a few ways to get a better deal. Unfortunately, your options are a bit limited at the moment compared to other major pre-orders.

Right now, only Walmart and Amazon are offering a reduced price for pre-ordering Doom Eternal:

  • Amazon $49.94
  • Walmart $49.94 (must add to cart to see price)

Other retailers are offering the game at full price:

Doom Eternal Deluxe Edition

The upgraded Deluxe Edition is currently $89.99 on all platforms and includes the base Doom Eternal game, all of the Standard Edition pre-order bonuses above, and these extras:

  • Year-One DLC Pass with two campaign add-ons
  • Demonic Slayer Skin
  • Classic Weapon Sound Pack

In essence, you are buying all of the DLC ahead of time by going the Deluxe Edition route. You can pre-order it at these retailers:

Doom Eternal Collector's Edition

Want more physical goodies than the Deluxe Edition offers? The Doom Eternal Collector's Edition is the way to go, although it will set you back $199.99.

This version is only available as a physical copy and is currently only up for grabs through select retailers in very limited quantities:

It is currently out of stock at Target and Walmart. 

Aside from the Deluxe Edition content and all of the previous pre-order bonuses, here's what you get with the Collector's Edition:

  • Deluxe Edition copy of Doom Eternal in an exclusive Steelbook case custom-designed by graphic designer and illustrator Gabz in collaboration with Mondo
  • A full-sized, wearable Doom Slayer Helmet replica
  • A playable cassette tape, plus download codes for lossless digital copies of Mick Gordon’s Doom (2016) and Doom Eternal original soundtracks
  • A physical Doom Lore Book with custom artwork by id Software
  • 11” x 17” Lithograph of “The Gift of Argent Power” painting

If you're planning on being the Slayer for Halloween or doing some Doom cosplay, this is clearly the edition to buy.

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What edition are you planning on picking up, and are you going the PC or console route for this highly-anticipated follow up to the 2016 Doom reboot? Sound off in the comments below.

Want to know what else is in store for the upcoming FPS? Be sure to check out the killer gameplay video showing off Doom Eternal's new weapons mod system, as well as our exclusive 15-minutes of brutal hands-on footage from earlier this year.

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