June 3, 2023

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Doom Eternal ditching planned PvP Invasions Mode for new solo horde mode

Doom Eternal will no longer receive its previously announced PvP-focussed Invasions mode, with id Software having made the decision to pivot development toward a new single-player horde mode instead, due to coronavirus-related development challenges.

Invasions Mode, announced back at QuakeCon 2018, was intended to deliver a vaguely Dark-Souls-esque multiplayer spin on Doom Eternal’s single-player campaign, enabling other humans to manifest as demons throughout the story and do battle with the host player for some added challenge.

Well over 12 months after Doom Eternal’s March 2020 launch, however, Invasions Mode is still yet to materialise, leaving fans to ponder its fate. And now, in a newly released statement, id Software executive producer Marty Stratton has provided an answer, confirming Invasions Mode is officially dead due to the impact “the unforeseen consequences of the pandemic and remote working” have had on development.

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