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Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Won't Need Base Game

id Software reveals that Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods story DLC will not require base game to play.

Back in August, a first-look of upcoming single-player DLC expansion for first-person shooter game Doom Eternal was teased by developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks via a new trailer at QuakeCon 2020 digital event.

Opening Night Live showcase of Gamescom offers a better look at The Ancient Gods expansion and reveals a release date. Bethesda confirms that players who don't have Doom Eternal base game can also buy and enjoy the DLC as well.

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Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Won't Need Base Game

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id Software's latest release was even more successful than dev team has ever expected and in a recent statement, executive producer Marty Stratton assures that you don't need to own Doom Eternal to play its campaign DLC expansion.

Stratton adds that they want The Ancient Gods to reach more people and therefore, buying 2016 sequel of Doom reboot is not mandatory. Players who already picked it up have played entire game and are waiting for its story extension.

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Apparently, developers at id Soft have worked really hard for Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods and game director Hugo Martin says that they are very proud of its extent by putting a few more hours of gameplay into forthcoming DLC.

Hugo continues saying, people often think that DLC are generally of smaller scope than main game, like a TV adaptation of a movie. For him and his team, The Ancient Gods is a two-part film that is as impressive as story campaign was.

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Check out Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods trailer if you have missed during Gamescom show earlier.

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You can get both DLC packs at release by purchasing Year One Pass priced $29.99 only, which also includes in Deluxe Edition. Or make a standalone purchase of Part One to receive access to Battlemode, multiplayer matches and more.

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods, Part One is set to arrive on October 20, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. id Software and Bethesda is seemingly treating The Ancient Gods DLC more like a standalone title.