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Doom Eternal is coming to Xbox Game Pass

You can slay while you play

demons in a hellish environment charge the player in Doom Eternal Image: id Software/Bethesda Softworks
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Doom Eternal is heading to Xbox Game Pass, which makes a very good shooter available for a fairly low fee. Microsoft made the announcement on its official blog Thursday. Doom Eternal will be included in the subscription for consoles starting Oct. 1, and additionally become available on Game Pass for PC before the end of 2020.

A follow-up to the 2016 relaunch of Doom, Doom Eternal brings back the Slayer with all of his heavy armor and powerful weapons. Players have to start killing demons again, which is what the Slayer does best, and the campaign goes to Earth, Mars, and Hell in the pursuit of finding demons and then — you guessed it — slaying them.

Doom Eternal also has a multiplayer component, which sets up an asymmetrical match between various powerful miniboss demons and a Slayer. A DLC pack for the campaign, The Ancient Gods, is en route, which will expand the single-player experience.

Microsoft recently acquired the publisher of Doom Eternal, Bethesda Softworks, in a massive $7.5 billion deal. Microsoft acquired the Doom franchise with its purchase of ZeniMax Media, as well as Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Prey, and several more properties.