DOOM Eternal’s free next-gen upgrade is available for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Ripping and tearing is getting a whole lot better for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S owners as Bethesda and id Software have released the free next-gen upgrade for DOOM Eternal along with enhancements to the PC version.

If you’ve been waiting for the next big thing for DOOM Eternal, it’s finally here, and id Software along with Bethesda Softworks haven’t been holding back in what the game will have to offer. The new free next-gen upgrade is coming with a lot in a little package, which includes three new graphics modes (two for Xbox Series S owners) and of course, Update 6, which comes with some all-new content for fans to enjoy.

The new update comes along with HDR 10 support in any graphics mode, along with Performance (prioritizes performance over resolution), Ultra-Quality Style Graphics Settings, and of course, cross-gen support for Battlemode itself. Along with the release of these new graphics settings, Bethesda and id Software have also revealed that Ray Tracing is availabl for DOOM Eternal and will set the game at 1800p resolution at 60 frames per second.

Update 6’s content brings in Taras Nabad as an all-new Master Level challenge, letting players dive into the capitalo of Argent D’Nur and face down even more terrifying opponents than they had before. Along with new optimizations and bandwidth improvements, the Battlemode (2v1 multiplayer arena mode) also sees a new map, Corrosion, along with changes to overall balancing for it, and of course, cross-play capabilities between current gent and next-gen hardware.

For those wondering about different features, the PlayStation 5 version of DOOM Eternal has added support for the DualSense’s adaptive triggers while the Xbox Series X and S version has received variable refresh rates and variable rate shading additions to the game, but also, a few other features based on the graphical modes you play on.

For those aiming to have a bit of fun can lock in on the Balanced mode for both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at 60 fps in 4K, while the Series S will lock in at 1440p and 60 fps. Those looking for performance mode will be able to go ballistic with the game at 1800 P and 120 fps on Series X while PlayStation 5 will lock in at 1584p and 120 fps. Series S will hone in on the Performance mode at 1080p at 120 fps. 

Those on PC can also enjoy Ray Tracing today as part of an update for the game if you have the hardware capable of the experience. Meanwhile, if you haven’t, you can check out our official DOOM Eternal review today where we state that DOOM Eternal, “is one of the best entries in the franchise and sets precedence for a strong future ahead,” with a review score of 9 out of 10.

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