Doom Eternal’s Update 1 will bring empowered demons to the game, as well as new content, bug fixes, and a “host of optimisations”.
“It’s been an amazing turnout for Doom Eternal,” wrote Parker Wilhelm on the official website. “The community of longtime fans and newcomers alike wowed us once again with their overwhelming support and impressive demon slaying skills. Things are only heating up, however, as Update 1 is almost here to bring a ton of features, fixes and enhancements to the game!”
Wilhelm goes on to explain that when a player is killed in the singleplayer campaign, “the demon that felled them is beefed up and transported to another player’s game to fight again”. Take them out, however, and “you’ll not only be rewarded with tons of health and ammo, but also bonus XP to progress in-game events”.