Doom Eternal Will Get Horde Mode Instead of the Promised Invasion Mode

Invasion Mode is replaced by a single-player Horde Mode.

Doom Eternal Horde Mode is a new single-player challenging experience that will be fully revealed at QuakeCon 2021 in August this year. The developer, id Software, announced that they have canceled the promised Invasion Mode due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the positive feedback on the recent single-player content updates, such as The Ancient Gods expansions.

Furthermore, the developer promised to refresh the BATTLEMODE experience with new competitive, rank-based matchmaking as well as a new map and some balancing changes.

The Invasion Mode was a multiplayer project where a player appears as a demon in another player’s campaign playthrough. The idea for this unique PvP mode was super interesting for the Doom community who were looking for more challenging modes, however, it’s no longer a thing.

The Doom Eternal Horde Mode has not received any details yet, but we will probably get the initial info on this mode in August 2021 when the QuakeCon event goes live. The fact that Horde Mode is supposed to be a single-player run might not please the fans who wouldn’t prefer another PvE challenge. However, the news around a competitive BATTLEMODE sounds exciting.

It’s yet to be seen if any other new multiplayer mode will be available for Doom Eternal in the future, but with the tone of the latest update shared by the developer, it sounds unlikely to get something in the scale of the Invasion Mode anytime soon. The Invasion was supposed to be available at launch, but then it was delayed as a post-launch free content, and now, it has been canceled.

Last but not least, id Software revealed that The Ancient Gods Part Two will be available for Nintendo Switch players later this year.

Doom Eternal is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.