If you've got DOOM sitting in your Steam library and haven't touched it in a while, get ready for a hefty update - because Bethesda just gave you a whole bunch of DLC for free.
In a blog post on their site, the publisher announced that the season pass for DOOM would be scrapped in the latest. Titled version 6.66 (obviously), the patch makes the three multiplayer DLC packs available to all owners, while introducing a new progression system for the multiplayer.
Customisation options previously unlocked at random whenever a player levelled up, but now players can unlock specific items by focusing on the related challenges for those particular items. Anyone who previously unlocked items through DLC or experience can keep their existing gear, or they can completely reset their progression and experience the system anew if they choose.
The hack module system from multiplayer is gone as well. "Much like the Runes system from the DOOM campaign, multiplayer Runes are now persistent player abilities earned and included in a player loadout," id's Marty Stratton explained. "Unlike the previous Hack Modules, Runes do not need to be activated and do not expire. Runes are persistent capabilities (or perks) that become a consistent and predictable component of your loadout and play style."
The post also noted that the price of DOOM would be dropped to $17.99. That price isn't currently available through Steam or Bethesda's digital store at the time of writing - the store is charging $89.95, while the price on Steam is still $US39.99.
Still, it's nice to see the price brought in line with what retailers have been offering for a little while. And it's neat to see that the work on DOOM was still ongoing, even with Quake Champions and Wolfenstein 2 in the works.
The free update is available from today, with a free weekend running from Friday to Monday across PC, PS4 and Xbox One.