DOOM Eternal’s New Render Mode Update Lets You Play with Game Boy Style Visuals and It’s Awesome
DOOM Eternal has today received a new update that will now allow you to play the game with a variety of different visual filters.
The additional content for DOOM Eternal just keeps on coming, with id Software today letting loose a new update for the popular shooter that should give it a lot more visual flair.
In a new patch that has released right now, DOOM Eternal has received a variety of different Render Modes, as id Software calls them, that each give the game drastically different looks, depending on which you choose to implement. Some of these Render Modes are more straightforward and include black & white visual options in addition to those that are meant to give a more retro feel.
Far and away my favorite though is the “Retro Handheld” which resembles the original Game Boy’s iconic green color palette. I never knew that playing a DOOM game that was stylized to look like a Game Boy title was something I would want, but here we are. In total, there are a ton of different visual filters to choose from, with each also being usable in Eternal’s photo mode.
ICYMI while slaying demons, we’ve added Render Modes to let you experience DOOM Eternal with cinematic flair, old-school feels, stylized effects, and more as you conquer hell’s armies or capture great moments in Photomode. Try them today. pic.twitter.com/MamX3K6dTc
— Bethesda (@bethesda) August 19, 2020
This update for DOOM Eternal also comes about only a few days prior to id Software showing off the game’s future DLC. The forthcoming add-on, entitled The Ancient Gods, is set to be unveiled next week on August 27 during the Gamescom Opening Night Live presentation. For now, id Software has only given us a brief teaser of what to expect in the DLC, but if it’s anything like the base game, it will surely be awesome.
DOOM Eternal is out now on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. A Switch version of the game is also said to be in the works, but no release date information has been provided recently. Additionally, Bethesda also confirmed that Eternal will be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, too.