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Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods Part 2 Ending Explained

What happened to Doom Slayer?

By Mehrdad Khayyat

March 19, 2021

If you are worried about the Doom Slayer’s fate, we have the Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods Part 2 ending explained here.

Yesterday, Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods Part 2 officially launched across all platforms as the second post-launch DLC of the game since its release back in 2020. As a direct sequel to the previous DLC, The Ancient Gods Part 2 ends your battle against hell with a twisted ending that might be somehow complicated for players who don’t know everything about the lore of Doom Eternal. But, we are here to help.

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Warning: Keep in mind that the next paragraphs will completely spoil the ending of The Ancient Gods Part 2. So, close this page immediately if you haven’t finished the game yet.

The Ancient Gods Part 2 Ending Explained

Before getting into the details of the ending, you need to know who was the Dark Lord to understand who betrayed God and Doom Slayer in order to make them fight against each other.

Who Was the Dark Lord?

In the final battle of The Ancient Gods Part 2, you fight against the Dark Lord and beat him twice in two battles. The first time that you beat the Dark Lord, he reveals that he was the first being and the real God who created everything and everyone else, which is then confirmed by The Father by saying that he himself was created by the Dark Lord. However, The Vergil (Angels protecting the God, including The Father) managed to steal Dark Lord’s/God’s power and gave birth to Doom Slayer as a clone of God to kill Dark Lord and ascend The Father to Godhood.

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What Happened to Doom Slayer?

When Doom Slayer kills Dark Lord, every demonic entity created by him disappears. Then, Doom Slayer himself becomes unconscious and gets back to the graveyard until the next time The Father needs him. This is not the end for Doom Slayer, but he has been disabled at the end of The Ancient Gods Part 2.

For now, this is the end of Doom Slayer’s era, but it’s yet to be seen when and for what reason Doom Slayer will be back in action once again.

Doom Eternal and its latest DLC are now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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