Is there more than just a ranked mode for Doom Eternal’s Battlemode multiplayer coming? Doom Eternal just caught a lot of heat for their last update, which introduced Denuvo Anti-Cheat for single- and multiplayer, but also brought performance problems for many players.
id Software’s Marty Stratton now released a statement on the situation which throws up the question if Doom Eternal’s multiplayer future might be brighter than initially thought.
The statement which not only announces that Denuvo Anti-Cheat will be removed from the game within a week also mentioned a “competitive initiative” as one of the reasons for the anti-cheat rollout.
Protect BATTLEMODE players from cheaters now, but also establish consistent anti-cheat systems and processes as we look ahead to more competitive initiatives on our BATTLEMODE roadmap
id Software will look into other anti-cheat measures, wants to give players the ability to play the singleplayer without anti-cheat integration and time that integration better around initiatives like ranked and competitive play:
… we examine any future of anti-cheat in DOOM Eternal, at a minimum we must consider giving campaign-only players the ability to play without anti-cheat software installed, as well as ensure the overall timing of any anti-cheat integration better aligns with player expectations around clear initiatives – like ranked or competitive play – where demand for anti-cheat is far greater.
Doom Eternal currently has no classic deathmatch or duel mode – only the asymmetric 2v1 BATTLEMODE – which isn’t too popular.
Marty Stratton’s statement sounds like more than just launching a ranked BATTLEMODE. That might be a rework of the same, or maybe the introduction of other classic modes like deathmatch or duel. I’m sure Arena FPS players would love to see that!