Doom Eternal’s multiplayer Invasion Mode, which might have let gamers invade different gamers’ campaigns as demons, has been shelved, in response to an replace from id Software government producer Marty Stratton. Instead, id is focusing its efforts on a new single-player Horde Mode for Doom Eternal and a “refresh” of Battlemode, the 2v1 multiplayer expertise that pits two player-controlled demons in opposition to the Doomslayer.

Stratton stated that distant work because of the pandemic slowed improvement of Invasion Mode. Other elements, together with how already launched updates for Doom Eternal resonated with gamers, influenced the choice to place Invasion Mode on the again burner.

From Stratton’s improvement replace, posted Friday on the Bethseda Softworks website:

As many are conscious, we supposed to launch a free Invasion Mode replace for the sport; nevertheless, the unexpected penalties of the pandemic and distant working impacted the progress of improvement for this addition. Over this time, now we have additionally seen and heard what number of of you benefit from the vary of gameplay and fight out there within the expansions and grasp ranges. With these elements in thoughts, now we have determined to redirect our focus from Invasion Mode to creating a very new single-player horde mode. We’re assured this horde mode will give you extra of the variety and problem you’re on the lookout for within the sport. In addition, the staff continues to work on a refresh of BATTLEMODE that features a extra aggressive, rank-based construction, a variety of gameplay and steadiness updates and one other new map. We count on to share extra data at QuakeCon in August.

Doom Eternal’s Invasion Mode was first introduced at QuakeCon 2018. Originally deliberate for launch at launch, id Software later stated that Invasion Mode could be launched as a free, post-launch replace. Since then, id Software has launched quite a lot of updates for Doom Eternal, together with the addition of Empowered Demons, a Nintendo Switch port, a two-part growth known as The Ancient Gods, and a free improve for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Players also can now gown their Incubus demons in a hot dog suit.