You can get DOOM's first level for free this week, more updates coming soon [Demo now live!]

id Software and Bethesda Softworks will offer players a chance to download and play the first level of the recent first-person shooter DOOM for free for the next week on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. More content for the main game is also in the works.

In addition to the free demo level, id Software plans to release a lot of post-release content for DOOM for free, including new multiplayer modes such as the Capture The Flag variant Exodus, a Capture and Hold mode called Sector, and three free-for-all modes, which will include classic DOOM deathmatch. In addition, the SnapMap editing tool will soon allow a way to add Hell-based content to player-made levels, along with a way to create true single-player maps, with the weapon wheel.

The first paid multiplayer DLC pack is coming this summer. It will be titled Unto The Evil and will add three new multiplayer maps, a new playable demon, a new weapon and more. Two more DLC packs are also in the works, with more information set to be revealed in the coming months.

Update: The Doom demo is now live in the Xbox Store, go get it!

Related: Our full DOOM Eternal Xbox One review

John Callaham