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
  • cool will windows central post an article when this is live to download?
  • It is live now.
  • thz i couldn't download it on my xbox im on preview. odd going to try from the website.
  • They chose now to give it away first level for free? I've been killing in this new DOOM for 2 weeks!!
  • It's a demo. So we still have to buy and then re-download the entire game :)
  • I know, I mean demo should be released before the official game release, so players can have a good idea about the game!
  • Nice, missed demos of this type on x1, used to be a staple of 360
  • Still waiting for proper sli support in this game