Doom Eternal is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth main title in the Doom series and a direct sequel to 2016's Doom, and is set to be released on March 20, 2020, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch version planned for a release at a later date.
Players once again take on the role of the Doom Slayer, an ancient warrior who battles the demonic forces of Hell, from a first-person perspective. The game continues its predecessor's emphasis on "push-forward" combat, encouraging the player to aggressively engage enemies in order to acquire health, ammo and armor. The player has access to various firearms, such as the Combat Shotgun, Super Shotgun, Heavy Cannon, Rocket Launcher, Plasma Rifle, BFG 9000, and Ballista. Melee weapons such as a chainsaw, the "Crucible Blade" energy sword and a retractable arm-blade can also be used. The arm-blade provides the opportunity for a larger variety of quick and violent "glory kill" executions. The Super Shotgun is now equipped with a "Meat Hook", which slingshots the player towards an enemy, functioning as a grappling hook in both combat scenarios and environmental navigation. A new Equipment Launcher with the ability to lob grenades and ice bombs that also dons a Flamethrower that provides armor from burning enemies is now part of the Doom Slayer's armor. New movement mechanics such as wall-climbing, dash moves, and horizontal bars to swing from will also be introduced.