As part of new curated “add-ons” feature.
Last year’s Doom 1 & 2 console ports might have had a few teething problems, but Bethesda has continued to improve them on all platforms. And now, as part of Doom’s 26th anniversary celebrations, the publisher has revealed that both games will be getting free curated WAD add-ons soon, including John Romero’s recent unofficial fifth Doom episode Sigil.
The news comes via Bethesda’s Doom anniversary livestream (skip to the 47-minute mark below), which began the Doom port information deluge by informing fans that an upcoming patch will introduce a locked 60fps alongside aspect ratio options. The really exciting stuff, though, comes in the form of free community created WADS, which will appear in a curated Add-ons menu soon.
One of those free add-ons will be Sigil – which launched last year, and consists of nine new single-player stages and nine new deathmatch levels – but Bethesda has a few more notable offerings lined up too. Fans will also be able to download TnT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment, both of which formed the 32-level commercial release Final Doom back in 1996.
All three add-ons will be free to download and will be available for both Doom and Doom 2. Bethesda has also confirmed that the well-regarded No Rest for the Living expansion will also be available for Doom 2.
There’s no release date for any of this yet, but the update is scheduled to come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch “soon”.