This is how “Extra Life” works in DOOM Eternal
QuakeCon 2018 left us with a lot of information about DOOM Eternal and people are still taking it all in while also looking for more information on the internet.
A point of particular interest is the “1-up” collectible, which guarantees an “Extra Life” to the DOOM Slayer when he picks it up. But what does this mean in the context of DOOM Eternal? This is your explanation.
An assurance that everything will be fine
According to an interview with VG 24/7, this extra life essentially functions as a additional checkpoint. Like DOOM before it, DOOM Eternal has a pretty generous checkpoint system. If you die, you will only be penalized with a little lost time.
In the new game if you catch a 1-up it seems to mechanically reproduce the effect of a control point in the middle of a firefight. The screen seemingly goes gray for a moment, and then you snap back into action with a brief burst of invulnerability.
The purpose of this new power seems to be in the new Invasion mechanic. from DOOM Eternal. If you turn it on, the other players can invade your game playing as demons, and that sounds like it really could interrupt the progress of the campaign if it doesn’t work well. This is a small additional tool at the player’s disposal that acts as a counterweight.
DOOM Eternal will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC at an unknown date. What we do know is that it will have a campaign DLC after its launch.
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