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Doom's First Update Brings Back Classic Centered Weapon Look

by Blake Hester on Jun 28, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Doom's first update, coming June 30, will bring, among other things, a very familiar look to the game. Players will now be able to center their guns on the screen, as was customary in Doom (1993).

The update will also bring a photo mode to Doom, an addition that will likely produce some gross, gory results. You can check out the full list of changes and tweaks coming to the game below:


  • Added Classic DOOM weapon placement/view model option (all modes)


  • Added Photo Mode, accessible in the game's settings


  • Updated weapon balance (live as of June 10, 2016)
  • Clan Arena and Freeze Tag now require the winning team to complete 5 rounds in order to win the match. (live as of June 10, 2016)
  • Customization UI has been implemented to show all possible unlocks
  • Cross Style option has been added to settings for MP.


  • Added Original Author to the map info page
  • Added a timeout for AFK in Lobby
  • Added a property to allow map authors to choose if SnapMap will auto-manage (hide/show) hand-placed AI
  • Added Enable/Disable to Shootable Trigger
  • Added Sky/Window props
  • Added an auto-rollback to previous version for corrupted maps
  • Improved sorting algorithms for Most Popular map searches

Single Player Fixes:

  • Fixed Steam Friends’ Ultra-Nightmare Helmets not populating the map
  • Fixed freeze when opening weapon wheel at more than 142 FPS (PC)
  • Fixed quit to desktop when clicking campaign after initiating Dev Mode (PC)
  • Fixed “IDKFA” Trophy/Achievement not properly unlocking (all versions)
  • Fixed PS4 crash when reloading checkpoint in Foundry
  • Fixed some occurrences of the “Every Nook and Cranny” Trophy not unlocking after collecting all Doomguys (PS4)
  • Fixed an issue where the game required Internet access (Xbox One)

Multiplayer Fixes:

  • Fixed crash while experiencing server connection issues (PS4)
  • Fixed crash when a client suspends the game while a lobby loads into a match (PS4)
  • Various cosmetic and gameplay fixes
  • Matchmaking improvements
    • Fix for restrictive NAT types being chosen as dedicated server lobby host
    • Fix for larger lobbies having longer matchmaking times
    • Fix for Player getting left behind if they join a friend as the lobby countdown finishes
    • Bug and stability fixes

SnapMap Fixes: 

  • Fixed Asian language font issues
  • Fixed AI pathing error with certain types of props
  • Fixed error where multiple maps share the same Map ID
  • Various map error fixes
  • Various logic fixes
  • Various stability fixes

PC Only Fixes:

  • Fixed Dev Mode incorrectly triggering when the user retrieves their own save data from Steam Cloud

For more on Doom, make sure to check out our review.

[Source: Bethesda]