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Doom Eternal’s first DLC is called The Ancient Gods, Part One

We got our first official peek at Doom Eternal‘s first campaign expansion DLC in the form of a teaser trailer today. The first major DLC release for Doom Eternal is called The Ancient Gods, Part One, and there’s going to be a full trailer reveal later this month at Gamescom, August 27.

The Ancient Gods, Part One trailer will be featured as part of Opening Night Live, the Geoff Keighley-produced pre-show that will be kicking off Gamescom. So far, all we’ve had to go on have been a couple of leaked screenshots of the upcoming DLC, and now we have a better look at what’s to come thanks to the teaser.

There’s quite a bit of information in there, as it turns out. The establishing shot shows a large facility set on pillars in a stormy sea, like a massive oil derrick. Cylindrical passageways connect outlying platforms, and cranes extend from the main structure – likely for raising and lowering craft into the water. The next shots show architecture that appears to be from Urdak – the ‘Heaven’ area featured in Doom Eternal’s base campaign.

“You are here to restore order to my world,” a voice (that sounds quite like Vega’s) intones. “But with the demons in control, you understand the threat they pose to all my creations.”

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Arguably, the teaser dips into spoiler territory for Doom Eternal’s story, but that’s to be expected for a new narrative that’s set immediately after the events of the main game, right? Also, check out the piece of key art at the end of the trailer – is that a Summoner from Doom (2016) floating in the background, on the right-hand side?

Doom Eternal is one of the best new games of 2020, so we’re keen to see more of its shotgun-powered storyline develop in the upcoming DLC. You’ll have to wait for Gamescom though – QuakeCon is this weekend, and apparently we won’t be hearing more Doom Eternal news until the end of the month.

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