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  The next-gen update for DOOM Eternal has officially arrived. The free upgrade includes three new graphics modes for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S as well as several specific additions to take advantage of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller and its adaptive triggers. In one given example for the new DualSense additions, developer id Software notes that going full auto with the combat shotgun will cause the adaptive trigger to actually kick back while firing.

  ”We are very excited to launch the DOOM Eternal and The Ancient Gods – Part One and Two as native applications on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5,” writes Senior Community Manager Joshua Doyle in the post detailing the update. “Any DOOM Eternal product purchased on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 is eligible for a free Next Gen upgrade on the same console family. The Next Gen versions are also available for direct digital purchase from Next Gen platforms on the (Xbox) Microsoft Store and the PlayStation Store. Additionally, free upgrades are available to Xbox Game Pass members who have the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S.”

  ? Update 6 is available now ?

  ?Free next-gen update offers three new graphics modes (including Ray Tracing & 4K at 60 FPS)

  ? Taras Nabad Master Level

  ? New BATTLEMODE Arena: Corrosion

  ? Release Notes: https://t.co/BLFAMOSpua pic.twitter.com/F4LuDCSrnC

  — DOOM (@DOOM) June 29, 2021

  You can check out the patch notes specific to the next-gen update below, straight from the source:

  Xbox Series X

  Ray Tracing Graphics Mode running at 1800p/60 FPS

  120 FPS Graphics Mode running at 1800p

  Balanced Graphics Mode running at 4K/60 FPS

  HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode

  Ultra-Quality Style Graphics Settings

  Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with Xbox One

  Variable Refresh Rate

  Variable Rate Shading

  Xbox Series S

  120 FPS Graphics Mode running at 1080p

  Balanced Graphics Mode running at 1440p/60 FPS

  HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode

  Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with XBox One

  Variable Refresh Rate

  Variable Rate Shading

  *Ray Tracing Graphics Mode is not available on Xbox Series S

  Playstation 5

  Ray Tracing Graphics Mode running at 1800p/60 FPS

  120 FPS Graphics Mode running at 1584p

  Balanced Graphics Mode running at 4K/60 FPS

  HDR 10 in any Graphics Mode

  Ultra-Quality Style Graphics Settings

  Cross-Gen BATTLEMODE support with PlayStation 4

  DualSense adaptive trigger support added for a new dimension to the Slayer’s iconic arsenal

  Newly added settings for Playstation 5 DualSense adaptive triggers:

  Enabling/disabling the adaptive triggers

  Enabling/disabling the adaptive trigger resistance

  Tuning with a slider the intensity of the adaptive trigger vibrations

  Playstation 5 DualSense adaptive trigger examples:

  While charging the Ballista’s Destroyer Blade mod, the charge meter ticks can be felt as vibrations in the trigger

  Firing the Combat Shotgun’s Full Auto mod, the trigger will kick back with each shot

  Activating the Chaingun’s Energy Shield mod, makes the trigger harder to pull

  Newly added settings for the Playstation 4 DualShock 4 and Playstation 5 DualSense controller speaker:

  Enabling/disabling controller audio

  Master volume for all controller speaker sound

  Volume sliders for individual controller sound components: HUD Alerts, Weapon Feedback, and Voice-Over

  HUD Alerts includes sounds like: Blood Punch ready, Frag Grenade/Ice Bomb ready, low ammo, etc.

  Weapon Feedback includes sounds like: Sticky Bomb recharge, Precision Bolt reloaded, Heat Blast charge ready, etc.

  Voice-Over includes any sounds where characters are speaking to the Slayer through comms, such as Samuel, VEGA, and the Intern

  DOOM Eternal is currently available for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the latest and greatest entry in the storied DOOM franchise right here.

  What do you think about the new DOOM Eternal update? Have you already been playing it on a next-gen console? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!

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