Despite having asserted that Doom Eternal would not add cosmetic DLC, two new packs are now available.
As noted by VGC, these two packs – the DOOMicorn Master Collection Cosmetic Pack and the Series One Cosmetic Pack – are now available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation, priced at 4.99 and 8.99 euros respectively.
Prior to the launch of Doom Eternal, Creative Director Hugo Marti responded to a Facebook comment confirming that the game would “not have a store.”
“No store,” Martin had written. “Nothing that you won’t be able to unlock in Eternal with XP is related to player skills, and there is no content that could impact gameplay in any way. The only things you can unlock with XP are cosmetics. These cosmetics have no impact on your game, it’s just to look cool. “
“Eternal is a $ 60 game, not a free-to-play title or a mobile game – you get the full no-store experience as expected. Unlocking skins with XP is part of the experience if you like that sort of thing and you can totally ignore it and it won’t impact your experience AT ALL, it’s all free. “
These two packs aren’t the first cosmetic items to see the light of day in DLC, as the Rip ‘N Tear pack was released two months after launch. But these items were originally part of the pre-order bonuses so no one really complained about them.
As with the Rip ‘N Tear Pack, many of the items in the new packs have been given away for free to players or given away during promotions since the launch of Doom Eternal, and now bundled together.
Doom also offers paid extensions, The Ancient Gods part 1 & 2, rather well received by critics (and IGN France).
Doom Eternal is out on Xbox Game Pass, and Microsoft has acquired Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media, so it’s possible that these changes resulted in a change in internal policy for these DLCs. IGN has contacted Bethesda for comment.
Erwan Lafleuriel is Editor-in-Chief of IGN France. A video game slave for 40 years, he only escapes occasionally to mourn his defeats on Twitter.