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Difficulty Mode - Levels & Changes
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Difficulty Mode - Levels & Changes

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Check out all difficulty mode & levels in DOOM Eternal with this Guide! Find out what difficulty mode and levels there are, how difficulties change in each mode in DOOM Eternal!

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What's the Difficulty Differences?

Ever More Unforgiving Challenges

Ever More Unforgiving Challenges

Higher difficulties will have tougher enemies that attack often, forcing players to be adept in their combat skills. Players will also need to pull off glory kills after difficult moves in elaborate ways to keep up with the enemy swarms both mobility and supply-wise.

Check Out How To Do Glory Kill here!

Harder And Tougher Enemies

Harder And Tougher Enemies

Not only do enemies attack more often in higher difficulties, they also have higher damage and health. The same cannon-fodder in lower difficulties might not be so easy to chew in Nightmare mode.

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Increased Rewards For Higher Difficulty

Higher difficulties reward unique or better rewards like skins and series XP to incentivise players to challenge themselves. As DOOM Eternal has much replayability, turn up difficulty a notch after your playthroughs!

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More Battle Pass Series XP

More Battle Pass XP

By playing the game, players can earn XP to unlock new skins & cosmetics items for their playthroughs. Harder difficulties may unlock rarer items or provide more "battle pass" XP toward new item unlocks.

What Is Battle Pass?

Certain Difficulties Can Be Changed Midgame

You will be able to adjust your game's difficulty setting at any given time from the settings option. However, certain Difficulties such as the Ultra-Nightmare and Extra Life Mode, cannot be selected here and requires selection on a new save.

All Difficulty Mode List In DOOM Eternal

All Difficulty List

I'm Too Young To Die

Mode Affects- Enemies attack less and deals less damage
- Some items like Health and Armor are worth more than higher difficulties
Description At this setting, there will be dramatic fights and you will push through low health states and occasional deaths on your way to mastering the experience.

Easiest Difficulty For Beginners

I'm Too Young To Die is the easiest mode in the game. Players not familiar with the game or wants a more casual experience can choose this mode to battle demons without too much frustration.

Hurt Me Plenty

Mode Affects- Enemies attack often and deals meaningful damage
-Death and low health stats are common before you learn how to dominate the enemy
Description If you have good reflexes and enjoy exploring for progression items, then this setting is for you. Invest in your weapons and abilities to keep up with enemies as you progress

Moderate Challenge Without Too Punishing

Hurt Me Plenty will have the player skill up and gear up to meet the challenges of the game. It is a bit more challenging but not too difficult once the player begins to understand the game's weapon mechanics and combat.


Mode Affects- Enemies throw power attack often and deals significant damage
-Death may be common early on as you learn to master the skills needed to dominate the battle.
Description If you're an experienced FPS player with great reflexes and you love exploring levels for progression items, then this is for you

Challenging But Not Too Insane

Ultra-Violence can be challenging to even players familiar with FPS games, but still not too insanely difficult. Choose this mode if you like to fight through every crook and nanny for enemies and items in your path.


Mode Affects- Enemies attacks are more frequent and deals maximum damage
-Few mistakes are allowed and complete mastery of the combat loop is required
Description If you're an expert FPS player with lightening reflexes and you are a game completionist, then this difficulty is for you

Hardest Standard Mode Difficulty

Nightmare is as tough as it gets in the standard game mode. No respite and quarter given to the player. Master your skills and at least beat Ultra-Violence before challenging here.


Mode Affects- One death and you fail
-Enemies are just as aggresive as Nightmare difficulty
Description Nightmare Mode with one adjustment - if you die your campaign is over and a death marker will be left behind as a reminder of your progression

No-Death Challenge Of Nightmare

Ultra-Nightmare is nightmare mode with only 1 life - you die and everything ends. Don't slip or lose concentration or all progress wiped!

Extra Life Mode

Mode Affects- Run out of extra lives and then die, its game over
-Select this mode then select a difficulty (up to Nightmare)
Description Special campaign mode for players looking for an old-school experience

Life-Limited Campaign

Extra Life Mode allows players limited respawns while playing any of the difficulties mode: Lose all life and its game over. Treat it as a template to add to any of the standard difficulties.

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