The Hack Module System has been replaced with a Runes system similar to the one found in the single-player campaign.
DOOM is delivering a treat for new players and veterans alike with its latest update. Those who have played the game prior to this update will get a special badge to acknowledge their accomplishments, while those who have reached the level cap will get a special Slayer badge. All of the DLC maps, weapons, armor sets and demons will be available for all players to enjoy.
Interestingly, the developer also chose to completely rehaul the game's multiplayer progression system and mechanics. While this patch does adjust some bugs within the game, big selling point is that the multiplayer DLC will become free to all users.
The revised progression system will alter when and how players unlock additional guns, demons, equipment, and all of the player and weapon customization options. Players will get to unlock items through specific leveling requirements and through some challenges. Runes in multiplayer are now persistent player abilities that you equip on the loadout screen.
Yes, Update 6.66 resets all players' multiplayer level back to 0. Starting tomorrow, July 20, and running through July 24, you can jump into the game for free with a Gold subscription. Unlock the Hack Modules, Runes do not need to be activated and do not expire.
Even the UI has been adjusted with a new HUD and kill cards that denote not just who killed you, but what they were using to do it. Bethesda's also running a free weekend on PC starting July 20, if you want to test out the multiplayer before buying.
Veteran players will have the option to reset their unlock progression and experience the new progression system fresh, or retain all of their existing guns, equipment, demons and customization options that they've acquired or purchased while unlocking some of the new items in the revised progression system. DOOM will also be discounted through this period to just $14.99, which appears to be the lowest it's been price so far (digitally, at least). The game will be free to play on all platforms, and will include not only single-player, but full access to multiplayer and SnapMap tools as well.