The Doom reboot is finally coming out soon after years of development. If you are planning on buying the latest installment of the first-person shooting franchise, we suggest picking up a few complementary products so that you can get the most out of your experience. You can find our list below.
Doom Season Pass
As with most big budget games, Doom will have plenty of free and paid post-launch content. id Software is planning three major premium multiplayer DLC packs. The first of which will add one new weapon, one new armor set, one new playable demon, one new piece of equipment, three new multiplayer maps, new hack modules, new taunts, new customization colors and new patterns. So you should get plenty of content with each premium DLC pack.
Instead of buying each multiplayer expansion separately, we suggest picking up the season pass to save a little bit of cash. You can purchase the Doom Season Pass for the console version of the first-person shooter with the following links on Amazon: PS4 version and Xbox One version.
Official Strategy Guide
If you are planning on exploring every nook and cranny of Doom, you might want to consider picking up the official strategy guide.
The book, which is being published by Prima Games, will detailed all the guns, upgrades and melee attacks in the campaign. The detailed maps will also reveal the locations for all the collectibles, weapons and other pick-ups. Of course, readers can also expect coverage for the online multiplayer, including learning about the new modes as well as the best ways to defeat your opponents. The new SnapMap feature, which lets you create and share levels and game types, will be covered as well.
The Doom: Prima Official Guide also comes with a digital version of the books so that you can use it with a second screen device (like a tablet or smart phone). You can purchase the standard version of the official game guide with this link.Collectors might want to check out the Doom: Prima Collector’s Edition Guide, which comes with a premium hardcover, double-sided dust jacket featuring artwork from the game as well as other extras yet to be announced. This version is only be printed just once. So, if you are interested, you might want to check out the collector’s edition via this page.
Art of Doom
As with the previous titles, the upcoming Doom reboot is visually striking. If you like the look of the first-person shooter, you might want to consider picking up the Art of Doom.
The official art book will show off never before seen concept art and sketches from the game. Also included are an exclusive look at the development of the software product along with commentary from the developers. You can purchase the Art of Doom here.
Doom Edition Headsets
As great as Doom looks, you will be missing out on the full experience if you don’t have the right audio setup. Fortunately, Bethesda teamed up with Thrustmaster to release two Doom-themed gaming headsets.
The cheaper of the two is the Thrustmaster Y-300CPX. Along with featuring aesthetics based on the videogame, this product comes with an unidirectional mic that is adjustable and detachable, 50 mm drivers as well as ergonomic features (Y-shaped design, soft ear pads and passive isolation). The Y-300CPX is compatible with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC as well as other devices that have a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack. You can buy the Thrustmaster Y-300CPX Doom Edition Universal USB Audio Gaming Headset via this link.For a more immersive experience, you might want to check out the Thrustmaster Y-350X, which comes equipped with 60 mm drivers that is capable of producing 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. It also comes with the Y Sound Commander (for power bass as well as displaying the back-lighted volume status) and Y Power Pack (which extends the battery life while powering active bass and 7.1 VSS). The Thrustmaster Y-350X can be used with the Xbox One and PC (for computer use, you will need to connect your Xbox One Wireless Controller to a Windows 10 PC). The Thrustmaster Y-350X 7.1 Powered Doom Edition is available for purchase with this page.
If you would like to display your affection of Doom, you should also check out the Revenant Statue, which is part of the collector’s edition for the game. The figure measures at 12 inches tall and comes with a LED-lit base. The bundle also includes a collectible steel book case, Demon Multiplayer Pack DLC as well as a physical copy of the software product. The Doom Collector’s Edition is available for purchase here.
Bethesda also partnered with Funko Pop for two other figurines. One of which is based on the Space Marine while the other features the super sized Cyberdemon. You can find both products via the following links: Funko Pop Games: Doom Cyberdemon Action Figure and Funko Pop Games: Doom Space Marine Action Figure.
PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold
If you are planning to play plenty of the Doom multiplayer modes, then you have to make sure that your PlayStation Plus (on PlayStation 4) and Xbox Live Gold (on Xbox One) subscription don’t expire. If you aren’t a member, you can purchase the one year subscriptions for the two via the following pages: PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold.
The online multiplayer should be free for the PC version of Doom.
Analog Thumb Covers
Being a first-person shooter, movement and aiming are keys to being successful in both the single-player campaign as well as online multiplayer. If you don’t like the default analogs of the Xbox One and/or PS4, you might want to pick up alternate thumb covers. Not to mention that the analog rubber of the DulaShock 4 tends to wear down over time. So, it is a good idea to invest in one if you are playing Doom on the PS4. You can check out a list of recommended analog thumb covers below:
- Fosmon Analog Stick Joystick Controller Performance Thumb Grips
- Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers
- Ortz Analog Thumb Grip Stick Covers
Doom 3 BFG Edition
Last but not least, you might also want to check out Doom 3 BFG Edition if you are interested in the previous installments of the series. The compilation features a remastered version of Doom 3, The Lost Mission chapter for Doom 3 as well as the original Doom and Doom II. You can purchase Doom 3 BFG Edition, which is available for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, here.
So, if you are planning to buy the latest Doom videogame, make sure to check out the complementary products we mentioned above.