While the first big DLC pack for Doom Eternal is coming in the near future, the first game update is coming even earlier. This update will bring various tweaks and changes, as well as standalone demons. Did you think the game was difficult before?
Once you meet one of these guys, you won’t say “hurt me a lot”. You will insist that you are too young to die.
Powerful demons are a daunting challenge. Once they tear your guts apart, they’ll move on to another player’s solo campaign, ready to do the same. It is only after they have a kill that they are polite and even stronger.The Upcoming Doom Eternal Update Will Bring Empowered Demons And Various Changes
It works both ways, of course, so when you face just one yourself, there is always a chance that you are not its first target. If it comes from another player’s game, it means that the player is dead and the demon is stronger than before.
The good news is that if you can defeat a mighty demon, you will get a generous amount of ammo, health, and bonus XP.
Keep in mind that this is different from the Invasions feature that iD Software was talking about. The invasions will allow another player to enter your game as a demon and face you. This feature is still in preparation and has no release date.