Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two offers brings the to the iconic Doom Slayer’s journey in Doom Eternal to a conclusion. This second part of The Ancient Gods expansion for Doom Eternal continues where the first one left off. It was released in March 2021 and is available for all the platforms Doom Eternal is available for, including Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It also came with the pre-order of the Year One Pass. We’re taking a close look at what the DLC offers and what kind of cheats, codes, and tips players can use.
Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two Premise
The narrative of The Ancient Gods – Part Two picks up immediately after the events of its predecessor. The player controlling the Doom Slayer finds themself facing the Dark Lord in the Luminarium of Urdak. This leads the Slayer to Argent D’Nur, where battles against demon hordes await. The goal is simple on the surface but requires massacring legions of powerful demons.
The aim is to light the Torch of Kings, signaling the people of Argent D’Nur of the mission, and acquire a wraith crystal from the World Spear. This crystal is key to powering the Gate of Divum and ultimately challenging the Dark Lord in the city of Immora. Players traverse the ruins of ancient Sentinel settlements and find themselves in the cosmic realm around the World Spear.
Players can expect similar gameplay to the first episode in the DLC and the larger Doom Eternal with upgradeable weapons, even harder levels filled with demons, complex boss fights, and addictively fast-paced action. The expansion features all the same weapons from the base game with the exception of the Crucible. However, it comes with a new weapon called Sentinel Hammer, which delivers massive shockwaves as it strikes the ground.
Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two Character
The central character is the Doom Slayer, an unstoppable powerhouse who deals devastating destruction with an arsenal of weaponry. This iteration of the game features The Dark Lord as the main antagonist. In addition to the ultimate enemy, the game’s progression introduces the player to other new enemies, each with their strengths and weaknesses. Here are the key characters and enemies, including all the new demons, in Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two.
- Demon Slayer: This is the player character and the main protagonist in all Doom titles since the game franchise’s inception in 1993. The armored fighter wields superhuman powers and is equipped with technologically advanced weaponry, perfect for slaying hordes of demons.
- The Dark Lord: The primary antagonist in the expansion and its second part, also known as Davoth. This ruler of hell is the final and most difficult challenge to the Slayer in the game. The character was first introduced in Doom (2016).
- The Screecher Zombie: A new enemy introduced in The Ancient Gods – Part Two, which resembles a standard zombie but is distinguished by its purple carapace and aura. When killed, it screeches with an energy wave that enhances nearby demons, making them faster and more resistant to damage.
- The Riot Soldier: Another newcomer, also known as the Chaingunner or Trooper. This enemy is inspired by Doom II‘s Heavy Weapon Dude. It is similar to shield-equipped Soldiers but with indestructible shields similar to those of Blood Maykrs. They are vulnerable to explosive damage.
- The Stone Imp: This is a new Imp variant, also known as Stimp by fans. These creatures are resurrected Imps with tough hides and fire spells. While they have hard outer skin, they have a vulnerability to vibrations.
- The Cursed Prowler: This enemy is also introduced in The Ancient Gods – Part Two. It is a rather powerful demon, first encountered in the Reclaimed Earth level. Unlike the standard Prowler, it is mostly green and has poison-coated claws.
- The Demonic Trooper: A new trooper enemy from the inner circles of Hell, known as Immora. These armored soldiers are protecting Immora from external enemies, particularly from Doom Slayer.
Games in the Series
The Doom series is one of the most renowned video game franchises ever created, developed by ID software under legendary designers John Carmack, John Romero, and others. The first game in the series, simply entitled Doom, is often considered to be the first 3D first-person shooter alongside the much less impressive Wolfenstein 3D, released a year earlier. In the game, players control the space marine, known as Doom Slayer or Doomguy.
Doom is widely considered the pre-eminent series when it comes to fast-paced shooter action. The series has spawned over 20 games within the lifespan of 30 years, with the latest titles including Doom Eternal and the mobile game Mighty Doom.
- Doom (1993)
- Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994)
- Master Levels for Doom II (1995)
- The Ultimate Doom (1995)
- Final Doom (1996)
- Doom 64 (1997)
- Doom 3 (2004)
- Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (2005)
- Doom RPG (2005)
- Doom Resurrection (2009)
- Doom II RPG (2009)
- Doom II: No Rest for the Living (2010)
- Doom 3: BFG Edition (2012)
- Doom (2016)
- Doom VFR (2017)
- Sigil (2019)
- Doom Eternal (2020)
- Doom 64: The Lost Levels (2020)
- The Ancient Gods, Part One (2020)
- The Ancient Gods, Part Two (2021)
- Mighty Doom (2023)
Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two Cheats
The series is most definitely not new to cheats. After all, the original Doom game introduced us to IDDQD, one of the most famous cheat codes ever created. In Doom Eternal and the DLCs, including The Ancient Gods – Part Two, however, cheats are not quite as accessible as they were in early Doom games. However, in the base game, players can acquire items known as Cheat Codes. These include but are not limited to Infinite Ammo, Silver Bullet Mode, the legendary IDDQD and IDKFA, and others.
The floppy disks containing the cheats are acquired throughout the levels of the base game. It is worth noting, that these cheats are limited to replaying the missions that you’ve already finished without the cheats, so it doesn’t help with the first playthrough. There are also some exploits as well as a host of secrets in the base game. Let’s take a look at a couple of them.
Unlimited Extra Lives Exploit
Players can acquire an unlimited amount of extra lives with a simple exploit. However, this requires that the player has gained the ability to replay old levels again. Once this ability is unlocked, select the second mission of the title, known as Exultia. Here, the player needs to walk down the initial path and drop down from the edge to a lower level where an extra life is located. After this, simply return to the campaign when in need of extra lives.
Unlock Doom and Doom II
When the Doom Slayer visits the Fortress of Doom, players can access a terminal that unlocks the legendary Doom and Doom II games. Go to the location with the collectibles and you’ll find an old-school computer on the desk. Log in to the computer and gives you two options. The right one allows the player to type in a password. Typing in FLYNNTAGGARD will unlock Doom II. To unlock the 1993’s Doom, which is the icon on the left, players need to find all the floppy disks, also known as cheat codes, as well as unlock all the upgrades for the suit.
Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part II Cheats FAQ
Can I play The Ancient Gods – Part Two without Doom Eternal?
Yes. Although it is considered an expansion to the base game, it is also a stand-alone edition, allowing play without owning the base Doom Eternal.
Is there a continuation after The Ancient Gods – Part Two?
As of now, this expansion is the concluding chapter of the Doom Slayer’s story. However, Doom Slayer is known for returning even after destroying the lords of Hell.