What The Hell Is Happening In Doom Eternal’s Story?

Note: This post contains spoilers for the stories of, like, every Doom game ever (except Doom 3), and especially the story of Doom Eternal.

Even if you played Doom 2016, you might find yourself a bit lost with Doom Eternal. The game starts with a full-scale demonic invasion of Earth, doesn’t make clear what’s happened since the last game, and for some reason, gives you your own spaceship that’s also a castle. Even if you’re pretty well-versed in Doom lore, such as it is, you might find yourself lost at the start of id Software’s latest.

While you don’t really need to pay attention to Doom Eternal’s story to enjoy its intricate combat, there’s also a pretty intricate tale being told if you’re interested in hearing it. The trouble is, you need to do a lot of the work yourself to follow along, which includes finding a ton of lore collectibles scattered throughout the game. Doing so rewards you with some big revelations about the Doom story, but if you’d rather just get back to ripping and tearing, good news: we’ve run down the entire tale and all the lore for you right here.

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