Well, that's a fitting version number
Bethesda has fully unveiled DOOM Eternal’s Version 6.66 update, and it includes a host of long-requested features, bug fixes, and more.
The biggest change in this version will be a new slate of accessibility features. You can get full details on what’s being added in that department below.
Accessibility Settings Notification Pop-Up Menu
After installing Update 6.66 Rev 2, you will be presented with an Accessibility Settings Notification Pop-Up Menu. Read through the available options to make sure they are set to your preference. Once in game, Accessibility settings can be accessed from the Accessibility, Audio and Video Settings menus
DE Accessibility Options-1 real 960x540Note – Text-to-Speech menu narration is not supported
This option converts text entered in the BATTLEMODE 2.0 chat window into a synthesized voice, based on the user-selected speech profile
There are multiple speech profiles to choose from. You can cycle through the speech profile selections to audition them before selecting one
The outgoing text message will appear yellow in the chat window when it has been converted to speech Text-to-Speech conversions are sent in the same language they are created with
Converted text chat messages are audible to all players in BATTLEMODE 2.0 lobbies and only audible to Demon teammates during matches
This option enables onscreen transcription from incoming voice chat in the BATTLEMODE 2.0 chat window
Incoming Speech-to-Text messages appear yellow in the BATTLEMODE 2.0 lobby chat window and are only visible to Demon teammates during matches
Unless Chat Translation is enabled, Speech-to-Text chat messages are delivered in the original language DE Accessibility Options-2 960x540
Incoming Text to Speech
Enables a simulated voice to read aloud text chat messages incoming from the other players
Outgoing Text to Speech
Enables a simulated voice to read aloud the player’s outgoing text chat to the other players
When enabled, incoming text chat messages are translated into the same language the receiving player’s system is set to. This functionality applies to standard and Speech-to-Text incoming text chat messages
This option reduces the speed at which screen brightness can change within the game. It can be fine-tuned with the following sliders when enabled:
Per-pixel Brightness Velocity: Limits how rapidly the brightness of each pixel can change, such as during explosions or intense combat sequences Fullscreen Brightness Velocity: Limits how quickly the average brightness can change for the whole screen when it changes rapidly DE Accessibility Options-4 960x540
UI Text Contrast Updates
Some Menu UI elements have been altered to improve readability
As we said, that’s not the only content being added to DOOM Eternal in this update. There’s more Quality of Life improvements, bug fixes, and other tweaks as well. You can check out the full patch notes here.
While Version 6.66 is live on other platforms as of today, Switch owners will have to wait. Bethesda confirmed the update is coming, but didn’t specify when.