You’ve probably heard by now that DOOM Eternal originally had a pistol and YES it’s still in the game and accessible via console commands (with Cheat Engine)
I’ve heard it was scrapped because it didn’t really fit the combat flow.
Still pretty sweet looking. pic.twitter.com/FZFmrhQwCB
— Dave Eternal (@DaveOshry) March 26, 2020
As highlighted on Twitter by Dave Oshry, a senior director at developer RocketWerkz, by using the Cheat Engine software, you can access Doom Eternal’s developer console and use a command to enable the cut pistol. It’s a snazzy looking weapon, too, with a cool equip animation and either single-shot or burst-fire modes.
If you want to try the weapon for yourself, you’ll need to download and install Cheat Engine, and also grab the associated file for Doom Eternal. Then boot up Doom Eternal, TAB out to your desktop and load up Doom Eternal file, which will automatically open Cheat Engine. Then click the ‘Select Process to Open’ button below the ‘File’ menu, find and select Doom Eternal, and accept the next pop-up window.
Now, if you look in the bottom pane of Cheat Engine you’ll see a line of text written in purple, ending ‘release-pc-hotfix2’. Click the box to the left of it to open the sub-menu, and click to cross the boxes next to both the console command and noclip commands entries below. You can then TAB back into your game.When in-game, tap the Tilde button (the one below Esc and above TAB on your keyboard) to open the developer console. Type into the console ‘give weapon/player/pistol’ and tap Enter. This will spawn the pistol in the hand of the Doom Slayer.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.