This post was most recently updated on May 16th, 2023
The much-anticipated Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One expansion has finally arrived, and players are already diving in and uncovering all of the new secrets and challenges the game offers. However, some players report that they cannot access the new ARC Complex Mall area, and are instead greeted with a “Do Not Enter” sign.
1. Doom Eternal ARC Complex Mall not opening
There are a few possible explanations for this. First, it’s possible that the area is simply not yet available to players. The expansion just released today, so it’s possible that the developers have not yet unlocked the area for everyone. Alternatively, it’s possible that the area is only available to players who have completed the main campaign.
If you’re unable to access the ARC Complex Mall, the best thing to do is to wait a little while and see if the area opens up for you. In the meantime, you can check out our comprehensive guide to the expansion, which includes a walkthrough of the new campaign levels.
2. Reasons for the complex not opening
There are a few reasons why the ARC Complex Mall might not be opening for you in Doom Eternal. Here are two of the most common reasons:
1. The most likely reason is that you simply don’t have enough power to open the door. The ARC Complex Mall requires a lot of power to open, and if you don’t have enough, it won’t open. Make sure you have plenty of power before trying to open the door again.
2. Another possibility is that the door is jammed. If the door is jammed, it won’t open no matter how much power you have. You’ll need to use the BFG to blast the door open.
If you’re still having trouble, make sure to check out our full guide to opening the ARC Complex Mall.
3. Doom Eternal’s future without the ARC Complex Mall
It’s been almost a year since the release of Doom Eternal, and fans are still eagerly awaiting the opening of the ARC Complex Mall. However, it seems that the long-awaited mall may never see the light of day.
The ARC Complex Mall was first announced back in 2016 when Doom Eternal was still in development. The mall was supposed to be a key location in the game, serving as a hub world where players could buy new weapons, upgrade their armor, and take on side quests. However, when Doom Eternal was finally released, the mall was nowhere to be found.
So what happened to the ARC Complex Mall? It’s hard to say for sure, but the mall was cut from the game during development. This is likely due to the fact that Doom Eternal’s development was plagued by delays and budget constraints. With the game’s release date being pushed back multiple times, it’s likely that the mall was cut in order to save time and money.
While it’s disappointing that the ARC Complex Mall was cut from Doom Eternal, there’s still plenty to enjoy in the game. From the fast-paced combat to the gorgeous visuals, Doom Eternal is a masterpiece that is well worth playing. And who knows, maybe one day we’ll see the mall make a return in a future Doom game.