How to unlock the Unmakyr in Doom Eternal

Combat is the core of any DOOM game and DOOM Eternal is no exception. As you progress through the campaign you’ll gradually unlock your full arsenal of DOOM Eternal weapons and become the ultimate Doom Slayer along the way. However, one weapon in DOOM Eternal isn’t unlocked by simply playing the game.

The Unmakyr, a special rapid-fire weapon that shares ammo with the BFG-9000 has to be earned from completing special challenges in six of the missions in the game.

Hidden in these six missions are a Slayer Key and Slayer Gate. By finding the key, you can unlock the gate and attempt a special combat encounter.

DOOM Eternal – Unmakyr

Slayer Keys and Gates are always near each other and finding the key is pretty simple, however, the combat challenges can be really intense. You’ll want to make sure you’ve got plenty of ammo and armour before attempting a Slayer Gate.

Be warned that while using cheat codes doesn’t prevent any other progress in the game, using cheats will block you from being able to access the Slayer Gates.

The six missions that have a Slayer Gate are; Exultia, Cultist Base, Super Gore Nest, Arc Complex, Mars Core and Taras Nabad. With each Empyrean Key you earn from completing the Slayer Gates, you can remove one of six locks from the Unmakyr aboard the Fortress of Doom.

When you unlock all six Empyrean Keys and use them all on the Unmakyr’s lock on the Fortress of Doom, you’ll earn the Unmakyr.

It sits on the same slot as the BFG on the weapon wheel. To access it, select the BFG and press up on the D-Pad.

DOOM Eternal is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

━ more like this

Crucial P3 Plus 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 2280 SSD Review -Reliable bang for your buck

If you’re not a data hoarder like myself, it’s tough to make an SSD review sexy. The layperson, for example, will often glaze past...

Kindle (11th Gen) Review – The Reader

I adore my Kindle. I was gifted a 10th-generation Kindle for Christmas and it reignited my love of reading. When I was younger, I...

Is a MacBook Pro M1 Max a gaming laptop?

I've had the great privilege of taking the new Apple MacBook Pro M1 for a spin for the past few weeks and I love...

Hogwarts Legacy Review (PS5) – Totally wizard. Utterly bewitching.

Incant the words ‘Harry Potter’ and that spells ‘meh’ to me. I’m no devotee, though I've scanned the books and sat through the films....

Elgato Stream Deck + Review: Swiss Army knife

The Elgato Stream Deck + is like a swiss army knife for your desk setup. It gives you an unlimited number of ways to multitask at the touch of a button.