Making a return in Doom Eternal, the Plasma Gun has undergone a redesign. it is now very similar in appearance to the Plasma Gun from Doom 1 and 2, look much bulkier as opposed to the sleek and futuristic design found in Doom (2016), but both weapons function the same. This time around, it has different mods from before. The first mod is a held beam that locks onto enemies and damages them until they violently explode, with the blast radius increasing according to the size of the enemy. The second appears to be an energy barrier thet supposedly blocks projectiles and vaporizes enemies that get too close.