Lateral thrusters are an equipment item in the 2016 Doom which is available only in multiplayer. It is a passive item that will propel the user into the air at a sharp angle, and can be activated while on the ground or in mid-air. The lateral thrusters were initially added to the game in the Bloodfall DLC pack, and were made available to all players as of update 6.66.
In multiplayer, the lateral thrusters can be used in many ways, chiefly for reaching areas that can't be cleared with a double jump or to correct a mistimed jump and grab a ledge. Players using the thrusters can also confuse their opponents with a sudden flight and follow up with a killing blow from above or escaping the fight entirely to restock and replenish health.
The lateral thrusters use the same model as the Delta V jump-boots when viewed in the equipment selection menu.
|Items from Doom (2016)|
|Powerups||Berserk • Demon rune • Haste • Invisibility • Invulnerability • Quad damage • Regeneration|
|Plot items||Crucible • Tethering device|
|Side-arm items||Frag grenade • Hologram • Kinetic mine • Lateral thrusters • Personal teleporter • Shield wall • Siphon grenade • Tesla rocket • Threat pulse • Threat sensor|
|Upgrades||Argent cell • Delta V jump-boots • Praetor token • Rune|