Riot soldier


This article is about the monster in Doom Eternal. For other games, see:
The riot soldier as it appears in the Codex.

The riot soldier is a monster introduced in The Ancient Gods, Part Two. It is a variant of the shield soldier that carries a chaingun, and can be identified by its red armor and golden shield.

Tactical analysis[edit]

The riot soldier's shield is indestructible, making it impervious to frontal damage; the chainsaw, which is capable of killing regular shield soldiers, cannot target riot soldiers while their shields are raised. The easiest way to kill a riot soldier is to launch a frag grenade or fire a rocket behind it; the rocket launcher's Remote Detonate mod is ideally suited for this task.

A faltered riot soldier can be hit with gunfire, but it will still be carrying the shield in its left hand so attacks from the right are more likely to connect.


Like other soldiers, the riot soldiers are humans who have been claimed by darkness. They march under the banner of the Dark Lord, carrying blessed shields raided from Urdak.


  • With its red armor and chaingun, the riot soldier is similar in appearance to Doom II's chaingunner.
  • Although the riot soldiers' shields are described as coming from Urdak, they still have a UAC logo on them.