Doom gets open beta dates

Hopefully a good whack of you guys got a chance to wrap your gaming mitts around the closed beta last weekend.  We certainly did and found it a gorgeously brutal speedy mix of old skool FPS mastery (as you’ll see below from Ross’ PS4 exploits).  It took us back to halcyon days of Q3A and Unreal Tournament when they first came out.

If you missed out on the closed beta, well fear not because DOOM’s Open Beta will run from 15-18 April. This Open Beta will not require a code and players will simply be able to logon to the platform of their choice and download to access Team Deathmatch and Warpath on the Heatwave and Infernal maps .

These maps and modes are just a fraction of what players will experience when the game launches May 13 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. In a recent video series we got to see the maps, modes and power-ups of DOOM’s multiplayer – all things players have to look forward to at launch. But support for DOOM doesn’t end when the game is out. For the rest of the year, you can expect certain free content updates across SnapMap and multiplayer.

With that in mind, the DOOM community has always been about great user-generated content, and that’s something that looks to be encouraged with SnapMap, an innovative new component of DOOM designed to make creating, sharing and playing new game experiences fast and easy. On top of being able to access and play new modes and maps created by fellow gamers, id plans to offer content updates for SnapMap, including map modules; props and objects; additional features and functionality; AI enhancements; editing tool enhancements and more. Multiplayer will also receive content updates in the form of new game modes. Both of these SnapMap and multiplayer updates will be free to use and play.

In addition to the planned free support and content updates, there’s also a planned release of three premium multiplayer DLC packs after launch, which will get you a number of new maps, hack modules, playable demons, weapons and more.

The first DLC will be available this summer and give you access to:

  • Three new maps
  • One new weapon
  • One new playable demon
  • One new armour set
  • One new piece of equipment
  • New hack modules and taunts
  • New customization colours and patterns

Each DLC pack will cost $14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99, or you can get them all at a discount with the Season Pass for $39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99. Check your preferred retailer to pre-order the DOOM Season Pass.

For more information about the game please visit www.DOOM.com

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