For anyone who may be feeling a little left out with not being able to participate this past weekend in the Closed Doom Multiplayer Beta, it’s time to turn that frown upside down. Bethesda announced today that an Open Beta for the Doom Multiplayer will begin on April 15th, running until the 17th. The beta will be available for download across all platforms and can be pre-loaded starting on April 12th. The Open Beta will two multiplayer maps titled Heatwave and Infernal, with the two playable game modes being Team Deathmatch and Warpath. In addition to the two maps and game modes, players will be able to access the character and weapon customization’s that will be featured in the game. Bethesda has stressed that the Open Beta will only be showing you a fraction of what is to come in the full release. If you’d like more details on what will be offered in the games multiplayer at launch such as maps, modes and power-ups please follow the links provided.
Bethesda is also pushing a new innovative component for Doom called SnapMap that will be available May 13th when the game officially releases. SnapMap allows user-generated content to be created, played and shared easily across the Doom community, meaning you’ll be able to play with new game modes and maps created by your fellow gamer. Id Software plans to offer content updates for SnapMap including map modules; props and objects; additional features and functionality; AI enhancements; editing tool enhancements and more according to the Bethesda website.
Three premium DLC packs have also just been announced for Doom that will include a number of new maps, hack modules, playable demons, weapons and more. The first DLC pack is set to release this summer 2016, with each individual pack costing $14.99. A season pass will also be available for $39.99 which gets you a $5 discount.
Doom releases on May 13th and is said to have a lengthy campaign, coming in at around 13 hours in addition to the multiplayer content. A couple of us at The Nerd Stash were able to participate in the closed beta, you can get our impressions here as a preview to what you’ll experience. Be sure to check back for future updates on Doom and for the Open Beta, remember to…Fight like Hell.
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