DOOM Open Beta and Post-Launch Content Announced
Following last week’s cinematic trailer, Bethesda Softworks and Id Software revealed that the DOOM open beta will take place from April 15 through 17. No code will be necessary and you’ll have access to Team Deathmatch and Warpath on the Heatwave and Infernal maps.
Bethesda says that support for DOOM doesn’t end when the game is out. For the rest of the year, you will get certain free content updates across SnapMap and multiplayer. On top of being able to access and play new modes and maps created by your 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, Bethesda will also be releasing 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 armor set; one new piece of equipment; new hack modules and taunts; and new customization colors and patterns.
Each DLC pack will cost $14.99 (£11.99 [UK]), or you can get them all at a discount with the Season Pass for $39.99 (£29.99 [UK]).
In DOOM’s campaign, there is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways. As the iconic DOOM Marine, you wake to learn that the Union Aerospace Corporation’s facility on Mars has been decimated and overrun by hordes of demons. Humanity’s survival rests in your hands – and your hands alone. Fight Like Hell.
DOOM is set to debut on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 13. You can pre-order your own copy by clicking here.