Bethesda and developer id Software have just announced that a DOOM Open Beta is in the works, arriving April 15th through the 18th. The Open Beta will not require a code and players will simply be able to log-on to the platform of their choice and download access to 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. Be sure to check out the video series video series where the maps, modes and power-ups of DOOM’s multiplayer are explored. Once the game is launched id Software has plans of supporting the game throughout the rest of the year with certain free content updates across SnapMap and multiplayer.
SnapMap is 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, id 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 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. Be sure to read our full written impression on the DOOM multiplayer Closed Beta.