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DOOM open beta revealed, DLC plans detailed

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DOOM getting open beta

You might have missed out on the recent closed beta for DOOM, missing out on the chance to get an early tastes of the Super Shotgun, roaming around as a Reaver and shooting Darryn in the face. The arena shooting frenzy is back, but if you’re still not convinced Bethesda is giving you last chance to play a little. And this time, you won’t have to do anything to get in – with the last beta for DOOM being completely open.

From the 15-17th of  April, anyone on PS4, Xbox One and PC will be able to download the DOOM beta client and hop in for a weekend of frantic, bloody multiplayer. The content will be identical to the closed beta, with two game modes and maps. Classic Team Deathmatch will be present, along with the King of the Hill variant called Warpath – in which the point of control is consistency moving around the map. You be able to play both across maps Heatwave and Inferno (so like Hell and a factory filed with lava. Just DOOM things).

Along with the open beta announcement, Bethesda briefly detailed the post-launch content plans they have for the shooter. A Season Pass will be released of course) which will add a host of new content throughout the year. Although not nailing down the specifics, the Season Pass will eventually add all of the following:

  • 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

That’s just the content for the first pack, which can be bought separately too for $15 a few weeks after launch.The most important information about the DLC was omitted by Bethesda however, leaving the implementation of this additional content up for question. Will players be split between those who own it or not? Or will people be able to play on DLC maps if the server just swings them that way?

It’s unclear for now, but hopefully we’ll know a lot more about DOOM’s multiplayer future before it launches on May 13th.

That aside, the game looks great. Here’s Darryn killing things with a shotgun. When he’s not being shot in the back, that is.

 

Last Updated: April 7, 2016

24 Comments

  1. Mehltiplayer crap. #foreverSP

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 7, 2016 at 08:20

      Looks like they’re pandering to the Quake 3/COD crowd…. Danger’s always there that the SP might get watered down like McDonald’s sodas

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 7, 2016 at 08:23

        That’s exactly what I was thinking, and I’m hoping it’s not the case. Wolfenstein got it right.

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          April 7, 2016 at 08:41

          Wolfensteins SP was one of the best FPS Single player campaigns in years!!

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 7, 2016 at 08:31

        McD’s sells sodas? I always thought it was flavoured water with carcinogens?

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 7, 2016 at 08:32

          They sell “burgers” as well

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 7, 2016 at 08:33

            Oh Lord….”Voetswam toebroodjie”?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 7, 2016 at 08:34

            Still better than KFC’s gravy

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 7, 2016 at 08:37

            You mean KFC’s Diarrhoeic resemblance of food dressing?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 7, 2016 at 08:38

            Now with secret ingredients, except it’s not a secret, it came from an employee

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 7, 2016 at 08:40

            HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! The wrong end of the employee!!

  2. Pariah

    April 7, 2016 at 08:21

    Why would I shoot Darryn in the face? The back seems so much more satisfying!

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 7, 2016 at 08:21

      First problem, where’s his face?

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  3. Prozac

    April 7, 2016 at 08:21

    Does this beta come with a time machine?15-17th of March, Ill give this a go on the 15 April though.

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  4. WhiteRock

    April 7, 2016 at 08:29

    “From the 15-17th of March”?

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    • Pariah

      April 7, 2016 at 08:30

      Where are you seeing that? I see April. O_o

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 7, 2016 at 08:31

        Same here, must be those ninjas again

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      • WhiteRock

        April 7, 2016 at 08:32

        Fmeh…I know what I saw 😉

        Especially seeing the updated time of the page:

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  5. HairyEwok

    April 7, 2016 at 08:32

    The fact that you have to make a weapon load out is putting me off the MP. Where’s the old run and weapon pick-up… That is the old roots of the game, fast paced gameplay WITH weapon pick-ups.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 7, 2016 at 08:36

      Because of this thing called ragequit, if I spawn in a place too far away from a rocket launcher or railgun I don’t want to play this round

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      • HairyEwok

        April 7, 2016 at 08:41

        But its what made the game fun for me, grab the closest pick-up weapon and fight your way to the preferred weapon you want (for me it was the rainbow nation railgun), if you’re lucky you may even kill the guy with the preferred weapon you want and pick it up.

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          April 7, 2016 at 08:44

          But that’s more of an Arena Multiplayer setup, which hopefully is a game mode that’ll be featured….

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  6. Tiaan Venter

    April 7, 2016 at 09:41

    Hopefully more people will actually play it now…

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  7. Shan

    April 7, 2016 at 11:55

    #YeeHaaah

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