DOOM Open Beta & DLC Details Announced

Following a successful closed beta that ended just this Sunday, the devs of DOOM have decided to announce the date for the upcoming open beta....
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    Following a successful closed beta that went from the evening of March 31st until late this Sunday, the developers for DOOM are now ready to bring forth the open beta for their upcoming game. The open beta will feature the same two modes and maps that were in the closed beta. Those being Team Deathmatch & Warpath (a moving King of the Hill mode), being played on Infernal and Heatwave. Along with announcing the date of the open beta, the devs have also revealed what gamers can expect to see added in-game following DOOM’s official release.

    In terms of DLC content, DOOM will be receiving three DLC packs post-release that will include three new maps, one new weapon, new hack modules and taunts, a new piece of equipment and armor set, and a number of new customization colors and patterns. All of this content will be coming to the multiplayer mode of the game, expanding the game over whatever release timeframe is decided upon by Bethesda. Unfortunately, the developers have decided that any content coming from these DLCs will only be available to those who purchase said DLCs. Therefore splitting the community for this game between those who have DLC content, and those who don’t. However, Bethesda has said that there will be free updates in the form of game modes, along with expansions to the SnapMap level editor. So not all post-release content will involve exclusivity.


    The DOOM open beta will begin on Friday April 15th and end on Monday April 18th. For anyone wondering what the DLC content will go for, each individual DLC will cost $15, while if you’d like to get all three DLCs together and save a bit of money you can grab the Season Pass for just $40. DOOM will officially launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 13th.

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  1. Itachi_Uchiha
    I'll laugh when it is true to the classics and everyone hates it cause of it just like Duke Nukem Forever.
  2. zlReborn
    Yo... Doom is a legendary game can't wait to play this.
  3. pvris
    Looks terrible imo. Can't even compare to Doom 3 /: sad day.
    1. Thelema
      Am I correct in assuming you haven't played the closed beta? Honestly, the game is a shedload of fun man. I would recommend participating in the open beta and then comment on the game. :smile:
    2. pvris
      I've seen the closed beta gameplay. The feel isn't just quite right to the original. Looks a bit odd as well, you have to agree about that.
    3. RaoulDuke
      Well yeah man, the game isn't really suppose to be the original lol It's a brand new current gen DOOM game with different elements and gameplay. I can understand where you're coming from if you're a die-hard DOOM fan, but you should definitely give the game a shot before downplaying it on just gameplay that you've seen.
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  4. Sliding
    I'm really looking forward to trying DOOM again.
  5. 3xTiNcT
    Gonna have to play the beta, it looks fun.
  6. TheItalianLad
    I am so bloody excited for this. Old school fps games have always been my favourite and this definitely brings back that Quake feel.

    100% picking this game up but I'm not sure whether to get it on PC or Xbox? Someone help me out!!!!
    1. Sto 2 da b
      Why not both?
  7. televisedfool
    Been having a lot of fun with the doom multiplayer. :biggrin: Was in the Alpha and then played the closed beta.

    I can't help but to feel like this doom is a multiplayer game first and single player is just added on.. The DLC content kinda points towards that as well. I mean Doom 3 got some sweet single player DLC.. though that was quite a bit after release.
  8. Thelema
    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhoooooooo! Ready to kick some more @ss Duke? :biggrin:
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    2. Red58
      You boys on PC? If so mind if I join in on the savagery?
    3. RaoulDuke
      Sorry man, we're on Xbox One :/ We wish we had good gaming PCs though lol
    4. Red58
      Dang, that just ruffles my jimmies.
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