Doom beta will come to Steam, preorder Wolfenstein for exclusive Team Fortress 2 hat

Everyone likes a hat!

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Preorder Wolfenstein: The New Order on Steam and you'll get access to two Team Fortress 2 items, one of which is a jazzy hat.

The two items, Die Regime-Panzerung and (und?) Der Maschinensoldaten-Helm, will let your TF2 characters look just a little bit like the enemy soldiers in Machine Games' new take on the Wolfenstein series. It's probably a smart incentive, too, as a recent study of Steam suggested that TF2 was absolutely leagues ahead of most other Steam games in popularity.

Preordering through Steam will also grant access to the upcoming Doom beta, with the Wolfenstein: The New Order store page adding that the beta, whenever it's released, will be coming to Steam.

Alongside the PC, Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on May 20.

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57 comments
nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Counter Strike global offensive is picking up more players lately to :)


I really hope the next Counter Strike is THE true successor to the original. Because i want that game to become huge again. Its so good. Still my favourite action MP fps, by far.

blackzio
blackzio

people bitching about tf2 hats being the pre-order bonus. I think personally it's better than taking something out of the game and giving it to only of those who pre-ordered (i'm looking at you metro last light) . The game is there as a full experience as it should be. you can sell the hats if you don't play tf2.

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

I'll wait for reviews. The last good Wolfenstein game was Return To Castle Wolfenstein, and that was 13 years ago. The last one was fairly mediocre and so far, from what I've seen of the gameplay for this one, it ranges from looking fun to looking boring. So, I think I'll wait for reviews. Do hope DOOM is good though. Really liked DOOM 3, so I am hoping they can mimic the success they had with that.

psboring
psboring

Who wants a hat for a seven year old game? I don't. I want valve to stop acting like scrooge mcduck swimming in his vault of money and make me Half-Life 3!

souldomain1984
souldomain1984

I don’t want funny hats. I want a bloody Panzerhund to guard my apartment’s door against anybody who would want to sell me whatever crap they usually sell! I swear, this Panzerhund would have a whole bunch of bloody, bone cracking fun time!

psboring
psboring

I'm afraid. Someone hold my hand. If they botch doom 4 I'm gonna just break down. It will probably mean the end of the series.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

Can't wait for doom 4, I hope its as good or better than doom 3. The environment sound in doom3 was great lets hope they bring that magic back.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Sorry, but I don't pre-order games anymore and TF2 hats (for a game I don't have any interest in playing) and a beta aren't going to help.  Although, I am really looking forward to a new Wolfenstein and Doom game.

quakke
quakke

Sry, already pre-ordered it yesterday from a real gameshop since it looked like it's never coming to steam. Well, i'm not regretting since i got some special edition and it's pretty much the Steam price.


Can't freakin wait for this game to come :P (Wolfenstein: The New Order)

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

I use to have so much respect for Valve.

Then they started making Hats instead of making games.

seanwil545
seanwil545

Hats?...I stopped using hats once I got serious.

whatsazerg
whatsazerg

Could not care less about TF2, hats or Wolfenstein.... very excited about the new DOOM, though.

bernard978
bernard978

F*cking TF2 hats... TF2 was ruined when they were introduced.

santinegrete
santinegrete

Finally a campaign based FPS for this year. :) But I have to admit Doom beta access can't work as a big bonus.

ziproy
ziproy

I miss playin this game. If only I still had access to my original account, I had some pretty cool hats even back then. Not to mention I haven't eaten a Sanvich in ages

quinnd6
quinnd6

They haven't even released minimum specs for this game on pc yet.

scottpsfan14
scottpsfan14

Doom is irrelevant when COD (the real deal) exists. LOL, ID is SHIT!

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Very small expectations for the new Doom.  Like really low.  I would *love* for it to be great but it's just not going to be.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

i will wait for steam sale


and i already have my next doom. its called.......

BRUTAL DOOM

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

anyone know what the sys specs are for this game? They aren't posted in the steam pre-order page.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I don't play TF2 and I don't preorder games. I might even get this game on PS4. :P

jkarp123
jkarp123

I'm gonna get this game, looks fun.  I hope releasing this that close to watch dogs doesn't hurt it though.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@blackzio  I cant believe theres even a market for this. But there is , ive sold all my guns and cases from counter Strike global offensive and made $50. its kind of wierd and its not like they were rare items either. Just standard sht you get while playing the game , that anyone could of easily got themselves after a few hours of playing.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@Pierce_Sparrow  I liked DOOM 3 to :). I was one of the people that thought the flashlight thing was awesome and made the game way scarier and more intense in situations. I actually loved the whole going to mARS thing, being trapped on teh base and having to get off MARS. I still dont understand to this day , why just this simple concept wasnt the driving force of the movie.Guy goes to work, things turn to sht, demons infiltrate the base and kill everyone then try to find the sole survivor on the base, lots of crazy battles and suspense hiding from the demons, escape MARS while hordes of demons are chasing him to his ship, end movie. 


Would of been great.

snaketus
snaketus

@Pierce_Sparrow  "Return To Castle Wolfenstein, and that was 13 years ago"


And what an amazing game that was! I still remember playing it inside out back in business school in 2001. I really hope they don't fuck this up and to be completely honest, that DOOM beta interests me more.

SteXmaN
SteXmaN

@Pierce_Sparrow 2009 one was enjoyable.As for New Order every single preview is positive, so lets hope for the best.

blackzio
blackzio

@psboring  you can probably sell the hat on the market. i got my copy of brutal legend at launch almost free selling the genuine taunt. 

Kooken58
Kooken58

@psboring More people play that seven year old game on a daily basis than COD and probably BF as well. Clearly they are doing something right.  Maybe other developers should start paying attention, you arn't going to create a large fanbase by releasing the same crap every year and putting out an over priced map pack, splitting the community.

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

@psboring  Remember how they delayed HL2? Then remember how awesome it was when it was finally released? Yeah, we can all have a bit more faith in Valve than that. Plus, I don't see the hat being a big incentive to pre-order this. The DOOM beta is probably a bigger one, though it's still not enough for me to pre-order this, especially after the last mediocre Wolfenstein game.

delta5931
delta5931

@psboring  Because TF2 is one of the most played games on Steam? Give Valve a bit more time, we know they are working on Source Engine 2. I'd rather have no HL3, over a rushed, EA like cash grab HL3.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

@LiquidGold Only a couple of months back got and played D3 on original Xbox and I got to say hooked like I haven't been in ages. But the DLC campaign already started to feel quite old

quakke
quakke

@LiquidGold
The reason why DOOM 3 had magnificent soundworld is very simple. DOOM 3 utilized Creative Lab's EAX Advanced HD 3.0 enviromental audio technology. Personally i think DOOM 3 is probably one of the best (if not the best) sounding games ever created. EAX really added like a completely new layer to it. Play DOOM 3 without EAX and it's easily lacking over 50% of the experience and athmosphere.

psboring
psboring

When valve began caring more about steam then anything else I gave up on them. Steam is great but they dont give two sh**s about Half-Life anymore and that's sad. It's what made them and then they just walked away from it. Hell they haven't even touched source engine in a decade. It's so decrepit and old it needs to be put in a nursing home.

ziproy
ziproy

@scottpsfan14 You wouldn't have COD if it wasn't for Id (you spelled it wrong). A little gratitude could be nice

quakke
quakke

@TERMINATOR-SSD  

Brutal DOOM is very disrespectful for DOOM. This is why i will never approve BD.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

@Shelledfade1 For Doom, I think it's like a 286 with 16M of RAM, MS-DOS 5 or 6.  You may have better luck with a 386 and a bit more memory though.

Psycold
Psycold

@nyran125tk  Yea with all the cards and stuff I've sold from Steam, I've probably made around $80-100, at one point I went through my 200+ games and installed just the ones that I could still get cards for and just left them all running until I had TONS of cards to sell.

Raditz5
Raditz5

@SteXmaN I still remember the first time I saw a rocket make it inside a concrete bunker on the beach map. All the bodies turned into gibs and the helmets where still in the air for a split second. So amazing the MP mode was. Had lots of fun.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

@PrpleTrtleBuBum @LiquidGold  I you get a chance reply it on pc with the HD mods even without them still a great game. Don't get the mod with the gun torch it takes away a lot of the suspense.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

@quakke @LiquidGold  Ya I had my pc sound card running through my pioneer 6.1 cinema amp via optical at the time, it was one of the best games I ever heard still to this day. The industry machinery over creepy noises and the sound  when the power cuts out WOW. The soundstage they gave the game was incredible.   

delta5931
delta5931

@psboring  I'd rather have no Half-Life 3, over a rushed, EA cash grab Half-Life 3.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

@quakke i never understood that. I played the originals to death over 20years ago. And playing Brutal Doom is just a huge barrel of fun. Opens new ideas, making weapons crazy, new weapons, game is harder, keeping the graphics the same style with added Brutal crazyness. Even John Romero said its crazy fun and hilarious. 

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

@LiquidGold @quakke I remember getting frequent audio loops while playing the game.My sound card was the only thing that held back the game.