Doom Open Beta: New Trailer Released, All Content Announced

The battle begins April 15.


Following the news last week that id Software's new Doom shooter would be getting an open beta, publisher Bethesda has now released a new trailer for it and revealed everything it contains. The video provides a brief overview of the beta's locations, weapons, and power-ups. Check it out above.

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As announced previously, Doom's open beta runs April 15-17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Unlike the previous closed beta, this one is open to everyone--no code required.

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This beta will overlap with the Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Firefight beta, which runs April 14-18.

Beta players will get to try Doom's team deathmatch and Warpath modes on the Heatwave and Infernal maps. You can learn more about these through GameSpot's previous coverage: maps, modes.

Here is a full rundown of what's included in the Doom beta, as written by id Software:

  • Maps: Heatwave and Infernal
  • Game Modes: 6v6 Team Deathmatch and Warpath
  • Demon: Revenant
  • Weapons: Rocket Launcher, Plasma Rifle, Super Shotgun, Vortex Rifle, Static Rifle, Heavy Assault Rifle, and Lightning Gun
  • Power Weapons: Gauss Cannon
  • Equipment: Frag Grenade, Personal Teleporter, Siphon Grenade

Pre-loading for the Doom open beta begins on all platforms tomorrow, April 12. For more on the open beta, you can read the detailed FAQ here.

Doom is slated for a May 13 release date. In other news about the game, Bethesda recently announced the game's post-launch DLC, which will include more maps, weapons, items, and customization options.

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