Doom Open Beta: New Trailer Released, All Content Announced

The battle begins April 15.

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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.

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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