Doom's closed multiplayer beta begins on March 31stBy Tim Schiesser
If you pre-ordered or purchased copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order, you'll soon be able to check out a multiplayer beta of the upcoming Doom reboot. The closed beta will be available from March 31 at 10pm ET through to 11:59pm on April 3, and there doesn't appear to be any way to get involved if you didn't pre-order Wolfenstein.
The multiplayer beta will include two game modes, Team Deathmatch and Warparth, along with two maps, Heatwave and Infernal. The official multiplayer trailer for Doom gives an early look into what those game modes and maps will look like, although you can expect more in the full and final game.
The Doom beta will be available on Windows PCs as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If you're planning to play on PC, these are the non-final system specifications that Bethesda has published for the beta.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770
|Intel Core i5-2400
|GPU||NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB
AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
|NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
|OS||Windows 7 64-bit or newer, Steam account required|
Bethesda also advises that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti and all mobile GPUs aren't supported in the beta.
For those that are still interested in Doom but don't have access to the closed beta, pre-orders for the game are now open ahead of a final release on May 13.