Bethesda reveals Doom open beta date, details free and paid DLCBy Shawn Knight 7 comments
With Doom's first closed multiplayer beta now in the books, Bethesda and id Software have turned their attention to the first open beta which gets under way later this month.
The open beta, available to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC gamers, kicks off at 12:00 am EDT on April 15 and runs through 11:59 pm EDT on April 17. It will offer the same content as the closed beta (two game modes - Warpath and Team Deathmatch - and two maps - Heatwave and Infernal).
Bethesda Associate Content Manager Anne Lewis also revealed on Wednesday that support for Doom won't end once the game has launched. Over the coming months, id Software plans to release free content updates across SnapMap and multiplayer modes.
For those not up to speed, SnapMap allows gamers to create custom maps and new game modes that can be shared with and played by others.
Upcoming content for SnapMap will consist of map modules, props and objects, AI enhancements, editing tool enhancements and additional features and functionality. Multiplayer will also receive updates in the form of new game modes, we're told. Again, both SnapMap and multiplayer updates will be free of charge.
Outside of those updates, there are three premium multiplayer DLC packs in the works. Each DLC will sell for $14.99 by itself or you can opt for the $39.99 season pass to save a few bucks. The first pack is due out this summer and will include the following:
- Three new maps
- One new weapon
- One new playable demon
- One new armor set
- One new piece of equipment
- New hack modules and taunts
- New customization colors and patterns
Doom lands on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 13 starting at $59.99.