Bethesda has announced that the Doom open beta will commence on April 15. The open beta will start at 9 AM PST/12 AM EST on April 15 and end on 8:59 PM PST/11:59 PM EST on April 17. The open beta will include Team Deathmatch and Warpath game modes on two maps: Heatwave and Infernal. That's only two of the six game modes and two of the nine maps available in the final game.
"These maps and modes are just a fraction of what players will experience when the game launches May 13," the publisher said in a statement to GameSpot. "Support for Doom doesn't end when the game is out. For the rest of the year, we expect to provide certain free content updates across SnapMap and multiplayer."
Team Deathmatch is exactly what it says on the box: two teams do their best to kill the opposing side and the team with the higher kill count wins. Warpath is a domination-style game mode, where players fight for control of a moving capture point. Holding the spot adds points to your team's score, but there's a demon rune that spawns opposite the capture point that can turn the tide of battle.
Bethesda and id Software are also hoping you'll want to pick up some of the premium DLC multiplayer packs, either separately or in a season pass. The DLC packs will cost $14.99 each, or players can buy the season pass for $39.99. The first DLC pack will contain:
- Three new maps
- One new weapon
- One new playable demon
- One new armour set
- One new piece of equipment
- New hack modules and taunts
- New customization colours and patterns
Doom launches on May 13 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam.