Clear your schedule this weekend, gamers: Doom’s multiplayer open beta has arrived.
The open beta went live today on PS4, Xbox One, and PCs (via Steam), featuring two maps (Heatwave and Infernal), two game modes (6v6 Team Deathmatch and Warpath), one playable demon (Revenant), and seven weapons (Rocket Launcher, Plasma Rifle, Super Shotgun, Vortex Rifle, Static Rifle, Heavy Assault Rifle, and Lightning Gun). Also on tap are the Gauss Cannon power weapon, some other equipment (Frag Grenade, Personal Teleporter, Siphon Grenade), plus “never-before-seen armor sets, taunts, and hack modules,” Bethesda said.
Available worldwide in a number of languages, the beta runs now through Sunday, April 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET, so clear your schedule and get some practice before the first-person shooter officially drops on May 13.
Players can visit the Open Beta Forum to provide feedback, report any issues, and discuss the Beta with other gamers. Head over to Bethesda’s FAQ for instructions on how to download the open beta on Xbox One, PS4, and Steam as well as system requirements if you plan to play on your PC.
Originally titled Doom 4, the latest iteration of the beloved game dates back to 2007, when it was slated as a heavily scripted Call of Duty-style shooter. After more than eight years in development, Bethesda remains tight-lipped about details but based on the game’s trailers, this won’t be anything like the story-driven arcs explored in previous versions.
Gamers can share their experiences from the open beta via forum posts, gameplay streams, and YouTube, so expect a lot of early opinions Monday morning. For a peek at what to expect from the Doom open beta, check out the video below.