DOOM open beta, DLC/season pass details

DOOM_CyberdemonBethesda and id Software today revealed new details for the upcoming April 15th open beta, along with the season pass, which will be available for the full game which launches on May 13th.

The new open beta will be available to all and users will just need to download it beginning on April 15th.  The beta session, which includes a pair of modes and maps, will only run through the 17th.

The studio will be providing free content updates for their sharing and user-generation SnapMap component, along with the multiplayer post-launch.  But… there’s still a trio of “premium multiplayer DLC packs” in the queue which will be made available for $15 each or $39.99 for the whole batch.  These packs will include armor sets, maps, new equipment, hack modules, customization modules and more.

Read on for the details from Bethesda.

We’re pleased to announce DOOM’s Open Beta will run from April 15 through 17. This Open Beta will not require a code and players will simply be able to logon to the platform of their choice and download to access Team Deathmatch and Warpath on the Heatwave and Infernal maps.

These maps and modes are just a fraction of what players will experience when the game launches May 13 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. In a recent video series we explored the maps, modes and power-ups of DOOM’s multiplayer – all things players have to look forward to at launch. But 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.

We know the DOOM community has always been about great user-generated content, and that’s something we want to continue to encourage with SnapMap, an innovative new component of DOOM designed to make creating, sharing and playing new game experiences fast and easy.  On top of being able to access and play new modes and maps created by fellow gamers, id plans to offer content updates for SnapMap, including map modules; props and objects; additional features and functionality; AI enhancements; editing tool enhancements and more. Multiplayer will also receive content updates in the form of new game modes. Both of these SnapMap and multiplayer updates will be free to use and play.

In addition to the planned free support and content updates, we will also be releasing three premium multiplayer DLC packs after launch, which will get you a number of new maps, hack modules, playable demons, weapons and more. The first DLC will be available this summer and give you access to:

  • 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

Each DLC pack will cost $14.99, or you can get them all at a discount with the Season Pass for $39.99. Check your preferred retailer to pre-order the DOOM Season Pass.

For more information about the game please visit www.DOOM.com.

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