Here’s what’s included in the DOOM multiplayer closed Alpha

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 14 October 2015 20:06 GMT

Those interested in participating in the DOOM multiplayer closed Alpha can now sign up if they bought The New Order last year.


Just so you don’t get confused, this is not the beta offered through the Wolfenstein: The New Order pre-order incentive. It’s an Alpha, so it means not everyone will get in like with the beta. But if you pre-ordered The New Order or bought it prior-to May 26, 2014, you can still sign up for the Alpha.

If you want to be considered for the Alpha test, head over to the game’s official website, enter your details and platform of choice, and if selected you can expect an email from Bethesda.

The site notes this is a stress test for the game’s dedicated server infrastructure in a real-world consumer environment. Once the actual beta is launched it will be available in multiple languages, but the Alpha test is English-only.

There will be one map, one mode, one demon, and one power weapon available during the multiplayer Alpha test.

Here’s the full list of contents with details pulled from the DOOM website:

One Map: Heatwave – This industrial-themed map will place players in an arena setting featuring plenty of armor, ammo, and health pickups. Narrow corridors, walkways and small chambers all link to a central, open area of the map, providing players with a variety of environments that suit varying playstyles, as well as the focus point for fighting over key power-ups.

One Mode: 6v6 Team Deathmatch – In this mode, two teams of 6 players will try to dominate each other by fighting over the Revenant and Gauss Rifle power-ups, which provide devastating firepower that can turn the tide or ensure victory.

One Demon: Revenant – Being the first player to the Demon Rune will transform you into the powerful Revenant. Use your jetpack and dual rocket launchers to hunt down the other team for a limited time to either secure your team’s lead or mount a comeback.

One Power Weapon: Gauss Cannon – Available as a counter to the Revenant, this high-powered weapon destroys opponents in one blast. Use the alternate fire to see your targets through walls, but be warned, there is a limited number of shots, so use it to take down the demon rather than enemy players. Once you’re out of ammo, you have to wait for it to appear on the map again.

Six Weapons (can be used both in standard and customizable loadouts):

  • Vortex Rifle
  • Super Shotgun
  • Repeater
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Static Cannon
  • Plasma Rifle

Two Equipment Items

  • Personal Teleporter
  • Frag Grenade

A date for the Alpha wasn’t noted on the official website, but once we know when it starts, we’ll be sure to let you know.

DOOM is in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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