Bethesda Outlines Doom Open Beta, DLC Plans

It's been quite some time since we've gotten to play a new Doom title, so it's no wonder that people are wanting to get their hands on the game as soon as possible. Last week Bethesda allowed some lucky people to test out the multiplayer portion of the game during their closed beta. However, for those that weren't able to get in, you're in luck. The company has just announced an open beta that kicks off next week.

The open beta will run from April 15-17, and will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC gamers. There won't be any new content that wasn't in the closed beta, so you'll be checking out the Team Deathmatch and Warpath modes, on the same two maps: Heatwave and Infernal.

In addition to announcing the open beta period, Bethesda has also announced their plans for post-launch content. The user creation mode, dubbed SnapMap will be getting free updates over time, which includes new game modes, AI enhancements and map modules.

Of course, no current game would be complete without some paid DLC and a Season Pass. Each of the three pieces of planned DLC will run you $14.99, while the Season Pass will set you back $39.99. To give us an idea of what to expect out of each, Bethesda has given us a bullet list of what we can expect from the first DLC that will be released. Here's what you'll get:

  • 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 colors and patterns

The game will be coming out next month, on May 13th, and will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.