‘Doom’ Closed Beta For PS4, Xbox One, & PC Runs Until April 3

Bethesda just released the DOOM closed beta today, March 31. It is set to run until this weekend only, ending on April 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET, VG247 reported.

DOOM’s closed beta period can be accessed by those who pre-ordered the action-adventure FPS from MachineGames called Wolfenstein: The New Order. Accordingly, certain copies come with a beta key that gamers can redeem to experience the closed multiplayer beta for DOOM.

The official website for the game further explained, “The Closed Beta will be open to those who have redeemed their DOOM Beta codes included with some physical retail copies of Wolfenstein: The New Order, and to those who pre-purchased or purchased Wolfenstein: The New Order digitally prior to May 26, 2014.”

The other option for those who were not able to get Wolfenstein is to visit the nearest GameStop store or EB Games (Canada). VG247’s post explained that these shops will give free access codes for DOOM closed multiplayer beta.

'DOOM' Closed Beta For PS4, Xbox One & PC
[Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

According to the official FAQ page on DOOM’s official website, the closed multiplayer beta will feature two maps, Infernal and Heatwave. Fans can also enjoy two game modes, namely Warpath and Team Deathmatch. In addition to these perks, the closed multiplayer beta also brings in “never-before-seen weapons, armor sets, taunts and hack modules.”

Particularly, some of the featured weapons to expect upon getting into DOOM’s closed multiplayer beta are the Plasma Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Lightning Gun, Vortex Rifle, and Super Shotgun. The power weapon called Gauss Cannon is also available for the closed beta as well as equipment like Personal Teleporter and a Frag Grenade.

DOOM’s closed beta test is available worldwide for PS4 and Xbox One users. PC gamers can also access it via Steam.

Aside from unleashing the closed beta, Bethesda also recently released an all-new live-action cinematic for DOOM. The official Twitter account for DOOM announced the arrival of the latest trailer, which was directed by Joe Kosinski, the person who also helmed movies such as Tron: Legacy and Oblivion.

According to the description posted on YouTube, the cinematic trailer “evokes the pillars of DOOM’s gameplay: Relentless Combat, Terrifying Demons, and Bad Ass Guns.” Watch DOOM’s “Fight Like Hell” trailer below.


idTech 6 will power the newest entry to the game franchise, and as shared in a previous post on Bethesda’s official website, DOOM will run at 60 frames per second and 1080p. Billy Khan, the lead project programmer, shared that they want gamers “to wonder how DOOM and idTech 6 games can be so visually stunning at 60 frames-per-second at 1080p on all platforms, when other titles cannot even achieve a similar look at 30 frames-per-second.” He also added that they aim for DOOM is “to be the best-looking game at 1080p at 60fps.”

Khan noted that the idTech 6 engine lets the designers and artists “quickly decorate the world with fine details,” further adding that its “physically based renderer and dynamic lighting system” make it possible to showcase more realistic and stunning characters and environments. Moreover, the new DOOM is expected to offer new multiplayer modes, along with the reinvention of the “legendary multiplayer mode” called Deathmatch, and brand new weapons.

The very first DOOM was released in 1993, and to celebrate the game’s 22nd anniversary, id Software and Bethesda are set to offer a new DOOM this spring. DOOM’s official release date is slated for May 13. The game will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. It can be pre-ordered through the game’s official website. To know if you are eligible for the game’s closed beta, head over to the official DOOM page linked above.

[Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images]

Share this article: ‘Doom’ Closed Beta For PS4, Xbox One, & PC Runs Until April 3
More from Inquisitr