Bethesda on Thursday announced that the multiplayer closed alpha testing period for the new Doom will begin this coming Friday, October 23 across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The testing period opens at 12:01 EDT and runs through Sunday, October 25, at 11:59 PM EDT.
Alpha testers will get to play 6v6 team deathmatch games on a map called Heatwave. The alpha will let you try out six weapons and two pieces of equipment, while you can also either choose a pre-set loadout or build your own.
In addition, there are multiple “game-changer” items on the map, which Bethesda has outlined in a blog post. As written by Bethesda, these are:
The Demon Rune , which can turn the tide of a battle by transforming a player into a bad-ass Revenant fully loaded with dual rocket launchers and a jetpack.
The Gauss Cannon , a high-powered weapon that can destroy a foe in a single blast.
Power-ups like Quad Damage and
Invisibility – you can guess what each of these does.
The Doom beta will begin in 2016, while the full game is also slated for launch that year across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.