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Bethesda Reveal Doom Closed Alpha Test Details
Bethesda have revealed some news for the Doom Multiplayer Closed Alpha, including some of the modes that will be available. For those who pre-ordered or bought Wolfenstein: The New Order on or before May 26, 2014 you should be able to have access once the testing begins.
In an update on the Doom website revealed the steps to take to get into the closed beta, as well as the following content that will be in the test:
ONE MAP: HEATWAVE
The Alpha will feature 1 multiplayer 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
Welcome to the core of DOOM’s arena-style multiplayer combat. 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.
6 WEAPONS, 2 EQUIPMENT ITEMS
The Closed Alpha will feature a limited arsenal of weapons and items featured in the complete game. They can be used both in standard and customizable loadouts.
- Vortex Rifle
- Super Shotgun
- Rocket Launcher
- Static Cannon
- Plasma Rifle
- Personal Teleporter
- Frag Grenade
This close Alpha test will be to test the dedicated server infrastructure in the real-world with real players hitting the server. As this is the Alpha, and not the Beta you can expect more problems in the game. Bethesda also made it clear that this version will not be representative of the final game.
Have you been given access to the Closed Alpha? Are you looking forward to giving it a try? Let us know your thoughts below.