Back in October Bethesda asked fans to start signing up for DOOM Alpha on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Alpha included one mode and only one map.
Those who signed up for the Alpha are starting to receive invites. Alpha starts at the following times and dates:
- Start: Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC – 5)
- Burst test: Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC – 5)
- End: Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC – 5)
Who is eligible for the Alpha? According to the FAQ page:
Closed Alpha participants will be chosen from the people 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 the game digitally through May 26, 2014.
It’s a multiplayer alpha to stress test the game dedicated server infrastructure. Keep in mind that this doesn’t represent the final game and many elements may or may not be different in the final build.
Doom was announced at E3 where we got our first look at the new installment in this long running franchise. We don’t yet have a release date, but the new Doom will hit store shelves sometime in 2016.
For more on Doom, stay-tuned!