9 March 2016

Return Of The Arena Shooter With DOOM Multiplayer Trailer And Beta Announcement

    DOOM!! The trailer’s out because Bethesda probably wants to hype up the imminent closed beta, which is scheduled to kick off on March 31st. Somewhat hilariously, Bethesda has revealed that this is when you can use those beta codes you got with your Wolfenstein: The New Order pre-orders. Great, that was, uh, coming up to the two years ago now Bethesda, but I guess better late than never. At least on the basis of this new trailer it’s probably been worth the wait.

      Some of the abilities look, for want of a better phrase, pretty spiffing. There’s a quick shield, some sort of mine, and, main event, the ability to turn into a 15ft demon, BEFORE THRUSTING SOMEBODY'S HEAD AT THE WALL AT LIGHT SPEED. Should you get into the closed beta, then, you’ll have two maps to mess around with - Heatwave and Infernal, along with two game modes. These are 6v6 Team Deathmatch and Warpath, which is a little like King of the Hill but the capture point moves on a track around the map, with a demon power-up serving as a counterpoint at the opposite end.

You can register your interest for DOOM beta on the official site, as well as use your Wolfenstein pre-order codes if you've somehow still got them kicking about. Failing that, is out on May 13th worldwide, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.