Doom Multiplayer Closed Beta Dates and PC Specifications Announced

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Doom Multiplayer Closed Beta Dates and PC Specifications Announced

First-person shooter Doom will have its multiplayer closed beta at the end of the month. It will be playable from March 31, 10:00pm Eastern Time (April 1, 8:30am IST) to April 3, 11:59 pm Eastern Time (April 4, 10:29am IST).

As the name suggests, the beta is restricted. Those who purchased select physical retail copies of Wolfenstein: The New Order or pre-ordered the game digitally prior to May 26, 2014 will be able to take part.

(Also see: Doom Release Date, Collector's Edition Announced)

"If you received and redeemed your Doom Beta code that was included with your copy of the Wolfenstein: The New Order, you are automatically eligible to participate in the Closed Beta. You will receive an email from Bethesda with a key code prior to the start of the Beta," the FAQ section of the official Doom site reads. If the trailer is any indication, you can expect to be brutal, fast, and frantic. Never a bad thing.

Listed below are the system specs for the PC version of the closed beta. id Software claims it does not reflect the minimum or recommended system specs of the final game.

Minimum Spec (720p)

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 or better / AMD FX-8320 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) or better / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better
  • Storage: Up to 22GB HDD space

(Also see: Doom Is (Finally) Out This May. Play These 5 Games First.)

Recommended Spec (1080p)

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 or better / AMD FX-8350 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) or better / AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better
  • Storage: Up to 22GB HDD space

Whats interesting is that the developer explicitly states that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti and mobile GPUs are not supported for the Doom closed beta. Hopefully, the full release will considering how popular the GTX 750 Ti still is with budget PC builders.

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