Doom Multiplayer Open Beta and Season Pass Announced

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Doom Multiplayer Open Beta and Season Pass Announced

After spending some quality time with Doom's closed multiplayer beta, we felt that the first-person shooter was a great throwback to old school games. And we also feared it might not have enough content to sustain those weaned on modern-day shooters. It turns out publisher Bethesda felt the same. Not only did it announce an open beta for the game but revealed its post-launch plans for multiplayer too.

"If you were unable to join us for our recent Doom closed multiplayer beta, you're in luck! From April 15 through 17, you'll be able to jump straight into the open beta - no code necessary. Simply download the beta and let the viscera fly. Like the closed beta, you'll have access to Team Deathmatch and Warpath on the Heatwave and Infernal maps," a post by Bethesda Content Manager Anne Lewis reads.

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

In addition to this, she also revealed what else you can expect to keep the game's multiplayer fresh after Doom is out on May 13. There will be a Season Pass consisting of three premium multiplayer downloadable content (DLC) packs. These will grant you access to new maps, hack modules, playable demons, and weapons among other things. The first DLC pack has no release date save for a summer window. It will have the following:

  • Three new maps
  • One new weapon
  • One new playable demon
  • One new armour set
  • One new piece of equipment
  • New hack modules and taunts
  • New customisation colours and patterns

Each DLC pack will be available for $14.99 (approximately Rs. 1,000) or can be bought altogether for $39.99 (around Rs. 2,661) via the game's Season Pass.

As for India, the Season Pass for Doom is available for a steep Rs. 3,000 on Xbox One with no price on PS4 or PC at the moment. In the past Bethesda has priced DLC similarly across platforms for the country. Safe to say the Season Pass will have the same price on the PlayStation Store and Steam when it's available.

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