DOOM Beta Content & Requirements Revealed – Higher than the Alpha

Alessio Palumbo
Posted Mar 11, 2016
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The DOOM beta was confirmed two days ago by Bethesda and id Software, which also released a new multiplayer trailer. The test apparently won’t have any NDA, so you can talk about it and even stream it if you want.

Today an official DOOM beta FAQ appeared on the official website, detailing the content included in the test and its system requirements.

WHEN IS THE CLOSED BETA TEST?

Starting: Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC ā€“ 5)

End: Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC ā€“ 5)

HOW DO I KNOW IF Iā€™M ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DOOM MP CLOSED BETA?

The Closed Beta will be open to those 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 Wolfenstein: The New Order digitally prior to May 26, 2014.

IS DOOM SNAP MAP OR THE SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN PART OF THE CLOSED BETA?

No. The Closed Beta is for multiplayer only.

WHAT CONTENT AND GAME MODES ARE FEATURED IN THE CLOSED BETA?

The Closed Beta features a limited content and feature set. The intent is to encourage people to play as many matches as possible during the Closed Beta test period.

  • Maps: Heatwave and Infernal
  • Game Modes: 6v6 Team Deathmatch and Warpath
  • Demon: Revenant
  • Weapons: Rocket Launcher, Plasma Rifle, Super Shotgun, Vortex Rifle, Static Rifle, Heavy Assault Rifle, and Lightning Gun
  • Power Weapons: Gauss Cannon
  • Equipment: Frag Grenade, Personal Teleporter, Siphon Grenade

WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED PC SYSTEM SPECS FOR THE CLOSED BETA?

The following system specs for the PC are for the Closed Beta and do not reflect the minimum or recommended system specs of the final game.

Minimum Spec (720p)

  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Intel Core i5-2400 or better / AMD FX-8320 or better
  • 8 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) or better / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better
  • Up to 22GB HDD space
  • Steam account
  • Broadband internet connection

*Please note that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, and mobile GPUs are not supported for the DOOM Beta. Please check back later for minimum or recommended system specs for the final game

  • Recommended Spec (1080p)
  • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Intel Core i7-3770 or better / AMD FX-8350 or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) or better / AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better
  • Up to 22GB HDD space
  • Steam account
  • Broadband internet connection

It’s interesting to note that these DOOM beta requirements are higher than the Alpha requirements. Usually the reverse should happen due to optimization, unless the graphics have actually been improved since.

DOOM New Update To Launch On June 30th On All Formats, Full Notes Released

id Software did say they’re aiming to be the best looking 1080P@60FPS game, after all. DOOM will launch on May 13 worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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