The Doom open beta is live; Let the fragging commence

Grab your marine or Revenant and start kicking some ass.

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If you aren't playing it already, the Doom open beta kicked off at midnight this morning and will continue through Sunday, April 17. You won't need a key this time as you did for the closed beta. 

In the open beta, players will have access to Team Deathmatch and Warpath on the Heatwave and Infernal maps. And if you like the idea of playing the demon, you will get to test out the Revenant in all its glory. The weapons available will be the rocket launcher, plasma rifle, super shotgun, vortex rifle, static rifle, heavy assault rifle, and lightning gun. The gauss cannon is available as a power weapon (limited use), and frag grenades, personal teleporters, and siphon grenade will be the equipment that can be used.

When the game is released on May 13, the Baron of Hell, Prowler and Mancubus will also be playable, while the BFG 9000, and chainsaw will be added to the arsenal of power weapons. Additional multiplayer modes will be Soul Harvest, Freeze Tag, Clan Arena and Domination, while seven more multiplayer maps will be added as well.

The beta is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Downloads will vary between 5GB and 10GB, depending on platform.  Sorry, no single-player or Snapmap modding available for testing.

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From The Chatty

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    April 15, 2016 7:20 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, The Doom open beta is live; Let the fragging commence

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      April 15, 2016 7:36 AM

      uh yeah I'm gonna pass on the fragging for now, thanks

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      April 15, 2016 9:17 AM

      It would appear that everyone hates the everloving SHIT out of the new "fake doom". Mostly negative, with only 39% postivie. That's Derek Smart type numbers, right there.

      http://store.steampowered.com/app/350470/

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        April 15, 2016 9:24 AM

        *nods sagely*

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          April 15, 2016 9:30 AM

          You nailed it prophet. We should have listened.

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            April 15, 2016 9:42 AM

            The good news is that new der_Witcha 3 DLC is coming out later this year, and it will 0wn your arse.

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            April 15, 2016 10:49 PM

            I don't give a shit about the MP, single player hell is where it's at. I always preferred Quake MP anyway. Though that could be shit as well, but I'll reserve judgement until I play it.

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        April 15, 2016 9:29 AM

        Wow. Getting torn up on Steam reviews.

        SP better be good.

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          April 15, 2016 9:35 AM

          SP is gonna be generic and repetitive, but I'll take any single player FPS I can get at this point.

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        April 15, 2016 9:38 AM

        Whoever made the decision of doing this shitty multiplayer experience needs to be fired, it's killing Doom :(

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          April 15, 2016 9:53 PM

          It's really amazing how clueless the people in charge were on this project. Just terrible decisions all around.

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            April 15, 2016 10:52 PM

            Goes some way to explaining why this turd has been in development for a decade! The Zenimax years have been a disaster for nu-id.

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        April 15, 2016 10:03 PM


        If this is doom then im the pope

        Lol...

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      April 15, 2016 9:39 AM

      is the FOV working for anyone on PC? it's doing nothing for me, i can't seem to find anyone reporting anything on it

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        April 15, 2016 9:42 AM

        They disabled the FOV command in the open beta (it was enabled in the alpha). You're stuck with the low FOV.

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          April 15, 2016 9:50 AM

          The option wasn't in the closed beta and has been added to the open beta, thought it works :(

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            April 15, 2016 10:13 AM

            0h, I didn't know that it was added...hmm...

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      April 15, 2016 9:44 AM

      Steam review snippet:

      This comes from someone who is totally new to the DOOM franchise and I only play deathmatch mode(more like I can only play this mode only) by the time I wrote this.. I played a bit and I think it's ok but it didn't really feel anything special about it as I thought it would as people keep saying this is a "legendary" game franchise.

      Reviewer still gives it a halfhearted thumbs up, but it's sad that for some this is their first Doom experience.

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      April 15, 2016 9:51 AM

      One more thing, i think the game's multiplayer doesn't have dedicated servers

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      April 15, 2016 10:05 PM

      I think I played like five matches before I quit out. Bleh.

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        April 16, 2016 12:02 AM

        I didn't make it through more than 5 minutes of one

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      April 15, 2016 10:56 PM

      MP feels ... weird.

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      April 16, 2016 1:03 AM

      Only manage to enter servers with 300 ping? what is this bullshit