DOOM Post-Launch Plans

Posted on 06 Apr 2016 by
Simon Sirmenis

It’s not surprising these days to hear about DLC and Season Pass’ before the games are even out and DOOM is keeping the trend going. Bethesda just announced that DOOM will be receiving “premium” guns, maps and daemons after the game is out. What is surprising though is that this content is planned alongside SnapMap level editor which is a dumbed down version of a proper map editor and is supposed to be a “replacement” for mod tools.

It will be quite interesting to see if this tactics of limited moddability and payed DLC go well together or will it sink the whole ship to hell. In the meantime though, if you’re hungry for some old school multiplayer, and missed the close beta last weekend, DOOM will have an open beta running on 15-18 April.

For more info scroll down to see the press release below.

Official Press Release

We’re pleased to announce DOOM’s Open Beta will run from 15-18 April. This Open Beta will not require a code and players will simply be able to logon to the platform of their choice and download to access Team Deathmatch and Warpath on the Heatwave and Infernal maps.

These maps and modes are just a fraction of what players will experience when the game launches May 13 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. In a recent video series we explored the maps, modes and power-ups of DOOM’s multiplayer – all things players have to look forward to at launch. But support for DOOM doesn’t end when the game is out. For the rest of the year, we expect to provide certain free content updates across SnapMap and multiplayer.

We know the DOOM community has always been about great user-generated content, and that’s something we want to continue to encourage with SnapMap, an innovative new component of DOOM designed to make creating, sharing and playing new game experiences fast and easy.  On top of being able to access and play new modes and maps created by fellow gamers, id plans to offer content updates for SnapMap, including map modules; props and objects; additional features and functionality; AI enhancements; editing tool enhancements and more. Multiplayer will also receive content updates in the form of new game modes. Both of these SnapMap and multiplayer updates will be free to use and play.

In addition to the planned free support and content updates, we will also be releasing three premium multiplayer DLC packs after launch, which will get you a number of new maps, hack modules, playable demons, weapons and more. The first DLC will be available this summer and give you access to:

  • 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 customization colours and patterns

Each DLC pack will cost $14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99, or you can get them all at a discount with the Season Pass for $39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99. Check your preferred retailer to pre-order the DOOM Season Pass.

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