Bethesda has just uploaded a gameplay video of the upcoming Doom alpha, enjoy!

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With the closed alpha release for icon_doom DOOM creeping ever closer Bethesda have now released new details on what players can expect from it.

Designed to be a stress test for the game's dedicated server infrastructure the alpha will be limited to 6v6 Team Death Match on a map called "Heatwave". The map includes the Revenant demon power-up which transforms players into a powerful monster with dual rocket launchers and a jet pack. To counter the Revenant, the map also has a power-up in the form of a weapon called the "Gauss Cannon" which can kill players in a single shot but has a limited number of shots available. Once you are out of ammo with the gauss cannon it will respawn again after a set time.

Next to these power-ups players will be able to configure custom loadouts from a selection of weapons and items available in the complete game which are:
  • Vortex Rifle
  • Super Shotgun
  • Repeater
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Static Cannon
  • Plasma Rifle
On top of these weapons players can also make use of 2 other items:
  • Personal Teleporter
  • Frag Grenade
Players who attended QuakeCon 2015 and tested the multiplayer there will probably notice that the description of the alpha content matches what they got to play which means the alpha will probably be a more refined version of that build.

If you bought Wolfenstein - The New Order and haven't made use of your DOOM beta key yet make sure to checkout the guide below. The guide mentions that not everyone will be selected to be in the closed alpha and the selection method is not specified.


Source: icon_doom DOOM Alpha Website, icon_facebook DOOM