If you weren’t part of the select group of fans that participated in the latest round of the Doom closed multiplayer beta, you’re in luck. The team at id Software is hosting an open beta session next week. In addition, Bethesda Softworks, the game’s publisher, also discussed post-launch content for the game.
Specifically, the open beta will run from April 15 through April 17. Just like the closed beta sessions, you’ll be able to play the Team Deathmatch and Warpath game modes on the Heatwave and Infernal maps. Additional details weren’t provided, but we should hear more about the open beta next week.
As far as post-launch plans are concerned, id Software will continue to support SnapMap (Doom’s game and level editor) with free assets and features, so players can build the game mode or map of their dreams. With multiplayer being a major focus for the game, the developers will also add more game modes (for free) to keep fans entertained.
If you want even more content, you can purchase additional downloadable content (DLC) for $14.99 each ($39.99 with the season pass). The developers have three paid DLCs planned for the game, which will contain more maps, weapons, hack modules and characters. The first batch of paid content is expected to arrive this summer, after the game's launch on May 13.