DOOM – Closed Alpha Details Revealed – Will Feature One Map & One Game Mode

Bethesda and id Software have detailed the closed alpha phase of Doom. Doom’s closed alpha testing will feature one game mode, one map, one power weapon, six regular weapons and two equipment items.

Going into more details, the map that will be available is called Heatwave and is described as an industrial-themed map that will place players in an arena setting featuring plenty of armor, ammo, and health pickups.

“Narrow corridors, walkways and small chambers all link to a central, open area of the map, providing players with a variety of environments that suit varying playstyles, as well as the focus point for fighting over key power-ups.”

The game mode that will be available is 6V6 Team Deathmatch. In this mode, two teams of 6 players will try to dominate each other by fighting over the Revenant and Gauss Rifle power-ups.

In other words, one player can transform to the Revenant (the first player to the Demon Rune). On the other hand, the Gauss Rifle is a high-powered weapon that destroys opponents in one blast and is considered a counter to the Revenant.

Last but not least, here are the weapons and the items that will be available in the closed alpha phase.


  • Vortex Rifle
  • Super Shotgun
  • Repeater
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Static Cannon
  • Plasma Rifle


  • Personal Teleporter
  • Frag Grenade

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