Prepare thine consoles, for the Doom cometh!

The new Doom, which is currently set for a release next year, is basically the biggest deal for us at the moment. Sure we have our usual CoDs and Battlefields and Far Cry, but nothing – and we repeat – nothing can ever come close to the grotesque beauty that is Doom. And that has been the scene since the 1990s.

As of now, developer Bethesda is looking to get the alpha test for the game underway ahead of its 2016 release – which will surely be a reboot of the classic. As reports have suggested, the alpha test can be accessed via the pre-order code from Wolfenstein: The New Order.

According to Game Informer, pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order earlier may have also got you a beta code to access Doom. This beta code can be used as a gateway to get into the game's alpha test, although it isn't really guaranteed.

On the alpha test website, the company has described the sort of content that you can expect from the experience. "The DOOM MP Closed Alpha is a series of development-driven tests designed to stress test the game's dedicated server infrastructure in a real-world consumer environment."

"It is not the Beta (offered with Wolfenstein: The New Order pre-order), a demo, or representative of the final game," it adds.

Apart from that, it has also been noted that this limited multiplayer alpha test for Doom will only support English. However, going ahead, the full game and the upcoming beta test will support multiple languages.

As far as the content of the alpha is concerned, the website states that there will be one single map, alongside a single mode of six-vs-six team deathmatch.

Also, there will be one power weapon, the gauss cannon, which will be used as a counter-weapon to the special power-up that will allow players to turn into the highly treacherous Revenant. The Revenant will be accessible via the Demon Rune in the stage, and whoever gets hold of it will be able to play as the Revenant.

Interestingly, there will be as many as six different weapons to choose from, alongside two different equipment items. The six weapons include:

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

The two equipment items that will be featured in the alpha test include a frag grenade and a personal teleporter.

Doom is currently set for release in the spring of 2016 for the PS4 and Xbox One. You can head over here to learn more about the closed, limited alpha test.

Stay tuned for more updates!

[Source: Cinema Blend]