As linked above, Bethesda started alerting people to make sure they signed up for the upcoming Doom beta, but also revealed it would hit an Alpha stage early. At the time we had no release date for either stage, but today we can reveal the Alpha portion is hitting this weekend!
The Alpha opens at midnight making the window start on October 23rd, and it runs through Sunday.
Players will get to try out 6v6 team deathmatch on one map titled Heatwave. You also get 6 weapons and 2 items to try out.
Bethesda also outlined some map based items that can change the dynamic of the game.
- The Demon Rune, which can turn the tide of a battle by transforming a player into a bad-ass Revenant fully loaded with dual rocket launchers and a jetpack.
- The Gauss Cannon, a high-powered weapon that can destroy a foe in a single blast.
- Power-ups like Quad Damage and Invisibility – you can guess what each of these does.
Everyone that bought Wolfenstein will get into the Doom Beta, but only a selected few will get into the Alpha. So don’t freak out too much if the invite never comes your way.