DOOM Open Beta Opens

Steam News announces the multiplayer DOOM Open Beta is now available to play for free. Here's word on this weekend-long sample of id's return to their second shooter franchise:
In the DOOM Multiplayer Beta, fans will have the opportunity to play the brutally fun and challenging shooter weeks before its release. The Beta will feature two maps, Heatwave and Infernal, and two modes, Team Deathmatch and Warpath, along with never-before-seen weapons, armor sets, taunts and hack modules.

The Beta will run from April 15 at 12:00 AM EST to April 17 11:59 PM EST.
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Apr 15, 2016, 10:21
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 10:21
Apr 15, 2016, 10:21
 
I've played a quick round before work this morning. It's not terrible but nothing spectacular either.
Had my ass handed to me
I'll see how I feel about it after the weekend.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 11:00
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 11:00
Apr 15, 2016, 11:00
 
i wish someone would do a new Jailbreak mod

fun times
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Apr 15, 2016, 11:03
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 11:03
Apr 15, 2016, 11:03
 
If only my laptop with its integrated GPU could handle playing this.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 11:08
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 11:08
Apr 15, 2016, 11:08
 
Got into the Overwatch beta. YAY!

Oh hey Doom... ya know we had some good times.... 20 years ago but it's over.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 11:41
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 11:41
Apr 15, 2016, 11:41
 
It only is if you want it to be.

Doom II multiplayer with mods is still a riot in a LAN environment.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 12:02
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 12:18
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 12:18
Apr 15, 2016, 12:18
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 10:21:
I've played a quick round before work this morning. It's not terrible but nothing spectacular either.
Had my ass handed to me
I'll see how I feel about it after the weekend.

Tried a few rounds and gotta say I liked it. Only tried Deathmatch so far. The SSG feels pretty good, likewise the RL and some other weapons. The Railgun whatever rifle is kind of shit, its powerup timer is an atrocious choice in a game like this. Game looks and runs great. In fact the only problem I do have the game is the matchmaking/lobby bullshit. Without player run dedicated servers this game's multiplayer is going to tank in 3-6 months. Which is a shame, because it feels like a lot of fun.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 12:26
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 12:26
Apr 15, 2016, 12:26
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 10:21:
I've played a quick round before work this morning. It's not terrible but nothing spectacular either.
Had my ass handed to me
I'll see how I feel about it after the weekend.

Been playing since last night and i like it, mindless gory fun. I'm not sure about loadouts in an arena setting tho, makes me use only the rocket launcher.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 12:45
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 12:45
Apr 15, 2016, 12:45
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 12:18:
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 10:21:
I've played a quick round before work this morning. It's not terrible but nothing spectacular either.
Had my ass handed to me
I'll see how I feel about it after the weekend.

Tried a few rounds and gotta say I liked it. Only tried Deathmatch so far. The SSG feels pretty good, likewise the RL and some other weapons. The Railgun whatever rifle is kind of shit, its powerup timer is an atrocious choice in a game like this. Game looks and runs great. In fact the only problem I do have the game is the matchmaking/lobby bullshit. Without player run dedicated servers this game's multiplayer is going to tank in 3-6 months. Which is a shame, because it feels like a lot of fun.

See i was open to this despite the season's pass and the unlocking thing but, matchmaking/lobby approach lol. Thats a 20 year leap backwards and a straight up insult to PC gamers.

I'd should release a communique that says PC games don't sell and blame piracy to avoid saying that it sold poorly cause they didn't try to give clients what they wanted. That's what others do... in the mean time they can continue to slowly steer young PC gamers towards what they want us to play and how it should be played.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 12:46
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 12:46
Apr 15, 2016, 12:46
 
I'm having issues with the sounds in game. The super shotgun is ultra quiet and for some reason it seems like there's no footsteps/markers for tracking people. Also the game feels really really slow. I keep wanting to hit shift to run and realize it's the push to talk key by default. When you get shot and the only queue is red flashing which blends in with the rest of the UI/level colors the sounds issues become way worse too.
Munching On: FF14 storyline, SAO PS4, Horizon.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 13:17
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Apr 15, 2016, 13:17
 
Anyone know the install dir size on this beta?
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 13:55
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Apr 15, 2016, 13:55
 
Linksil wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 12:46:
I'm having issues with the sounds in game. The super shotgun is ultra quiet and for some reason it seems like there's no footsteps/markers for tracking people. Also the game feels really really slow.
Yeah, you need to pay $ for DLC to upgrade the shotgun for more impact sound effects. Also DLC for footsteps/markers. And DLC for speed boosters.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 15:06
Slick
 
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 15:06
Apr 15, 2016, 15:06
 Slick
 
How has no one mentioned this yet? Call yourselves #MasterRace?

The game is CAPPED AT 60 FPS. On an engine level. No way to disable it.

I played one round, went 21-3, then immediately uninstalled.

Fucking console GARBAGE. it's 2016. anyone who buys this game for PC needs to be publicly humiliated.
For your transgressions you shall be labeled a shill, called an idiot and anytime you mention facts or disagree with a tribe member you will henceforth be known as a troll. The best you can hope for is that the labels won't haunt your offspring. -RedEye9
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 15:07
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Apr 15, 2016, 15:07
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Flak wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 11:41:
It only is if you want it to be.

Doom II multiplayer with mods is still a riot in a LAN environment.

I remember the first time I saw doom on LAN, it was at a game store in the mall, two guys had set it up on computers and there were dozens of people around watching this cool new tech.

I personally didn't start LAN'ing with friends until the Quake era, with Quake II still being my favorite multiplayer game of all time, but if it weren't for Doom 1/2 and the mod scene those games created gaming simply wouldn't be the same today.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 15:08
Slick
 
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 15:08
Apr 15, 2016, 15:08
 Slick
 
Also, the "Unreal" style sound samples when you're on a killing spree etc. are fucking HILARIOUSLY bad. It sounds like Dave from accounting doing the VO with the same enthusiasm he has for processing monthly HR statements.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 15:09
Slick
 
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 15:09
Apr 15, 2016, 15:09
 Slick
 
Fion wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 15:07:
Flak wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 11:41:
It only is if you want it to be.

Doom II multiplayer with mods is still a riot in a LAN environment.

I still consider Doom II to be the best multiplayer game ever. LAN'ing with friends, playing 3-wave CTF, Rocket Arena, Lithium II.. the best time of my life.

Wasn't Lithium a Quake mod? maybe Doom too, never saw it till Q and Q2.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 15:14
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 15:14
Apr 15, 2016, 15:14
 
Slick wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 15:06:
How has no one mentioned this yet? Call yourselves #MasterRace?

The game is CAPPED AT 60 FPS. On an engine level. No way to disable it.

I played one round, went 21-3, then immediately uninstalled.

Fucking console GARBAGE. it's 2016. anyone who buys this game for PC needs to be publicly humiliated.

Whaaaaaaaat?!

I assumed the new id Tech engine would have more flexibility since the negative feedback from Rage. I guess not. So just same shit, different pile.
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Apr 15, 2016, 15:16
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Apr 15, 2016, 15:16
 
Slick wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 15:08:
Also, the "Unreal" style sound samples when you're on a killing spree etc. are fucking HILARIOUSLY bad. It sounds like Dave from accounting doing the VO with the same enthusiasm he has for processing monthly HR statements.
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 15:25
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 15:25
Apr 15, 2016, 15:25
 
Got into the Overwatch beta. YAY!

Damn, shafted again! Blizzard, I really... really want to give you money... let me!
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens
Apr 15, 2016, 15:50
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Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 15:50
Apr 15, 2016, 15:50
 Jivaro
 
Spent time with both Doom and Overwatch this morning. I had fun with both. Probably will get both. For whatever reason both of these clicked with me. Been a long time since I played a multiplayer shooter and actually enjoyed it. I am going to get a lot of hours out of both of these.
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