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.