Anticipated title Doom will have its multiplayer closed beta by the end of March 2016. Players who have purchased select physical retail copies of Wolfenstein: The New Order, or pre-ordered the game digitally before May 26, 2014, will be able to take part in this closed beta testing. It will be available starting March 31st from 10pm EST to April 3rd, 11:59PM EST.
Doom Multiplayer Closed Beta is Available Only For Those Who Have Met the Conditions
The official Doom site reads within their FAQ section – “If you received and redeemed your Doom Beta code that was included with your copy of the Wolfenstein: The New Order, you are automatically eligible to participate in the Closed Beta. You will receive an email from Bethesda with a key code prior to the start of the Beta.” There is also a trailer pertaining to the multiplayer mode of the game, and players can expect fast, frantic, and brutal action for it. In terms of high-action games, these elements are never a bad thing.
Along with the recent announcement of the closed beta testing dates for Doom Multiplayer, the system specs for the PC version has also been released. However, the following specs do not reflect the minimum or recommended system specs for the final version of the game as what id Software claims.
For the minimum spec requirements (which will deliver 720p of resolution), will require an operating system of either Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (in 64-bit versions only). Furthermore, the processor must be an Intel Core i5-2400 or better, or AMD FX-8320 or better. Memory requirement is at 8GB of RAM, and the graphics card should be an Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) or better, or an AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better. Minimum amount of storage space available within the system must be 22GB.
As for the recommended spec requirements (which will deliver 1080p of resolution), it will require an operating system of either Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (in 64-bit versions only). The processor must be an Intel Core i7-3770 or better, or an AMD FX-8350 or better. Memory requirement is at 8GB of RAM, and the graphics card must be an Nvidia GeFore GTX 970 (4GB) or better, or an AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better. It will also require 22GB of HDD space.
What’s different about Doom is that the developers have explicitly stated that mobile GPUs, along with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti, are not supported for the closed beta version. Hopefully that can change soon for the final release to accommodate players with budget rigs.