Developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks have released a new whirlwind trailer for its upcoming multiplayer reboot of the popular first-person shooter Doom, giving fans a quick glimpse of the blood-soaked action to come. Doom Multiplayer will include nine multiplayer maps at launch and take players through places like UAC facilities on Mars and the pits of hell itself.
The trailer gives fans a lengthy preview of four of the maps — Helix, Chasm, Infernal and Disposal — and blink-and-you-miss-it glimpses of the five other maps. According to Bethesda, each map is unique and players will have to stay in constant motion to survive.
"Each map is constructed to keep the action brutally fast-paced," Bethesda said. "These multi-tiered combat arenas are littered with hazards, and packed with items that can turn the tide of combat at a moment's notice. And while they all have secrets for you to uncover, none of them are built to allow for easy sniping or hiding points."
Some maps will include one- or two-way teleporters that humans and demons can both use. However, weapon fire cannot make it through. There are also bounce pads to allow players to get to higher vantage points as well as explosive barrels and hazard canisters littered throughout the multi-tiered combat arenas.
Other environmental dangers include radioactive slime, fire and energy or plasma that will hurt humans, but not demons. As always, lava and "pits of death" are instant kills for both. The arena structures do not allow for easy sniping or hiding points either.
Here are Bethesda's descriptions for each of the levels:
Excavation: A modest-sized UAC mining outpost. Watch out for the rock grinder!
Infernal: A mid-sized Hell map with both interior and exterior elements. Lots of platforms and chasms, along with teleporters.
Chasm: This massive map takes you deep below the polar ice caps of Mars. A great place to play Freeze Tag.
Disposal: This smaller map is the main waste processing facility for the UAC research and residential complexes. Unsurprisingly, it's full of radioactive slime.
Helix: This is where they experiment on demons and develop advanced weaponry, which, naturally, makes it perfect for a quick round of Clan Arena.
Perdition: Disjointed and sadistic, this ancient arena is populated by the agonized moans of unfortunate souls who have suffered within its realm.
Sacrilegious: Set within a fracture of Hell, this map offers clear lines of sight. Move fast... or die faster.
Heatwave: An industrial UAC facility with glistening halls that will soon be slicked with human (and demon) blood.
Beneath: Before being beamed to Earth, the energies of Hell are harnessed in this symmetrical and cavernous location.
A closed multiplayer beta test before the launch of the game will run 31 March through 3 April for gamers who preordered Wolfenstein: The New Order and redeemed their beta code. Participants will be able to try out Team Deathmatch and the Warpath mode on two maps — Heatwave and Infernal.
Doom releases on 13 May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.