Details on Doom's 9 multiplayer maps

Bethesda came out today and released a brief teaser video exploring all 9 of Doom's multiplayer maps, and when I say "exploring" I mean spending approximately 5 seconds per each one, which brings in question their understanding of the word "explore".

While the video is mostly there for flavor, they did also release a bit of information on each map and the hazards that you might run across, or directly in to. Here's the video, and what to expect from each of the maps:

 

Here’s the full list of multiplayer maps available at DOOM’s launch:

• 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. 

As far as map features go, you can expect to see the inclusion of two-way teleporters which work for both humans and demons. Just keep in mind that while your fleshy bits can be transported through the nether, rockets and other projectiles can not, so save your ammo or you might just end up blowing yourself up by accident and looking rather silly. The second movement option are the always enjoyable bounce pads which will allow humans and demons to ascend new heights, ideally without the realization of what happens when you miss your target.

Like any other safety-orientated facility, the majority of Doom's maps will contain two types of explosive barrels, ones that simply explode, and another that explode in to a pile of caustic goo that is capable of tearing through both flesh and armor.

Unlike the goo found in containers, the radioactive slime, fire and plasma will only harm human players, while the demons are able to freely soak in their mesmerizing glow. On the other hand, if you see the bright red glow of lava its advised you avoid falling in to it, or bottomless pits of doom, because they will result in an instant kill for both humans and demons.

Infernal is a Doom multiplayer map

This cheerful place is called Infernal and it will serve as one of the 9 multiplayer maps

With all of these hazards present in each map, and your bloodthirsty opponents more than eager to exploit them, you will need to stay sharp and mobile throughout the multiplayer matches or you might find yourself meeting an untimely demise by being chucked off a bridge in to a welcoming sea of lava.

The closed beta for Doom, accessible only to those that pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order, will begin at 10pm ET on March 31 and last until 12pm ET on April 3rd. The official release date for Doom is set for May 13th.

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