If you are waiting patiently for Doom, like we all are, then you will be happy to know that the alpha test is running this weekend, actually it is live right now as from 5AM this morning. You have to meet the right requirements to be part of this closed alpha test and these are the following.

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You have had to have purchased Wolfenstein: The New Order on PS4, Xbox One, or PC before 26 March 2014 either as a digital download or a physical copy that came with a code for the beta.

Keep in mind that this does not mean that you have access to the alpha as the code was for the beta which is planned for next year. This just means you could have access to the alpha as ID Software has sent codes out and allowed a select few who redeemed this code, into the alpha test.


So you want to know if you have been chosen?

Steam: If you purchased Wolfenstein: The New Order  on Steam, then you will be notified via email once you have entered your Steam registered email address into this site . If you bought a PC version of the game in a hard copy format, you will get a notification in Steam if you have been selected.

Xbox One: If you redeemed your beta code on Xbox One, or purchased a digital copy of the game before 26 March 2014, then you are automatically selected to participate in this test. All you need to do is search for “DOOM Closed Alpha” on the Xbox store, and you will find the download. This is if you have been chosen.

PS4:  If you redeemed your beta code on PS4, or purchased a digital copy of the game before 26 March 2014, then you are automatically selected to participate in this test. All you need to do is search for “DOOM Closed Alpha” on the PlayStation 4, and you will find the download. This is if you have been chosen.

When does the test run from?

Start: Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time  5 AM South African Time

Burst test: Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time 11 PM South African Time

End: Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time 6:59 AM South African Time

What will the Alpha have in the test:

One Map: Heatwave

The Alpha will feature 1 multiplayer map: Heatwave. This industrial-themed map will place players in an arena setting featuring plenty of armor, ammo, and health pickups. Narrow corridors, walkways and small chambers all link to a central, open area of the map, providing players with a variety of environments that suit varying playstyles, as well as the focus point for fighting over key power-ups.

One Mode: 6V6 Team Deathmatch

Welcome to the core of DOOM’s arena-style multiplayer combat. In this mode, two teams of 6 players will try to dominate each other by fighting over the Revenant and Gauss Rifle power-ups, which provide devastating firepower that can turn the tide or ensure victory.


One Demon: Revenant

Being the first player to the Demon Rune will transform you into the powerful Revenant. Use your jetpack and dual rocket launchers to hunt down the other team for a limited time to either secure your team’s lead or mount a comeback.

One Power Gun: Gauss Cannon

Available as a counter to the Revenant, this high-powered weapon destroys opponents in one blast. Use the alternate fire to see your targets through walls, but be warned, there is a limited number of shots, so use it to take down the demon rather than enemy players. Once you’re out of ammo, you have to wait for it to appear on the map again.

6 Weapons, 2 Equipment Items

The Closed Alpha will feature a limited arsenal of weapons and items featured in the complete game. They can be used both in standard and customizable loadouts.


  • Vortex Rifle
  • Super Shotgun
  • Repeater
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Static Cannon
  • Plasma Rifle

Equipment Items

  • Personal Teleporter
  • Frag Grenade