Before its inevitable DLC trickles into your home console or PC, DOOM will come packaged with nine multiplayer maps. Bethesda proudly shows them all off in a brand new trailer, highlighting several universal similarities between them.
To help speed up the matches, and not to mention make them feel like a classic arena shooter, developer id Sofware loaded up on teleporters, bouncing platforms, and other forms of transportation designed to increase the chaos of a deathmatch or team-deathmatch battle. Maps also come loaded with instant death obstacles like lava and bottomless pits.
Each map has its own unique characteristics that Bethesda spells out in the list below.
- 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.
DOOM launches on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 13.