Bethesda have released details of the multiplayer maps that will be available when DOOM launches. The details are accompanied by a trailer which showcases the various maps.
DOOM will ship with 9 multiplayer maps, each with different features and hazards. The maps are designed to be brutal and supportive of fast-paced gameplay, and Bethesda said that none of the maps created so far feature any effective sniping or hiding spots.
The maps will include hazards such as explosive barrels, lava, fire, hazard canisters, radioactive slime and pits of death. Demons are immune to a few of these hazards, while humans are generally vulnerable to all of them.
Other map features include familiar arena mechanics such as teleporters and bouncy pads, which can be used by both humans and demons.
Here is the list of DOOM’s multiplayer maps available at launch, along with Bethesda’s descriptions:
- 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 will also feature a level editor, which will allow the community to create endless varieties of multiplayer maps.