Bethesda Posts Minimum And Recommended Specs For Doom Multiplayer Closed Beta

Bethesda's readying the release of the much anticipated Doom reboot due out in a couple of months. In the meantime, eager gamers will have a chance to dole out hellish punishment to real-life opponents in the forthcoming closed beta. That is, if your PC has the requisite muscle (Hint: it probably does).

The newly revealed minimum and recommended system requirements aren't all that steep, provided you're rocking something a little more modern than that AMD Barton setup from yesteryear. According to Bethesda, to play the multiplayer portion of Doom at 720p, you'll need at least an Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-8320 processor, 8GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB), up to 22GB of storage, and Windows 10/8.1/7 (64-bit). You'll also need a Steam account and a broadband Internet connection.

Doom Demon

To participate in the beta at 1080p, Bethesda recommends bumping the CPU up to an Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-8350 CPU (or better) and the graphics card to at least an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) / AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB). The other requirements, including RAM, are exactly the same.

The closed beta kicks off on March 31 and runs until April 3 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Only those who pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order will be eligible to participate, though there doesn't appear to be a way to pre-register for the beta—Bethesda says it will send key codes to eligible players before it begins.

Lucky participants will be able to run amok in two maps, Heatwave and Infernal. There will be two multiplayer game modes, 6v6 Team Deathmatch and Warpath, along with lots of weapons, including a rocket launcher, plasma rifle, super shotgun, vortex rifle, static rifle, and more. You'll be able to tear the limbs off your opponent and even transform into a ravenous demon. The overall experience is what we imagine a Donald Trump rally in Chicago would be like (too soon?).

Doom releases to everyone on May 13, 2016.