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Doom trailer offers a look at all nine multiplayer maps

They all have appropriately hellish names

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Doom will ship with nine multiplayer maps, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today, and you can see all of them in action in a new trailer.

The trailer showcases four of the maps — Helix, Disposal, Chasm and Infernal — with lengthy fly-bys, and features brief glimpses of the five others.

Bethesda also offered some notes about what players will encounter on those maps. Some of the arenas include one-way or two-way teleporters, which will transport humans and demons but not weapon fire. Humans and demons can also use bounce pads to get to higher vantage points, and they'll both have to avoid two types of instant-kill hazards: lava and pits of death.

Other things to keep an eye out for include explosive barrels and hazard canisters, the latter of which will leave behind harmful green slime when they blow up. Three other environmental dangers — fire, radioactive slime and energy/plasma — will only hurt humans, not demons.

Here's the full list of Doom's maps, complete with descriptions, straight from Bethesda:

  • 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 is set for release May 13 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Its closed multiplayer beta, which will be available on all three platforms, will run from March 31 through April 3.

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