Doom Eternal

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Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal cover
id Software
Bethesda Softworks
id Tech 7
Release dates
Windows March 20, 2020
Doom Eternal guide on StrategyWiki
Doom Eternal on MobyGames
Doom Eternal on Wikipedia
Doom (1993) 1993
Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994
Final Doom 1996
Doom 3 2004
Doom 64 EX (unofficial port) 2008
Doom 3: BFG Edition 2012
Doom (2016) 2016
Doom VFR 2017
Doom Classic 2020
Doom II Classic 2020
Doom Eternal 2020
Doom 64 2020

Key points

To avoid performance issues make sure to update graphics drivers (min. 20.3.1 for AMD Radeon / 442.74 for Nvidia GeForce - older versions may prevent the game from launch).
Doom and Doom 2 WADs are included in the game files.

General information

Official website
Official forum
Official fan club
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Launcher
No disc included.
Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition also available.[1]
Windows Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
GamersGate Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Gamesplanet Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
All versions require a account[2] and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Year One Pass Season pass; access to two future campaign add-ons.
Rip and Tear Pack Pre-order bonus. Includes the DOOT Revenant skin, Cultist Base Master Level, "Throw-back" Shotgun Weapon Skin
Demonic Slayer Skin Deluxe Edition
Classic Weapon Sound Pack Deluxe Edition

Version differences

Pre-orders receive the Rip and Tear Pack DLC and Doom 64.[3]
Standard Edition is the base game.
Deluxe Edition includes the base game, Year One Pass, Demonic Slayer Skin, and Classic Weapon Sound Pack
Collector's Edition includes the Deluxe Edition, a wearable DOOM Slayer Helmet replica, playable cassette tape and download codes for lossless digital copies of Mick Gordon’s DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal original soundtracks, DOOM Lore Book, as well as one “The Gift of Argent Power” 11” x 17” Lithograph.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the +com_skipIntroVideo 1 command line argument[4]

Skip account check

Use the +com_skipSignInManager 1 command line argument[4]

Game data

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOMEternal\base\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/782330/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOMEternal\base
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\782330\remote\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/782330/pfx/[Note 1]
Saves have unique platform/account identifiers embedded and cannot be swapped between people using Steam and Bethesda Launcher versions (potentially also within same platform too).

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched. See the related community plugins for Flawless Widescreen.
Limited to 21:9.
For 32:9, see the related community plugins for Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
From 90 to 120.[6]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Switches to exclusive fullscreen mode when the window is at the screen resolution and in focus - most likely to allow for better frame pacing.[4] Window is set to be always on top.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anisotropic filtering levels not properly labeled. "Ultra-Nightmare" is equivalent to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TSSAA enabled by default. Disabled with console command r_antialiasing 0.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 1000 FPS.[5]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Renders map incorrectly, and may cause flickering.[7] HDR is not supported on AMD GPUs.[8]
Color blind mode
Protanopia, tritanopia and deuteranopia with adjustable strength, contrast and brightness.[6]

Input settings

Controls settings.
Controls settings.

Mouse smoothing

Enable and adjust mouse smoothing
  1. Open console by pressing ~.
  2. Type in m_smoothing 1 to enable mouse smoothing.
  3. Type in m_smooth X, where X is an integer number of samples used for mouse smoothing.

Audio settings

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, sound effects and voice volume can be adjusted separately.
Surround sound
Background and font size can be adjusted.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Always disabled.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed

"No physical devices" error when starting up the game

(Laptops only!) Make sure to have the laptop configured to use dedicated graphics for applications, instead of integrated ones (as last resort action - disable integrated GPU in device manager)[9]

Game crashes on launch when using AMD Ryzen CPU or Nvidia GPU

Update BIOS[7]

Game crashes before loading to menu

Update GPU drivers[7]
If using two AMD GPUs, plug both monitors into the primary GPU[7]
Disable Reshade's Global Vulkan Hook (assuming it was ever installed)[10]

Game crashes upon playing when using AMD Ryzen CPU or Nvidia RTX GPU

Lower graphics details to High, until AMD releases a fix.[7]

Game loads to a black screen when launching in full-screen mode

Update GPU drivers[7]
Add DOOMEternalx64vk.exe to exceptions in your antivirus software (including Windows Defender!).[7][12]
Disable one of GPUs if running SLI configuration[13]
If using Occulus VR goggles, unplug them[14]

Various mid-level crashes

Verify game's files.[4]

Some areas of the screen are obscured by large numbers of black particles

Disable Depth of Field[7]

Various performance issues

Update GPU drivers[7]
Use V-sync option other than adaptive and if that doesn't help - disable Vsync entirely.[4]
Disable Steam Overlay (alternatively other overlays as well)[7][15][4]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.7s

Decensor Doom 1 and Doom 2

Doom Eternal includes censored wads of Doom 1 and 2, similar to the Doom 3 BFG Edition versions.[citation needed]
Add the original wad files manually.[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\base\classicwads\.
  2. Copy the original DOOM.WAD and DOOM2.WAD files into the folder and overwrite when prompted.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti/GTX 1060/GTX 1650
AMD Radeon R9 280/R9 290/RX 470
4 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The minimum requirements are for 1080p at 60 FPS with Low quality settings. The recommended requirements are for 1080p at 60 FPS with High quality settings.
The game requires a CPU with SSE4.2 instructions.[16]


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/782330/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (782330) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Bethesda Gear Store - DOOM Eternal Collector's Edition - last accessed on 2019-06-12
    "The PC Version of the game will come with a printed code and the code is redeemable on"
  2. DOOM Eternal on Steam - last accessed on 2020-03-03
    "Requires 3rd-Party Account: (Supports Linking to Steam Account)"
  3. DOOM Eternal delayed to March 20, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, later for Switch; DOOM 64 added as pre-order bonus - Gematsu - last accessed on 2019-10-13
    "Additionally, the company announced that DOOM 64 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in addition to the previously announced Switch release, and will be included as a pre-order bonus for DOOM Eternal."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2020-03-20
  5. 5.0 5.1 DOOM Eternal: How id Tech 7 Is Maximized for Current Tech and Next-Gen - IGN First
  6. 6.0 6.1 DOOM Eternal: Accessibility and UI Customization Walkthrough - IGN First
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 Bethesda FAQ - last accessed on 2020-03-19
  8. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2020-03-25
    Since patch #1, when running the game on AMD GPUs, a window pops up warning about it. AMD is reportedly working on the issue.
  9. GPU Driver Error - No Physical Devices - last accessed on 2020-03-20
  10. Game crashes before loading to main menu - last accessed on 2020-03-19
  11. 11.0 11.1 Possible fix for startup errors and stuff - last accessed on 2020-03-20
  12. Doom Eternal won't start up. - last accessed on 2020-03-20
  13. Game stuck in black screen when loading main menu! - last accessed on 2020-03-19
  14. GAME WILL NOT LAUNCH - last accessed on 2020-03-20
  15. Having frame drops to 50 FPS with GTX 1080 on 1080p - last accessed on 2020-03-20
  16. DOOM: Eternal • CS.RIN.RU - Steam Underground Community