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Doom (2016)

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This page is for the reboot. For the original, see Doom (1993).

Doom cover
id Software
Multiplayer Certain Affinity[1]
SnapMap Escalation Studios[2]
Multiplayer post-release BattleCry Studios[3]
Bethesda Softworks
id Tech 6
Release dates
Windows May 13, 2016
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 86
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Themes Horror, Sci-fi
Series Doom
Doom (2016) on HowLongToBeat
Doom (2016) on IGDB
Doom (2016) guide on StrategyWiki
Doom (2016) on MobyGames
Doom (2016) on Wikipedia
Doom (1993) 1993
Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994
Final Doom 1996
DRL (unofficial game) 2002
Doom 3 2004
Doom 64 EX (unofficial port) 2008
Doom 3: BFG Edition 2012
Doom (2016) 2016
Doom VFR 2017
MiniDoom 2 (unofficial game) 2018
Doom I Enhanced 2020
Doom II Enhanced 2020
Doom Eternal 2020
Doom 64 2020
Doom: The Dark Ages 2025

Doom (2016) is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action and shooter game in the Doom series.


Using developer mode corrupts the save file.

General information

Doom Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Only includes a Steam installer, and 5% of the game's data.
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Free demo: steam://install/479030
Windows (unavailable)
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All versions require Steam DRM.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the game with Update #5.[4]


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Season Pass The Season Pass includes access to three new DLC packs (when available).
Demon Multiplayer DLC Pack Pre-Purchase bonus.
Unto the Evil DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
Hell Followed DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
Bloodfall DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
All DLC content is available for free since Update 6.66.[5]

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

See Command line arguments for optional arguments.
Use the +com_skipIntroVideo 1 command line argument[6]

Remove unused voice acting to free up space

The game contains all of the 10 different voice translation regardless of your region. Removing the folders frees about 5 GB of space.
Verification and updating by Steam will redownload the files.
Remove voice files of other languages
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\base\sound\soundbanks\pc.
  2. Remove the folders containing audio archives of unused languages.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base\DOOMConfig.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/379720/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base\savegame\
%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base\savegame.user\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/379720/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Game settings.
Game settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Advanced Video settings.
Advanced Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Supports all resolutions available in the display drivers.
Use Flawless Widescreen with the 32:9/Surround Fix script for proper aspect ratio and FOV.
Native support.[7] Use Flawless Widescreen with the 32:9/Surround Fix script for proper aspect ratio and FOV.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
90-130°. Default is 90°. Does not scale weapon models. See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as Decal Filtering in the Advanced options, and as such only applies to decal textures.[7]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Adaptive (Adaptive V-Sync) ,On (Double buffered), or Off.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes and ui are capped at 60 FPS. The rest of the game has a 200 FPS cap.
Doom may automatically set Nvidia Gsync monitors to 60hz; these monitors will have to be manually reset back to 144hz.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia [Incorrect implementation, Applies filter to simulate colorblindness]

Field of view (FOV)

Use +set g_fov xx parameter for custom world FOV
Use Flawless Widescreen to adjust weapon FOV
May require an updated plugin to work on newer versions.

Dynamic Resolution Scaling (DRS)

Dynamically changes the game's rendering resolution to help maintain target framerate.
Apply DRS profile[8]
  1. Download only Dinput8.dll from DoomLegacyMod and paste it into <path-to-game>. This enables the full potential of the game's command console as otherwise the necessary commands are not unlocked.
  2. Pick which suits the best of the DRS profiles provided by Digital Foundry. Download and paste the desired profile into <path-to-game>\base. Read notes below for profile explanation.
  3. When in-game, press ~ on the keyboard to open the in-game command console.
  4. Type exec [filenameofpreset].txt.
  5. DRS should be working now.


DRS-profiles: Aggressive prioritizes and ensures full framerate over resolution. Balanced will cause some framerate dips but keep a better resolution overall. Lazy prioritizes resolution over framerate, resulting in widely varying framerates (optimal for VRR users.) The number after the _ is target framerate.
DRS will disable when changing graphics settings, just reenable DRS through repeating step 4 after changing graphical in-game settings.
Enabling DRS uses more VRAM. Can cause severe resolution dips, stutters or other problems if not enough VRAM is available on lower-end hardware.


Keyboard and Mouse settings.
Keyboard and Mouse settings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Fully rebindable keys, but multiplayer and SnapMap are all configured separately.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Implemented with a software cursor, which is susceptible to framerate changes and will feel different from the normal OS/hardware cursor.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Entries in the Snapmap search box must be typed in on a keyboard.
Controller remapping
6 controller layouts. See Controller presets for details.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Use X1nput[9]
PlayStation controllers
Through Steam Input.
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Mouse smoothing

Mouse smoothing is disabled by default.[10]
Use +set m_smoothing 1 and +set m_smooth X (where X is a number between 1 and 8) command line arguments[citation needed]

Controller presets





Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voices, Announcer, and Voice (VoIP) Volume Sliders.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation.
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish
To enable it, install DoomLegacyMod and set +sys_langOverride 1 +sys_lang latin_spanish +sys_langPlatform es-mx commands in the launch options.[11]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Doom 2016 VR and Vk3DVision

Issues unresolved

"Interact with two rune trials" challenge on "Advanced Research Complex" is not beatable

A bug may occur not allowing the player to complete the "Interact with two rune trials" challenge on "Advanced Research Complex" level if they didn't complete it on the first run and finished the campaign. Make sure to finish the challenge on a first-level playthrough, otherwise start a new game.[12]

Issues fixed

Sped-up/distorted audio

Setting the audio card sample rate higher than 48000Hz will speed up the audio and/or cause crackling/distortion.[13] Higher sample rates will result in faster speeds.
Set the audio sample rate to 48000 Hz[citation needed]

Incorrect number of threads used

By default, Doom detects the number of cores/threads the computer uses but may be incorrect.
Use jobs_numthreads X in the ingame console[citation needed]
Where X is the number of threads the processor supports, minus one (ie, hyper threading quad core = 8 threads - 1 for main, use +jobs_numthreads 7)
Use the +jobs_numthreads X command line argument[citation needed]

Crash on startup after switching to Vulkan API

Update drivers[14]
Switch back to OpenGL[15]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base.
  2. Open DOOMConfig.local with a text editor such as Notepad or a similar program.
  3. Look for the line r_renderAPI. If it is set to "1", the game will try to run with Vulkan. Set it to "0" for OpenGL.
  4. Saves the changes made to the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Crash on startup after activating the console (dinput8.dll - Doom Legacy Mod)

After the April 11 patch, the game does not run when the file that allows to activate the console is installed.
Forces Steam to downgrade the game[16]
  1. Use the Win + R keys.
  2. Type steam://nav/console And press Enter.
  3. In Steam, a new tab will be added, which will be the console. Click on it and enter the following command: download_depot 379720 379721 2206249600939156631.
  4. Once the console confirms that the files have been downloaded, go to: <Steam-folder>\SteamApps\content\app_379720\depot_379721 And copy the entire contents of the folder.
  5. Paste the files into <path-to-game>.
It is not known if there may be problems when playing multiplayer.

Crash on startup after a fresh install

You only have to do the following once, after the game has launched without crashing you should be able to launch it through Steam without the issue.
Start DOOM without Steam running[17]
  1. Exit Steam or end the process through Task Manager
  2. Launch DOOM through <path-to-game> "DOOMx64.exe" or "DOOMx64vk.exe"
  3. DOOM should launch properly.
  4. Exit the game.
  5. Launch the game through Steam.

Corrupt save files

Using developer mode corrupts the save file and the game will only allow loading again when dev-mode is enabled, which disables achievements and other features.
The fix in the video takes advantage of a menu bug that allows for loading into an empty world. Then using the restart mission option and allowing the correct map to load, the save files will be written correctly again. Progress on that mission will be lost but collectables and general progress will be retained.[18]

Black lines over surfaces

Enabling Directional Occlusion causes stripe artifacts to appear on any resolutions lower than 4K due to the engine's fixed camera frustum resolution. This is most noticeable when looking at plain or clean ground, wall surfaces and backgrounds. This issue was never fixed through post-launch patches and occurs regardless of which graphics API the game uses.[19]
Set Directional Occlusion Quality to "Off"

Fix low FPS and poor frame pacing

Doom's Razer Chroma integration has been known to cause low FPS and poor frame pacing.
Disable Razor Chroma in the in-game settings[20]
  1. Disable it in-game Settings > Mouse and Keyboard > Razer Chroma.
Replace Razer Chroma library file with an empty one[21]
  1. Download the EMPTY1.0 ChromaEditorLibrary.dll mod.
  2. Unpack it in <path-to-game>, replacing the existing ChromaEditorLibrary.dll file.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
Vulkan 1.0 Added in July 11, 2016 update[22]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.5k
Multiplayer Steamworks

Command line arguments

Parameter Description
+menu_advanced_AllowAllSettings 1 Enables Nightmare graphics settings
+com_skipKeyPressOnLoadScreens 1 Skips "press key to continue" prompts
+com_gameType <value> Replace <value> with one of the following to start the game in a certain mode:
  • -1: Mode select screen (default)
  • 0: Campaign mode
  • 1: Multiplayer mode
  • 2: SnapMap mode
g_showPlayerShadow 1 Enables player's shadow in the game's world, like in the beta builds

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Watch New Doom Multiplayer Trailer, Closed Beta Dates Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC - GameSpot - last accessed on 2016-4-17
  2. Escalation Studios Working On Doom In Partnership With id Software - SegmentNext - last accessed on 2016-5-22
  3. BattleCry devs now working with id on Doom multiplayer - Gamereactor - last accessed on 2018-6-29
  4. Denuvo Says Doom Dropped Their Anti-Piracy Tech Because It Got The Job Done - last accessed on May 2023
  5. DOOM Update 6.66 FAQ and Patch Notes - last accessed on 2017-7-20
  6. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-09-24
  7. 7.0 7.1 DOOM on PC - - last accessed on 2016-5-18
  8. Doom DRS - Reddit - last accessed on 2022-09-24
  9. Custom Xinput DLL with Impulse Trigger support on Xbox One Controllers - last accessed on May 2023
  10. Mouse Smoothing Disabled Default - last accessed on May 2023
  11. Habilitar español latino en Doom - last accessed on 2020-07-25
  12. Advanced Research Complex: not getting 2/2 rune trials? :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on [unknown]
  13. DOOM Sound bug - last accessed on 2016-5-13
  14. READ IF YOU GET CRASH AFTER LOAD USING VULKAN! :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on July 11, 2016
  15. DOOM crashes on launch (with Vulkan) - RX480 :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on March 22, 2017
  16. after 30 mb update, the game won't launch. :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on [unknown]
  17. Crashing on Launch :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on April 20, 2020
  18. DOOM (2016) Fix for Corrupt Save Files - last accessed on July 6, 2018
  19. Steam Community - Directional Occlusion grid bug - last accessed on 2022-09-12
  20. Doom 2016 Chroma Fix (CChromaEditorLibrary.dll) : linux_gaming - last accessed on 2019-09-11
  21. Doom 2016 Chroma Fix (CChromaEditorLibrary.dll) : linux_gaming - last accessed on 2019-09-11
  22. Vulkan Support Now Live - FAQ :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-11-07