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 85
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
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


Using developer mode corrupts the save file.

General information

Official game site
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
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[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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.[6] 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.[6]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Adaptive, On, or Off.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Cutscenes 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)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia [Incorrect implementation, Applies filter to simulate colorblindness]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

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.


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[7]
DualShock 4 controllers
Through Steam Input.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
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[edit]

Mouse smoothing is disabled by default.[8]
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[edit]





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


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.[9]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

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

A bug may occur not allowing you to complete "Interact with two rune trials" challenge on "Advanced Research Complex" level if you didn't complete it on your first run and finished the campaign. Make sure you finished the challenge on a first-level playthrough, otherwise start a new game.[10]

Issues fixed[edit]

Sped-up/distorted audio[edit]

Setting your audio card to play at a sample rate higher than 48000 Hz will speed up the audio and/or cause crackling/distortion.[11] Higher sample rates will result in faster speeds.
There is no official fix for this bug.
Set your audio sample rate to 48000 Hz[citation needed]

Incorrect number of threads used[edit]

By default, Doom detects the number of cores/threads your computer uses but may be incorrect.
Type jobs_numthreads X in the ingame console where X is the number of threads your processor supports[citation needed]
Use the +jobs_numthreads X command line argument[citation needed]

Crash on startup after switching to Vulkan API[edit]

Update drivers[12]
Turn Off Steam Overlay. Can temporalily switch to Steam for multiplayer invitations, etc.[13]
Switch back to OpenGL[14]
  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.

Corrupt save files[edit]

Using developer mode corrupts the save file and the game will only allow you to load again when dev-mode is enabled, which disables achievements and other features. The fix takes advantage of a menu bug that allows you to load into an empty world. Then using the restart mission option and allowing the correct map to load, your save files will be written correctly again. You lose progress on that mission but retain all collectables, etc[15]


Enabling Directional Occlusion Quality to any setting causes unintentional gridlines to appear on any resolutions lower than 4K. Most noticeable when looking at backgrounds. This is due to the engine's camera frustum resolution.
Disable Directional Occlusion Quality

Fix low FPS and poor frame pacing[edit]

Doom's Razer Chroma integration has been known to cause low FPS and poor frame pacing[16]
  1. Disable it in Settings>Mouse and Keyboard>Razer Chroma or download the following file and replace it.

Game freezes but sound keep going[edit]

Enable UAC first level and run DOOM as an administrator.[citation needed]

Long delay before loading the map or checkpoint[edit]

When loading the map or reloading the checkpoint, the screen before an actual loading screen might appear even for a minute before it actually starts the loading process, resulting in seemingly long loading times even on SSD.
Switch API from Vulkan to OpenGL
Disable FPS cap from external software (e.g. NVIDIA control panel)

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6
Vulkan 1.0 Added in July 11, 2016 update[17]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.5k
Multiplayer Steamworks

Command line arguments[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

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 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>/379720/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (379720) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  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
  5. DOOM Update 6.66 FAQ and Patch Notes - last accessed on 2017-7-20
  6. 6.0 6.1 DOOM on PC - - last accessed on 2016-5-18
  7. Custom Xinput DLL with Impulse Trigger support on Xbox One Controllers
  8. Mouse Smoothing Disabled Default
  9. Habilitar español latino en Doom - last accessed on 2020-07-25
  10. Advanced Research Complex: not getting 2/2 rune trials? :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on {{{date}}}
  11. DOOM Sound bug - last accessed on 2016-5-13
  12. READ IF YOU GET CRASH AFTER LOAD USING VULKAN! :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on July 11, 2016
  13. Steam overlay crashing the game for anyone else? :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on October 11, 2016
  14. DOOM crashes on launch (with Vulkan) - RX480 :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on March 22, 2017
  15. DOOM (2016) Fix for Corrupt Save Files - last accessed on July 6, 2018
  16. Doom 2016 Chroma Fix (CChromaEditorLibrary.dll) : linux_gaming - last accessed on 2019-09-11
  17. Vulkan Support Now Live - FAQ :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-11-07