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DOOM Eternal - Launch Details

  • Mar 10, 2020
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  • By: id Software
DOOM Eternal - Launch Details

It’s almost time to RAZE HELL in DOOM Eternal! To prepare you for the game’s launch on March 20th, we want to make sure you’re locked and loaded with our helpful launch guide of useful pre-load, unlock timing and specification details.

And don’t forget – by pre-ordering DOOM Eternal prior to launch, you’ll get DOOM 64 for free as well as the Rip and Tear Pack.

Preload Timing

Digital pre-load is now available on Xbox One. Digital pre-load will start 48 hours before DOOM Eternal launches in your region on PlayStation 4, Bethesda.net (PC) and Steam (PC). Pre-load date and time discrepancies are due to platform policy differences.

Launch Day Unlock Times

Here’s when you can expect to play DOOM Eternal on launch day on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia. Note that DOOM 64 unlock times will mirror the unlock times for DOOM Eternal. DOOM Eternal launches on March 27 in Japan. The Nintendo Switch version of DOOM Eternal will launch later this year.

PlayStation 4:

  • DOOM Eternal unlocks at 12:00am midnight, in your time zone, on March 20
  • In North America, DOOM Eternal unlocks at 12:00am midnight ET on March 20

Xbox One:

  • DOOM Eternal unlocks at 12:00am midnight, in your time zone, on March 20
  • In North America, DOOM Eternal unlocks at 12:00am midnight ET on March 20
  • In Mexico, DOOM Eternal unlocks at 1am ET on March 20

PC (Steam and Bethesda.net):

  • DOOM Eternal will unlock for each territory below at the following times:
  • In AU/NZ/Asia, DOOM Eternal unlocks at 8:01AM Pacific Time on March 19 (12:01AM JST March 20)
  • In Europe and rest-of-world, DOOM Eternal unlocks at 5:01PM Pacific Time on March 19 (12:01AM GMT March 20)
  • In North and South America, DOOM Eternal unlocks at 9:01PM Pacific Time on March 19 (12:01AM EDT March 20)

Stadia:

  • DOOM Eternal unlocks at unlocks at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on March 20

Specifications

PC Ultra-Nightmare Specs (2160p / 60 FPS / Ultra-Nightmare Settings) OR (1440p / 120 FPS / Ultra-Nightmare Settings)

  • 64-bit Windows 10
  • Intel Core i9-9900K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or better
  • 16GB System RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11GB) or AMD Radeon VII (16GB)
  • 50 GB hard drive space

PC Recommended Specs (1440p / 60 FPS / High Quality Settings)

  • 64-bit Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7-6700K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
  • 8GB System RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB), RTX 2060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX Vega56 (8GB)
  • OR (1080p/ 60 FPS / High Quality Settings) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), NVIDIA GeForce 970 (4GB), AMD RX 480 (8GB) Note : On GTX 970 only - set Texture Quality to Medium
  • 50 GB hard drive space

PC Minimum Specs (1080p / 60 FPS / Low Quality Settings)

  • 64-bit Windows 7/64-Bit Windows 10
  • Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3.1 GHz or better
  • 8GB System RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 1050Ti (4GB), GTX 1060 (3GB), GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280 (3GB), AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or RX 470 (4GB)
  • 50 GB hard drive space

Note: HDR is available on PC, hardware permitting

Updated Retail Specs

There have also been some adjustments made to the minimum and recommended specs that are listed on the packaging of DOOM Eternal physical PC copies. Those changes are listed below:

Updated Minimum Spec (from what is printed on the PC box)

  • Removed Windows 8.1 as a supported operating system because it is no longer supported by AMD as of their most recent driver release.
  • Win 8.1 users with AMD GPUs will need to use driver version 19.10.1 to run the game successfully.
  • We’ve increased the resolution from 720p/60 FPS at Low Quality settings to 1080p/60 FPS at Low quality settings and have added in support for some 3GB and additional 4GB GPUs.
  • Added current gen NVIDIA GPUs that also meet the min spec performance requirements.

Updated Recommended Spec (from what is printed on the PC box)

  • We’ve increased the resolution from 1080p/60 FPS at High Quality settings to 1440p at High quality settings and have added in support for some additional GPUs at 1080p/60 FPS.
  • We’ve also reduced the system RAM requirements from 16GB to 8GB.
  • In order to hit higher performance targets, we removed the Ryzen 5 CPU and added specific i7 and Ryzen 7 CPU model numbers.
  • Recommended Specs listed on the PC box will still work as advertised
  • Added current gen NVIDIA GPUs that also meet the recommended spec performance requirements.

Added Ultra-Nightmare Spec

  • We added a “maxed out” spec for PC users

Console Features

Xbox One X

  • DOOM Eternal on Xbox One X will up-sample to 4K (2160p) from 1800p @60 FPS.
  • The Xbox One X version of the game also supports HDR.

PlayStation 4 Pro

  • DOOM Eternal on PlayStation 4 Pro will up- sample to 4K (2160p) from 1440p @60 FPS.
  • The PlayStation 4 Pro version also supports HDR.

Xbox One and Xbox One S

  • DOOM Eternal on Xbox One and Xbox One S will up-sample to 1080p @60 FPS from 900p.
  • The Xbox One S version of the game also supports HDR.

PlayStation 4

  • DOOM Eternal on PlayStation 4 will run at 1080p @60 FPS.
  • The PlayStation 4 version also supports HDR.

Stadia

  • DOOM Eternal on Stadia will run at 1080p @60 FPS on HD displays and up-sample to 2160p from 1800p @60 FPS on 4K displays.
  • The Stadia version of the game also supports HDR.

Account Linking

Want to make sure your Slayers Club (Bethesda.net) account is linked to DOOM Eternal prior to launch to redeem your Zombie Slayer and any other skins? Visit the site below and you can link your account to your Xbox, PlayStation or Steam accounts prior to launch day.

https://bethesda.net/en/account/linked-accounts