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DOOM PC system requirements, new launch trailer published

by Mark Tyson on 6 May 2016, 12:31

Tags: Bethesda Softworks

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Bethesda has published the PC system requirements and a new launch trailer for DOOM, as the game is just a week away from becoming available. Inviting gamers to "get ready to fight like hell", Bethesda also detailed DOOM's preload times, and precise unlock times, for PC/Steam, PS4 and Xbox One players.

DOOM launches on the above platforms worldwide on Friday 13th May. PC users can start to pre-load the game via Steam from 12am ET on 11th May. The regional time-zone dependent roll out unlock and server launch times for PC are as follows:

  • Australia/New Zealand @ 12 am AEST
  • North America @ 12 am ET
  • Europe @ 12 am GMT +1
  • Japan/South Korea/Rest of Asia – 12 am Japan

PC systems requirements are provided for PCs with the usual minimum and recommended spec lists giving you a feel for a comfortable game-ready spec. Those requirements are as follows:



  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions); Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better;
  • 8GB RAM; 55GB free HDD space; NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions); Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better;
  • 8GB RAM; 55GB free HDD space; NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better


If you get the disc version of the PC game you will still be required to download 45GB of data to run the game, says Bethesda. Furthermore, it is a requirement to have an internet connection for activation, multiplayer and SnapMap. Bethesda suggests that those who wish to play DOOM from day one check back on its blog for AMD and Nvidia game ready driver releases, just ahead of next Friday.

Above is the new launch trailer which urges DOOM fans to buy the new game and "fight like hell". Bethesda already has 3x DLC packs planned for this £39.99 game. Each DLC pack will cost $14.99 (£11.99) and the 3xDLC season pass, costs $39.99 (£29.99). The first DLC pack will launch this summer. If you are really keen and confident you can pre-purchase DOOM via Steam and get Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for free.

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interesting… this piece has been up for 2 hrs and no comments… does this mean ppl aren't that interested in Doom, or not very hopeful?
Vorlon99, from everything I've read it seems people aren't exactly overly impressed with the new version. Those specs seem to require a pretty meaty system and internet connection too.
It's surprising the Geforce 660 isn't the lowest spec card supported. You could probably get away with a 660 regardless.
Open beta ran ok on my machine (7870 xt, fx6300@4.3), no idea on FPS though as I wasn't monitoring, and no idea on settings - they were locked out in the beta. I wonder if they're targeting 60fps as a minimum, in which case it'll be playable below “minimum” spec?
Surely bare minimum specs would run on an APU? If COD Ghosts runs at mid-high on my 7870kk I don't see why this wont run on minimum…