DOOM Eternal COUNTDOWN LIVE: Latest News, Updates, Leaks And Rumours
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DOOM Eternal COUNTDOWN LIVE: Latest News, Updates, Leaks And Rumours

Chris Trout
21 March 2020

DOOM Eternal is here! And we're covering the latest news, updates and everything that got us to this glorious moment.

DOOM Eternal is here!

We'll be recapping the latest news, updates, and all info that got us to this glorious moment!

Doom Eternal Is Here! - 20th March 15:00 GMT

Fans are getting stuck into the long-awaited next game in the franchise! Be sure to bookmark this page for future updates. 

GameStop Selling Doom A Day Early - 19th March 18:00 GMT

In a bid to separate the crowds flocking to buy Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing on March 20th, GameStop have announced that they will be selling Doom a day early! 

Bethesda Says Doom Eternal Has No Deathmatch Mode Because It's 'Eons Old' - 18th March 17:00 GMT

Bethesda's Pete Hines said that the mode is "eons old", and that Bethesda and id Software didn't want to include deathmatch. 

He said "The biggest problem we thought we had with Doom 2016 was that multiplayer wasn't done at id, and felt really disconnected from the base game that everybody loved.

Whether you're playing by yourself or with others, we want it to feel like you're all playing the same game.

That's as opposed to, ‘I'm a badass demon slayer in singleplayer, but when I go over to multiplayer, there are no demons, and it's just Deathmatch.’

I don't know what that has to do with Doom other than that, well, a couple of decades ago we had that, so we should just have that again.”

Doom Eternal Reviews - 17th March 17:00 GMT

Now we're in the release week, it seems gaming sites and media outlets have been allowed to finally release their reviews of the upcoming game, and it's doing incredibly well!

Getting a 9 from IGN and very similar ratings from other websites. 

Doom Eternal Art Book  -16th March 20:00 GMT

Developer id Software partnered with Dark Horse Books to publish a full-color hardcover art book for Doom Eternal.

It releases March 24, a few days after the game.

The Art of Doom Eternal is a 192-page book that features concept art and commentary from the creators of Doom Eternal, including character, weapon, and environmental designs for the game.

Hugo Martin Previews Doom Eternal With Joe Rogan - 15th 14:00 GMT

If you're getting impatient for the next installment in the Doom series, this video of Hugo Martin (the creative director of Doom Eternal) should ease the pain, unfortunately, it won't last the 5 days you have to wait!

Doom Eternal director says he ‘already has ideas’ for the future - 14th March 20:00

Doom Eternal’s creative director has said he already has ideas for the team’s next project, and suggested that it could already be forming plans for the future.

The Complete Doom Timeline - From Doom to Doom Eternal - 13th March 22:00 GMT

Youtube channel, The Leaderboard, has made a video showcasing the complete timeline for the Doom franchise.

Official Doom Eternal Launch Trailer - 12th March 20:00 GMT

If you can't quite cope with the wait, this intense trailer will ease the pain for sure!

 

Doom Eternal PC Requirements - 11th March 14:20 GMT

Minimum (1080p/60 fps/Low Quality Settings):

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/64-Bit Windows 10
  • Processor:  Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3.1 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 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)
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Recommended (1440p/60 fps/High Quality Settings):

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 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
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

PC Ultra-Nightmare (2160p/60 fps/Ultra-Nightmare Settings) OR (1440p/120 fps/Ultra-Nightmare Settings):

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or better
  • Memory: 16GB  RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11GB)
  • Storage: 50 GB hard drive space

Doom 64 Will Include A New Chapter - 10th March 16:00 GMT

Senior developer James Haley describes the new chapter as being for "persistent players". Set after the conclusion of the main Doom 64 campaign, the new chapter will chart Doomguy's confrontation with the sister of the Mother Demon, the main antagonist.

T-Pain Gameplay - 7th March 15:00 GMT

While waiting for Doom Eternal's release date, fans can watch T-Pain playing it and broadcasting on Twitch.

The rapper uploaded two hours of gameplay footage. Although there isn't much we haven't already seen, it's pretty cool, especially as we won't have it for another 13 days. 

You can watch his Twitch stream here.

Length - 6th March 11:30 GMT

How long will it take to beat the campaign?

DOOM Eternal Soundtrack - 5th March 16:50 GMT

Battle Pass Is FREE - 4th March 13:50 GMT

A spokesperson for Bethesda said “There’s no store In Doom Eternal,” they also said “there’s no paid Battle Pass in the game either. You play the game, earn XP, and unlock cool cosmetics. That’s it.”

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DOOM Eternal Will Support 1000 FPS - 12:50 GMT

Doom Eternal will run on id Software's Tech 7 engine, which will allow the game to run at 1,000 FPS.

You will, of course, need a monster PC to achieve such giddy heights.

DOOM Eternal Confirmed Weapons - 3rd March 10:00 GMT

Interested in what new weapons and guns will arrive in DOOM Eternal?

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