Doom Eternal unlock times and updated PC specs

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:13 GMT

A few updates have been made to the PC specs for Doom Eternal, mainly the addition of Ultra-Nightmare settings, changes to what’s listed on the box, and how it won’t run in true 4K on Stadia.

Along with the additional specs, id Software has also outlined when Doom Eternal will unlock on all available platforms.

If you pre-purchased the game digitally on Xbox One, you can now pre-load the game. If you opted for PC or PlayStation 4, pre-load will be available 48 hours ahead of the following launch times.  The game will be made available on Switch later this year.

For those who pre-ordered to get Doom 64, it will also unlock during the same times listed below.

After you’ve had a gander of the information below, be sure to check out our Doom Eternal hub for all sorts of information on pre-order bonuses, multiplayer, gameplay and more.

Doom Eternal Launch Day Unlock Times

PlayStation 4

  • Outside North America: Unlocks at 12am local time on March 20
  • North America: Unlocks at 12am ET on March 20

Xbox One

  • Outside North America: Unlocks at 12am local time on March 20
  • North America: Unlocks at 12am ETMarch 20
  • Mexico: Unlocks at 1am ET on March 20

PC (Steam and Bethesda.net)

The game will unlock for each territory below at the following times:

  • AU/NZ/Asia: Unlocks at 7:01 am PT on March 19 (12:01 am JST March 20)
  • Europe and rest-of-world: Unlocks at 4:01 pm PT on March 19 (12:01 am GMT March 20)
  • North and South America: Unlocks at 9:01 pm PT on March 19 (12:01 am ET March 20)

Stadia

  • Unlocks at 12:01 am ET on March 20

Doom Eternal Ultra-Nightmare specs and Stadia

The PC specs for Doom Eternal were released last week, but id Software has added a new setting called Ultra-Nightmare to the specs list. We’ve popped those in below for you alongside the previously announced minimum and recommended specs for ease.

You will also notice something different with Stadia. Instead of running in true 4K, the game will instead run at 1080p and 60 FPS on HD displays. Those with a 4K display can expect it to up-sample to 2160p from 1800p at 60 FPS.

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 PC Retail Specs

There have also been some adjustments made to the minimum and recommended specs that are listed on the packaging of physical PC copies.

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.

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal Console Features

Xbox One X

  • On Xbox One X the game will upsample to 4K (2160p) from 1800p @60 FPS.
  • The Xbox One X version of the game also supports HDR.

PlayStation 4 Pro

  • On PlayStation 4 Pro the game will upsample to 4K (2160p) from 1440p @60 FPS.
  • The PlayStation 4 Pro version also supports HDR.

Xbox One and Xbox One S

  • On Xbox One and Xbox One S the game will upsample to 1080p @60 FPS from 900p.
  • The Xbox One S version of the game also supports HDR.

PlayStation 4

  • On PlayStation 4 the game will run at 1080p @60 FPS.
  • The PlayStation 4 version also supports HDR.

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