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Doom Eternal's free next-gen update arrives June 29

Doom Eternal's free next-gen update will be made available in June.

Coming June 29, news of the free update to Doom Eternal was shared during the Xbox + Bethesda showcase which took place earlier today.

This free update optimizes Doom Eternal for the next-gen consoles and will offer improved visuals, increased performance, and support for ray-tracing, or 4K resolution at 60 FPS, or an optional 120 FPS mode.

The next-gen update is also coming to PC, and will feature ray-tracing on compatible machines.

Here's the breakdown:

Xbox Series X

  • Performance Mode: 1800p – 120 FPS
  • Balanced Mode: 2160p – 60 FPS
  • Ray Tracing Mode: 1800p – 60 FPS

Xbox Series S

  • Performance Mode: 1080p – 120 FPS
  • Balanced Mode: 1440p – 60 FPS
  • Ray Tracing Mode: Not Available

PlayStation 5

  • Performance Mode: 1584p – 120 FPS
  • Balanced Mode: 2160p – 60 FPS
  • Ray Tracing Mode: 1800p – 60 FPS


  • Ray Tracing Mode: Availability and performance depends on PC hardware

All modes feature dynamic resolution scaling. Balanced and Performance Modes are not available with Ray Tracing.

Performance Mode will also require a 120hz compatible display, while Balanced Mode will require a 4K compatible display.

For a look at what ray-tracing does to the game, check out the video above of it running on a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at 4K.

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