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For a short period yesterday, Steam had listed DOOM Eternal’s minimum and recommended requirements. It isn’t clear why they were removed, but this is what was originally posted:

Minimum Requirements (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 GTX 970 (4 GB), GTX 1060 (6 GB), GTX 1650 (4 GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4 GB)/RX 470 (4 GB)
Storage: 50 GB available space
Additional Notes: (1080p / 60 FPS / Low Quality Settings)

Recommended Requirements (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: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB), RTX 2060 (8 GB) or AMD Radeon RX Vega56 (8 GB)
Storage: 50 GB available space

That’s nothing too crazy for what should be one of the year’s most sophisticated and technically advanced first-person shooters of the year. In a recent interview with IGN, id Software lead engine programmer Billy Kahn claimed that the game could hit 1,000 frames per second due to the advancements made in the id Tech 7 engine.

Those of you who enjoyed DOOM’s soundtrack may also want to check out this video, which features a behind-the-scenes look at the heavy-metal vocalists that composer Mick Gordon got together for DOOM Eternal. Gordon won “Best Music/Sound Design” for the 2016 game.

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5 Comments

  1. So pumped for Doom Eternal. Doom 2016 runs like a dream on all my systems. I loved how id Tech 6 could scale so well. Looking forward to trying out id Tech 7 here.

  2. I put almost 250 hours into Doom 2016 (all single-player, never once touched multiplayer), so yyyeeeaaahhh I think you all can figure out how I am feeling about Doom Eternal’s imminent arrival.
    EDIT: I don’t know if you guys saw the updated system requirements: [URL]https://slayersclub.bethesda.net/en/article/5Wx9QeorMSfMZCwLg6VpoS/doom-eternal-launch-details[/URL]

  3. Wonder if my 8700k will be enough to run on nightmare specs? Most of the time in gaming benchmarks it is fairly equal with the 9900k. I guess I’ll have to wait and see.

  4. Gotta admit I’m excited for this release too. Doom 2016 was excellent but repetitive. I’m on record here and the other place multiple times saying the PS1 version is what I consider the true version of Doom. I mean hell I still play the PS1 game pretty regular. It was slower paced, creepy music, scary atmosphere, it was just perfect. Doom 2016 is more running around like your hair is on fire shooting anything that moves.

    Basically I think Doom should be more like Dead Space than Call of Duty with Demons but judging by the gameplay footage that they’ve released so far looks like I ain’t get what I wished for.

    Still looks to be a great game and I’m definitely in for a copy, just really want a true sequel to the PS1 games.

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