Doom (2016)

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Doom cover
id Software
Multiplayer Certain Affinity[1]
SnapMap Escalation Studios[2]
Bethesda Softworks
id Tech 6
Release dates
Windows May 13, 2016
Doom (2016) guide at StrategyWiki
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Doom (1993) 1993
Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994
Final Doom 1996
Doom 3 2004
Doom 64 EX (unofficial port) 2011
Doom 3: BFG Edition 2012
Doom (2016) 2016
Doom VFR 2017

This page is for the reboot. For the original, see Doom (1993).

General information

Official game site
Doom Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam DRM.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the game with Update #5.[3]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Season Pass The Season Pass includes access to three new DLC packs (when available).
Demon Multiplayer DLC Pack Pre-Purchase bonus.
Unto the Evil DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
Hell Followed DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
Bloodfall DLC 3 multiplayer maps, 1 weapon and 1 playable demon
All DLC content is available for free since Update 6.66.[4]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

See Command line arguments for optional arguments.
Use the +com_skipIntroVideo 1 command line argument[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\DOOM\base\savegame.user\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Supports all resolutions available in the display drivers.
Use Flawless Widescreen (updated plugin) for proper aspect ratio and FOV.
Native support.[5] Use Flawless Widescreen (updated plugin) and follow this fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider from 90° to 130°, can go up to 150° using the parameter +set g_fov 150. Use Flawless Widescreen (updated plugin) to change the weapon FOV.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Labeled as Decal Filtering in the Advanced options.[5]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Includes an Adaptive option which disables V-sync if your frame rate dips below the set target.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Cutscenes are capped at 60 FPS. The rest of the game has a 200 FPS cap. Doom may automatically set Nvidia Gsync monitors to 60hz; these monitors will have to be manually reset back to 144hz.
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia [Incorrect implementation, Applies filter to simulate colorblindness]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and Mouse settings.
Keyboard and Mouse settings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Fully rebindable keys, but multiplayer and SnapMap are all configured separately.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and at least DualShock 4.
Full controller support
Entries in the Snapmap search box must be typed in on a keyboard.
Controller remapping
6 controller layouts. See Controller presets for details.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Controller API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.

Mouse smoothing[edit]

Mouse smoothing is disabled by default.[6]
Use +set m_smoothing 1 and +set m_smooth X (where X is a number between 1 and 8) command line arguments[citation needed]

Controller presets[edit]




Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voices, Announcer, and Voice (VoIP) Volume Sliders.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Includes localization for Spain and Latin America
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

Sped-up Audio[edit]

Setting your audio card to play at a sample rate higher than 48000 Hz will speed up the audio.[7] Higher sample rates will result in faster speeds.
There is no official fix for this bug.
Set your audio sample rate to 48000 Hz[citation needed]

Incorrect Number of Threads Used[edit]

By default, Doom detects the number of cores/threads your computer uses, but may be incorrect.
Type jobs_numthreads X in the ingame console where X is the number of threads your processor supports[citation needed]
Use the +jobs_numthreads X command line argument[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
Vulkan support
Added in July 11, 2016 update[8]
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.5k
Multiplayer Steamworks

Command line arguments[edit]

Parameter Description
+menu_advanced_AllowAllSettings 1 Enables Nightmare graphics settings
+com_skipKeyPressOnLoadScreens 1 Skips "press key to continue" prompts
+com_gameMode 1 Start the game directly in Campaign mode
+com_gameMode 2 Start the game directly in Multiplayer mode
+com_gameMode 3 Start the game directly in SnapMap mode

System requirements[edit]

64-bit operating system required.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 290
4 GB of VRAM


  1. Watch New Doom Multiplayer Trailer, Closed Beta Dates Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC - GameSpot - last accessed on 2016-4-17
  2. Escalation Studios Working On Doom In Partnership With id Software - SegmentNext - last accessed on 2016-5-22
  3. Denuvo Says Doom Dropped Their Anti-Piracy Tech Because It Got The Job Done
  4. DOOM Update 6.66 FAQ and Patch Notes - last accessed on 2017-7-20
  5. 5.0 5.1 DOOM on PC - - last accessed on 2016-5-18
  6. Mouse Smoothing Disabled Default
  7. DOOM Sound bug - last accessed on 2016-5-13
  8. Vulkan Support Now Live - FAQ :: DOOM General Discussions - last accessed on 2016-11-07