Doom: PC Requirements and Launch Time Revealed

Doom: PC Requirements and Launch Time Revealed
Highlights
  • PC owners will need a GTX 970 to properly run the game.
  • You can start pre-loading on May 11.
  • Game will be available to play midnight on May 13.

The reboot to the well-known first-person shooter franchise - Doom - releases next week on May 13, and we finally have access to the system requirements PC owners will need to play the game. Bethesda has also provided the date and time for as to when you can start preloading the game, and when you can actually hit play.

Here's everything you need to know:

Minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/ 8.1/ 10 (64-bit versions)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400/ AMD FX-8320 or better
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 670 2GB/ AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
  • Memory: 8GB of RAM
  • Storage: 55GB free HDD space

Recommended system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/ 8.1/ 10 (64-bit versions)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770/ AMD FX-8350 or better
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB/ AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better
  • Memory: 8GB of RAM
  • Storage: 55GB free HDD space

You can get the game from Steam or opt for a physical purchase. Even if you choose the latter - which Bethesda says is a single disc - you will have to download additional files from Steam, totalling 45GB, to be able to run the game. The game also requires a broadband Internet connection for multiplayer play and SnapMap. On the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you will need 50GB free space to install the game.

Preloading and launch times
Steam preloading: 12am ET on May 11, which is 9:30pm in India

PC launch time:

  • India at 4:30am IST
  • Australia/New Zealand at 12am AEST
  • North America at 12am ET
  • Europe at 12am GMT +1
  • Japan/South Korea/Rest of Asia - 12am JST

PlayStation 4 preloading:

  • 12am IST on May 11
  • 12am ET in North America

PlayStation 4 launch time:

  • India at 12am local time
  • New Zealand at 12am local time
  • Australia at 12am local time
  • North America at 12am ET
  • Europe at 12am local time
  • Asia at 12am local time.
  • Japan at 12 am local time on May 19

Xbox One preloading: If you have pre-ordered the game, preloading is already available.

Xbox One launch time:

  • India at 12am local time
  • New Zealand at 12am local time
  • Australia at 12am local time
  • North America at 12am ET
  • Europe at 12am local time
  • Asia at 12am local time.
  • Japan at 12am local time on May 19th
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