Doom Eternal Rips And Tears Its Way To Switch December 8th

Published: November 30, 2020 10:46 AM /


A shot of Doom Eternal superimposed onto a Nintendo Switch

The Doom Eternal Switch release date and has been announced, and the game will land on Nintendo Switch on December 8th. You'll have to make some room for it on your Switch's storage medium as, rather appropriately for Doom Eternal, it's set to be a rather beefy beast of a game.

What do we know about the Doom Eternal Switch version?

This news comes via an FAQ posted on the official Doom Eternal website. In the FAQ, Bethesda and id Software confirm that Doom Eternal will be available direct from the eShop and that it'll be a whopping 18.8GB in size. Still, given that the PC version requires at least 50GB to download, that's pretty impressive. You won't be able to get this one as a physical release; it'll only be available for download via the eShop and other digital retailers.

Like Doom before it, Doom Eternal will feature gyroscope controls on Switch to help you aim. These controls can be switched off if you don't like them, and they'll be supported on both the standard Switch model and the Switch Lite. In addition, Doom Eternal will also have its multiplayer mode dubbed "Battlemode" available on the console, like on other platforms. It's a 2v1 multiplayer experience in which one player controls a fully kitted-out Doom Slayer and the other two control demons trying to take the Slayer down. Matches will be best-of-five round-based skirmishes, so you've got several chances to take down the Slayer.

The Doom Slayer battling a demon in Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal launched for PC, PS4, and Xbox One earlier this year. It's coming to Switch in December.

As for the recently-released The Ancient Gods: Part One DLC expansion pack for Doom Eternal, Bethesda says you can expect that to arrive "at a later date". The studio will have more information to share on when that's coming to Switch "as soon as we can", so be sure to stay tuned if you're looking out for news. It might be time to invest in a new storage card for the Switch if you're a Doom fanatic.

Does Doom Eternal Switch have any issues?

Bethesda says it already knows about some of the technical issues that Doom Eternal may have on Switch. There are only three, and they're mostly smaller technical things, so if you're experiencing issues with the Recent Players menu, taking a photo when using Flame Belch, or the ARC Complex level's elevator, check out the full FAQ for solutions. Considering this is a port of a full-fat current-gen beast of a game, three fairly minor issues isn't bad going. These are, however, the issues that are currently known about; more may well manifest themselves when the game is live.

Doom Eternal will launch for Nintendo Switch on December 8th. Be sure to clear out any games you're not playing in preparation for this monster's arrival.

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