Doom Eternal Update 6 Upgrades Graphics on PC and Consoles

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Doom Eternal Update 6 Upgrades Graphics on PC and Consoles

June 29, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

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Developer
Id Software
Publisher
Bethesda Softworks
Release Date
March 20, 2020
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Get ready to rip and tear in style! Doom Eternal Update 6 is here for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5, delivering support for ray tracing, 4K resolution, and 60 FPS alongside some new gameplay content.

Doom Eternal is the second game in the modern Doom storyline featuring the iconic slayer doing battle with demons from Hell. Sure, there's a plot featuring an ancient conspiracy and evil megacorporations on Mars battling over destiny, but I'd wager that most people play the game to have fun blowing bad guys to bits. Now, a brand-new update has arrived that ups the graphics and adds some new content, too.

Doom Eternal Update 6 Xbox Series X-S Ray Tracing 4K 60FPS slice

What's New in Doom Eternal Update 6 on Xbox Series X|S and PS5?

The first major update in Doom Eternal Update 6 is the addition of ray tracing support and 4K resolution at 60 FPS. Unfortunately, only PS5 and Xbox Series X players will get to experience ray tracing.

 
 

Here's a comparison between the different optional graphics modes that are now available with Update 6 as noted in today's announcement:


Doom Eternal Xbox Series X Graphics Modes

  • Performance Mode – 1800p at 120FPS
  • Balanced Mode – 2160p (4K) at 60FPS
  • Ray Tracing Mode – 1800p at 60FPS

Doom Eternal Xbox Series S Graphics Modes

  • Performance Mode – 1080p at 120FPS
  • Balanced Mode – 1440p at 60 FPS

Naturally, PlayStation 5 is getting these graphical upgrades as well. PS5 players will have their choice of three graphics options:

Doom Eternal PlayStation 5 Graphics Modes

  • Performance Mode – 1584p at 120FPS
  • Balanced Mode – 2106p (4K) at 60FPS
  • Ray Tracing Mode – 1800p at 60FPS

Doom Eternal ray tracing is exclusively available in the "Ray Tracing Mode" on Xbox Series X and on PS5 as noted on the Slayer's Club post; you will not be able to experience ray tracing in Balanced Mode or Performance Mode. PC players can use ray tracing if they have supported hardware.

In addition to these Xbox Series X|S graphical improvements, players on all platforms are getting a new Master Level. The city of Taras Nabad has been remixed to provide players with a new challenge to overcome. Battlemode is also getting an all-new arena called "Corrosion."

It's never been a better time to get into this game, especially with the new content arriving with Doom Eternal Update 6. You can buy Doom Eternal for PC via Steam starting at $19.79 or your regional equivalent as part of the Steam Summer Sale; otherwise, you can buy Doom Eternal on other platforms via its official website starting at $59.99.

Does the inclusion of ray tracing affect your purchasing decisions for games? What do you think of the new gameplay content debuting in Doom Eternal Update 6? Let us know in the comments below!

 
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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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