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Doom PC requirements, file size, preload details, launch timing revealed

Id Software's new shooter comes out next week; here is a roundup of all the important launch details.

With Id Software's new Doom set to come out next week, Bethesda has now announced the key launch details for it. Below you'll find information about Doom's PC system requirements, as well as details on the game's file size, preloading, and precise launch timing.

Concerning the PC requirements, players will need a 64-bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 10, as well as at least an Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 processor to run the game. Additionally, you'll need to have a Nvidia GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better card.

You can see the full list of minimum and recommended specs below, while details on officially supported AMD and Nvidia drivers will be announced next week.

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Doom is already available to preload on Xbox One. PC and PlayStation 4 users will be able to preload the shooter starting at 12 AM EST on May 11. In terms of file size, console players will need at least 50 GB of free space, while PC users need 45 GB of space.

In terms of launch timing, you can refer to the details below to find out when Doom unlocks in your region. This is also the time when the game's servers will be turned on.

Doom May 13 Launch Unlock and Server LaunchPC:

  • Australia/New Zealand @ 12 a.m. AEST
  • North America @ 12 a.m. ET
  • Europe @ 12 a.m. GMT +1
  • Japan/South Korea/Rest of Asia - 12 a.m. Japan

Xbox One:

  • New Zealand @ 12 a.m. local time
  • Australia @ 12 a.m. local time
  • North America @ 12 a.m. ET
  • Europe @ 12 a.m. local time
  • Asia @ 12 a.m. local time.
  • Japan @ 12 a.m. local time on May 19

PS4:

  • New Zealand @ 12 a.m. local time
  • Australia @ 12 a.m. local time
  • North America @ 12 a.m. ET
  • Europe @ 12 a.m. local time
  • Asia 12 a.m. local time.
  • Japan 12 a.m. local time on May 19

Doom PC system requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions).
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better.
  • GPU: 8 GB RAM; 55 GB free HDD space; Nvidia GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better.
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband Internet connection for multiplayer and SnapMap.

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions);
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better.
  • GPU: 8 GB RAM; 55 GB free HDD space; Nvidia GTX 970 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better.
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband Internet connection for Multiplayer and SnapMap.

Doom's launch trailer has also been released; watch it here.