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Id software recently announced that it was adding anti-cheat software to its popular game Doom Eternal. What id Software chose to go with to protect BATTLEMODE multiplayer gamers from cheaters was Denuvo, which requires kernel-level access to the host computer. Id Software has now promised to remove the anti-cheat technology from the game in its next PC update. Denuvo was included in Update 1 that launched last Thursday. Executive Producer Marty Stratton has posted a community update on reddit that says since the update went live, the Doom Eternal team has been looking into reports of instability and performance degradation for some users. Stratton also noted that the team had seen the concerns... Read more...
Doom Eternal has been an incredibly popular game since it launched earlier this year, but something new was added to help stop cheaters in multiplayer mode on the PC. An update added Denuvo Anti-Cheat software on May 14, and some players are outraged. Denuvo parent company Irdeto wrote in a blog post that the anti-cheat software was meant to keep the BATTLEMODE multiplayer portion of the game on PC safe from cheaters. What's bothering many gamers about the anti-cheat solution is that it requires kernel-level access to the computer. Irdeto notes in the blog post that its solution "doesn't have annoying tray icons or splash screens, and this invisibility could raise some eyebrows." The company... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave, and Chris will be covering AMD's hot, new Ryzen 4000 Mobile platform in the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop, id Software's killer and hella-fun Doom Eternal, and NVIDIA's latest DLSS 2.0 release with much better visuals and performance... Show Notes: 03:02 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Review: AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile Unleashed 12:54 - AMD Launches Ryzen 4000 Series For Laptops: Zen 2 Mobile Unleashed 17:05 - Doom Eternal: Demon Killing Gameplay And GPU Performance Review 19:50 - Doom Eternal Tips And Tricks For Optimizing Your Hell-Raising Gaming Rig 25:51 - Evaluating NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 Quality And Performance In Mech 5 And Control... Read more...
Update 3/25/2020: We've added results for the Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB to our tests and value charts.   Doom is a game franchise that needs no introduction. In 1992, id Software laid down the groundwork for first-person shooters with Wolfenstein 3D. When Doom came along a year later, the studio cemented its status among elite American game developers, thanks in no small part to the game's outstanding graphics and addictive gameplay. The series saw several releases up through 2005's Doom 3: BFG Edition, and then Doom went dormant. In 2016 after being acquired by Bethesda, id released a follow-up simply named Doom. That title was firmly rooted in what id does best: a smooth graphics... Read more...
Gamers who purchased Doom Eternal have quickly realized that Bethesda made a mistake in its packaging for the Bethesda Launcher. Everyone knew that Doom Eternal would be using Denuvo DRM to keep the game from being cracked and posted online -- or at least it would slow hackers down for a while. However, the developers mistakenly packaged a complete DRM-free copy of the game executable inside the game download package. The game executable, minus the Denuvo DRM software, sat in a folder inside the Bethesda Launcher version called "Original." We say the DRM-free "sat" in the folder inside the original download because Bethesda appears to have quickly realized the mistake it made and issued a patch... Read more...
Doom Eternal is here, and the early consensus around the HotHardware email thread is that the game is absolutely stunning. The 2016 Doom reboot ran great on relatively pedestrian hardware thanks to obsessive fine tuning by id Software and its id Tech 6 engine. The new Doom is harder, faster, and louder, but still unmistakably Doom, and it's a graphical tour de force. Since folks are diving into the game this weekend (no small part in thanks to multiple state orders to "shelter in place" because of COVID-19), we're here to share the quickest way to optimize performance. Tune-Up Those Drivers For Doom Eternal, Especially Graphics To start with, if you have a Radeon RX 5700 or GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER... Read more...
GameStop may have jumped the gun a bit yesterday by releasing DOOM Eternal a day early in its retail stores (in a bid to help stop the spread of COVID-19 according to a statement), but today is the game's "official" launch day. DOOM Eternal is highly anticipated, as it is the successor to the DOOM reboot that first hit the market in 2016. In an effort to give gamers the best possible performance in DOOM Eternal, both NVIDIA and AMD have released new graphics drivers with specific optimizations for the game: GeForce Game Ready 442.74 WHQL and Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1 respectively. With regards to DOOM Eternal, NVIDIA states, "The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest... Read more...
In many places, you can't walk into a movie theater and catch a flick or waltz into most restaurants for a meal (it's delivery or pick-up only), but you sure as heck can march yourself into GameStop. Well, for now, anyway. There has been a call for 'social distancing' in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and while GameStop has not yet closed its stores, the retailer has decided to sell Doom Eternal today, a day before it is scheduled to release. "To ensure we adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines, we will be selling Doom Eternal a day early on Thursday, 3/19 as a safety precaution for our customers and associates. Animal Crossing will release on Friday 3/29 to further help separate... Read more...
Information regarding id Software's incoming Doom Eternal has been coming in at a furious pace in recent weeks. We recently learned that the id Tech 7 engine is capable of sustaining 1,000 fps (if your hardware can handle it), and we're now getting a glimpse at the minimum and recommended specs for the follow-up the 2016 Doom reboot. The minimum specifications for Doom Eternal aren't too taxing, and should easily run on a gaming rig that is more than a few years old (as long as you have a relatively modern graphics card): Doom Eternal Minimum PC Requirements Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 10 Processor: Intel... Read more...
Forget all about Crysis, the new question is, can your PC run Doom Eternal...at 1,000 frames per second? The answer is no, it cannot, though not from a lack of technical capabilities on the software side. If you have the necessary hardware—and you don't—you could run Doom Eternal at quadruple-digit framerates. This is one of the highlights in shifting from id Software's id Tech 6 graphics engine to iD Tech 7. In doing so, Doom Eternal can essentially as fast as your hardware permits, which for ultra high end setups would be triple-digit framerates. "On id Tech 6, we maxed it out to 250 frames per second. This game, if you have the hardware right, it could hit 1,000 frames per second.... Read more...
Perhaps one of the bigger surprises with Doom Eternal is that it will be launching on the Nintendo Switch, along with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Less surprising is that it won't come out on the Switch at the same time as other platforms—id Software and its port partner Panic Button need a bit more time to optimize and spit shine the game for Nintendo's hybrid console. Will it be worth the wait? Prepare to be "stunned." It's still not clear when exactly Doom Eternal will arrive on the Switch, but it's definitely coming, and apparently progress on the port is promising. Or at least that is the impression of id Software director Marty Stratton. "We really haven't talked about dates... Read more...
According to id Software, the upcoming Doom Eternal will be "the best game we've ever made." That is a tall order to fill considering a string of great games that has come out of the software house over the past nearly three decades, but early trailers for the game have us buying into the hype.  We're equally impressed with new footage of actual gameplay from Doom Eternal, which was uploaded this week by the folks over at IGN. We're given a roughly 10-minute look at the game right from its opening moments. Right off the bat we get early glimpses at the shotgun, sticky bombs, and even the fan-favorite (and might we add, quite satisfying) chainsaw in action against the baddies.... Read more...
We are eagerly anticipating the launch of Doom Eternal, especially after developer id Software boldly stated it's the "best game we've ever made." There are plenty of reasons to believe that is true. Unfortunately, real-time ray tracing is not one of them, because as much as id Software likes playing with shiny new technologies, implementing fancy ray-traced visuals just was not in the cards. That is going to be a disappointed to anyone who forked over a fistful of dollars for a GeForce RTX series graphics cards. Technically, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX cards support ray tracing as well, though the GeForce RTX series has dedicated hardware to make such a thing feasible, especially on a triple-A titles... Read more...
It was with great disappointed that I wrote in October of last year about Doom Eternal's release being delayed until 2020, as it was originally intended to launch on November 22, 2019 amid much hype. Developer id Software opted to hold off a little bit longer to apply "speed and polish" to what will ultimately be the end result. Will the wait be worth you? Hell yes it will, if going by id Software's latest claim. The developer has been allowing various media outlets to sample the game ahead of its March 20, 2020 debut across several platforms (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia). And in speaking with Gillen McAllister, an author of the PlayStation blog, id Software promised... Read more...
Gamers have been waiting in anticipation for Doom Eternal since the game was announced at E3 2019. When Doom Eternal was announced at the show, the launch date was set for November 22, 2019. That launch date unfortunately has already been abandoned, and id Software is trying to soften the blow for gamers. Since the game won't launch this year, id Software is giving gamers Doom 64 as a preorder bonus on Xbox, PS4, and PC. Switch gamers will get Doom 64 as a bonus, but it's not playable until Doom Eternal lands on the Nintendo console. A Switch launch date for the games is unannounced at this time. Gamers who already preordered the game will still be eligible for a Doom 64 digital download. To... Read more...
Slaying demons in id Software's upcoming Doom Eternal game will have to wait a little bit longer than planned. Originally announced for a November 22, 2019 release when it was revealed at E3 earlier this year, id Software today announced it is delaying Doom Eternal a few months to add more "speed and polish." "To make sure we're delivering the best experience—for Doom Eternal to live up to our standards for speed and polish—we've made the decision to extend our launch date by a few months to March 20, 2020. We know many fans will be disappointed by this delay, but we are confident that Doom Eternal will deliver a gaming experience that is worth the wait," id Software said. If nothing... Read more...
You could say that Bethesda’s online account plan was doomed from the beginning. The publisher was originally going to force gamers to create online accounts before accessing the newly re-released Doom titles. Bethesda has decided to ditch their account requirement after major backlash from Doom players. Bethesda recently announced that they would be re-releasing versions of Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 in honor of the franchise's 25th anniversary. Users would need to create BethesdaNet and login into their accounts before accessing the games. This requirement garnered criticism from gamers who believed that it was an unnecessary hurdle. The original Doom game did not demand Internet access... Read more...
As QuakeCon slides into day 2, there is plenty that fans of Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, and Elder Scrolls Online will want to catch up on. If you can't be at the show, but want to know what is going on, the live stream will keep you up to date on the new announcements. The schedule for today's QuakeCon panels kicks off at 10 AM CT with a Fallout 76 panel. An hour later, at 11 AM CT, a panel called "Knee Deep in Doom" kicks off. The last set for today starts at 2 PM CT and is the Elder Scrolls Online panel. If you miss any of the content when it is playing live, you can hit up the video below and play the entire conference back. As for what sort of information each of the panels holds, the Fallout... Read more...
QuakeCon will be kicking off soon, and we expect a lot more details on Doom Eternal than what was announced during E3 last month. QuakeCon is also expected to showcase some of Bethesda's current games along with upcoming titles. Scheduled to be detailed at the event is the multiplayer component of Doom Eternal called "Battlemode." This mode allows players to battle it out in a fight with two players playing as demons and one playing as a human slayer. How exactly Battlemode works is a bit vague right now, but new details at QuakeCon 2019 should clarify the mode. Bethesda has offered up a schedule for QuakeCon, and it reveals that Doom Eternal and the entire Doom series of games will be heavily... Read more...
No reasonable person would expect the demon uprising to be all rainbows and glitter, but what you may not have anticipated is a level of gore that rivals—and perhaps surpasses—the notoriously violent Mortal Kombat franchise. Bethesda's upcoming Doom Eternal game does, however, as revealed in a new story trailer. "It’s time for you to once again fill the skull-crushing boots of the Doom Slayer and save humanity from utter destruction. Of course, there’s only one way to stop the chaos: rip and tear through every demon in your path, until it is done," Bethesda explains. As the Doom Slayer, you will face a relentless demon onslaught, and while the stakes are bigger than ever,... Read more...
There are only a few days remaining until E3 kicks off, and we are expecting a bunch of spectacular reveals. Ahead of the event, publisher Bethesda has released a 16-second teaser hyping up Doom Eternal, the upcoming first-person shooter developed by id Software as a sequel to the 2016 Doom, which itself was the first major installment since Doom 3 in 2004. Doom fans have been waiting a long time for Doom Eternal. Bethesda announced the game at last year's E3 with a longer announce teaser, followed by a gameplay reveal video at Quakecon 2018 a couple of months later. This latest clip, while short, gives fans some brand new footage to digest, culminating with a shot of what appears to be a former... Read more...
QuakeCon is underway today and gamers are waiting in anticipating for the keynote with Bethesda and id Software where they were expected to deliver the first news on Doom Eternal. The presentation kicked off at noon central time and if you missed the livestream you can watch the VOD recording here.  What we know about the keynote is that Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin from id Software were there to show off gameplay footage from Doom Eternal. That game is the sequel to the 2016 revamp of Doom. Doom most recently landed on the Nintendo Switch early this year, complete with actually useful motion controls. Our first hints at Doom Eternal, however, came during E3. If Doom Eternal isn’t... Read more...