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Doom Eternal official Switch FAQ – file size, DLC later, more

Posted on December 1, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Doom Eternal

Bethesda has shared an official FAQ for the Switch version of Doom Eternal. It covers the game’s file size, confirms The Ancient Gods: Part One DLC “will arrive at a later date”, and more.

Here’s the full FAQ:

When can I download DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch?

  • December 8, 2020 at midnight 00:00am ET

Where can I buy DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch?

  • Directly from the Nintendo Switch eShop, or via direct digital codes from select retailers

What’s the game’s Storage Size?

  • DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch is 18.8gb (TBD)

Is there a physical cartridge edition of DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch available?

  • Not at this time – DOOM Eternal for Nintendo Switch is available only as a digital download

I pre-ordered DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch from a retailer prior to 12/8 and I have received notice that my order has been cancelled. What do I do?

  • If you pre-ordered DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch from retailers before 12/8 – please reach out to your retailer for instructions

How can I get the “early purchase” bonus (Rip & Tear Pack + DOOM 64) of DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch?

For customers inside US, Canada, Latin America:

  • The Rip & Tear content will be automatically downloaded and applied to your game. This would be the same as if you purchased the pack of additional content and it would be applied to you in the same way.
  • A Nintendo eShop digital download code of DOOM 64 will automatically be sent to your e-mail that is associated with the Nintendo Account that purchased DOOM Eternal/redeemed a download code of DOOM Eternal.
  • NO CODES for bonus content will be provided at retail
  • You have until 8:59AM PT/11:59AM ET on December 23rd to redeem your purchased DOOM Eternal Nintendo code from retail to get the bonus items
  • Please note that this timing ONLY applies to the US, Canada, Latin American market as other territories may execute their end times slightly differently

For customers inside Europe, Asia, Japan & ANZ:

  • If you purchased and redeemed DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch eShop from 12/8, 06:00 CET – 12/22, 05:59 CET the “early purchase” bonus will be auto-redeemed for you
  • If you pre ordered or purchased DOOM Eternal from a retailer and redeemed before 12/22, 05:59 CET the “early purchase” bonus will be auto-redeemed for you

What languages will be supported?

English/French/Italian/German/Spanish (Spain)/Spanish (Mexico)/Brazilian-Portuguese/Russian/Japanese – Text and Speech

Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean – Text only

Are there any unique controls for DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch?

DOOM Eternal has optional gyroscopic controls that can be tuned and turned ON/OFF in the main menu and are compatible with the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite

Will DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch have multiplayer?

Yes, BATTLEMODE is a 2 versus 1 multiplayer experience that pits a fully-armed DOOM Slayer against two player-controlled demons, fighting it out in a best-of-five round match of intense first-person combat

When will The Ancient Gods: Part One release on the Nintendo Switch version of DOOM Eternal?

The Ancient Gods: Part One will arrive at a later date. We’ll share specific release information as soon as we can!

Known Issues

  • Issue: Players in the Recent Players menu appear to be removed from the list of boosters without any player input

Resolution: A known issue with the Boosters menu results in more than 3 Boosters appearing when replacing Boosters. The replaced Boosters are removed when returning to the menu later. This will be resolved in a future patch.

  • Issue: The equipment launcher appears pink while using flame belch and taking a photo in Photo Mode

Resolution: A known issue that occurs when using photo mode and the Onslaught power up or cheat code causes the equipment launcher to appear this way

  • Issue: The Slayer falls through the bottom of the West cannon elevator when reaching the top in ARC Complex

Resolution: This has been observed when the Slayer is standing in a very specific position on the edge of the elevator. Standing in the center of the elevator resolves this issue

Doom Eternal is due out for Switch on December 8.


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