DOOM minimum and recommended PC specs revealed

The DOOM closed beta starts March 31st, with the game launching on May 13th
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The minimum and recommended PC specs for Bethesda’s DOOM reboot have been revealed in an FAQ about the game’s closed beta.

Developed by id software, DOOM will return as a ‘brutally fun and challenging’ modern-day shooter experience.

The game will be available worldwide on May 13th 2016, and it promises ‘relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat’.

In the run up to the release date, there will be a closed beta, which runs from Thursday 31st March to Sunday 3rd April. It will give gamers the chance to play the shooter weeks before its release and is expected to feature two maps, Heatware and Infernal.

The closed beta will be open to those who have redeemed their DOOM beta codes included with some physical retail copies of Wolfenstein: The New Order, and to those who pre-purchased or purchased it digitally prior to May 26th 2014.

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Within the closed beta FAQ section, the studio has revealed the following minimum and recommended specs for DOOM (note that these specs are for the beta and may change with the full release):

Minimum Spec (720p)
– Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
– Intel Core i5-2400 or better / AMD FX-8320 or better
– 8 GB RAM
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) or better / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better
– Up to 22GB HDD space
– Steam account
– Broadband internet connection

Recommended Spec (1080p)
– Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
– Intel Core i7-3770 or better / AMD FX-8350 or better
– 8GB RAM
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) or better / AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better
– Up to 22GB HDD space
– Steam account
– Broadband internet connection

The FAQ notes that “the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, and mobile GPUs are not supported for the DOOM Beta. Please check back later for minimum or recommended system specs for the final game.”

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