DOOM is going all out with advanced PC settings

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DOOM gets the full suite of PC settings

The DOOM open beta wrapped up just under a week ago, and iD Software is now full steam ahead with making sure that their reinvigorated, nostalgic shooter is all ready and prepped for May 13th. PC players in particular weren’t too impressed with the beta offering and its restrictive settings, which locked the framerate and disallowed any sort of tweaking for the open weekend. iD Software promised that it would change before launch, and they’re not planning on breaking that promise.

Addressing the PC version of the game directly, iD Software has detailed all the setting and sliders you’ll be able to dabble with to get hell looking as gorgeous as possible on your new rig. With iD themselves being traditionally a PC developer, they wanted to ensure that DOOM runs at its best on some of the best hardware out there, while also giving PC players the sort of customisable freedom with certain settings that they’ve come to expect.

So you can look forward to field-of-view sliders, 21:9 ultra wide support and more, along with a host of advanced graphical settings below that will let you optimise the frantic shooting experience to your liking.

  • Manually Lock Framerate (un-locked by default)
  • Lights Quality
  • Chromatic Aberration Toggle
  • Shading Quality
  • Post Process Quality
  • Particles Quality
  • Game F/X Quality
  • Decal Quality
  • Directional Occlusion
  • Reflections Quality
  • Depth of Field Toggle
  • Decal / Texture Filtering
  • Motion Blur Quality / Toggle
  • Sharpening Amount
  • Lens Flare Toggle
  • Lens Dirt Toggle
  • Texture Atlas Size
  • Show Performance Metrics
  • Resolution Scaling
  • UI Opacity
  • Film Grain
  • Rendering Mode
  • FOV Slider
  • Simple Reticle
  • Show First-person Hands Toggle
  • Use Compute Shaders
  • Vsync (support or triple buffering)

DOOM might have done itself a little damage with the open beta, especially after fan response was not as overwhelmingly positive as Bethesda expected it to be. Still, the game is looking visually impressive from the gameplay trailers we’ve seen, and I personally liked the modernisation of traditional arena shooter tropes in the beta.

Whether that all cohesively comes together to create a product that is worthy of the DOOM name is yet to be seen. but we’ll know soon enough when DOOM launches on Xbox One, PS4 and PC next month.

Last Updated: April 25, 2016

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff's a bastard.

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