Fix DOOM Eternal Errors, Launching, Crashing Issue

Fix DOOM Eternal Errors, Launching, Crashing Issue on PC

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Fix DOOM Eternal Errors, Launching, Crashing Issue on PC

Troubleshooting steps to Fix DOOM Eternal Errors, Launching, Crashing, Black Screen, Freezing, Low FPS, Audio and Graphics Issue on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Solution 1: Check the System Requirement to Play DOOM Eternal

Most of the issues occur when your computer does not meet the minimum system requirement to play the game. You may experience significant problems while playing the game, so please make sure your PC meets the minimum configuration to play DOOM Eternal. Both Minimum and recommended PC requirement is mentioned below. For best gaming experience recommended configuration is preferred.

Minimum System Requirement to Play DOOM Eternal

Operating System: Windows 7 and 10

Architecture: 64 bit

System Memory: 8GB

Processor: Intel Core i5  3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Ryzen 3 3.1 GHz or better

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB), GTX 1060 (3GB), GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280(3GB), AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB), RX 470 (4GB)

Hard Drive Space: 50GB

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 50 GB available space


Operating System: Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

System Memory: 8GB

Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), NVIDIA GeForce 970 (4GB), AMD RX 480 (8GB)

Hard Drive Space: 50GB

Additional Notes: (1080p / 60 FPS / High Quality Settings) – On NVIDIA GTX 970 cards Texture Quality should be set to Medium

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Fix DOOM Eternal Low FPS

To fix low framerate issues with DOOM Eternal disable steam overlay and you can see a significant increase in FPS.

  • Open Steam Settings.
  • On the Settings page, select the In-Game tab in the left sidebar.
  • Now Uncheck the box which says Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
  • Click on OK to apply the changes.

Disable steam overlay

Fix DOOM Eternal Screen Tearing

This occurs mainly because of the game running at a higher refresh rate than your monitor can handle.

You might know that disabling v-sync can reduce graphical tearing, but still, you are facing tearing while playing DOOM Eternal then toggling v-sync to on in your game settings might fix it. Also, you also try enabling fast sync in the Nvidia control panel.

Workaround For No Anti- Aliasing Settings with DOOM Eternal

Navigate to C: > USERS> Your name > saved games > id software > doometernal > base > doomEternalconfig.local

Set “r_antialiasing 0” to disable AA or “r_antialiasing 1” which will enable simple SMAA and makes things look much clearer.

DOOM Eternal Error Application has been blocked from accessing Graphics hardware

If you are running an antivirus program (such as Avast, Comodo, etc), make sure to add DOOM Eternal executable file to the allow list. You can also disable these antivirus programs while playing DOOM Eternal.

Also, turn off Controlled Folder Access in Windows Security.

  • Type in Windows Security in the Windows search box and click on it.
  • Select Virus & threat protection
  • On the next screen scroll down and click on Manage ransomware protection which is under Ransomware protection.
  • Now turn the Controlled folder access off while playing the game.

Fix DOOM Eternal No Audio/Sound Issue

For now, many players are facing no audio issue when using headphones, so try to run the game on speaker, for now, to avoid no sound issue with DOOM Eternal.

If the issue persists, make a right-click on the speaker icon on the bottom right of your screen and click on Open Sound Setting. Click on the Sound Control Panel on the right, go to the Playback tab and disable all the sound devices except the speaker which you need. Also, update the Audio driver from the system manufacturer website.

Update Graphics Driver to Fix Doom Eternal Error No Physical Devices

If DOOM Eternal crashing to desktop with No physical devices error then follow the steps provided below:

1: Disable the Integrated Graphics- If your PC has a dual graphics card then disabling the integrated graphics like Intel or AMD may fix the No Physical Devices error with  Doom Eternal game.

2: Few users are facing No physical device error while playing Doom Eternal after updating the Nvidia graphics driver. In such cases try to roll back the driver.

  • Open Device Manager.
  • Double-click on Display Adapters.
  • Double-click on your NVIDIA GPU.
  • Select the Driver Tab.
  • Click on Roll Back Driver if it is not grayed out.

3: If you are receiving No physical device error without the driver update then visit the link mentioned below to update the Nvidia driver, select your graphics driver from the list and click on download, while installing video driver make sure you go with the Custom Install option then put a check on Clean installation.

Update Nvidia Card

4: AMD Users: Type in device manager in the windows search box and open Device Manager, go to the Display adapters, make a right-click on AMD graphics and click on update driver. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software and install the driver.  Now restart your PC and launch the game.

If not resolved visit the below link to autodetect or manually select your driver and install it.

Update AMD Card

5: Users with a dual graphics card: It is also important to update your onboard graphics driver. Update Intel or Radeon RX Vega from the device manager, restart your PC and launch the game.

Intel users can use the Intel Driver Support Assistant to update all the required Intel drivers.

6: Also, run DOOM Eternal on dedicated graphics, launch Nvidia Control Panel by making a right-click on the desktop, Select Manage 3D Settings and go to the Program Settings and select DOOM Eternal from the drop-down list (If you don’t see the game in the list click on Add and find the game in the list, you may also have to click on Browse and find the game). After selecting DOOM Eternal, set preferred graphics processor to High performance Nvidia processor.

Fix DOOM Eternal Black Screen Crash

  • Few players used Reshade and unchecked “Enable Reshade for all Vulkan applications” and this fixed the black screen crash.
  • Update the latest Nvidia Graphics driver, go for Custom install and select Clean Installation. Restart your PC and then launch the game.
  • Verify the game files in steam: Open Steam client, select game library, make a right-click on DOOM Eternal game, select Properties, go to the Local files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files…

Improve DOOM Eternal Game Performance

  • Launch DOOM and go to the main menu.
  • Go to the Settings, select Video.
  • Lower down the game resolution.
  • Also, try changing the Anti-Aliasing settings.

Perform Hard Reset

Most of the time hard reset fixes the issue. Unplug all external devices from your computer. The only devices you should leave connected to your computer are your monitor, mouse, and keyboard if the computer is a desktop. Now Shut down your desktop and unplug the power cable from the desktop.

In case of a laptop unplug the charger and remove the battery if applicable.

Now press and hold the power button down for approximately 15-20 seconds then plug in the power cable back to the desktop. Plugin the battery and charger back in case of the laptop and start the system. Now launch DOOM Eternal. In case the issue still persists move on to the next step.

Run DOOM Eternal as an Administrator

Steps to run DOOM Eternal as an Administrator

  • Navigate to the game installation folder or use the DOOM Eternal desktop shortcut and make right-click on DOOM Eternal exe file.
  • Select Properties.
  • Click the Compatibility
  • Check the Run this program as an administrator box at the bottom and click OK

Now Try launching the DOOM Eternal again.

Use Recommended Settings to Play DOOM Eternal

Please keep in mind that higher settings maximize the workload for the system hardware overall, even if your system exceeds the minimum system requirement for the game.

Opting for reduced graphical features in the game is recommended if you are experiencing an issue with performance and stability.

Do Not Overclock or Turbo Boost a Processor or GPU

In case you are opting for Overclocking or Turbo Boosting hardware in your computer, then we suggest resetting the processor or GPU to the manufacturer specifications, as doing so may prevent any crashing and freezing.

Also, disable Intel Turbo Booster from BIOS settings and in case you are not able to figure out contact your system manufacturer.

Bad or Wrong DirectX installation

Update Direct X by installing the most current version. Direct X is the software which the game uses to communicate with your PC. If it’s outdated or bad it can cause crashing and freezing. Visit the below link to update the Direct X to the latest version from the Microsoft website.

Update DirectX

Update Windows 10

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Update & Security, now click on Check for updates to update Windows 10.

Perform Clean Boot

Type in msconfig in the Windows search box and click on System Configuration.

Click the Services tab and check the box to Hide all Microsoft Services, then click the Disable All button.

Click on Apply and OK.

Now again Type in msconfig in the Windows search box and click on System Configuration. Go to the Startup tab, then click on the Open Task Manager.

Click each of the Startup programs in the list then click the Disable button. Disable all.

Close the Task Manager window.

Restart the system and try launching DOOM Eternal.

Stop the Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Privacy and then scroll down and select Background apps and disable all the apps.

Doing this will run DOOM Eternal smoothly.

Add Exception to Antivirus and Firewall or Disable Antivirus

In case you are facing DOOM Eternal loading or launching issue then it might be antivirus or firewall which does not allow the game to load because it recognizes game files as potentially harmful and blocks it from running. Add exceptions for DOOM Eternal.

Most of the time Antivirus causes your game to crash or freeze so if you have multiple security running on the system then disable antivirus while playing the DOOM Eternal.

Correct Windows 10 Virtual Memory/Pagefile

If the Windows 10 virtual memory is not set right, there is a chance of crashing and freezing issues with DOOM Eternal.

In Windows search box type in System and click on System.

Now click on Advanced System Settings.

On System Properties Window under the Advanced tab click on Settings.

On Performance Options Window under advanced click on Change

On Virtual Memory window, uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

From the list, select the drive on which Windows 10 is installed. (C: in most cases is already selected) Click to select the Custom size radio button. Now type the minimum and maximum size of the Pagefile in megabytes (MB) according to the physical memory present in your computer.

Now how to calculate Windows 10 Virtual Memory: Initial size is one and a half (1.5) x the amount of total system memory. The maximum size is three (3) x the initial size. So, in this system we have 8 GB (1 GB = 1,024 MB x 8 = 8192 MB) of memory. The initial size would be 1.5 x 8192 = 12288 MB and the maximum size would be 3 x 12288= 36864 MB.

Now click on Set and hit OK. Restart your PC and launch DOOM Eternal.

Fix DOOM ETERNAL Crashing on PS4


  • Go to the Dashboard by pressing the PS button on the controller.
  • Select DOOM Eternal and hit Options.
  • Choose Close Application and press X.
  • Select Yes and hit X.
  • Select Doom and press X to restart.

Perform Power Cycle on your PS4

  • On your controller, press and hold the PS.
  • Shut down PS4 using Turn Off PS4 and do not Enter Rest Mode.
  • Once PS4 is completely off without any light, unplug the power cable from PS4 and wait for 10-15 seconds.
  • After 10-15 seconds, connect the power cable back and start your PS4 by pressing the PS button on the controller.

Uninstall and Reinstall Doom Eternal

  • Go to the Library using the PS4 menu.
  • Find and select DOOM Eternal.
  • On the controller, press Options.
  • Choose Delete and confirm.
  • This is to inform you that this step will not remove your game save files. If you want you can backup save game files online by going to the Settings, then select Application Saved Data.
  • After the uninstall, reinstall DOOM ETERNAL from the library or using the game disc.

How to disable controller Prompt DOOM Eternal

If DOOM Eternal detects controller as default input and your Keyboard and mouse is not working and If you have disabled the controller in Doom Ethernal settings but still receiving controller prompt then please follow the steps provided below to fix this:

  • Make a right-click on Doom Ethernal in your library, select Properties, set Change Steam Input Per-Game Setting to “Forced Off
  • Restart your game and that should stop the controller prompts.

Fix DOOM ETERNAL Crashing on Xbox One


  • On your controller, press the Xbox button to return to the Home screen.
  • Now press the Menu button on the controller, choose quit and press A to quit DOOM Eternal.
  • Choose DOOM Eternal on the home screen and press A to relaunch.


  • Press and hold the Xbox power button for 10 seconds to turn off your Xbox One.
  • Unplug the Xbox one power cable and wait for 10-15 seconds.
  • Now plug in the power cable back start your Xbox One by pressing the Xbox button again.


  • Go to Home and then My games & apps.
  • Select DOOM ETERNAL. Highlight DOOM ETERNAL to delete and select Manage game.
  • Select Uninstall all.
  • Confirm the deletion by selecting Uninstall all again.

Please note that this process will uninstall DOOM ETERNAL, all the add-ons, and DOOM ETERNAL’s save files.

Once done, reinstall the DOOM ETERNAL from the library or the disc.

Fix Black Screen While Playing DOOM ETERNAL on Xbox One

To fix the black screen in DOOM ETERNAL on Xbox One, perform a power cycle.

  • Turn off the Xbox One console by pressing the Xbox button on the front of the console for about 10 seconds until it shuts down completely.
  • Unplug the console’s power cable. Wait 10 seconds.
  • Now plug in the power cable back start your Xbox One by pressing the Xbox button again.

This is to inform you that accepting a friend request while DOOM ETERNAL is suspended may also result in a black screen when you try to resuming DOOM ETERNAL.

Doom Eternal FAQs

Where to Find the Battery Panel on the Doom Slayer Helmet?

You can find the battery panel in the front of the helmet just under the front panel.

How to report players in DOOM ETERNAL?

There is an in-game reporting option, you can find it under the Social menu. You can also report a player from the Bethesda website.

Why I am receiving INVALID CODE ERROR while redeeming code for DOOM ETERNAL ON BETHESDA.NET?

  • It may be due to an invalid region, turn off VPN if you are using.
  • Code already redeemed: To verify visit and go to Transaction History. If you cannot find it in transaction history then you might have activated on different account i.e quick account. In case you have created a quick Bethesda account then finish creating your account from here.
  • Used or Second-hand game.


I hope this article helped you to Fix DOOM Eternal Errors, Launching, Crashing, Freezing, Low FPS and Graphics Issue on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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