Doom Eternal is now available to pre-download

By Heidi Nicholas,
Bethesda confirms that Doom Eternal is now available for digital pre-load on Xbox One, in contrast to the digital pre-load for PC and PS4 players, which won't start until 48 hours before the game releases on March 20th. Bethesda has also confirmed the times the game will unlock on release.

The Marauder

For Xbox One, Doom Eternal unlocks at 12:00am midnight in your respective time zone on March 20th. Bethesda says that Doom Eternal will have HDR support for both Xbox One X and Xbox One S. On Xbox One X, the game will "up-sample" from 1800p to 4K (2160p) at 60 FPS, and on Xbox One S, it'll up-sample from 900p to 1080p at 60 FPS.

As if they were worried the game might seem too brutal, Bethesda has also announced that if you link your Bethesda.net account to Twitch — specifically Prime — you can head into battle dressed head-to-toe as a unicorn, complete with pink wings and rainbow sparkles. The DOOMicorn Slay Master Collection includes this DOOMicorn slayer skin, along with the Purple Pony and Night-Mare variants, the Magic Meadow Base Podium and the For Those Who Dare to Dream maxed-out podium, the Clip Clop, Haymaker, Horsing Around and Love Conquers All icons, and the Super Sparkle Slayer nameplate and title.

DOOMicorn skin

Doom Eternal releases next week, on March 20th.

DOOM Eternal Standard Edition
DOOM Eternal Standard Edition

Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity. The only thing they fear... is you. Pre-order to get DOOM 64 and the Rip and Tear Pack which includes: ? DOOT Revenant Skin ? Cultist Base Master Level ? Throwback Shotgun Weapon Skin


DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition
DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition

Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity. The DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition includes: ? Year One Pass with two campaign add-ons ? Demonic Slayer Skin ? Classic Weapon Sound Pack Pre-order to get DOOM 64 and the Rip and Tear Pack which includes ? DOOT Revenant Skin ? Cultist Base Master Level ? Throwback Shotgun Weapon Skin

Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!