DOOM Eternal constantly crashes on your computer? This is extremely frustrating and you’re certainly not alone. Many players are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Check the solutions below.
A faulty graphics driver, outdated game version, improper in-game settings, and low RAM–these are the most common causes of game crashing issues. Also, running multiple programs on your computer at the same time can cause your game to fail… but don’t worry. You can fix it. Here is a list of fixes that have proved useful to many players.
How to fix DOOM crashing issue?
Here’s a list of fixes that have resolved this problem for other DOOM players. You don’t have to try them all. Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.
- Meet the minimum system requirements
- Restart your computer
- Update your graphics driver
- Verify the integrity of your game files
- Check for Windows update
- Change the power plan of your computer
- Configure your in-game video settings
- Reinstall your game and Steam
Fix 1: Meet the minimum system requirements
To run DOOM Eternal smoothly, you should verify that your computer meets the minimum system requirements; otherwise, you’ll need to play the game on another computer.
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
Storage: 55 GB available space
Follow the instructions below to view your computer hardware information:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run dialog.
2) Type dxdiag and click OK.
3) Check your operating system, processor and memory.
4) Click the Display tab, and then check your graphics card’s information.
Make sure your computer meets the requirements, then move to the next fix.
Fix 2: Restart your computer
This is the quickest fix to try when you’re experiencing DOOM Eternal crashing issues. Just reboot your computer and relaunch Steam.
Now, relaunch your game to test your issue. If your problem still exists, move on to fix 3, below.
Fix 3: Update your graphics driver
One of the most common causes of DOOM crashing problems is an outdated or faulty graphics driver. To keep DOOM running smoothly, it’s essential that you have the latest correct graphics driver at all times.
There are two ways you can get the right driver for your graphics card:
Option 1 – Manually– You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.
Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.
Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually
The manufacturer of your graphics product keeps updating drivers. To get the latest graphics driver, you need to go to the manufacturer website, find the drivers corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 32 bit) and download the driver manually.
Once you’ve downloaded the correct drivers for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
Option 2 – Automatically update your graphics drivers
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the graphics driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks:
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Fix 4: Verify the integrity of your game files
DOOM may crash when a certain game file is damaged or missing. To fix it, try verifying the integrity of your game files. Here is how:
1) Run Steam client.
2) Click LIBRARY.
3) Right-click DOOM and select Properties.
4) Click the LOCAL FILES tab, and then click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.
5) Wait for this process to be complete, and then relaunch DOOM.
You should now be able to launch DOOM and actually play! If not, try the fix, below.
Fix 5: Check for Windows updates
Windows updates can address bugs related to both hardware and software. So make sure you’ve installed all the new Windows updates to keep your applications running smoothly. Here is how to do it:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key. Then, type windows update and select Windows Update settings.
2) Click Check for updates, and then wait for Windows to download and install the updates automatically.
3) Restart your computer after the update is complete, then try running DOOM again.
Hope Doom is running correctly now. If it’s not, don’t fret. Try the fix below.
Fix 6: Configure your in-game video settings
Improper video setting can also cause DOOM to crash. If that’s the problem for you, you’ll need to optimize the video settings in Steam to fix it. Here is how to do it:
1) Run DOOM and navigate to Settings.
2) Click the VIDEO tab.
3) Lower the Resolution and change the Anti-Aliasing settings.
4) Exit your game and Steam. Then, relaunch your game.
If your issue persists, read on and check fix 5, below.
Fix 7: Change the power plan of your computer
DOOM crash issues might happen when your computer slows down to save energy. Try changing your power plan to High Performance to see if this helps. Here is how:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control panel.
2) Under View by, click Large icons.
3) Select Power Options.
4) Select High Performance.
5) Restart your computer, and then relaunch DOOM to test your problem.
Hope your game runs smoothly now. If it’s not, move on to the fix below.
Fix 8: Reinstall your game and Steam
Corrupt or missing game files may also cause DOOM to crash. In this case, reinstalling your game or Steam is very likely the solution to your problem. Here is how:
1) Run Steam client.
2) Click LIBRARY.
3) Right-click DOOM and select Uninstall.
4) After DOOM is uninstalled, close Steam.
5) Relaunch Steam to download and install DOOM. Then, try running DOOM again.
Hope DOOM works correctly now. If not, try reinstall Steam.
1) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.
2) Right-click the steamapps folder and select Copy. Then, place the copy in another location to back up it.
3) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control Panel.
4) Under View by, select Category.
5) Select Uninstall a program.
6) Right-click Steam, and then click Uninstall.
7) Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall Steam and wait for the process to be complete.
8) Download Steam.
9) Open the downloaded file and install Steam.
10) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.
11) Move the backup steamapps folder you create before to your current directory location.
12) Restart DOOM to see if it runs smoothly.
Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your problem. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.