DOOM Eternal constantly crashes on your computer? You’re not alone. Many players are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Check the solutions below.
Why does DOOM crash on my PC?
Video games crash for various reasons, such as a corrupted graphics driver, outdated game version, improper in-game settings, PC overheating, software conflicts, and low RAM. In most cases, it’s difficult to identify the core issue of the crash as the in-game settings and the hardware varies from player to player. But don’t worry. The solutions below will help you rule out causes of the game crash. Check it out.
How to fix DOOM crashing issue?
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
- Reinstall your game and Steam
Fix 1: Meet the minimum system requirements
The minimum system specifications to play DOOM need to be met to run the game smoothly. If your computer does not meet those specifications, you are likely run into crashing issues. In this case, the only way to fix your issue would be an upgrade to your computer’s hardware.
Here are the minimum requirements to play DOOM:
|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|
Make sure that your computer meets DOOM’s minimum specifications, then go ahead with the fix below.
Fix 2: Restart your computer
Some programs running on your computer may conflict with your game or the game launcher. Try restarting your PC to close unwanted background programs. Then, relaunch DOOM to test your issue.
If your issues persists, move on to Fix 3, below.
Fix 3: Update your graphics driver
If you haven’t undated your graphics driver for a long time, chances are that an outdated or corrupted graphics driver is causing the crashing issue for you. Try updating your graphics driver to see if it resolves your issue. There are two ways you can do this:
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 the Update button next to the graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or 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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
Fix 4: Verify the integrity of your game files
In some cases, DOOM fails to function correctly because one or more required game file is missing or damaged. To see if that the problem for you, try verifying the integrity of your game files. Here is how to do it:
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
If you have not already done so, you will want to make sure you have the latest updates for Windows. 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: 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 your game.
If your game is still unplayable, move on to the fix below.
Fix 7: Reinstall Steam
If none of the fixes worked, reinstalling Steam is very likely the solution to your problem. Here is how:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control Panel.
2) Under View by, select Category.
3) Select Uninstall a program.
4) Right-click Steam, and then click Uninstall.
5) Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall Steam and wait for the process to be complete.
6) Download and install Steam.
7) Download DOOM.
Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your problem. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.