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Doom Eternal's launch trailer sums up the brutal shooter sequel nicely

Published: 16:00, 12 March 2020
id Software
The Doom Slayer shooting multiple demons in Doom Eternal's single player campaign
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Even though Doom Eternal has more than a week until the official launch, Bethesda and id Software jumped the gun and delivered an explosive video that tries to sum up the brutality coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia on 20 March.

Oh and the music is back in line, in case you've seen the Doom Eternal trailer that somehow escaped Bethesda and id's quality control. 

Not because it's bad-bad mind you, just a wrong choice for the right game. Heck, it felt as if a basketball game is going to start mid-carnage. 

Thankfully, fans acted quickly and addressed this , and the two have since made it unequivocally clear that Doom Eternal's soundtrack is all about splitting riffs. Well, and a choir. Heavy metal choir

We're expecting that Doom Eternal will be available for preload two days earlier, i.e. on 18 March 2020, just like its predecessor did. We should know more on that as we draw closer to launch though. 

As far as PC hardware goes, Doom Eternal promises to cover all the bases. It can look as beautiful as you want to, but don't expect the prettiest pleasures to come cheap.

In fact, running 1440p at 60FPS and high-quality settings requires Geforce GTX 1080, 2060 or AMD Radeon RX Vega56, neither of which is exactly a dime a dozen. You can find Doom Eternal's minimum and recommended specs here .

id Software An unknown arena from the Doom Eternal single player campaign. Doom Eternal features a much broader selection of environments.

From what we've seen thus far, the trailer review snippets are right on the money. In the previews, Doom Eternal looked as fun as it was hectic, not to mention brutal, and the "ballet with bullets" quote stuck with us. Rocket-ballet?

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