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Here's when you can start the preload for Doom Eternal on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Published: 14:42, 09 March 2020
Updated: 14:46, 09 March 2020
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Key art from Doom Eternal, showing various enemy types and the Doom Slayer.
A day in the life of the Doom Slayer. Sorry Buffy.

Id Software's brutal shooter Doom Eternal is just around the corner and players will be able to pre-load the game a bit earlier to have everything up and running once the game goes live.

Doom Eternal, a direct sequel to the excellent 2016's Doom is set to release later this month and those who trusted Bethesda and id Software with their wallet and pre-ordered the game are wondering when exactly they can start pre-loading the game.

Pre-load is basically an option to download and install the game before it goes live on Steam, PlayStation and Xbox Stores. This way, those with a slow internet connection can have everything up and running and play the game without any delays.

Bethesda are yet to officially announce the pre-load dates but the option should become available on 18 March 2020 on all platforms. The preload for 2016's Doom started two days before the launch, so it is safe to expect that Eternal will follow the same pattern.

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As for the download size, Doom Eternal will come in two different downloads. One of the clients will be for the single-player campaign part of the game and will take around 40 GB of your storage space. The second part is for multiplayer mode, which weights 38.74 GB.

Doom Eternal is set to officially launch on 20 March 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. For more news about the game, check out the minimum and recommended system requirements for PC.

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