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DOOM and DOOM II updated to skip the Bethesda.net login requirement

Login requirements removed

Bethesda has pushed an update for DOOM and DOOM II to remove a feature that was bugging players since day one. Check out full details on the patch below.

We’ve deployed a patch for the re-releases of DOOM and DOOM II, which now adds an option to skip the Bethesda net login requirement and removes the disconnect notification during gameplay.

Digital Foundry - Doom trilogy analysis

Straight out of nowhere, the original Doom Trilogy has been ported to the current generation consoles. Controversy surrounds the first two games - and to be clear, they do need a lot of work - but Doom 3? It's gold.

Doom Classic/II/III's Bethesda.net login was meant to be optional, and a fix is in the works

No need to be angry

Fans were furious to see that DOOM Classic/II/III required a Bethesda.net login before they could get into the action. We now know that you don't even need to use a legit email to bypass the login, but it's still one extra step some people don't want to go through. Turns out that Bethesda didn't even intend for players to login if they didn't want to. Here's what they shared on Twitter today.

The BethesdaNet login requirement was included for the Slayers Club, to reward members for playing the classic DOOM games. The login should be optional, and we are working on changing the requirement to optional now. We will update everyone when a fix is ready.

Good to know that the issue is going to be fixed moving forward, even if it's really not that much of a headache to begin with.

DOOM Classic/II/III can be played offline after adding in an email address, and it doesn't even have to be a legit one

That'll DOOM

There was some confusion yesterday about DOOM Classic/II/III on Switch requiring you to add in an email address for a Bethesda.net login. While you do need to add one in order to 'register' the game, you don't have to connect online every time you play. After the initial login and confirmation, you're good to go with playing offline. As a matter of fact, you don't even need to use a legit email address!

Thanks to Char for the heads up!

DOOM II - gameplay footage

Celebrate DOOM's 25th anniversary with the re-release of DOOM II. This beloved sequel to the groundbreaking DOOM (1993) gave players the brutal Super Shotgun to bear against deadlier demons, and the infamous boss, the Icon of Sin.

DOOM Classic and DOOM II available in Japan

A double dose of DOOM

DOOM Classic and DOOM II are available on the Switch in Japan as of right now. The same games are available in NA/EU as well, but we also got DOOM III. That title is nowhere to be found in Japan for the time being, and there's no word on whether it's going to see release.

DOOM Classic and DOOM II are ¥580 each, and support English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian, but not Japanese. The games take up 368 MB and 369 MB respectively.

DOOM Classic and DOOM II require a Bethesda.net account

An extra hoop to jump through

If you're planning on grabbing DOOM Classic or DOOM II on Switch, you should know that you'll be asked to either log in with your Bathesda.net account, or create one if you don't already have one. Once you log in and your account is authenticated, you'll be able to play offline. It's a minor hurdle, but one that people are certainly fired up about, so I felt it was worth mentioning.