Doom Switch Update Adds Motion Control, Multiplayer Parties, More

Doom Switch Update Adds Motion Control, Multiplayer Parties, More - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 February 2018 / 1,117 Views

Bethesda Softworks has released a new update for the Nintendo Switch version of Doom that adds in motion controls, multiplayer parties and more. 

Here are the patch notes:

New Features!

  • Motion Aiming – New control scheme option allows you to tilt the Nintendo Switch for more precise aiming
  • Multiplayer Parties – Added new party system, making it easier to group up and play with your friends in multiplayer
  • Updated Game Icon – Game icon now matches the DOOM for Nintendo Switch boxart


  • Increased the average resolution in lower-res areas of the game
  • Implemented CPU optimizations
  • Added Traditional Chinese language support


  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a possible crash when using the BFG
  • Fixed an issue that caused audio issues while playing
  • Fixed an issue that caused stretched textures to appear in multiplayer
  • Fixed an issue where controls became unresponsive on the game menu
  • Fixed an issue where players may have incorrectly received a ban notice in multiplayer

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OTBWY (on 20 February 2018)

Time to rip and tear with my joycons up in the air.

Jumpin (on 20 February 2018)

Wow! Love you guys at Bethesda on the Doom team!

Darwinianevolution (on 20 February 2018)

Added Traditional Chinese language support... Interesting. 3rd parties seem to be paying attention to the Switch's potential in China, that is good news.

eddiecswang (on 20 February 2018)

Just add more info here, Traditional Chinese are for ppl in HK and Taiwan, etc..but not China. They use Simplified Chinese instead.

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Teriol (on 20 February 2018)

Awesome patch!!!