Bethesda Explains Reason for Controversial Doom Login and Announces Upcoming Fix

Bethesda Explains Reason for Controversial Doom Login and Announces Upcoming Fix

360 owners should be able to re-download Doom, too.

The surprise re-release of several classic Doom games on modern consoles ended up causing some troubles. Thankfully, it looks like fixes are on the way-or already here-for those who got their Doom fix impeded.

A major one was the required login to Bethesda.net for Doom (1993) and Doom 2, especially on a portable console like the Nintendo Switch. After users found it, Bethesda put out a reply indicating it was not intended to be mandatory:

A follow-up tweet from Bethesda says it will "update everyone" when a fix is ready. So at least soon, you won't encounter the infamous Bethesda.net login screen on classic Doom.

Bethesda also addressed an issue where previous Doom re-releases on Xbox 360 were delisted from the marketplace and made inaccessible, even to those who already owned them. While they're still not purchasable from the marketplace, you should be able to re-download them now on your Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

Besides these hiccups, it's been nice having Doom on the Nintendo Switch. Carrying around the classic demon-slaying FPS to whip out during long wait room times is great, but hopefully Bethesda can iron out the last wrinkles surrounding the game itself.

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Eric Van Allen

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