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:
Update on our new classic DOOM releases:- Bethesda (@bethesda) July 27, 2019
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.
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.
We have resolved an issue where the Xbox 360 releases for DOOM & DOOM II were inaccessible from the "Ready to Install" dashboard on Xbox One.- Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) July 28, 2019
If you have previously purchased these Xbox 360 titles, you can now re-download them on Xbox One. Thank you for your patience.
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.