Questions tagged [doom-2016]

A 2016 first-person shooter, developed by id Software for Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For questions about the original 1993 game of the same name, use the [doom] tag instead.

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What happened between Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal?

After finishing Doom Eternal, I had to go back and play Doom 2016 as I did not remember how they tied together and it seems like I missed a DLC or something. Doom 2016 ends with Dr Hayden taking the ...
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What are the red and green bars under my weapon on the HUD?

In the bottom right (underneath my weapon) it shows 3 green bars and 7 red bars - what do these represent? The same bars are displayed regardless of which weapon I have equipped.
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How do I re-enable the windows key while playing a game?

I've only played a handful of games but, when I pause a game, I usually get control of my mouse to click on something outside of the game in Windows. If I cannot, I press the windows key and that ...
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Is there a story behind the Doom Guy dolls?

Is there an in-game/in-universe explanation for all the Doom Guy dolls littered about the research base on Mars? There seem to be lots of these things around, are they just arbitrary collectables, or ...
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What are these pickups?

I came across these a few times and I wasn't able to pick them up, even though none of my weapons had full ammunition, and even my health wasn't full. Are they ammunition for a weapon I don't have ...
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Do weapon upgrades carry over to rune challenges?

In rune challenges, you have to complete an objective with a given weapon (and mod). I was wondering whether the weapon upgrades (bought in the "main game" by completing objectives and finding ...
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Is local multiplayer (local network, multiple consoles) possible on Doom on Nintendo Switch?

I've established that: There is no support for local split screen multiplayer for Doom on Nintendo Switch, and probably never will be. Apparently the days of splitscreen FPS similar to Goldeneye on ...
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Do bodies disappear in Doom?

In the original games killed enemies never disappear as far as I know, levels can be literally filled with hundreds of corpses. Doom 3 was criticized for disintegrating dead creatures — unfortunately ...
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Are the recent Wolfenstein and Doom reboots set in the same universe?

I've just played Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and noticed a number of strangely familiar elements from Doom (2016). Which makes me wonder, is the Doom reboot universe actually the Wolfenstein ...
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What are these glowing orbs?

On certain levels I encounter these glowing orbs in DOOM. I can't pick them up, nor can I interact with them.1 However, they seem tactically placed so I'd guess they do have a purpose. 1 As pointed ...
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Haven't been able to play DOOM on vulkan driver

I've a msi r9 380 4gb, which is capable of running Vulkan and all my drivers are up to date, used driver booster for that, but the game still won't launch. I'm not using any capture software or fps ...
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Doom 4 (Doom 2016) Multiplayer: What's the difference between red and yellow hit numbers?

When I hit an enemy player, a number pops up showing how much damage I've done to the player. But sometimes the number is red and sometimes it's yellow. What's the red for and what's the yellow for?
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How much damage does a melee attack do?

In DOOM 2016, specifically in multiplayer, how much damage does a melee attack do? I'm talking about normal melee hits, not glory kills. Is it a set amount of damage, or does it depend on some ...
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Is progress to challenges counted in classic/challenge maps?

Is progress towards challenges or runes counted in the classic maps you can unlock? For example, earning 2500 points of armor for a rune challenge, or getting 75 Glory Kills. Is that same progress ...
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How can I change weapon upgrades?

I don't understand weapon modifications mechanics. I've found weapon upgrade drone or something like this in first level and upgraded my shotgun to have explosive rounds as secondary attack. Now I ...
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Do some secrets require going back to previous mission?

I'm having a hard time getting some of these secrets on my first playthrough. Are all secrets accessable with abilities/equipment you have the first time playing through the level, or do some of them ...
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How to quickly toggle the HUD+Weapon in Doom 2016 (without going into Options)

Doom 2016 is such a beautiful game. I like taking snapshots of the scenery, but always have a bigass gun and reticle in the way. Is there a way to quickly disable the HUD and hide the weapon, do a ...
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Doom blue screen of death (BSOD)

Recently I have bought Doom and I tried the Multiplayer. Sometimes I have issues with connection, but that's not the case. After playing one or two rounds, then the game crashes to Desktop and after ...
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What do the bars mean next to the persons level?

In Multiplayer, some people have one or two vertical bars/pips next to their level. What do these mean?
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More control for map editing in DOOM?

I'm a game-software developer with a lot of experience. When I heard we'll be given snap-map for DOOM I was so happy that I would be able to, basically, make my own campaign. I was imagining something ...
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What's up with these Screw Attack looking things on my map?

These icons crop up from time to time. At first I thought they showed north, but there are maps with several of them. Then I thought maybe they were teleporters, but that doesn't seem to line up ...
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In DOOM (2016) how do you turn off or disable Developer Mode?

When I first fired up Doom I toggled GOD mode so I could screw with the AI, but now Doom seems to be stuck in Developer Mode. I can no longer earn achievement and show off my progress. Whenever an ...
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Can I ALT-TAB out of DOOM without the game auto-pausing?

Can I ALT-TAB out of DOOM without the game auto-pausing? Really annoying when I want to skip cutscenes I've seen already 100 times.
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What are "equipment items"?

The game refers to "equipment items" in a rune and armor upgrade. Are they the weapon upgrades from the blue floating bots? Or items like grenades/chainsaw? Or something else?
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How do I max out the triangle gauges in the top right corner of the screen?

I figured out that my missing triangle on the mission select screen is because I didn't max out all of my triangles. I see that they increase as I get kills and secrets, but is it a matter of ...
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How can I scroll down to read the full item descriptions?

I'm playing Doom on PC. When I read stuff in the in-game log, I can tell that there's more text, but I can't seem to actually scroll down to read it. The mouse scroll wheel doesn't work, clicking and ...
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What launch option do I set to start DOOM 4 straight into multiplayer mode?

Starting DOOM 4 brings you through a bunch of naggy screens before bringing you to a screen to choose which game mode you want. Are there launch options to go straight to multiplayer mode?
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What do the different DOOM 4 antialiasing settings do and how do they impact performance relative to each other?

Here is what I am seeing, I have no clue what each of them mean: FXAA SMAA TAA (1TX) FXAA (1TX) SMAA (1TX) TSSAA (8TX)
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