DOOM: Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.2.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about Software updates for DOOM on Nintendo Switch (originally released on November 10th 2017 in North America and Europe, and March 1st 2018 in Japan).

How to download Software updates for DOOM on the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for DOOM on the Nintendo Switch manually, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, press either + or – to go to the Options page. The version number is displayed right under the game’s title.

Click here for more Software updates!

DOOM – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: December 10th 2018 (Europe, North America) / December 11th 2018 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available.

  • List of changes:
  • improves performance
  • adds option to add recent players to your Friend List
  • adds support for Video Capture feature

DOOM – Ver. 1.1.1

  • Release date: February 19th 2018 (North America) / February 20th 2018 (Europe)
  • 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
  • Additional notes: motion contols can be used in conjunction with “regular” controls (with the sticks)
  • Pictures:

DOOM – Ver. ???

  • Release date: November 10th 2017 (Europe, North America)
  • Patch notes:

None available.

  • List of changes:

This update adds the following:

  • multiplayer component
  • voice packs for languages other than English
  • Additional notes: this is the Day 1 update, that adds the missing content not found on the cartridge.



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