Bethesda has released the first update for the Nintendo Switch version of DOOM since the game launched back in November, and it adds a lot of features that users have been requesting for a while now. The headlining feature is the addition of gyroscopic controls for motion assisted aiming, which should enable far faster shooting in a very fast paced game than traditional dual analog would allow for. Interestingly enough, this is not even a feature that the PS4 version of the game offers (even though the DualShock 4 also has gyroscopes built in).
A new party system has also been added to the game’s multiplayer mode, which should make it easier for players to find each other; this will come as a great help, since the Nintendo Switch’s native online functionality is not really the best. The icon for the game on the Switch home screen has also been updated- given how much Switch owners care about that sort of thing, I am sure they will appreciate that.
You can check out the full patch notes below. DOOM is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
- 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
— DOOM (@DOOM) February 20, 2018