Doom Eternal, the most recent sequel to the first-person shooter Doom, shifts the series’s alignment away from solo gameplay and towards online multiplayer. While the game’s main focus is still the single-player campaign, new modes and features open up opportunities for online play. Rural gamers will need a good internet connection for these online opportunities.
Let’s take a closer look at how much internet data it takes to download, update, and play Doom Eternal on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
Want to make sure you never use too much data playing Doom? Switch to a fixed wireless connection with unlimited 5G or 4G LTE data.
The initial game download uses much more data than updating or playing the game. Keep in mind that file size is larger than download size (which is usually compressed), and that the Doom file size will increase over time as iD Software releases patches and updates.
|Microsoft Windows||<50 GB|
|Xbox One||60.87 GB|
|PlayStation 4||39.28 GB|
The Doom Eternal Day One Patch, released March 20, has a file size of 5.1 GB. Most game updates won’t be this large. See the Bethesda latest news blog for details. If you’re worried an update could push you over your data limit, turn off auto-updates in your game settings and only update when you have extra data.
Because Doom is essentially a single player game, it uses less online data than other online games – think 20 to 50 MB of data per hour, although first hand accounts of data use are rare. The exact amount of data you’ll use depends on the number of players, as well as the frame rate of your connection, the tick rate of your server, and whether or not you use voice chat.
Rural gamers often struggle to find an internet connection that’s fast enough to support online gaming. When cable internet isn’t an option, fixed 5G or 4G LTE provides fast speeds, low latency, and plenty of rural coverage.
For gaming, you need an internet connection with a download speed of at least 3 Mbps, an upload speed of 1 Mbps, and a latency of 100 milliseconds. Fixed wireless internet has an average download speed of up to 34 Mbps on 600 MHz 5G and 20 Mbps on 4G LTE in rural areas. Average upload speeds can top 5 Mbps and average latency is around 35 milliseconds.
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