Fix: Doom Eternal Stuck on loading screen

Doom Eternal is a first-person shooter game that is developed by id Software and in association with Bethesda Softworks. This title is highly popular among the games, as this is the fifth game in the Doom series. The Doom series has always been known for being available across all platforms and accessible to all users online or offline. The game has a wholly immersive graphical experience along with a wicked soundtrack that makes it great. But nowadays some of our users are complaining that their loading screen is crashing. So we had to take it seriously, and now we are here with a solution. So let’s get started.

What is the Issue?

Most of the issues we got are from PC gamers. In DOOM Eternal, players play in the first-person perspective and act as the ancient DOOM Slayer. So when the Slayer wins the boss fight, the checkpoint gets saved, but during the promotion, to the next level, a loading screen appears, and the game crashes. This can be considered a severe issue because the boss fights are primary and the hindrance in the promotion to the next level ruins the overall gaming experience. So this becomes our necessity to bring an accurate solution to your problem.

Also, the game servers have not released any patch notes or updates to this latest game. Now we have found a working solution that will work for most of the users. Lets now move on to the fixes that one can do to remove this issue.

How to get the Unmakyr in Doom Eternal

Fix: Doom Eternal Stuck on the loading screen

Check out the following troubleshooting tips for easy resolution of any issues related to your Windows PC. Without any further ado, here we go!

1. Check-out System Requirements

Make sure to check out the system requirements before jumping to any conclusion whatsoever. If in case, your computer configuration isn’t compatible enough then you may find issues with the game launching and gameplay.

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Minimum System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-Bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3.1 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB), GTX 1060 (3GB), GTX 1650 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280(3GB), AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB), RX 470 (4GB)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: (1080p/60 FPS/Low Quality Settings)

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB), NVIDIA GeForce 970 (4GB), AMD RX 480 (8GB)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: (1080p/60 FPS/High Quality Settings) – *On NVIDIA GTX 970 cards Texture Quality should be set to Medium

2. Increase Virtual RAM

Virtual memory combines your RAM with temporary space on your hard disk. If you’re running out of RAM and the default size of your virtual memory isn’t large enough for your needs, you’ll need to increase it manually.

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  • Press the Windows logo key on the keyboard and type advanced system settings.
  • Click on View advanced system settings.
  • Click on Settings > Click on the Advanced tab > Click on Change.
  • Uncheck the box next to Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  • Select your C: drive [Where you’ve installed Windows] > Click the Options button next to the Custom size and type 4096 in the text box of the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB).

Note: It’s always better to increase the virtual memory three times higher than the current RAM size. [1GB=1024MB]

  • Click on Set and then OK to save changes.
  • Restart your computer and your game.

3. Properly Place the Storage and RAM in the slot

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It’s also recommended to remove the side panel of the CPU cabinet on your PC and then unplug the HDD/SSD & RAM component from the slot. Gently clean the slot and the component then place them properly again to check if the Doom Eternal stuck on the loading screen issue has been fixed or not.

4. Update GPU Drivers

If in case, you haven’t updated your graphics driver on the Windows computer then make sure to install the latest patch version. To do so, you’ll need to check for available updates by following the steps below:

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  • Press Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Now, click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters.
  • Right-click on the dedicated graphics card that you’re using.

  • Next, select Update driver > Choose to Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, the system will automatically download & install it.
  • Once done, restart the computer to apply changes immediately.

5. Close Unnecessary Background Tasks

Another thing you can do is simply close unnecessary background tasks on your PC to ensure there is no additional consumption of system resources happening in the background whatsoever. To clear out background tasks:

  • Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open Task Manager.
  • Click on the Processes tab > Select the task that you want to close.

  • Once selected, click on End Task. Make sure to do the steps for each task individually.
  • Once done, just restart your computer to change effects immediately.

6. Update Doom Eternal

If in case, you haven’t updated your Doom Eternal game for a while then make sure to follow the steps below to check for updates and install the latest patch (if available). To do this:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library > Click on Doom Eternal from the left pane.
  • It’ll automatically search for the available update. If there is an update available, make sure to click on Update.
  • It may take some time to install the update > Once done, make sure to close the Steam client.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes, and then try launching the game again.

7. Check for Windows Updates

The chances are high that your Windows OS build becomes outdated enough or corrupted. If you’re also feeling the same then make sure to follow the steps below to check for Windows updates. If the update is available then just install it. The latest software updates always offer bug fixes and improvements. To do this:

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Next, click on Update & Security > Select Check for updates under the Windows Update section.

  • If there is a feature update available, select Download and install.
  • Wait for some time until the update gets completed.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes immediately.

8. Try Disabling Overlay Apps

It seems that a couple of popular apps do have their own overlay program that can eventually run in the background and cause issues with the gaming performance or even launching issues. You should turn them off to fix the issue by following the steps below:

Disable Discord Overlay

  • Launch the Discord app > Click on the gear icon at the bottom.
  • Click on Overlay under App Settings > Turn on the Enable in-game overlay.
  • Click on the Games tab > Select Call of Duty: Vanguard.
  • Finally, turn off the Enable in-game overlay toggle.
  • Make sure to reboot your PC to apply changes.

Disable Xbox Game Bar

  • Press Windows + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Gaming > Go to Game Bar > Turn off Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar option.

If in case, you’re unable to find out the Game Bar option then just search for it from the Windows Settings menu.

Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay

  • Launch the Nvidia GeForce Experience app > Head over to Settings.
  • Click on the General tab > Disable the In-Game Overlay option.
  • Finally, restart the PC to apply changes, and launch the Vanguard game again.

Also do keep in mind that you should disable some other overlay apps like MSI Afterburner, Rivatuner, RGB software, or any other third-party overlay apps that run in the background always.

9. Perform a Clean Boot

Some of the apps and their services may start automatically while booting the system right away. In that case, those apps or services will definitely gonna use a lot of internet connection as well as system resources. If you’re also feeling the same, make sure to perform a clean boot on your computer to check for the issue. To do that:

  • Press Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Now, type msconfig and hit Enter to open System Configuration.
  • Go to the Services tab > Enable the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.

  • Click on Disable all > Click on Apply and then OK to save changes.
  • Now, go to the Startup tab > Click on Open Task Manager.
  • The Task Manager interface will open. Here go to the Startup tab.
  • Then click on the particular task which has a higher startup impact.
  • Once selected, click on Disable to turn them off from the startup process.
  • Do the same steps for each program that has a higher startup impact.
  • Once done, make sure to restart your computer to apply changes.

10. Delete Save files

One of the most common reasons you may face this problem is due to broken game save files. To fix this issue, you may need to delete the corrupted game files on your system. To remove the game files, you can find the save file location at \Documents\My Games\Doom Eternal\Users\ some weird number \.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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