How to Fix Black Screen Issue on Doom Eternal?

DOOM Eternal was released on March 20, 2020, for Windows globally. This is the sequel of Doom that’s a first-person shooter video game by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. Now, the players are getting some of the issues or errors and the black screen issue is one of them. So, if you’re also facing a similar issue, then check out how to fix the Black Screen Issue on Doom Eternal.

To be specific, according to some of the Redditors, the Windows system crashes with a black screen every time whenever the Doom Eternal game starts. Additionally, there is a black screen flickering issue occurring for some of the players who’re using the Nvidia graphics drivers. Though the black screen stays for a while or for around a couple of minutes.

However, there are a couple of steps that can be applied in order to fix this issue most probably. So, if you want to fix the black screen issue while playing Doom Eternal, then this guide is for you.

How to Fix Black Screen Issue on Doom Eternal?

How to Fix Black Screen Issue on Doom Eternal?

For those who’re facing the black screen flickering issue using the Nvidia graphics driver, the Nvidia support team has confirmed the problem with the new driver version as a bug. They are working on it and expected to release a permanent fix later this month.

As of now, if you’re getting the flickering problem or if in case, you’re not getting what is the actual issue, then you should check the update for the graphics driver and Windows. If updated, you should also try to reset the CMOS on your motherboard. Follow one by one steps to fix this issue.

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1. Reset CMOS

Just use any conductive to connect the two pins together. You can also use a screwdriver but make sure that your system is turned off. Alternatively, you can power off the system and pull out the CMOS battery from the motherboard for a few seconds. Then push and set the CMOS battery (or a new CMOS battery) again & start the computer.

Once done, run any benchmark test for your CPU and GPU. You can use CPU-Z or Cinebench for CPU and Heaven UNIGINE for GPU. If any of them crashes, then you should know where is the fault. But if in case, you can’t see any crashing then run the game check whether the issue is occurring or not.

You can also try to use other PSU. Some times the power supply unit can cause black screen related issues. Otherwise, you can follow some other possible workarounds given below.

2. Update Graphics Drivers

If you’re using the Nvidia graphics card then update the GeForce Experience app on your PC from the Nvidia official site here.

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But if you’re using the AMD graphics card on your system, then update the latest AMD Drivers from here.

3. Adjust Settings on High Level

DOOM Eternal causing crashes on some system configurations while using Ultra mode, Nightmare, or Ultra-Nightmare graphics settings (Ryzen and RTX GPU cards). So, make sure to adjust settings on high. If in case, you’re getting crashes or errors, try to use default settings.

4. Disable Antivirus Software

If you’re using antivirus software on your Windows system then you should disable the Antivirus software while gaming. Meanwhile, you can also set an exception for the Doom Eternal game and start running it. You can also restart your computer to change effects and then try to play the game.

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5. Check the System Requirements

Make sure to check the minimum and recommended system requirements of Doom Eternal first before downloading or installing the game. It’s always better to follow the recommended system requirements for optimal gameplay.

6. Rollback to Previous Graphics Driver (442.74)

The latest graphics driver version 445.75 is causing the black screen flickering issue in high-action areas of Doom Eternal. However, previous graphics driver versions didn’t have that particular issue. So, if you’ve already updated the Nvidia graphics driver version to the latest one and started experiencing the glitch or flickering issue, then you should rollback to the previous version of 442.74 as of now.

7. Disable V-Sync in Nvidia Control Panel

In order to get the best graphics performance with the visible benchmark jump, you should also turn off the V-Sync in the graphics settings as a temporary solution.

  1. Open the Nvidia Control Panel and select the Advanced Settings from the control panel toolbar.
  2. Select a Task pane under the 3D Settings > Click on Manage 3D Settings > Click on the Global Settings tab.
  3. From the Global presets menu, select Base profile.
  4. Head over to the Settings list box > Select Vertical sync > Turn it off by changing the value.
  5. Finally, click on Apply to save changes.
  6. Now, restart your computer and run the game again to check for the issue.

Meanwhile, we can also suggest you turn off your computer > remove the power socket > open the CPU side panel/lid > detach and plug back in the Graphics Card > close the side panel, turn on the computer and check the game again.

Still, the above methods are not working? That may be a Graphics Card problem and you can go to any nearest service center for further help.

That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this troubleshooting guide useful. Feel free to ask in the comments below for any queries.

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