A couple of weeks ago, Bethesda released DOOM I, II, and 3 on several platforms as a way to celebrate DOOM’s 25th anniversary.
However, players quickly became agitated upon learning that the Switch versions of the games had a mandatory ‘sign in to your Bethesda.net account’ screen with no way of circumventing it.
Shortly after, Bethesda sent out a Tweet saying that the login requirement was intended just for the Slayers Club members, who would be rewarded for playing the classic DOOM games, and that the company was working on a fix.
That brings us to August 15th, when Bethesda announced that it had deployed a patch for DOOM and DOOM II that allows players to skip the Bethesda.net login and that also removes a disconnect notification from gameplay.
We’ve deployed a patch for the re-releases of DOOM and DOOM II, which now adds an option to skip the Bethesda net login requirement and removes the disconnect notification during gameplay. pic.twitter.com/KtlbRvmRyJ
— Bethesda (@bethesda) August 15, 2019
This means that players without online access or players who don’t want to sign up for a Bethesda.net account are now free to enjoy DOOM without being forced to log in.
Bethesda has also said that it is working on “a more permanent fix to further reduce the visibility of the optional login” but it doesn’t have a release window for that yet.
On the bright side, the original incident spawned many creative and hilarious memes about the login notification and, for a short time, the internet was united by their mutual hatred of something.
— rockcock64 (@rockcock64) July 26, 2019
The patch for DOOM and DOOM II should be live for all Switch players.
Note: The image for this article was generated by the author using the Sierra Death Generator, which we heartily recommend checking out.