Doom Eternal – Fix Crashing, Stuttering, Black Screen

Last Updated on April 30, 2020

Doom Eternal – Fix Crashing, Stuttering, Black Screen – The fifth iteration of the well known Doom series is here, the last game was released back in 2016 and it took Bethesda around 4 to make another one. People have high hopes with the franchise as usual and are expecting it to be a great one.

The current release has a lot of issues, people are facing issues such as Crashing, Black Screen on Launch and Stuttering. We have already written an article about fixing FPS related issues in Doom Eternal.

In this article, we will figure out a few ways to fix crashing and stuttering.

Doom Eternal – Fix Crashing, Stuttering, Black Screen

First, you will have to figure out what is leading to the crashing of the game. Check out the system requirements below and cross-check what your hardware is. If your hardware is not somewhere in between, then you will have obvious trouble. Proceed with toning down your game settings for a better experience.

System Requirements


  • OS: 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


  • 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)
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Doom Eternal Stuttering Fix

Open up the task manager and check your memory and disk usage. Close all applications (non-windows) that are eating your memory and using disk drive. If you are still stuttering with everything looking fine then you should probably wait for the hotfix update, which should be pushed out shortly.

These problems are mostly caused due to high disk usage and can be fixed immediately by moving the game to SSD or closing apps that are using “disk”.

Unpark Your CPU Cores with QuickCPU

Unveil the full potential of your CPU cores by using QuickCPU. You can use this application to upark cores of your CPU to make use of the full clock speeds. Follow the steps given below

  • Download the application from here
  • Install and Run it
  • Under Power Data > Set System Power Plan to High Performance
  • Set “CPU parking Index” to 100%
  • Set “Frequency Scaling Index” to 100%
  • Set “Turbo Boost Index” to 100%
  • Click on Apply and your changes will be saved.

This will improve your performance by a lot.

Update Device Drivers

Whenever a new game makes it’s arrival, especially when it’s a AAA title, Nvidia is known for pushing their optimized updates for the best performance with their graphic cards. I am not sure about AMD because I’ve never used an AMD card. Below are the links for downloading the latest drivers.

Update: Nvidia has already released a full-fledged optimization update for this game. You can fire up Geforce experience and get the update right away.

Doom Eternal Black Screen/ Crash on Launch

Bethesda has mentioned on their official websites that the crashes/black screen is caused due to old drivers. Update your drivers and this should be fixed. Another reason could be your antivirus blocking the application.

Do comment below if this article helped you out, we will be adding more information as we get updates from the developer.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats. You can read more about me here. My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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