Bethesda Says Login For Classic DOOM Games On Switch Should Be Optional, Working On A Fix


Yesterday, we got an unpleasant surprise when we discovered DOOM and DOOM II on the Nintendo Switch required players to login to a Bethesda account to play. In fact, you couldn’t even enter the game if you didn’t sign in. This just didn’t seem right for two classic games released in the early ’90s.

Bethesda has now taken to social media to address these complaints. According to a Twitter post, it says the login requirement was included for the Slayers Club and should have been optional. Fortunately, a fix is on the way:

While this statement doesn’t clarify if the login requirement was intentional or not, you would think it would have been tested out before hand to ensure there were no issues on the user end. This response also doesn’t match up with the eShop listings for DOOM and DOOM II, which state the following in fine print: account required. See end user license agreement. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy and additional details at

Noticeably DOOM 3 doesn’t include this message on its eShop page and it has been confirmed players can skip the login process and go straight to the game’s main menu.

Are you glad to hear Bethesda will be making the login requirement for DOOM and DOOM II optional? Leave a comment below.

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