People playing DOOM on the Nintendo Switch will notice some marked changes the next time they play. Bethesda has released a major February 2018 patch that adds three new features. One is a new home menu icon that matches the box art. Another is a new party system for creating multiplayer games. The biggest one add motion controls.
The motion controls provide people a new way to aim when playing DOOM in handheld mode. This adds gyroscopic aiming. Heading into the menu allows you to turn “motion aiming” on or off, perhaps making it easier for some to aim while playing the game.
Here are the full DOOM 1.1.1 patch notes.
- Motion Aiming – New control scheme option allows you to tilt the Nintendo Switch for more precise aiming
- Multiplayer Parties – Added new party system, making it easier to group up and play with your friends in multiplayer
- Updated Game Icon – Game icon now matches the DOOM for Nintendo Switch boxart
- Increased the average resolution in lower-res areas of the game
- Implemented CPU optimizations
- Added Traditional Chinese language support
- Fixed an issue that resulted in a possible crash when using the BFG
- Fixed an issue that caused audio issues while playing
- Fixed an issue that caused stretched textures to appear in multiplayer
- Fixed an issue where controls became unresponsive on the game menu
- Fixed an issue where players may have incorrectly received a ban notice in multiplayer
DOOM is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.