Doom update for Nintendo Switch adds motion aiming

DOOM was a great idea for the Nintendo Switch. Released late last year, the title is perfect for gaming on the go. But a new update released today takes the experience one step further with the addition of motion aiming and party support.

The motion aiming uses the internal gyroscope of the JoyCon to allow users to look up or down, making it easier to aim in conjunction with the analog stick. The addition allows developer id Software to cross a major request off the wish list of players.

Another big request has been grouping with friends:

For multiplayer fans, we’ve made it even easier to group up and play with your friends. We’ve added a new party system to DOOM multiplayer, so you can easily get your friends together and throw down with foes.

Here are the full patch notes:

New Features!

  • 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

If you haven't tried the demon demolition title for Switch yet, the new update makes it even more attractive.

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