How to change language in Doom Eternal

The language of the gun is universal, but the menus are not.

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Doom Eternal is a game of few words. Generally, all you’ll need to know is how to start the game to be able to complete the game. After all, using a boomstick is universal, right?

However, while it’s an easy game to get to grips with the game once you are in-game, the process of actually getting there isn’t always so easy. With many settings that can be adjusted, you won’t want to attempt to change the settings when the game isn’t in a language that you can understand.

The game doesn’t have settings internally, and language changes work similarly to its 2016 predecessor. If you want to change the language for the game on Steam, you need to go to your library page and find the Doom Eternal tile. Right-click on the tile and select Properties. From here, head to the language tab, and all of the game’s supported languages should then be present and available to select. Changing the language here will change the language for all text and speech in-game.

For the PS4 and Xbox One, the language that the game uses will depend on the language settings of the console. For the PS4, navigate to Settings from the Home menu, and then to Select Language and System Language. From here, set the language that you want, and the game will then play in your desired language.

For the Xbox One, navigate to Settings from the Home menu, and then to All Settings. There will be an option for Language and Location, and from here, set your desired language, and you’ll be good to go.

To make sure that the game supports the language that you would like to use, a list of supported languages can be found below.

Supported Languages

Xbox One/Steam/Bethesda.net

Text and Speech

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Brazillian-Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Russian  
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese

Text Only

  • Traditional Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Korean

PS4

Supported languages are separated into regions, so the location that your console is set to can affect the languages available to you.

Americas

  • English
  • French-Canadian
  • Brazilian-Portuguese
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Korean

Europe

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Japanese

Japan

  • Japanese
  • English

China

  • English
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Korean