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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood cover
Bethesda Softworks
Id Tech 5
Release dates
Windows May 5, 2015
Metacritic 76
OpenCritic 78
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter, Stealth
Series Wolfenstein
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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on Wikipedia
Castle Wolfenstein 1981
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein 1984
Wolfenstein 3D 1992
Spear of Destiny 1992
Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory 2003
Wolfenstein 2009
Wolfram (unofficial game) 2012
Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood 2015
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 2017
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 2019
Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot 2019
RealRTCW (unofficial mod) 2020

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a singleplayer first-person action, FPS, shooter and stealth game in the Wolfenstein series.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions (German Edition)


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Only released along with The New Order in a two-pack, Digital code only.
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
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Windows (unavailable)
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Windows (unavailable)
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Version differences

The German Edition only includes the German language and has content differences (e.g. no swastikas).


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Essential improvements

Restore cache files

The texture cache folder is not created by the game, so you need to create it manually to make the cache functional.
This can fix some stuttering in the game.
Manually create texture cache folder[1]
  1. Go to %LOCALAPPDATA% and create a folder named MachineGames.
  2. Go into that folder and create a folder named Wolfenstein The Old Blood.
  3. The game will now correctly store the texture cache between sessions.


The game creates two files there, one of which is 1 GB in size. This file is not deleted after uninstalling the game and has to be deleted manually.
Normal Windows shortcuts do not work to relocate the MachineGames folder or the Wolfenstein The Old Blood folder to another drive.
If your Windows OS supports it, an NTFS junction point (mklink /J <link> <target>) will allow redirecting the folder to a different location.
Command line option +fs_cachepath "your_cache_path_here" will redirect the cache folder. Command cannot be inserted in console during running of the game. It has to be inserted as parameter for WolfOldBlood_x64.exe.
Slow HDD can prevent from achieving high FPS when texture cache is collected in this folder. Consider placing the cache (and the game itself) on an SSD.

Skip intro videos

Skip intro videos[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\base\bink\ingame\oldgame.
  2. Copy oldgame_in.bik.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\base\bink.
  4. Paste oldgame_in.bik.
  5. Delete or rename loadvideo_pc_xboxone.bik.
  6. Rename oldgame_in.bik to loadvideo_pc_xboxone.bik.
Simply removing the intro or using an empty .bik file with the wrong resolution causes problems.
Use +com_skipIntroVideo 1 command line argument
Disables all intros except the ones from Bethesda and Machine Games.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\MachineGames\Wolfenstein The Old Blood\base\wolftobConfig.cfg
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/350080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\MachineGames\Wolfenstein The Old Blood\base\savegame\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/350080/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing


Graphic settings.
Graphic settings.

Field of view (FOV)

Adjust FOV values with id5 Tweaker[2]
id5 Tweaker increases the upper limit of the FOV to 200 and allows changing the FOV of the hands and weapons.
  1. Install id5 Tweaker. Does not work on the Epic Games version.
  2. Edit id5Tweaker.ini.
  3. Find ;g_fov 100 and ;hands_fovscale 1.0.
  4. Remove the semicolons and set the desired values.

High frame rate

Increase FPS cap[2]
  1. Install id5 Tweaker. Does not work on the Epic Games version.
  2. Edit id5Tweaker.ini.
  3. Find ;id5Tweaker_SetFpsLimit 140.
  4. Remove the semicolon and set the desired value.


Increasing the FPS cap causes some unintended side effects:
  • Uneven frame-pacing on G-Sync and FreeSync enabled displays
  • The 'maxed out' ammo indicator may flash continuously
  • Possible physics bugs when killing some enemies
  • Possible stuttering during pre-rendered cutscenes
  • Burst fire on the assault rifle fires much faster
  • Crosshair may occasionally become faded out, can be fixed by opening and closing the menu or toggling the framerate limit


Disable only depth of field[2]
  1. Install id5 Tweaker. Does not work on the Epic Games version.
  2. Edit id5Tweaker.ini.
  3. Find ;r_postprocessdofmode -1 and remove the semicolon.
Disable rendering of fog effect[2]
  1. Install id5 Tweaker. Does not work on the Epic Games version.
  2. Edit id5Tweaker.ini.
  3. Find ;r_skipfog 1 and remove the semicolon.
Disable all post process effects[2]
  1. Install id5 Tweaker. Does not work on the Epic Games version.
  2. Edit id5Tweaker.ini.
  3. Find ;r_skippostprocess 1 and remove the semicolon.


Control settings.
Control settings.
Controller settings
Controller settings


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master volume and voice volume sliders.
Surround sound
None, foreign languages only, or always on.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Lines spoken in the game utilize different languages with a subtitle available if a line is in foreign language.


The German Edition only includes the German language.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
German Edition only.
Unavailable on the GOG version.[4]
Brazilian Portuguese
Unofficial translation; Download.
Fan translation, download.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use 3D Surround Gaming fix.

Issues fixed

Vertical sync disables itself intermittently

Force Vsync[2]
  1. Disable in-game vertical sync.
  2. Force vertical sync externally. See Force Vsync for instructions.

Mouse thumb buttons not working

Experiencing this can be a nuisance if you prefer re-binding actions to these buttons, such as binding melee to mouse 5.
Disable any other devices that show in Device Manager under "Mice and other pointing devices."[citation needed]
  1. Right Click the windows start button and click Device Manager
  2. Look under "Mice and other pointing devices" and try disabling devices other than your main mouse
  3. Usually any "Gamer" peripherals like the Razer DeathStalker could include mouse functions that prevent some games such as Wolfenstein to not recognize some functions of your main mouse.


Depending on which device was interfering that you had to disable, your peripheral may lose some functionality such as macro keys or any keybindings that mimicked mouse functions. However normal keys should still work fine.

Artifacts on textures appear when you move

Disable VirtualTexture Compression[5]
  1. Go to advanced video settings
  2. Disable the VirtualTexture Compression option
  3. The game will no longer show artifacts on textures.


In game performance and loading times may suffer greatly. Not advisable for use with GPU transcoding or on a lower end PC as it requires much more VRAM.

Texture Flickering

Disable VirtualTexture CUDA Acceleration

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.2
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

Disable camera sway

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Open the console.
  2. Enter cvaradd pm_nobob 1, to reset use -1


Aiming and crouching will be almost instant, feeling considerably odd.
Using the scope on the AR Marksman Rifle will no longer be possible.

Enable the console

Open the console with Ctrl+~ or Ctrl+\.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 38 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6870
1 GB of VRAM
32-bit systems are not supported.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/350080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (350080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. FIX Suffering from stuttering or pop in? :: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood General Discussions - last accessed on May 2023
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Verified by User:Keith on 2017-11-30
  3. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-08-22
    Options available from the in-game advanced graphics menu
  4. Verified by User:Sax1973 on 2021-07-31
  5. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has weird texture issues when moving? : Wolfenstein - last accessed on May 2023