Wolfenstein: Youngblood

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Wolfenstein: Youngblood cover
Developers
MachineGames
Arkane Studios
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Id Tech 6
Release dates
Windows July 25, 2019[1]
Reception
Metacritic 69
OpenCritic 66
IGDB 71
Wolfenstein: Youngblood on IGDB
Wolfenstein: Youngblood on MobyGames
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 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
Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood 2015
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 2017
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 2019
Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot 2019
Wolfenstein III TBA

Key points

Features Buddy Pass. More information on inviting a friend available here.

General information

Official Wolfenstein series site
Known issues
Wolfenstein Wiki - A detailed wiki for every Wolfenstein game made.
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Bethesda.net Launcher
Download-only; no disc is included in the physical box.
Windows
Bethesda.net
Bethesda.net Launcher
Windows
GamersGate
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions use Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM,[2][3] and require an optional Bethesda.net account to access online features.
Press Esc on the Bethesda.net login prompt to dismiss it and continue playing the game in offline mode.

Essential improvements[edit]

Youngblood Tweaker[edit]

Adds additional tweaking such as options to scale player and enemy damage, adjusting the amount of head bobbing, disabling various HUD elements and more.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the +com_skipBootSequence 1 command line argument[4]
Alternative method for Bethesda Launcher version: Delete <path-to-game>\base\bink\boot\boot_pc.bk2 file.

Game data[edit]

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\MachineGames\Wolfenstein Youngblood\base
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1056960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\MachineGames\Wolfenstein Youngblood\base\savegame.user\<user-id>\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1056960/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

General video settings.
General video settings.
Advanced video settings.
Advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Stretched from 32:9. Use the community mod as a workaround.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay. 32:9 is also supported. Menu screens are pillarboxed.[5][6]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70°-120°. Default is 90°. Use Youngblood Tweaker for other values.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Separate anisotropic levels available for Materials, Decals, Lightmaps and Image.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, SMAA, TAA (1TX), FXAA (1TX), SMAA (1TX) and TSSAA (8TX)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Allows for both normal and adaptive Vsync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
FPS cap slider of 24 to 1000 FPS available from Advanced settings. Fullscreen refresh rate is forced to 60 Hz.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Separate modes for protanopia, deuteranopia and tritanopia.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No option to disable it.
Lines spoken in the game utilise different languages with a subtitle available if a line is in foreign language.

Localizations

The game language is tied to the language of the Bethesda Launcher.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Latin American Spanish
Spanish

Network[edit]

Online settings.
Online settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Issues fixed[edit]

Game is not displaying properly in Windows[edit]

Set Windows DPI scaling to 100%[7]

Game does not launch on Windows 8.1 on PCs with latest AMD drivers[edit]

  • AMD no longer supports Windows 8.1 video driver updates. Only Windows 7 and 10 are supported.
Install the latest Windows 7 driver on Windows 8.1
Drivers are as stable as the Windows 7 drivers, no compatibility issues.
Since driver 19.12.2 you cannot install the driver with the regular setup.exe, workaround is needed and is unsupported by AMD.
  1. Download the latest AMD graphics driver and run the setup.
  2. When you get an error message explaining you're using an unsupported OS, go to where the driver files were extracted such as C:\AMD\Win7-Radeon-Software-Adrenalin-2020-Edition-xx.x.x/.
  3. Navigate through Packages/Drivers/Display/W76A_INF/B351278/ and run ccc2_install.exe.
  4. Restart PC.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan
Nvidia RTX ray tracing support added in a January 6, 2020 update.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 / 8.1 / 10
Processor (CPU) AMD FX-8350 / Ryzen 5 1400
Intel Core i5-3570 / i7-3770
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GTX 770 4GB
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  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>/1056960/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1056960) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. [1] - last accessed on 2019-07-23
  2. Wolfenstein: Youngblood - last accessed on 2019-07-10
  3. Verified by User:Aemony on 2020-02-08
    Tested and confirmed the use of Denuvo Anti-Tamper on both the Bethesda.net and the Microsoft Store versions.
  4. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2019-07-25)
  5. Wolfenstein: Youngblood - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2019-07-27
  6. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-29
    Screenshots taken in the demo at 1920x1080, 3440x1440, 3840x1080 and 5760x1080 and compared.
  7. Wolfenstein: Youngblood Known Issues - last accessed on 2019-07-25