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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 67
IGDB 71
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS, Shooter
Series Wolfenstein
Wolfenstein: Youngblood on HowLongToBeat
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
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: Youngblood is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person FPS and shooter game in the Wolfenstein series.

Key points

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

General information

Known issues
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Bethesda.net Launcher
Download-only; no disc is included in the physical box.
Windows
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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Windows
All versions require a 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.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed on March 8, 2022.

Essential improvements

Youngblood Tweaker

Adds additional tweaking such as options to scale player and enemy damage, adjusting the amount of head bobbing, disabling various HUD elements and more.
For use with Microsoft Store version:
  1. Extract tool to <path-to-game>\Content.
  2. Run <path-to-game>\Content\Youngblood_x64vk.exe as administrator to launch game.[2]

Skip intro videos

Use the +com_skipBootSequence 1 command line argument[3]
Alternative method for Bethesda Launcher version

Delete <path-to-game>\base\bink\boot\boot_pc.bk2 file.

Game data

Game settings.
Game settings.

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video

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.[4][5]
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)
Supports DLSS 2.1 on compatible hardware.
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)
Ray tracing (RT)
Ray traced reflections added in January 2020 update. Limited to Nvidia hardware only.
Color blind mode
Separate modes for protanopia, deuteranopia and tritanopia.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Off, Foreign, and All
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
No option to disable it.
Lines spoken in the game utilize 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.
The German Edition only includes the German language.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Fan translation, [2].
French
German
German Edition only.
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Latin American Spanish
Spanish

Network

Online settings.
Online settings.

Multiplayer types

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

Issues fixed

Game is not displaying properly in Windows

Set Windows DPI scaling to 100%[6]

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

  • 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 an error message shows reporting 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 the computer.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3570
Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-8350
AMD Ryzen 5 1400
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 40 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
4 GB of VRAM
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. Verified by User:Gabe838 on 2021-12-06)
  3. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2019-07-25)
  4. Wolfenstein: Youngblood - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2019-07-27
  5. Verified by User:Rose on 2019-07-29
    Screenshots taken in the demo at 1920x1080, 3440x1440, 3840x1080 and 5760x1080 and compared.
  6. Wolfenstein: Youngblood Known Issues - last accessed on 2019-07-25