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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus cover
Developers
MachineGames
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Id Tech 6.5[1][2]
Release dates
Windows October 27, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 87
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS, Shooter
Series Wolfenstein
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on HowLongToBeat
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on IGDB
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on MobyGames
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 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 II: The New Colossus is a singleplayer first-person FPS and shooter game in the Wolfenstein series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Community Discussions (German Edition)

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Some copies might only include the Steam installer.
Windows
GamersGate
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Bethesda.net (unavailable)
Bethesda.net Launcher
Windows
A demo is available from Steam.
The Bethesda.net release is no longer available as the Bethesda.net Launcher has been retired. Users who owned games in their Bethesda.net Library are able to transfer their games to their Steam account for free, even now after the launcher has been officially retired.

Version differences

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

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
The Freedom Chronicles - Season Pass
Windows
The Freedom Chronicles - Episode 0 Pre-order and Season Pass exclusive.
Windows
The Freedom Chronicles - Episode 1
Windows
The Freedom Chronicles - Episode 2
Windows
The Freedom Chronicles - Episode 3
Windows

Essential improvements

New Colossus Tweaker

Adds support for tweaking head bobbing and forcing dot crosshair for all weapons.[3]

Skip intro videos

Use the +com_skipBootSequence 1 command line argument[citation needed]
Remove intro files[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\base\bink\boot.
  2. Delete or rename boot_pc.bk2.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\MachineGames\Wolfenstein II The New Colossus\base\Wolfenstein II The New ColossusConfig.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/612880/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\MachineGames\Wolfenstein II The New Colossus\base\savegame.user
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/612880/pfx/[Note 1]
Unlike Wolfenstein: The New Order or Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, this game uses manual saves instead of having a chapter selection feature.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70-120°. Default is 90°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA, FXAA, SMAA, TSSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Includes an adaptive option.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.[5]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Initially announced as supported on Xbox One X,[6] the feature was never announced for PC and ultimately scrapped for the consoles as well.[7][8]
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia

Input

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
In-game option. Use the m_sensitivity console command to set a lower value.
Mouse input in menus
Implemented with a software cursor, which is susceptible to framerate changes and will feel different from the normal OS/hardware cursor.[citation needed]
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can switch between Right-handed, Alt Right Handed and Left Handed Guzman controller layouts.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Only available on XInput devices.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio

In-game audio options.
In-game audio options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output confirmed.[9]
Subtitles
Off, Foreign, and All
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.

Localizations

The German Edition only has German language.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Fan translation, download.
French
German
German Edition only.
Hungarian
Fan translation, #1, #2, (DLC) #3.
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Only Available on Microsoft Store. For Steam Version and GOG See Latin American Spanish audio mod

Latin American Spanish audio mod

Taken translation from Microsoft Store Version. Steam and GOG versions have UI and subtitles, but doesn't have the voices implemented in the base game and episode 0. But it does have them in the three episodes of the DLC packs belonging to The Freedom Chronicles.
  1. Download audio files here.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\base\sound\soundbanks\pc.
  3. Paste the downloaded files.
  4. Add launch parameter: +sys_languages "latin_spanish"

VR support

Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues unresolved

Invincible Super Soldiers

Super Soldiers are sometimes impossible to kill, with bullets going through them (can be noticed by the crosshair not turning red)
Reload previous save game[10][11][12]

Issues fixed

Game crashes in the intro or when loading a save (Could not write crash dump)

Disable "Deferred Rendering" in the advanced graphics options[13][14][15]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan 1.0 [16]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink Video 2.7a

Enable developer mode

Use +devMode_enable 1 command line argument[17][citation needed]
Could potentially corrupt save files.[17]

Game not launching on dual core systems

Use the +jobs_numthreads 2 command line argument[18]
Game probably works without this command on dual core systems.[18]
The game does not officially support dual core systems as per minimum system requirements. Expect significantly degraded performance and game stability.

Increase textures quality

Increase textures quality by editing the config file[19]
  1. Open the %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\MachineGames\Wolfenstein II The New Colossus\base\Wolfenstein II The New ColossusConfig.local file with a text editor.
  2. Set is_poolSize to is_poolSize "8192".

Notes

12 GB of VRAM is needed or the game might not load.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-3770
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 290
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>/612880/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (612880) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – E3 2017 Full Reveal Trailer - YouTube
  2. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-12-28
    Talked about in various interviews and Digital Foundry videos. It is thus an improved version of Id Tech 6 used in Doom 2016, like adding in volumetric effects. Shown in the in-game console to be be thus actually Id Tech 6.5: "Engine: idTech - 6.5.0"
  3. [NewColossusTweaker] -- v0.1 -- Adjust Head Bobbing, Force Dot Crosshair :: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus General Discussions
  4. Steam Community :: Guide :: Skip Intro Movies - Quick Guide
  5. MachineGames promises a great PC version for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - DSOGaming
  6. NeoWin news - last accessed on 2021-01-23
  7. Bethesda does not currently plan to add Wolf 2 to this list - last accessed on 2021-01-23
  8. PLANNED XBOX ONE X ENHANCEMENTS on Bethesda.net - last accessed on 2021-01-23
  9. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  10. Unkillable Super Soldat : Wolfenstein - last accessed on 2021-10-27
  11. Super Soldaten broke af (New Colossus) : Wolfenstein - last accessed on 2021-10-27
  12. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2021-10-27
    Happened to me in The Reunion chapter. No matter what weapon I used nothing would affect them.
  13. Could not write crash dump? :: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus General Discussions - last accessed on 2022-08-19
  14. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2021-10-27
    Can confirm this happens (W10 21H1, RTX 3070)
  15. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-08-19
    Seems to happen on NVidia hardware, where on AMD it is properly supported only, resulting in a crash for NVidia users
  16. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus PC Performance Analysis – DSOGaming.com - last accessed on October 29, 2017
  17. 17.0 17.1 Can't disable dev mode after update - last accessed on 2022-08-19
  18. 18.0 18.1 Fix if your game won't start :: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus General Discussions - last accessed on 2022-08-19
  19. WHY TEXTURES IS BLURRY? - last accessed on 2022-08-19