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[1]
Release dates
Windows October 27, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 87
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Castle Wolfenstein 1981
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein 1984
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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

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Some copies might only include the Steam installer.
Windows
Bethesda.net
Bethesda.net Launcher
Windows
GamersGate
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Digital Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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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
A demo is available from Steam.

Version differences[edit]

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

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[edit]

New Colossus Tweaker[edit]

Adds support for tweaking head bobbing and forcing dot crosshair for all weapons.[2]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the +com_skipBootSequence 1 command line argument[citation needed]
Remove intro files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\base\bink\boot\.
  2. Delete or rename boot_pc.bk2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

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.[4] Fullscreen refresh rate is forced to 60 Hz.[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[edit]

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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
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.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
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[edit]

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
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 audio is exclusive to consoles.

VR support[edit]

Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Issues fixed[edit]

Black screen despite audio still playing[edit]

Change video settings[10]
  1. Go into advanced video settings and turn A-Sync Off.
  2. Disable anti-aliasing.
  3. Enable Borderless Windowed
Disable Steam Overlay[11]

Nvidia GeForce 900 series cards (Maxwell) performance fix (reported on 388.43)[edit]

Disable "shader cache" under 3D settings in the Nvidia control panel for the game[12]

Game frequently crashes[edit]

Set game details to ultra if possible[13]

Game not launching on dual core systems[edit]

Use the +jobs_numthreads 2 command line argument[14]

Game crashes in the intro (Could not write crash dump)[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Cutscenes Bink2

Enable developer mode[edit]

Use +devMode_enable 1 command line argument[citation needed]

Increase textures quality[edit]

Increase textures quality by editing the config file[citation needed]
  1. Open the Wolfenstein II The New ColossusConfig.local file with a text editor.
  2. Set is_poolSize to is_poolSize "8192".

Notes

You will need a graphics card with 12 GB of VRAM. If you have 6-8GB of VRAM, Try 4096 Poolsize.

System requirements[edit]

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