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Wolfenstein: Youngblood - What gamers have been asking about the game
By Sam Jones - 9th Jul 2019Games
Most asked questions for Bethesda's new FPS
Sacrebleu! It appears that the wonderful sights and sounds of Paris have been turned into a cold and dangerous war playground for the Nazis.
Upcoming action FPS Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes players into the next chapter of Bethesda's rebooted series as two new protagonists join the fight in an alternate world where the Nazis were victorious during WWII. Europe and the US have been conquered by tyrannical leaders and fire-breathing robots, with but a few freedom fighters left fighting for humanity.
With the latest Wolfenstein title arriving by the end of the month, many of you have been searching for additional information on what to expect. We've searched high and low for your burning questions on Wolfenstein: Youngblood, so be sure to check out our answers below!
What is Wolfenstein: Youngblood?
We're glad that you asked!
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an upcoming action FPS published by Bethesda and developed by MachineGames and Arkane Studios. The game is a spin-off title set 19 years after the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Former protagonist BJ 'Terror-Billy' Blazkowicz has disappeared after a mission into Nazi-occupied 1980s Paris. After years of training from their battle-hardened father, BJ’s twin daughters - Jess and Soph Blazkowicz - are forced into action to discover what happened to him.
Play in single-player or local/online co-op as you help the French Resistance liberate the country from the Nazis. The game is brought to life with stunning graphics thanks to the id Tech 6 game engine, used in the previous two Wolfenstein games.
Is Wolfenstein: Youngblood 'Wolfenstein 3'?
Technically, this would be the fourth Wolfenstein title of the recent series, some folks forget that Wolfenstein: The Old Blood prequel was released in between Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Also, due to Wolfenstein: Youngblood being a spin-off, originally confirmed by Bethesda’s Pete Hines, it isn't the third game in the main series. MachineGames' Jerk Gustafsson confirmed in an interview with PCGamesN back in 2017 that Wolfenstein 3 will be the final game of the rebooted franchise and will end a trilogy of (what should be) critically-acclaimed action first-person shooters.
The Wolfenstein timeline (rebooted series) looks something like this:
- Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014)
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015)
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (2017)
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood (2019)
- TBC Wolfenstein 3 (2020/2021)
When does Wolfenstein: Youngblood come out?
Wolfenstein: Youngblood launches worldwide on PC and console on July 26th 2019. If you pre-order before launch, you'll get the Legacy Pack, which includes items used by BJ Blazkowicz, including:
- Old Blood Pipe - Old Blood Knife - BJ's U.S. Army power suit skin - New Colossus Jacket power suit skin - WW2 Weapon Skin Set, for all ranged weapons
Is Wolfenstein: Youngblood going to be online co-op?
Wolfenstein: Youngblood features online co-op mode that allows you and a friend to play through the entire campaign together. Choose either Jess and Soph Blazkowicz and head into battle with the Terror Twins.
You can level up, explore and complete missions to unlock new abilities, weapons, gadgets, cosmetics and more to complement your playstyle and customize your appearance as you travel through 1980s alternate New-Paris.
Plus, if you pre-order or purchase the Wolfenstein: Youngblood - Deluxe Edition, you'll get the Buddy Pass. This pass allows you to invite a friend to play alongside you in online co-op, without the need for them to buy the game!
Their progress is also saved in the Buddy Pass, should they decide to buy the full version of the game.
Will Wolfenstein: Youngblood be released on the Nintendo Switch?
So, you've bought your Wolfenstein: Youngblood PC key from Fanatical but you want to enjoy the game on the go?
Well, fortunately for you the game will also be launching on the Nintendo Switch. There has been confusion on whether the physical version of the game will be on cartridge or via digital code.
Bethesda confirmed in a FAQ that "The Nintendo Switch version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be available digitally. The physical version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be a digital download code in the box with no game cartridge. A download will be required to play the game."
The Switch version of Youngblood is being developed by Panic Button, who previously worked on the Switch versions for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and DOOM.
How many weapons can you carry in Wolfenstein: Youngblood?
Is Wolfenstein: Youngblood a full game?
Indeed it is!
Although it's a spin-off, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is most definitely a full standalone game release, and not a short game or expansion/DLC for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. In an interview with VentureBeat, MachineGames' Jerk Gustafsson said that the game will take players around "25 to 30 hours if you play through everything".