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Bethesda outlines upcoming patches for Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Big fixes in the works

The teams behind Wolfenstein: Youngblood are hard at work on patching up the game to make it run as smoothly as possible, while adding in some quality of life features. While we don't have release dates for these updates on Switch, we do know that they're coming to the platform. Check out plans for Version 1.0.4 and Version 1.0.5 below.

Update 1.0.4 Patch Notes

Gameplay

All Platforms

Added ability to pause the game in OFFLINE mode only. Although we have tested this feature extensively, if you encounter any issues please let us know by submitting a support ticket to https://help.bethesda.net.
Removed the ability to open padlocked doors from the wrong side, as this was causing some issues with mission progression
Client players will once again take normal damage from environmental explosions (fire extinguishers, fuel tanks, etc.)
Players will now correctly be able to catch friendly and enemy grenades after taking the Grenade God upgrade
Client players were having health and ammo fully restored in some circumstances after picking up a heavy weapon
Uberhammer projectiles will now explode properly under all conditions
Fixed an issue where one player could end up rotated in the wrong direction while interacting with elevator levers

Art and Graphics
All Platforms

Improved the animation when viewing your sister opening Shared Life crates (eliminates teleporting)
Fixed a variety of audio issues, including resolving audio dropouts after equipping the flashlight weapon upgrade on the Kugelgewehr

User Interface
All Platforms

The Protohund marker for “Destroy the Protohund” and “Collect the Box” missions will no longer appear on the minimap when the mission is not set to active
Opening the Journal while activating fast travel now interrupts fast travel. This corrects a variety of issues with loading and UI
Fixed a reticle issue that could cause your weapon crosshair in Wolfenstein: Youngblood to appear when playing the “classic” Wolfstone 3D arcade game in the Paris Catacombs
Corrected an issue that could cause “Call for Help” to not be available after using a Shared Life. “Call for Help” should now be available if the player is down but their sister is alive
Fixed an issue when performing certain actions while opening the in-game options menu that could cause the camera to become permanently tilted

Audio
All Platforms

Fixed a variety of audio issues, including resolving audio dropouts after equipping the flashlight weapon upgrade on the Kugelgewehr

Online Co-op
All Platforms

Fixed a network packet issue that could cause session disconnects when too many explosions occurred in co-op, resulting in players getting dropped from their co-op game
Resolved crash that could happen with the Client in a co-op game used Crush, then immediately performed a melee attack on the enemy

Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
All Platforms

Enemies will no longer float in midair next to the walkways in Lab X
The last used weapon was not being properly equipped when the player dropped a heavy weapon
Resolved issue where enemies could become stuck floating during the “Lothar and Juju’s trap” mission

Update 1.0.5

In our 1.0.5 update, we are working to address a host of game difficulty and progression issues based on your feedback. This includes:

Additional checkpoints
Difficulty adjustments across the board, especially in boss fights
Addressing the feeling some players have expressed that some enemies feel like “bullet sponges”
Adding additional ammo throughout the game
An option to toggle enemy health bars on/off
Making it easier to get 100% game completion

Wolfenstein: Youngblood's executive producer talks about the political nature of the game

Playing politics

The entire Wolfenstein series is about taking down Nazis, and the same goes for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Some would view that element of Wolfenstein: Youngblood's story through a political lens, but that's now how executive producer Jerk Gustafsson feels. In an interview with GamesIndustry, Gustafsson was asked whether or not there's a political message to the game.

"No, but of course it's in some way political since we have Nazis in the game, right? In a way, it also has a political message because for us and how we portray the Nazis, Hitler and the Nazi regime is the evil of the world. They've taken over the world, and they have been pushed back to some extent in this game, but they still symbolize what is evil and you are the protagonist who fights that evil. So in that sense, it's political because it's a message about freeing the world from that evil.

There are many things you can say are political nowadays. But when we write the stories of our games, we don't really think about it as a political message. We just write the story we want to tell. But we don't shy away from it if we notice that there are elements of [politics] in there. And hopefully that goes for other games as well."

Denjin Getcha shares gameplay segments from Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Omega Labyrinth Life, and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition



The Denjin Getcha gang has been hard at work on live-streams for various Switch games that just released. Check out their segments for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Omega Labyrinth Life, and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition above.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Switch gameplay, and Xbox One X comparison


Still on the fence about Wolfenstein: Youngblood on Switch? Check out some more gameplay from the Switch version above, as well as a comparison to the Xbox One X version.

IGN Video - Playing Wolfenstein: Youngblood Co-op With a Developer

We sat down with Wolfenstein: Youngblood's senior game designer (Andreas Öjerfors) for a co-op session through the opening mission.

The voice actors behind Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Soph and Jess talk about how much the roles mean to them

A first for the series

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first entry in the series to star a female lead. Those who have been following the game know it's actually a dual lead, as the game stars BJ's daughters Soph and Jess. Those roles are played by Shelby Young and Valerie Lohman, and in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the pair talked about what it meant to them to take on the roles.

Valerie: "When I was younger I really only had like Lara Croft and the girls in Mortal Kombat, then eventually Metroid. I didn’t really have a funny, interesting, young female lead in anything growing up. It’s a big deal to me to know that Shelby and I are going to be that for young girls that are into gaming."

Shelby: "I love that there are more and more games coming out with female protagonists that are just strong and amazing and flawed and beautiful because women in life are all of those things and more. To see more and more representations of women that I can find a piece of myself in or who I can aspire to be is amazing. I’m already in my twenties, so I can’t imagine what that must be like for little girls growing up now."

Check out the full interview here

IGN Video - A Noob, Novice and a Pro Take On Wolfenstein: Youngblood

We challenged three players, a noob, a novice and a pro (senior game designer, Andreas Öjerfors) to get their fastest time in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood docked vs. handheld graphics comparison

Want to get a good look at how Wolfenstein: Youngblood performs on Switch when docked and in handheld mode? The above video gives a 1:1 comparison between the two, and while there's definitely differences, I'd say things are pretty favorable overall.

IGN Videos - Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Ending Explained, and the Series Most Crazy Moments


Full spoilers! We break down the ending of Wolfenstein: Youngblood and explain where it leaves its main players.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is out now! Liberate Paris in this action-packed, co-op adventure

The big bad Wolfenstein

Nineteen years after the events of Wolfenstein II, BJ Blazckowicz has disappeared after a mission into Nazi-occupied Paris. Now, after years of training from their battle-hardened father, BJ’s twin daughters, Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, are forced into action.

Team up with a friend or play alone. Level up, explore, and complete missions to unlock new abilities, weapons, gadgets, cosmetics, and more to complement your playstyle and customize your appearance.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood features the most open-ended Wolfenstein experience to date. From a new base of operations located deep in the heart of the Paris catacombs, plan how and when to attack and dismantle the Nazi regime.

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