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Hunt Nazis In Glorious Co-Op In Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Get together with a friend and go on the ultimate Nazi-killing adventure as you track down the legendary BJ Blazkowicz.

Hunt Nazis In Glorious Co-Op In Wolfenstein: Youngblood

You know what’s better than killing Nazis? Killing Nazis with a friend. Wolfenstein: Youngblood let’s you do just that: kill as many Nazis as it takes to save the day and do it all with a friend by your side. This is the first time the series has offered a co-operative experience, and it’s looking like it will be even more explosive than the previous titles.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood picks up the story of the revolution several years after the conclusion of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Instead of playing as the mighty BJ Blazkowicz, players take control of one of BJ’s twin daughters, Soph or Jess. The reason for this is that William has gone missing, completely off the grid, no one has seen or heard from him in years.


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Now, as any good daughter would do, you’re going in search of your father, which will no doubt involve the killing of a lot of Nazis. But unlike BJ’s trek through the previous titles, you’re not going it alone.

Part of the appeal of Wolfenstein: Youngblood is that it can be played entirely in co-op. You and a friend can team up together to experience the whole story. One will play as Soph and the other as Jess, and together you’ll interact with Wolfenstein like never before.

It’s not just standard run-and-gun co-op either, there are a host of new mechanics for you to use. There are tag team abilities that see you and your friend annihilating Nazis, a new and greater focus on upgrades and RPG elements, and even new skins and emotes to express your personality.

These emotes, as revealed in an interview with VentureBeat, offer more than just a little light-hearted banter. Players will be able to use these animations to help one another in combat. While no specifics were given, it seems as if emoting with a friend is going to be more than just a bonding experience, it might actually heal them or give them some other combat-specific boost.

Beyond just the co-op experience, Wolfenstein: Youngblood will also be one of the most open-world Wolfenstein games to date. Instead of playing through a linear storyline, Youngblood lets players choose which mission to tackle next. This new style of storytelling also requires a new location: Paris.

But Paris is going to look a little different than you might expect. The Eiffel Tower has been replaced with the Sieg Tower, which will be one of four focal points according to Newsweek and their interview with Jerk Gustafsson, executive producer at MachineGames.

In order to tackle these new challenges, you’ll need guns, lots of guns, so it’s a good thing Youngblood has them in spades. A lot of old favorites are returning and there are even some new additions making an appearance, such as the Uzi. What’s more, these guns can also be upgraded in various ways, allowing you to customize your Nazi-killing potential like never before.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a breath of fresh air in a franchise that has been the same for roughly 40 years. By adding co-op, letting players choose which mission to tackle next, and introducing an open-world format, MachineGames and Arkane Studios are ensuring players get an exciting new experience. We can’t wait to shred through some Nazis with a friend!


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