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
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at Wikipedia
Wolfenstein
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
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
Wolfenstein Wiki - A detailed wiki for every Wolfenstein game made.
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
Amazon.com
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Windows
Bethesda.net
Bethesda.net Launcher
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
A demo is available on Steam.

Version differences[edit]

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

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

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
Linux (Proton) <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
Linux (Proton) <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
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
70-120°.
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]
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio options.
In-game audio options.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output confirmed.[6]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Only available in the German edition.
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Includes translation for Latin America, depends on Windows Language Preference.

Issues fixed[edit]

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[7]

Game frequently crashes[edit]

Set game details to ultra if possible[8]

Game not launching on dual core systems[edit]

Use the +jobs_numthreads 2 command line argument[9]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan 1.0 [10]
64-bit executable

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, simply change image streaming to Über.

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
64-bit OS 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