The Wolfenstein series’ first co-op experience is nearly here: Wolfenstein: Youngblood will release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on July 26, publisher Bethesda recently announced. Initially revealed at E3 2018, Youngblood is a tale of two sisters, Jess and Soph, who are searching for their lost father (and main series protagonist), BJ Blazkowicz. Their journey will take you through 1980s Paris and, as always, involve killing a lot of Nazis.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s co-op experience can be played online with a friend or solo with an AI companion. The game’s Deluxe edition comes with a particularly great perk: a Buddy Pass that allows you to partner up with a friend even if they don’t own the game. While you can only play with one friend at a time, the pass can be reused as many times as you want. And anyone who plays Youngblood using a friend’s Buddy Pass can choose to upgrade to the full game at any time. The only restriction for Buddy Pass players is that they won’t be able to earn Achievements or Trophies while playing on console.
Besides the new co-op gameplay, Youngblood is bringing fresh elements to the series, including new abilities, weapon attachments, gadgets, and more. Plus, you’ll have access to improved weapons from Wolfenstein II: New Colossus, along with brand-new weapons like the Maschinepistole and the Elektrokraftwerk.
Whether you’re a long-term Wolfenstein fan or thinking about checking out the series for the first time, here’s what you need to know about Youngblood’s pre-order bonuses and two available editions.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood pre-order bonuses
There are some decent incentives for securing your copy of Wolfenstein: Youngblood early. If you order either the standard edition or the Deluxe edition, you’ll get the Legacy Pack, which includes multiple weapons and outfits used by BJ Blazkowicz in previous Wolfenstein games.
- New Colossus Jacket power suit skin
- BJ’s U.S. Army power suit skin
- Old Blood Pipe
- Old Blood Knife
- WW2 Weapon Skin Set, for all ranged weapons
If you pre-order a digital download from the PlayStation Store, you’ll also receive a Wolfenstein: Youngblood official static theme for free.
Pre-order Wolfenstein: Youngblood standard edition
If you decide to pre-order the standard edition of Youngblood, you’ll receive the base game and Legacy Pack pre-order bonuses. To play online with a friend, both you and your partner will have to own the game. The standard edition is selling for $30, and it’s only available as a digital download if you live in Europe, Australia, or New Zealand.
- Walmart — $30
Pre-order Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe edition
Along with the base game and Legacy Pack pre-order bonuses, the Deluxe edition comes with the Buddy Pass, letting you play with a friend who doesn’t already own the game; and the Cyborg Skin Pack, a cosmetic set that includes shiny cyborg skins for the sisters’ power suits, an armor-boosting pep signal, titanium skins for all weapons, and a titanium hatchet and knife. The Deluxe edition is selling for $40.
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