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Wolfenstein: Youngblood arrives a day early for PC players, but it won't support RTX on...

By Polycount · 14 replies
Jul 23, 2019
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  1. As noted by Bethesda this morning, the upcoming Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be arriving on PC a day before its console counterparts, on July 25 (console users get the game on July 26).

    Though this is a small gesture in the grand scheme of things, it is a powerful one. In cases where one or more platforms get a AAA game sooner than others, it is almost always consoles that get a leg-up and PCs that get left in the dust.

    Prioritizing PCs this strongly is likely an attempt on Bethesda's part to send a message to the platform as a whole; proving that they see it as a viable source of revenue and not just an afterthought.

    Of course, gestures only go so far. Wolfenstein's PC playerbase will likely want to see how well the game's full PC port is handled before they begin to lavish Bethesda with praise and support.

    Early access aside, there's some other PC-related Youngblood news worth discussing. First, the game will receive real-time raytracing support via Nvidia's RTX tech, but it won't be available at launch. It will be added in a separate patch later on, but we don't have an exact date for you yet.

    Second, the game's system requirements have been revealed. Though they were technically released on July 11, they were not widely reported on until today.

    Regardless, the minimum requirements are as follows:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit copies of Windows 7, 8.1, or 10
    • CPU: AMD FX-8350/Ryzen 5 1400 or Intel Core i5-3570/i7-3770
    • Memory: 8GB RAM
    • Video Card: Nvidia GTX 770 4GB (Current available GPU GTX1650) or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 40 GB available space

    Wolfenstein: Youngblood's recommended settings will require the following:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit copies of Windows 7, 8.1, or 10
    • CPU: AMD FX-9370/Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel Core i7-4770
    • Memory: 16GB RAM
    • Video Card: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB (Current available GPU RTX2060) or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 40 GB available space

    Those are not particularly demanding specs across the board (Rage 2's requirements were much beefier), which may suggest the game will be optimized well -- though we'll have to wait for third-party benchmarks and reviews before we can say for sure.

    Wolfenstein: Youngblood will launch on July 26 for Xbox One and PS4 and July 25 for PC. Pre-orders for all platforms are available now for for $30, as is early pre-loading.

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  2. Shaitan

    Shaitan TS Rookie Posts: 20   +9

    Another sjw, ***** leftist infested crap. Just like the new collossus. *****ic wahmen characters and dumbed story will not convince me to play or pay this shovelware. Not even for free.
    Gibboaa2 likes this.
  3. rrwards

    rrwards TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +94

    Ahh yes, the SJWs boogymen are ruining games meme. Nice.
    LastLemming and Panda218 like this.
  4. jbc029

    jbc029 TS Booster Posts: 29   +58

    "Or AMD equivalent"

    How hard is it to say rx470 for minimum, rx480 for recommended?
    Raytrace3D likes this.
  5. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,891   +409

    Yeah, I agree with you. For the record, I just pulled from exactly what Bethesda said, I didn't want to make any assumptions about the specifics.
    Puiu likes this.
  6. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 613   +208

    If it's optimized as well as TNC, it should be a great experience. It's 1 of the few aaa games released in the last few years that a gtx 1080 will run at 4k ultra well above 60 fps.
  7. Gibboaa2

    Gibboaa2 TS Rookie

    I agree who the hell wants to play as chicks with there Whiney as voice and trying to act tough lol it’s a joke
  8. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Evangelist Posts: 352   +167

    So many games like this nowadays to attract girls into FPS gaming... Far Cry: New Dawn, now this New Blood. Not really my type of game to fight through a horde of Nazis with my axe while being a teenage girl character. I hope they won't try to mess up the Doom series with the same concept.
  9. m3tavision

    m3tavision TS Evangelist Posts: 323   +212

    An interesting note. Having one, it is interesting to see that a i7-4790k is just over the minimum requirement.

    4-cores still have some life in them yet...lol
    Polycount likes this.
  10. Colonel Blimp

    Colonel Blimp TS Enthusiast Posts: 56   +31

    4 cores dont, 4 core/8 thread do.
  11. UltraModernGuy

    UltraModernGuy TS Enthusiast Posts: 31   +26

    Aw poor thing. I'll bring you some warm milk.
    Panda218 likes this.
  12. UltraModernGuy

    UltraModernGuy TS Enthusiast Posts: 31   +26

    Wow, so many triggered incels on this forum. Wolfenstein is an insta-buy for me, dating back to Apple IIc versions.
    Panda218 likes this.
  13. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 623   +341

    Yeah, I'm always astonished by the amount of dotards on this forum too... Heaven forbid they have to play as a female character... THE HORROR.
    UltraModernGuy likes this.
  14. sac39507

    sac39507 TS Addict Posts: 257   +100

    So all the people who just bought a brand new shiny graphics card can't play a newly released game?
  15. ShadowDeath

    ShadowDeath TS Addict Posts: 124   +54

    I agree with his frustration about New Colossus though. B.J. is supposed to be a bad *** but half that game was him whining about dying..... It actually got pretty annoying after a while.

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