Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a first-person shooter that is a spin-off of the Wolfenstein series. Set almost two decades after the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus you play the role of either Jess or soph Blazkowicz, twin daughters of series protagonist BJ Blazcowicz. Your objective is to venture out into the streets of a Nazi-occupied 1980’s Paris to search for their father who has gone missing. The game can be played solo or co-operatively. Check out our walkthrough, guide, strategy page to get some tips on how you can survive longer on the Nazi-occupied streets of Paris.
Unless you want to play the game in a stealthy manner it is more beneficial to select Crush when you are given the option to choose between Cloak or Crush at the beginning of the game when selecting your loadout. Crush will turn the body of your character into a weapon, it will allow you to do things such as smash open wooden crates, break through special doors, and damage low-level enemies. Cloak enables you to turn invisible briefly and can be purchased later.
Use your Melee Attack
Although there are plenty of weapons at your disposal you may want to consider melee as an option when you are close to an enemy. Whenever an enemy is unaware of you your melee attack it becomes a silent takedown which is an instant kill against low level enemies. Adding the Supersoldat Hunter ability will make your melee attack stronger. Even when you are face-to-face with a Nazi your melee attack is a viable option, the damage you deal using this attack increases as your player level goes up and you perform more melee kills.
Use your Throwing Knives
Don't neglect the throwing knives as these are capable of dealing tons of damage, especially when used for basic melee attacks. Even if you don't have the fully maxed-out Throwing Knife perk the thowing knives are still capable of taking down high level enemies. You just need to remember to pick them back up once you have thrown them.
Use your Acrobatic Skills
Both Jess and Soph have a double jump in their arsenal which can be useful in battle for leaping up to dodge enemy lasers and gunfire when you they are surrounded by Nazis. You can also use this acrobatic skill to climb up walls and hide behind architecture from where you can then ambush unsuspecting Nazis by leaping out and pressing Circle/B to attack them.
Spending Ability Points
Don't waste the Skill points you earn each time you level up in Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Once you have determined what style of play you are going to employ you need to focus on skills that complement that. Carefully study the trees in the game and select those which will be most beneficial. Often the best skills are gated behind something arbitary that costs one or two Ability points. Make sure you have some Ability points saved for when new tiers unlock at levels 10, 20 and 30.
Upgrade your Weapons Early and Often
You will earn plenty of money in Wolfenstein: Youngblood so don't hesitate to upgrade your weapons early in the game. There are 5 upgrades to each weapon - receiver, sight, magazine, barrel, and grip. These upgrades come from three brands which are each linked with one of your weapon stats - Nadel (accuracy), Tempo (speed), and Stier (power). Killing enemies with the different weapons and leveling up will earn you weapon bonuses. You will also get bonuses from having 3 upgrades from a single brand — a Brand Bonus. The upgrades you choose add Modifiers to your weapons, these include things like adding a flashlight to the barrel, or changing the type of ammo the weapon fires.
Use your Pep Powers and Abilities
You have a Pep Signal that will grant you a boon whenever you use it. Although Pep Signals are on a cooldown timer these life saving abilites can still be used often. There are 9 Pep Signals to choose from and they are essential to your survival as they offer things such as free health, armour, and damage buffs.
Enemy Weak Spots
You will find that the big tough enemies such as the panzerhunds have weak spots you can take advantage of. To find the weak spot you need to look for visual clues such as armour that falls off if when you continuously shoot at it or exposed gas tanks. You will also find these enemies tend to be vulnerable to some of the advanced weapons in the game like the Laserkraftwork, Dieselkraftwork, and Electrokraftwork. Panzerhunds for example can be quickly taken down with just a few shots from a Laserkraftwork.
Check Abby’s To-Do List
After you have completed a few quests Abby's To-do List will open up at the Catacombs. Abbey Walker is in charge of intelligence gathering for the Paris Resistance and you can visit her at the Catacombs to accept daily or weekly challenges so you can earn XP. Most of the challenges will unlock naturally and you will be able to replay old ones if you are in need of more XP.