Wolfenstein Youngblood is a fresh new spin of the Wolfenstein series. Like its twin main characters, Youngblood is a partnership, formed by the team-up of MachineGames and Dishonored developers Arkane Studios.
Here’s our brief guide to playing through Wolfenstein Youngblood.
Wolfenstein Youngblood’s Storyline
The year is 1980, and series hero B.J. Blazkowicz has disappeared without a trace. In his place, Youngblood follows his twin daughters, Jessie and Zofia, as they track down their disappeared dad. Their journey takes them to Nazi-owned Paris, where they gain the help of the local resistance.
Youngblood focuses on the dynamic between Jessie and Zofia, which is reflected in the co-op gameplay and Pep Signals system that serves a dual role as both emotes and gameplay buffs. It’s another departure for the series, placing an emphasis on working together to take down the Nazi machine.
Weapons, Upgrades, and Abilities in Wolfenstein Youngblood
Wolfenstein is all about the Nazi-killing mayhem, so it pays to know your Nazi-killing tools.
Youngblood features a healthy variety of weapons, from hatchets and hand-grenades to the Kraftwerk category of weapons. Each ranged weapon can be upgraded in four ways: grip, barrel, receiver, and sight. Each upgrade has a Brand, which reflects whether it upgrades accuracy, power, or speed. Stacking your Brand upgrades will allow you to tap into Brand bonuses.
Youngblood brings another new feature to Wolfenstein: RPG elements. This means enemies have levels and you’ll grow stronger, unlocking new abilities with Ability Points as you advance.
Mission Objectives in Wolfenstein Youngblood
There’s plenty to do in Youngblood. In a departure for the series, Youngblood introduces Metroidvania elements, with Paris acting as the game’s central hub. This means you’ll encounter plenty of side quests along the way, and gives you the chance to complete missions in a non-linear fashion. On top of the main and side missions, there are also daily and weekly challenges to tackle.
To help navigate this mission structure, here are the main quests in Youngblood and how to progress them.
Three missions kick off the game and bring you to the game’s main hub. They are:
- Der Nachtfalter
After that, you can tackle these, along with various side quests you’ll want to take on to gain levels and unlock new abilities:
- Raid – Brother 1
- Raid – Brother 2
- Raid – Brother 3
This leads to the final mission: Raid – Mission Lab X, and the final boss of the game.
Thanks to the non-linear nature of Youngblood, you can tackle side quests as you please, though you’ll want to keep an eye on their recommended levels:
- Rescue Marianne
- The Silent Outpost
- Chemical Warfare
- Laser Breach Device
- Lenz’s Secret
- Stolen Research
- Claude the Armorer
- Radio Propaganda
- The Protohund
- Brother 1 Underground
- Brother 2 Underground
- Data Tape
- Prison Break
- Zitadelle Schematics
- Zeppelin Sabotage
- Lothar and Juju’s Trap
- Missing Resistance Fighters
- Investigation Cleanup
- The Robotermorder
- Sabotage Launchers
- Infiltrator’s Report
- Missing Partner
- Da’at Yichud Artifacts