How Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Co-Op Multiplayer Works

Killing Nazis is more fun with a friend, I guess.
Bethesda shares some info on the co-op multiplayer mode for Wolfenstein Youngblood.
Bethesda shares some info on the co-op multiplayer mode for Wolfenstein Youngblood. Bethesda

Within two weeks, Bethesda’s first-person shooter title Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be released. To commemorate the occasion, and to make sure players maximize their Nazi-killing capabilities, the developer has come out with an in-depth guide for its newly integrated co-op mode.

“Teamwork makes the dream of a Nazi-free world work”, that’s the tagline on Bethesda's website right now and it couldn’t be any more correct. As the first entry in the Wolfenstein franchise to offer co-op play, Bethesda wants to make sure that everything is as seamless as possible for its players; both newbies and veterans of the series.

In Wolfenstein: Youngblood, you play as either Jess or Soph Blackowicz, the twin daughters of the series’ main protagonist BJ Blackowicz. After his disappearance in the last installment Wolfenstein II, you team up with your sister to locate him behind enemy lines. To be specific, in a Nazi-infested Paris.

A couple of mechanics have been introduced. The first one, which is probably of the utmost importance: Reviving. While playing Wolfenstein: Youngblood, it’s unavoidable that there are times when the going gets tough and you or your twin get knocked down. If this happens, you have a short window to revive her and get her back in the fight. If you are unsuccessful in doing so and she dies, this will consume one of your shared lives. The key is to maintain constant communication and keep a close eye on your twin’s health bar. Die too many times and you consume all your shared lives, which means restarting the mission.

Next is Pep Signals which are more than just hand gestures. Using Pep signals gives you and your twin battle buffs and advantages, provided that you use them at the right situation. Throwing the horn sign will give both of you a health boost, thumbs up increases your armor, smashing your fists will grant you invulnerability and many more. Make sure to mix and match with your twin to find the sweet spot for synergy depending on each of your playstyles.

Other co-op mechanics such as simultaneous puzzle solving and mixing and matching certain weapon types to defeat large Nazi baddies will also be in the game. So make sure you diversify and communicate with your twin to kick some Nazi butts.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will release on July 26 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. If you get the Deluxe Edition of the game, it will give you a ton of in-game goodies plus a Buddy Pass, which allows you to play with another friend even if they don’t own the game.

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