Wolfenstein: Youngblood - How Weapon And Ability Upgrading Works

As in-depth as they come, with some improvements here and there.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood's level designs will take inspiration from the Dishonored series.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood's level designs will take inspiration from the Dishonored series. Bethesda

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be out by the end of the week, and as a little taste, Bethesda Softworks has just released a blog detailing how the weapons and abilities upgrades system would work, enabling you to effectively eradicate Nazi scum come Friday.

A post on the Bethesda site describes in full detail what players should expect regarding Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s revamped weapons and abilities upgrade system.

Let’s start with the Power Suit, which will be you and your co-op buddy’s bread and butter. As you progress in the game, you’ll level up and earn Ability Points that will allow you to upgrade the Power Suit’s active and passive abilities. As the game goes on and each ability’s level gets higher, more and more points are required to unlock these perks. These perks branch out into three trees. It will be up to you on how you invest your points, depending of course on your play style and approach to kicking Nazi butt.

First is the Mind ability tree, which will grant bonuses like more health and armor immediately after being revived, finding more ammunition off fallen foes and a speed sideways Dash. Moving higher up includes abilities for spotting hidden collectibles and always finding a fully reloaded magazine when you switch weapons. We can liken the Mind ability tree to something like a Utility skill path, providing you useful passive bonuses that do not necessarily amplify your combat efficiency.

The next category is the Muscle ability tree, which upgrades your total armor and allows you to carry more ammo, dual-wield weapons, and carry around the big guns. Farther down the road, if you invested enough points into this tree, it will even let you store heavy weapons in your inventory.

The last ability tree is the Power tree, which increases your combat effectiveness. First off, it provides you a cloaking device that becomes more effective as you level it up. You also get a skill that allows you to shoulder slam Nazis into goo. A few other hidden abilities are yet to be released, but we can assume that this will be the go-to skill tree for those who want to go in the thick of the fight and live for carnage and gore on their screens.

For weapons, Wolfenstein: Youngblood provides a whole new system for players to customize and modify their weapons. These include upgrading your receiver, sights, magazines, muzzle, and stock. Also, these modifications come in three brands that offer different buffs to your weapon: Nadel improves accuracy; Tempo improves speed and fire rate; and Stier improves damage. Mixing and matching will be beneficial depending on your preference, but getting three parts from the same brand also grants powerful bonuses. These upgrades are purchased with in-game currency known as Silver Coins, which are scattered throughout war-torn Paris. These can also be gained by completing objectives and missions for the French Resistance.

You can try out these revamped mechanics on July 26 once Wolfenstein: Youngblood releases for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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