What you need to know
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a first-person shooter which should launch in July.
- The game takes place many years after the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
- Unfortautnely, it looks like the title features pay-to-win microtransactions.
- You can preorder it for $30 on Amazon.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an upcoming co-op first-person shooter from MachineGames. The team successfully rebooted the Wolfenstein franchise and managed to tell powerful stories through Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The studio’s new game seems to take a similar approach, even though it’s a little lighthearted in terms of dialogue.
As well as skins and emotes, the game allows you to spend coins you find dotted around the levels to unlock weapon upgrades and attachments. However, you can skip this process entirely by purchasing gold bars with real money, which you can then use to shortcut through these upgrades.
I’ve been playing through the game at work for the last two weeks and I haven’t done any microtransactions. You don’t really need to, but they are there if you want to, if you want to speed things up. But I never felt the need to do that. When I play the game it doesn’t even cross my mind.
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