Wolfenstein: Youngblood system requirements and preload times revealed

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a coming-of-age tale of two young women on a life-changing journey of self-discovery to Paris. As they come to know themselves and each other, they'll learn more than they ever thought possible about who they are, where they come from, and how many filthy Nazi pigs they can butcher with their bare hands. It's an experience that will leave them, and you, changed forever.

First, though, you'll want to ensure your PC is up to snuff, and for that we can now turn to Bethesda, which announced the finalized Wolfenstein: Youngblood system requirements today. Here's what you need to know:

The Kampfhund:

  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350/Ryzen 5 1400 or Intel Core i5-3570/i7-3770
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 4GB (Current available GPU GTX1650) or AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

The Panzerhund:

  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: AMD FX-9370/Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel Core i7-4770
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB (Current available GPU RTX2060) or AMD equivalent
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to unlock at midnight local time on July 26, but in order to ensure you can start putting bullets into Nazis right away, you'll be able to preload the game starting at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on July 23 on Steam and Bethesda.net.

For those equipped with HTC Vive or Windows Mixed Reality headsets, July 26 will also see the release of Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, a VR shooter in which you come to the aid of the French Resistance by hacking into Nazi war machines and turning them against their masters. Preloading for that will also begin on July 23, and here's what you'll need to play:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD RX Vega 56 or better
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
  • VR headset: HTC VIVE, Windows Mixed Reality

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD RX Vega 64
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
  • VR headset: HTC VIVE, Windows Mixed Reality

And because we haven't really looked at Cyberpilot previously, here's a trailer.