[Originally posted on 11/01/17.]
BJ is back. Developed by MachineGame and published by Bethesda Softworks, Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™ is the sequel to Wolfenstein®: The New Order™. It’s 1961, you’re Blazkowicz and your mission is to liberate America from the Nazi empire with the help of your fellow resistance fighters.
Recommended System Requirements:
- Processor: Ryzen™ 5 1600X (or Intel Core i7-4770)
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 64-Bit
- Graphics: Radeon™ RX 470 4GB or better
I had an outstanding time testing this first-person shooter. There is no shortage of weapon choices to annihilate Nazis with. Take on hordes of enemies at a time and if one gun isn’t enough, take it to the next level by dual-wielding and upgrading your arsenal for maximum fire power.
“When we started development of Wolfenstein II, the choice of graphics API for PC was a simple one. DOOM had already set the stage for what could be done with Vulkan and we wanted to take it to the next level. Using Vulkan when developing has allowed us to utilize the power of AMD’s VEGA graphics chips in ways that were not possible before, giving us fine grained control over the performance and feature set of the GPU without having to sacrifice artistic intent. Combined with the flexibility of AMD’s hardware, Vulkan gives us the artistic freedom to deliver Wolfenstein without compromise.”
Wolfenstein® II took full advantage of the Vulkan™ API and latest features found on Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. By using the advanced features on the “Vega” GPU such as rapid packed math, multi-threaded command buffer recording, asynchronous compute and shader intrinsics, I averaged 60+ fps at 3440×1440 with Radeon™ RX Vega 56 and at 4K with Radeon™ RX Vega 64.
Here are my recommended settings for Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™ from testing conducted on my AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X powered system with 16 GB of DDR4 memory.
For the latest performance optimizations for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, download Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Driver 17.10.3: HERE
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