Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s Next Patch Will Let You Pause In Offline Mode

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Wolfenstein fans who want to be able to get up and use the bathroom in the middle of the latest release in the series are in luck.

VG247 has the patch notes for Wolfenstein Youngblood‘s upcoming 1.0.4 update, which include the “added ability to pause the game in OFFLINE mode only.” Online co-op players will still need to do without, however.

This is perhaps the most significant change made in the patch – and certainly one of the most requested – but there are plenty of other alterations coming as well.

Patch 1.0.4 will arrive on PC this week, then for PS4 and Xbox One a few days later, and on Switch at a point after that. Here are the notes for the patch:

  • Removed the ability to open padlocked doors from the wrong side, as this was causing some issues with mission progression
  • Client players will once again take normal damage from environmental explosions (fire extinguishers, fuel tanks, etc.)
  • Players will now correctly be able to catch friendly and enemy grenades after taking the Grenade God upgrade
  • Client players were having health and ammo fully restored in some circumstances after picking up a heavy weapon
  • Uberhammer projectiles will now explode properly under all conditions
  • Fixed an issue where one player could end up rotated in the wrong direction while interacting with elevator levers
  • Improved the animation when viewing your sister opening Shared Life crates (eliminates teleporting)
  • Fixed a variety of audio issues, including resolving audio dropouts after equipping the flashlight weapon upgrade on the Kugelgewehr
  • The Protohund marker for “Destroy the Protohund” and “Collect the Box” missions will no longer appear on the minimap when the mission is not set to active
  • Opening the Journal while activating fast travel now interrupts fast travel. This corrects a variety of issues with loading and UI
  • Fixed a reticle issue that could cause your weapon crosshair in Wolfenstein: Youngblood to appear when playing the “classic” Wolfstone 3D arcade game in the Paris Catacombs
  • Corrected an issue that could cause “Call for Help” to not be available after using a Shared Life. “Call for Help” should now be available if the player is down but their sister is alive
  • Fixed an issue when performing certain actions while opening the in-game options menu that could cause the camera to become permanently tilted
  • Fixed a variety of audio issues, including resolving audio dropouts after equipping the flashlight weapon upgrade on the Kugelgewehr
  • Fixed a network packet issue that could cause session disconnects when too many explosions occurred in co-op, resulting in players getting dropped from their co-op game
  • Resolved crash that could happen with the Client in a co-op game used Crush, then immediately performed a melee attack on the enemy
  • Enemies will no longer float in midair next to the walkways in Lab X
  • The last used weapon was not being properly equipped when the player dropped a heavy weapon
  • Resolved issue where enemies could become stuck floating during the “Lothar and Juju’s trap” mission
  • Fixed an issue (on Xbox One) that was causing some players to create an Online game even though they chose the Offline option
  • Fixed the error message (on PC) players would receive if their Steam Privacy settings were set to Friends Only. Note that your Steam profile must be set to Public in order to view Steam friends through the in-game invite menu
  • Changed “Could Not Write Crash Dump” error message (on PC) to be more descriptive. Crash Dumps are files that contain information relating to a crash; this message would appear any time a crash occurred—which could occur for different reasons—and may have led to confusion that “Could Not Write Crash Dump” was a specific error. As these files tend to be large (~58mb) Crash Dump writing remains off by default. The new message gives explicit instructions on how to turn on Crash Dump writing should you choose to assist in diagnosing the cause of your crash

The team at Machine Games is promising additional changes in their 1.0.5 patch too, including additional checkpoints, more ammo to collect, and enemies who feel less like ‘bullet sponges’.

Wolfenstein Youngblood released late last month. In his 8/10 review, Michael Higham called the game “short, but oh-so sweet.”