Wolfenstein 2 Hotfix Patch Enables Steam Overlay, More

MachineGames shooter gets some early tweaks.


Bethesda and MachineGames’ Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus just celebrated it first weekend of release and the developers are already hard at work on polishing and fixing up the experience for players. A new beta hotfix patch has been made available this morning to address some issues that payers had with the game since it’s launch on Friday.

The big news is that the problems affecting the game’s release in Japan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have been taken care of and players in those countries can now get to eliminating the Nazi punks. Disabled at launch, the hotfix brings the Steam Overlay to Wolfenstein 2. A few more issues have been addressed and are detailed in the full list below:

  • Resolved an issue affecting the deployment of full game files in Japan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Re-enabled Async compute for AMD users (requires AMD driver version 17.10.3).
  • Temporarily disabled Async compute on 1080ti until driver fix is in.
  • Re-enabled Steam Overlay.
  • Added driver version detection and dialogue.

Players can access the beta patch by right clicking Wolfenstein II in their Steam library, choosing properties, selecting the Betas tab, and finally choosing the public beta from the pulldown menu. Players still working through the game can also check out our guides and walkthrough for the game here.

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    October 30, 2017 9:15 AM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Wolfenstein 2 Hotfix Patch Enables Steam Overlay, More

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      October 30, 2017 10:43 AM

      Good stuff. I've been holding off on playing it yet, because I'd already bought The Evil Within 2 a few weeks ago and wanted to finish that before I moved on. I'm hoping they keep squashing these bugs before I start my playthrough.

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      October 30, 2017 11:13 AM

      Thank you Gabe

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      October 30, 2017 11:41 AM

      Was wondering WTF the deal was with the Steam Overlay

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      October 30, 2017 12:13 PM

      I had to disable my on-chip Intel 630 to get the game to launch, which I think blocks Quicksync video encoding that speeds up h.264 stuff immensely, hopefully they fix that.

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      October 30, 2017 12:52 PM

      hmm, i wonder if this is why full screen via gamestream didn't work

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        October 30, 2017 12:57 PM

        I think so. I tried to play via steam link yesterday and it only showed the menu screen

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      October 30, 2017 12:56 PM

      Awesome! When are you guys posting a review?