Wolfenstein: The New Order to be altered in Germany and Austria

Geo-blocked content will prevent Nazi imagery in certain regions

Bethesda has confirmed that Wolfenstein: The New Order will release without Nazi imagery in Germany and Austria, in keeping with German law.

In addition to the unique editions, Bethesda will also geo-lock the international PC edition in those regions, meaning users will not be able to activate international copies of the game.


It is illegal to distribute material featuring Nazi-related symbols and content in Germany and Austria. Doing so can "result in confiscation of the game, a high financial penalty or up to three years in prison," Bethesda's statement reads.

The German and Austrian editions will otherwise be exactly the same as other regions, Bethesda wrote.

"Please note that the adaptation is in respect of Nazi content only, and although there are some legally required differences, the levels of violence and action remain the same as in the international version."

Bethesda announced the system requirements for Wolfenstein: The New Order last week, detailing both the PC requirements and space requirements on consoles.

In our most recent preview of Wolfenstein: The New Order, we described the single-player only title as "a solid shooter with a strange, '70s exploitation film aesthetic."