Bethesda Softworks will host Wolfenstein Enemy Territory servers after 19 years. Wolfenstein tweeted the news on September 7.
Bethesda revealed on its website that community servers for the nearly 20-year-old game still run. These servers support fan-made maps and mods. Bethesda encourages players to see how the community has improved the WWII-themed shooter, but the dedicated servers will present the game in its original, vanilla form.
The game is on Microsoft Store and dedicated servers. Since April 26, when Bethesda PC Launcher was discontinued, it’s been free on Steam and gotten wonderful reviews. Recent appraisals of the game have been divided, with some players believing that changes have lost its appeal.
Bethesda is establishing four official servers for the US, UK, EU, and Australia. Games will feature up to 16 players for eight-on-eight action with friendly fire and no weapon limits.
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a free-to-play multiplayer game. Originally a paid add-on to Castle Wolfenstein, it was released as a standalone game. Open-source code has encouraged modification by the game’s fan community, prolonging its life such that fan servers still exist.
Since 1981’s Castle Wolfenstein, the Wolfenstein series has 13 games, including a mobile and VR game. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory predates seven of these games, and no new entries have been added since 2019.
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