What’s up with the Vault in Wolfenstein 2?

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If you have been playing Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, you will have noticed the Vault in the main menu. At the moment it is grayed out, but it is counting down to something. The date of the unlock seems to be November 7th. Now, this may tie in to the Freedom Chronicles DLC as well. Freedom Chronicles is a preorder bonus, or a part of the Season Pass if you pick that up. It will apparently introduce us to the three new stars of the game, one for each of the DLCs. That’s right, the DLCs will bring new protagonists other than the fan favorite BJ Blazkowicz. Here is the rundown from the Steam page for the Season Pass:

The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass includes three DLC packs, plus The Freedom Chronicles: Episode Zero:

Episode Zero introduces you to larger-than-life American heroes Joseph Stallion, Jessica Valiant, and Gerald Wilkins as they fight for liberty, and against Nazi tyranny, in the American Territories! Harness their unique abilities and equip their arsenal of guns as you blast your way through Nazis in this opening DLC mission.

The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe – As former professional quarterback Joseph Stallion, smash through the Nazi hordes from the ruins of Chicago to the vastness of space!

The Diaries of Agent Silent Death – As ex-OSS agent and assassin Jessica Valiant, infiltrate hidden Nazi bunkers in California and discover the secrets of Operation San Andreas!

The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins – As the US Army’s renowned hero Captain Gerald Wilkins, embark on a mission to Nazi-controlled Alaska to dismantle Operation Black Sun!

Once again, the release date of the first episode is the 7th of November, so everything seems to tie in together.

What is the Vault Unlock?

What's up with the Vault in Wolfenstein 2?
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The Vault Unlock menu entry could also be connected to a return of the fun and interesting modes that Machine Games brought to New World Order. Game Informer reached out to Bethesda, who confirmed that the Vault would contain a “few surprises”. Some of those modes were incredibly fun and brought huge replayability to the game so it would be great to see them return.

While we wait anxiously with the rest of you, we’re hard at work on our full review of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Be sure to keep an eye open for it!