In Wolfenstein The New Order for PS4 The First-person view of the player character crouched behind a pillar, leaning to the right and firing his gun at enemies.Players may take cover behind objects during firefights, using it as a tactical advantage and to avoid taking damage from enemies. Players use melee attacks, firearms and explosives to fight enemies, and may run, jump and occasionally swim to navigate through the locations. Melee attacks can be used to silently take down enemies without being detected. Alternatively, players can ambush enemies, which will result in an intense firefight between the two parties. In combat, a cover system can be used as assistance against enemies.
Players have the ability to lean around, over, and under cover, which can be used as a tactical advantage during shootouts. Players have access to a weapon inventory, which allows the player to carry as many weapons as they find. With some of these weapons, players have the ability to dual wield, giving them an advantage over enemies by dealing twice as much damage. Players can also customize weapons through the use of upgrades; for example, a rocket launcher can be attached to the side of an assault rifle, and a laser cannon can be transformed into a cutting tool. The game gives players a wide variety of weapon options, they can be found on the ground, retrieved from dead enemies, or removed from their stationary position and carried around.
Weapon ammunition must be manually retrieved from the ground or from dead enemies. Three years after the destruction of the Black Sun portal, the Nazis have developed advanced technologies, enabling them to turn the tide against the Allies. In July 1946, U.S. special forces operative Captain William Blazkowicz, accompanied by pilot Fergus Reid and Private Probst Wyatt III, takes part in a massive Allied raid against a fortress and weapons laboratory run by his nemesis, General. The three are captured and brought to a human experimentation laboratory where Deathshead forces him to choose who he will kill, Fergus or Wyatt, before leaving Blazkowicz and the survivor to die in the laboratory's emergency incinerator.