After players found a way to use CheatEngine to get unlimited coins in Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Bethesda Softworks issued out a day one patch that disables this exploit.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood released a few days ago and it was met with mixed reviews. While some players applauded the game for its fun gameplay and setting, others criticized it for its heavy use of microtransactions in-game.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood has a collectible in-game currency that functions similarly to most games out there. This currency can be used to purchase items like character skins, weapon upgrades, pep boosts, and consumables in Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Of course, this can be a frustration as you can either buy this currency with real money or grind hard in the game to earn it. This lead to players finding a shortcut method.
A fellow Redditor Calibrono discovered a way to quickly get unlimited coins and purchase everything you like in Wolfenstein: Youngblood. This is possible due to a cheat engine that alters the game’s memory and registers that you have unlimited coins in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Game developer MachineGames and Arkane Studios and Bethesda Games quickly rushed out Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s Day One Patch. This day one patch primarily addresses this exploit and disables the CheatEngine unlimited coins exploit for Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
The way CheatEngine works is that the tool scans a particular process and reads its memory. Users can then scan the memory table for values and make changes to them. Changes in the memory table of a game in this case also change what happens in the game.
In the particular case of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, players used CheatEngine to alter the current value of coins a player has. Thus, giving themselves unlimited coins in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
But now this particular exploit isn’t possible anymore due to the Wolfenstein: Youngblood day one patch. Although it doesn’t specifically say in the patch notes, there are two possible reasons why the CheatEngine unlimited coins exploit isn’t working anymore in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Generally, patches like these issue out a new .exe file for the game. These new .exe files obviously have changed memory tables. Even one alteration in the table can cause the whole memory table to change. So is entirely possible that CheatEngine isn’t detecting that specific value in the memory table. Manually finding the value of the coins in Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s memory table might yield a better result.
The other possible reason is that Bethesda Softworks simply has become aware of the exploit and have put certain security measures in place to disable to CheatEngine exploit.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a first-person shooter by MachineGames, Arkane Studios, and Bethesda Softworks for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.