General Fettgesicht ("Fatface") is the boss of Episode 6 of Wolfenstein 3D. He is the mastermind behind the plan to unleash a chemical attack on the Allies. B.J. must take out the General before he unleashes his chemical weapons. Fettgesicht is equipped with a Rocket Launcher in one hand and a Chain Gun in the other.

General Fettgesicht fires 1 missile and 4 bullets per volley. After defeat, he will talk before collapsing and triggering the ending.

Tactical analysisEdit

Before taking on the General, make sure that you're healthy and loaded. You'll need everything you've got to defeat him.

The key with the General is not to stay in his line of sight for too long. If you do, his Chain Gun will tear you up even if you can dodge his missiles. To take him out, quickly dart between cover and fire a few rounds at him with your Chain Gun. Even then, you'll get hit a few times. In addition, avoid getting cornered when darting around, or you might get hit by the splash damage from a rocket even if it misses you.

If you need to stock up on ammo or health, remember that the General will follow you! Try to adjust your plans accordingly if you need to go back and grab some supplies.

While you're fighting the General, be aware that there are enemies in his room. If you see some in the distance, take them out. They'll kill you even if you're distracted by the General.

concept art


The poor quality of sound in the game makes it difficult to ascertain what is being said. Sources are given for what Id claims is the language, but this is sometimes open to criticism.

"Erlauben Sie, bitte!"[2]
"Allow me, please!"[2] File: "ERLAUBENSND". Spoken on seeing the player.
"Rosebud"[2] File: "MEINSND". Spoken on death. A clear allusion to Citizen Kane's iconic opening sequence.

"Id Software apologizes to German speaking people everywhere."[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

General Fettgesicht appears on flag banners hanging on the walls of prison tower in Wolfenstein RPG in the first level.


Hit points850 (skill 1),
950 (skill 2),
1050 (skill 3),
1200 (skill 4)
Sprites & sounds
Sprite number396-407
Death soundROSESND
Ranged attack
Damage1-64, 1-32 or 1-16
Shots per minute
Ranged attack
Sprite number370-377,
382-384 (explosion),
378-381 (trail)


  1. WOLFSRC/WL_ACT2.C from the Wolfenstein 3D source code on, line 42
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Cloud, Kevin. The Official Hint Manual for Wolfenstein 3D. Apogee Software, 1992. Page 72. Web. (Third-party scan)
  3. Cloud, Kevin. Spear of Destiny Hint Book. FormGen Corporation, 1992. Page 36. Web. (Third-party scan)