The Battle of Steeltown DLC has a release date for Wasteland 3 via Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to developer inXile entertainment, the studio led by Interplay founder and Wasteland co-creator Brian Fargo and Deep Silver. Due to make its way onto both Steam and GOG.
Wasteland 3 the award winning squad based RPG released in August of 2020 is getting its first story expansion DLC: “The Battle of Steeltown”. Due to make its big debut on June 3rd, 2021.
In southwest Colorado lies the towering factory complex of Steeltown. This is where all the tech is manufactured to keep Colorado running. While keeping the Patriarch in power; trucks, armor, weapons, and robots.
But The Battle of Steeltown deliveries are not in order, late, or outright missing. So it’s up to the Rangers to investigate the industrial complex in disarray. Striking workers, bandit raids, not to mention the gates are locked tight. Without help, the area will revolt and take Steeltown’s leader Abigail Markham with it. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Since you and your team of Rangers have to decide that for yourself.
Players can explore the complex in solo or co-op mode. Taking on The Battle of Steeltown quests and facing a horde of new robotic enemies.
New mechanics are also now part of tactical combat. Stacking status effects, elemental shields, telegraphed attacks, and non-lethal weapons. Since this gives fights a new dimension and allows players to solve battles in brand new ways.
Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown Announcement Teaser
These new elements will also expand into the base game. Including new weapons, armor, and encounters. This also gives the game a whole new experience. Well depending on how far players have already progressed. This will scale the combat and gear when entering Steeltown ensuring level appropriate challenges.
“The Battle of Steeltown represents not just a fantastic new chapter in Wasteland 3’s story,” says Game Director, David Rogers “full of choice, consequence, and Wasteland 3’s unique brand of humor. It’s also a culmination of all the hard work we’ve put into the game since launch. For those playing Wasteland 3 for the first time they’ll be playing the best version of the game. For players coming back to visit Steeltown they’re in for a treat. With a new story, characters, and combat mechanics that really change up tactics in challenging new ways. They’ll also see characters and stories they started in the base game make an appearance. With new interactions for everyone’s favorite foul mouthed parrot. Santa’s Elves “Where Are They Now?” and more. All of this is complemented with incredible new post-apoc music.”
The games music’s supervisor, Mary Ramos, along with composer Mark Morgan have also added their own original scores and post apocalyptic inspired covers.