Welcome Rangers! As many of you may know, the Wasteland 2 early-access version went live December 13, 2013. Since then, the team at inXile Entertainment has been gathering bug-reports from fans, implementing fixes and continuing to expand and improve the radioactive wastes of the American Southwest. You can read our full preview here.
The fourth major update landed on April 17, and includes a new area, tutorials, weapon balancing and more.
The beta, which includes 30% of the game levels is on Steam for $59.99, with upgrades and updates as they’re made available. While a tad pricey, this version includes plenty of exclusive early-access digital goodies, such as Mark Morgan’s Wasteland 2 OST, two digital novellas set in The Wasteland world and a copy of the original Wasteland.
As the game enters the final stretches of development, it has been suggested that a single playthrough will run approximately 50 hours — quite a bit longer if players decide to dip into every quest and explore every area. Fans that missed backing the original Kickstarter campaign should consider jumping in, although it will be some time before the game is entirely playable. Check back soon for news regarding updates and releases.
Full list of high profile updates:
The Titans have been released! A new area is available.
The vendor screen has been completely redesigned!
Tutorials have been added
New Mark Morgan tracks
Large balance pass on weapons and dropsets across the world
Large armor penetration pass on weapons and armor class pass on enemies
Many optimizations and compatibility fixes
Tons of new ambient tracks and in-world sounds added to all AZ levels
Ag Center/Highpool/Prison now unlocked from start
Ag Center and Highpool can both fall now
Reduced loading times across all scenes