Wasteland 3

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Wasteland 3
Wasteland 3 cover
Developers
inXile Entertainment
Publishers
Digital inXile Entertainment
Retail and MS Store, 2020-2021 Deep Silver
Retail and MS Store, 2021-present Prime Matter
Engines
Unity 2019[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 28, 2020[2]
macOS (OS X) December 17, 2020
Linux December 17, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 85
OpenCritic 86
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control, Multiple select, Point and select
Genres Tactical RPG
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America, Post-apocalyptic
Series Wasteland
Wasteland 3 on HowLongToBeat
Wasteland 3 on IGDB
Wasteland 3 guide on StrategyWiki
Wasteland 3 on MobyGames
Wasteland 3 on Wikipedia
Wasteland
Wasteland 1988
Wasteland 2 2014
Wasteland Remastered 2020
Wasteland 3 2020

General information

Official forum
Official support page
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Day One Edition; includes Colorado Survival Gear
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GamersGate
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Deluxe Edition and Colorado Collection also available.
The default Windows version is 64-bit; a separate set of 32-bit installers is also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Colorado Collection also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Colorado Collection also available.
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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Digital Deluxe Edition and Colorado Collection also available.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Expansion Pass Includes The Battle of Steeltown and Cult of the Holy Detonation
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Battle of Steeltown
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Cult of the Holy Detonation
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Colorado Survival Gear Formerly a Day One Edition exclusive; now available individually.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Digital Deluxe Extras Includes manual, lore book, soundtrack, art book, novellas, and hi-res wallpapers.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Version differences[edit]

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game and the Digital Deluxe content.
The Colorado Collection includes the base game and all DLC content except the Digital Deluxe content.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Modify registry entry[3]
  1. After launching the game for the first time go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Change the value of the key SkipIntroMovies_h2793336001 from 0 to 1.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\InxileEntertainment\Wasteland 3\
Microsoft Store
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.config/unity3d/InxileEntertainment/Wasteland 3/prefs
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Wasteland3\Save Games\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\DeepSilver.56575194F7E04_hmv7qcest37me\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
macOS (OS X)
Linux ~/.config/Wasteland3

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some cutscenes are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay with spanned HUD; some cutscenes are letterboxed.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Zooming in and out is possible by using the mouse wheel.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On and off only.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, FXAA, SMAA, TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Color blind mode
Option for Colorblind combat icons in the Interface settings.

Input[edit]

Input settings (keyboard)
Input settings (keyboard)

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Uses system cursor sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller input must be selected in the Gameplay settings via mouse & keyboard.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller cursor speed in Gameplay settings.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Static cyan.
Connection modes USB
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Toggle between keyboard & mouse and controller input in Gameplay settings.

Audio[edit]

When online, game can use Microsoft's PlayFab cloud services to narrate textual GUI elements, as well as translate voice chat into text and vice-versa.[5]
Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effects, Interface, Voice
Surround sound
Center speaker not in use.[3]
Subtitles
Text size can be adjusted. Song lyrics are not subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Added with Patch 1.2.0.
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Added with Patch 1.2.0.
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
2 Co-op
Online play
2 Co-op
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

For a list of known issues and workarounds, see the official support page.

Other information[edit]

Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings
Interface settings
Interface settings

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics SpeedTree
Audio Wwise
Input Rewired

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 52 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Also works on Windows 7.[3]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 11.1
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 18.04 or later
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2019.4.4f1[1]

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-08-29
  2. Wasteland 3's new release date is August 28, 2020 : Games - last accessed on 2020-03-31
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Verified by User:Waschbär on 2021-10-27
  4. Wasteland 3 - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2020-08-28
  5. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2020-08-30
    When disconnected from the Internet, attempting to use the Narrate UI, Voice Chat Text-to-Speech, or Voice Chat Speech-to-Text results in an error message saying that since the PlayFab servers cannot be reached, those features are unavailable.