Wasteland 3 story DLC ‘The Battle of Steeltown’ launches June 3

A new chapter full of choice, consequence, and humor.

Wasteland 3 story DLC 'The Battle of Steeltown'

The first narrative expansion downloadable content for Wasteland 3, “The Battle of Steeltown,” will launch on June 3, publisher Deep Silver and developer inXile entertainment announced.

“‘The Battle of Steeltown’ represents not just a fantastic new chapter in Wasteland 3‘s story, 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,” said game director David Rogers in a press release. “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 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.”

Here is an overview of the expansion, via Deep Silver:

In southwest Colorado lies the towering factory complex of Steeltown, which manufactures all the tech that keeps Colorado running and the Patriarch in power; trucks, armor, weapons, and robots.

But deliveries are mixed up, late, or outright missing, and investigating Rangers find 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; you and your team of Rangers will need to decide that for yourself.

Players can explore the complex in solo or co-op mode, taking on new quests and facing a horde of new robotic enemies.

New mechanics have also been added to the tactical combat—stacking status effects, elemental shields, telegraphed attacks, and non-lethal weapons—giving fights a new dimension and allowing players to solve battles in brand new ways.

These new elements will also expand into the base game, along with new weapons, armor, encounters, giving the game a whole new experience and, depending on how far they’ve already progressed, will scale the combat and gear when entering Steeltown ensuring level-appropriate challenges.

The games music’s supervisor, Mary Ramos, along with composer Mark Morgan have also added their own original scores and post-apocalyptic inspired covers.

Wasteland 3 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store.

Watch the “Battle of Steeltown” teaser trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

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