Game Difficulty for Wasteland 3 Wiki covers information on the different game levels that can be selected by the player at the start of the game. This page indicates the different game difficulties that are available to the game. Some difficulties can also be customized like turning on the Friendly Fire option for the Wastelander difficulty -  if it is enabled, ranged attacks made by your squad members will be able to hit other squad members who are in the way, this does not affect AoE items and abilities, such as grenades.

Other Game Options

NOTE: These options are only recommended for experienced Wasteland players.

  • Friendly Fire: If enabled, ranged attacks made by your squad members will be able to hit other squad members who are in the way. Does not affect area-of-effect items and abilities, such as grenades.
  • Permanent Death: Party Members who you fail to revive in time during combat will permanently die instead of becoming incapacitated.

 

Wasteland 3 Game Difficulty

 

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Rookie

For players more interested in the story than combat, a less lethal sub-zero hellscape

Additional Gameplay Changes:

  • Friendly Fire Off
  • Easy Combat Difficulty

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Wastelander

For new and returning players who want to experience the wastes as intended, a harsh but fair apocalypse.

Additional Gameplay Changes:

  • Friendly Fire Off
  • Normal Combat Difficulty

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Ranger

For veteran strategy game players seeking a challenge, a cruel and unforgiving world.

Additional Gameplay Changes:

  • Friendly Fire On.
  • Hard Combat Difficulty

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Supreme Jerk

For the hardest of the hard, a soul-killing nightmare of brutality. Not even remotely fair.

Additional Gameplay Changes:

  • Friendly Fire is On.
  • Extreme Combat Difficulty

 

 

 




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