Game Progress Route for Wasteland 3 features a recommended progression path for the main campaign of the game, it aims to provide important points of the game to avoid any aspects such as relevant Locations, NPCs, Items, as well as involved boss encounters. For a detailed guide, check our Walkthrough page.


Wasteland 3 Game Progress Route


Welcome to Colorado

  1. Find a way to the top of the dam.
  2. Wipe out all the Dorseys on the dam.
  3. Talk to Major Prasad.


Our convoy was ambushed by unknown hostiles on a frozen mountain lake. Major Prasad, our commanding officer, is trying to rally the survivors for a counterattack. You'll find a fence that you can picklock. If you don't the picklock ability you can also use your weapon to brake it down. Interact with the generator to open the closed gate. Go up using the ramp. Interact with Maj. Vera Prasad. Continue ahead until you reach the Kodiak. You can pick up 1x Glass Knucks from the body on the right. Iteract with the Kodiak to reach the Ranger HQ


Rangers' Last Hope

  1. Get to the Patriarch


We assumed command following the death of Major Vera Prasad. The missions is the same: make contact with the Patriarch, establish a new Ranger HQ, and get the supplies flowing to Arizona. Along the way, we should keep an eye out for Angela Deth.

Talk to The Patriarch as soon as you arrive at Ambush Site.


Home Away from Home

  1. Talk to Marshal Kwon and Sergei Greatski inside the base.
  2. Enter the War Room and wake the base's main systems.


The Patriarch gave you an old, prewar airbase to serve as our headquarters in Colorado. He told us to get the base up and running with the help of Marshal Kwon and Sergei Greatski.

Speak with Marshal Kwon and Sergei Greatski at the entrance of the base. Head inside and interact with the console located in the middle of the room. Install yourself as the Commander and the quest will be complete


Cornered Rats

  1. Talk to Sheriff Daisy in Downtown Colorado Springs.
  2. Eliminate the Dorseys in the Garden of the Gods.
  3. Return to Sheriff Daisy in Downtown


Shortly before we arrived at Peterson Airforce Base, a large group of Dorseys attacked Colorado Springs. The attack failed, and most of the holdouts are holed up the Garden of the Gods. The Patriarch asked us to help his Marshals deal with them.

Talk to Sheriff Daisy at the Marshal's Station at Downtown Colorado Springs. Head north and talk to the guard to get access to the Garden of the Gods. Continue ahead and interact with the mass grave. When you reach the end of the area you'll meet with the Hundred Families kids who helped the Dorseys inside the city.  You can decide if you want to kill them or not. Later on, you can tell Lucia you didn’t want his death on her conscious and she thanks you. Head back to the Marshal's Station and talk to Sheriff Daisy to acquire your reward.


Full House

  1. Recruit personnel for Ranger HQ


Our new HQ will only be as useful as the people we can recruit. We should also focus on getting critical infrastructure up and running.

  1. A Brig Jailor: Can be acquired by completing Cornered Rats
  2. A Medbay Doctor: Can be acquired by completing Top Doc
  3. An Armory Quartermaster: Can be acquired by completing Big Trouble in Little Vegas (You can get it from both Sheriff Daisy or from Faran Brygo)
  4. A Garage Mechanic: Can be acquired by completing Unwelcome Guests


Unwelcome Guests

  1. Talk to Gideon Reyes in Broadmoor Heights.
  2. Travel to The Bizarre Exterior and confront the human smugglers.
  3. Find someone in The Bizarre who can help the refugees reach Colorado Springs.
  4. Have a talk with Mama Cotter in Downtown Colorado Springs.
  5. Return to Gideon Reyes in Broadmoor Heights.


Gideon Reyes, the head of one of the Hundred Families, has offered his services as an advisor, if we help him with a problem that he says affects the future of Colorado Springs.

Head to the Broadmoor Heights and speak with Gideon Reyes. Then use the Kodiak to travel to The Bizarre Exterior and head to the left part of the map. After a bridge you'll be able to find the smugglers. Defeat the smugglers and open the cabin located in the area.

Head back to Downtown Colorado Springs and confront Mama Cotter you can find her in front of the garage area.  After that go to Broadmoor Heights and speak with Gideon Reyes.


The Zealot

  1. Travel to Denver Ruins
  2. Extract Valor Buchanan from the Western Whitehouse in the Denver Ruins


Valor Buchana, the patriarch younger son, has allied himself with the Gippers in Denver. The Reagan fanatics have cut off the oil supply for Colorado Springs, and the Patriarch wants both his son and the oil back.

When you arrive to Denver go the the building located on the left part of the map. Pass thorugh the vault door and in the last room you'll find Valor Buchanan.


Reagan Reborn

  1. Attend an audience with the God President inside the Western Whitehouse in the Denver Ruins.
  2. Retrieve the Cybernetic Transfer Module from the Machine Commune at the Denver Airport.
  3. Return to Reagan, Valor, and Mother Nancy Reliance at the Western Whitehouse in the Denver Ruins.


The God-President could use our help.

Once you reach Denver Ruins go inside the building located on the left part of the map. Go past the Vault doors and you'll meet with Valor BuchananMother Nancy Reliance and the Reagan AI. They will ask you to recover the Cybernetic Transfer Module from the Machine Commune at the Denver Airport.

Head north, defeat the enemies and reach the Denver Airport. You'll now be at the Machine Commune. Talk with the Machine Intelligence Tower and tell them that you want the Cybernetic Transfer Module. They will ask you to betray the Gippers and transfer Reagan back to them.

The mission will be complete and once you restore the energy you'll be able to talk to Reagan at the command center of the Ranger HQ.


The Psychopath

  1. Travel to Aspen and arrest Vic Buchanan.


Vic Buchanan, the patriarch's son, recently reemerged from exile with an army of drugged-addled freaks at his back and has taken the mountain town of Aspen. The Patriarch wants him returned to Colorado Springs alive.

Travel to Aspen to search for Vic. n order to reach Aspen, make sure to travel southwest from Colorado Springs and then head north. There is no path leading to Aspen if you travel northeast from Denver.

You'll find Vic hiding in his room which is locked, either interact with the door or speak to him via the intercom. Either way, he will let you in and you'll have to decide how to deal with him.

Depending on your decision, you'll complete this quest once you return back to the Patriarch's Palace and report to The Patriarch.


The Traitor

  1. Discover the whereabouts of Liberty Buchanan.
  2. Meet Angela Deth’s agent at Ranger HQ
  3. Defeat the Scar Collectors attacking Ranger HQ
  4. Meet Angela Deth at The Hoon Homestead.
  5. Go to Yuma County and capture or kill Liberty Buchanan.


Locate Liberty Buchanan, the Patriarch's daughter, and bring her back home to Colorado Springs.

Once you advance the mission The Psychopath, Angela Deth will contact you regarding Liberty Buchanan's whereabouts.

Head back to Ranger HQ after getting the call and speak to her agent. Now, during your meeting with Angela's agent, you'll be attacked by Scars. Luckily, all NPCs within HQ will help in defending the area. After the battle, you will learn about Angela's location which is at the Hoon Homestead. You'll find her waiting inside the Hoon familyhouse.

After that go to Yuma County which is where Liberty is. Yuma County is near the southeastern area of the world map. When you're near Yuma County, a man called "The Mechanic" will contact you via the radio and he'll ask you to see him at his garage.

In Liberty's compound, you'll have to fight a group of Dorseys and some mechanical enemies. Behind the gate is where you'll find Liberty. Before you enter, you'll be prompted a warning that you won't be able to complete any missions upon entering.

On your way back, you will receive another call from Angela Deth regarding your final decision of siding with her or The Patriarch


Raising a Little Hell

  1. Speak with Woodson in Little Hell.
  2. Find a way to lower the bridge in Aspen.
  3. Cross the bridge and explore Aspen for a way up the mountain.
  4. Reach the gondola building in Aspen and take the lift to Little Hell.
  5. Find and rescue the tortured hostages in Little Hell.


Woodson told us Ranger Pizepi Joren was taken to a science lab, but he thinks she is safe. He doesn't know where the other two Rangers in his squad, La Loca and Rook, were taken. There are three Hundred Families members being tortured, including members of the Reed and Ward families.

Upon reaching Aspen, you'll get a call from Ranger Riley Woodson who's been taken hostage by Vic Buchanan. After speaking to him, you'll come across a group of Breathers and you'll need to fight them. After the fight go inside the Employee Lounge. Before heading down the stairs, move into the room at the bottom of the stairs. You'll find a (6) Nerd Stuff computer in here. Use the computerto lower the bridge outside. Once you've lowered it, head back outside.

Now, head over to the Gondola Building. You'll find Ranger Woodson in the backroom. If you have (6) First Aid, you'll be able to help him in advance.

Towards the nearby connected hallway will lead you to a room on the left that requires (1) Lockpicking for you to break into. When you first interact with the door or the attached intercom, someone named Ash will speak to you. He’ll warn you to not come inside because he’ll blow up every hostage. You can call his bluff and head inside or continue searching around the building for hostages. Now, if you go inside before rescuing the hostages, this will complete Raising a Little Hell, but also kill the hostages.


Sand in the Gastank

  1. Sow discord between the gangs around Yuma County


Liberty Buchanan is entrenched in a camp protected by the Scar Collectors, Godfishers, and Payasos. It'll be a lot easier for us to nab her if we get rid of the gangs. The Mechanic thinks the gangs will turn on each with the right provocations. We just have to find the buttons to push.

To complete the mission, talk to Payaso and Godfisher camp followers and slaves in the pen at Yuma County Speedway. Fight through the Godfisher Kite Shrine at the windfarm to find Cucaracha’s body. after that show Cucaracha’s body to Risky Briskett at Meat Clown near the base of the windfarm.

Also you nedd to talk to a Scar Collector slave in the pen, near Yuma County Speedway. Check out the area near The Company Store at the Scar Collector Mine for evidence of trouble. Follow the trail of dried blood toward the Scar Collector Mine and defeat the Scar Collectors inside their mine. After that to complete the task, talk to Dee Sharp in the Scar Collector Mine and Dee Sharp in The Company Store.


Promises Made, Promises Kept

  1. Return to Ranger HQ
  2. Retake control of Ranger HQ and find a way into Downtown.
  3. Find the tunnel access point in Downtown.


Angela Deth asked us to support her in a coup against the Patriarch. We have to get back to Colorado Springs. In light of Angie's open aggression against the Patriarch, we'll need to enter through Ranger HQ.

After talking to Angela Deth, you must return to Colorado Springs and enter the HQ.

To retake Ranger HQ's control you must fight your way through to the three computer consoles placed at the Armory, Brig and Garage to disable the system alert on each of them. Once the three consoles have been disabled, make your way to the War Room and interact with War Room computer to identify yourself as command and disable the system alert.

Now, it is time to find the tunnel access point in Downtown. The vehicle elevator leading to Downtown is locked and you must make your way to Downtown Colorado Springs and find the terminal in the Patriarch’s Museum to unlock it. Head into the museum and follow the power cables inside to the floor panel in the southwest corner of the museum. Then goes across the room, and there will be a red button on the wall.
Press the button to lower a locked door in the backroom of the museum. Interact with a computer inside the room. The computer has two skill choices and one normal one. Both skill choices will disable the museum’s alarm, while the third may not.

Once you leave out the door, the battle is imminent. Depending on your decision, you’ll fight Deth out here, or join her to overthrow the Patriarch. With this, the storyline will come to an end.


Gangs All Here

  1. Lead the gangs to Colorado Springs.
  2. Retake control of Ranger HQ and find a way into Downtown.
  3. Find the tunnel access point in Downtown.


You've consolidated the Plains Gangs under Cordite's leadership, and are leading them in an assault on Colorado Springs. The gangs will distract the Patriarch's forces while you move against The Dictator of Colorado.

Bring Ironclad Cordite with you to Liberty Buchanan. Once you've dealt with Liberty, Cordite will ask if he should bring his gangs to Colorado Springs.

On your way back to Colorado Springs, you will be stopped by Angela Deth. She has bad news, the town has been locked down by the Patriarch. Now it's time to take and reclaim the Ranger HQ control. Go to the War Rom and interact with War Room computer to identify yourself as command and disable the system alert.

Now it's time to find the tunnel access point in Downtowna. Once you arrive to Downtown Colorado Springs, there will be Sheriff Daisy and the gangs, ready to talk whit you.  She will start a fight with you. After finishing the fight whit Sheriff Daisy, go ahead north up forward toward the Patriarch's museum. Then goes across the room, and there will be a red button on the wall. Press the button to lower a locked door in the backroom of the museum. Interact with a computer inside the room and disable the museum’s alarm.

Now the blast heavy doors out front will be unlocked now and you’ll be to continue. Go ahead and you will find the Patriarch. He will call you reavers and a fight will begin shortly afterward. 
Once you've finished the battle with the Patriarch, he seems to kill himself. Ironclad Cordite will propose you to travel to Kansas and takeover the region with his gangs. This is a unique ending that only happens if you bring Cordite with you to Yuma County as previously mentioned. 


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