New Player Help for Wasteland 3 features various guides, tips, and information for both new and veteran players of the Wasteland series. Players can find basic and advanced information and mechanics that can help to better understand the game and to learn about aspects that you need to know when you start the game.

 

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Wasteland 3 New Player Help

 

What is Wasteland 3 about?

Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG from inXile entertainment, featuring challenging tactical turn-based combat and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions that will keep you hooked whether you’re a Wasteland veteran or new to the series.

What about our gang and main character?

You can create a squad of up to six Rangers and customize them with perks and abilities geared to your playstyle. Also allows players to fully customize their hero. In creating your character, you will be given the opportunity to choose your class, Skills, Quirks, and background of your character. Also, you can have a starting team of male and female, or male and male or female and female.

What are the Perks for?

Perks are used to unlock powerful abilities and extra passive bonuses for the player and companions. Once the character reaches Lvl. 4, both the player and his/her companions will be able to earn a Perk Point every other level. It is also important to take note that some perks require you to first reach a specified rank of the associated skill before it becomes available. This page covers a list of all the Perks in the game where you can view a gallery, as well as a table indicating the bonuses and other values of each perk.

How can I unlock new Perks?

In order for most of the perks to be available to unlock, players must first reach a specific rank or level of the associated Skill. So for example, in order for the Reckless perk to be available, players must increase their rank to Level 6 of the Automatic Weapons skill that can be found under the Combat Skills category. And once it is available, you'll need to spend Perk Points for your character to unlock or learn it.

How can I use the Perk Points?

All perks only require 1 perk point each to be unlocked, but some perks require you to reach a certain Skill level. You also have the freedom to unlock whichever perk you want and it does not follow a tree system. For example, if you want to unlock the Gopher Hunter perk, you don't need to unlock the Puncturing Shot perk first, you can unlock it as long as you meet the certain Skill level.

What are the Quirks for?

Quirks are traits that work as an extension for the player's stats. Players can only choose one quirk for their character during Character Creation which is at the start of the game. These are optional since they can also choose to have "No Quirk". Selecting a quirk for your character can be both beneficial and troublesome since you can obtain extra bonuses and buffs, but at the same time, you also obtain negative effects, debuffs, or decrease your stats.

Choosing a Quirk

Some rangers are "Quirkier" than others. Quirks are COMPLETELY OPTIONAL and it provides a bonus and a penalty stat which changes their playstyle drastically. Apart from adding the bonus and penalty, some quirks also change the appearance of the player's character.

Can I change a Quirk?

Quirks are only available for a player to select during Character Creation. Make sure to choose wisely since you'll be stuck with it for the entire game.

How do you acquire Items?

Items can be obtained through looting chests or crates, dropped by hostile characters, obtained as a reward for completing Missions or purchased from merchants.

What about the Weapons?

Weapon is an equipment used by the player's character in a battle to inflict damage against hostile characters. Weapons are divided into various categories such as Assault Weapons that features assault rifles and SMGs, Small Arms which are pistols, shotguns, and SMGs; Big Guns that consists of Heavy Machine Guns and Flamethrowers, Explosive Weapons which are Rocket Launchers, Melee Weapons such as Blunt & Bladed weapons; Brawling Weapons that are knuckles-based melee weaponry, and Science Weapons that consists of Science and Mechanical weapons.

Are Weapons available for all character?

Each weapon requires a certain level of skill in order for the character to be able to manage it. This doesn't mean that you can't equip weapons that don't meet your skill level, you can, however, still equip weapons at the result of weapon penalties when it is used in combat. So for example, if you equip an Assault Rifle that requires a Lvl. 4 Automatic Weapons skill, but you're only at Lvl. 2, you can still use it but you'll be penalized with negative effects such as a less chance of inflicting critical hits, decreased critical damage, and more. 

Are there Special Weapons in Wasteland 3?

Weapons are categorized into two rarity types. Common and Unique weapons, Unique weapons are identified with a yellow highlight around the weapon, while common weapons are not highlighted. Unique Weapons usually have higher statistical value or are equipped with special weapon abilities.

How can I improve my weapons?

Weapons can be upgraded to increase their performances by using Weapons Mods. This particular items are special tools that are slotted to the equipped weapon of the player and their companions/rangers. Slotting a weapon mod provide both offensive, defensive effects, and special properties that make the weapon even more unique. Weapons Mods can be obtained through looting chests or crates, dropped by hostile characters, obtained as a reward for completing Missions or purchased from merchants

How can I improve my armor?

Amor can be upgraded to increase their performances by using Armor Mods. This particular items are special tools that are slotted to the equipped armor pieces of the player and their companions/rangers. Slotting an armor mod provide both offensive, defensive effects, and special properties that make the piece of armor even more unique. Armor Mods can be obtained through looting chests or crates, dropped by hostile characters, obtained as a reward for completing Missions or purchased from merchants. To install a Mod, one of your squad members must have the necessary Armor Modding skill level.

What is the Kodiak?

The Kodiak is a Vehicle in Wasteland 3. The Kodiak is a brand-new exploration and combat mechanic of the game. Players will be able to explore the World Map of Colorado by using the Kodiak and they will also be able to use it during combat in certain situations.

How can I upgrade the Kodiak?

In order to upgrade the Kodiak, you will need to acquire a group of mechanics for the garage. This can be done as soon as you acquire the quest Unwelcome Guests, which you pick up from Gideon Reyes in Broadmoor Heights.




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