Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown is the first expansion for inXile Entertainment’s post-apocalyptic, turn-based strategy game. It leads players to Steeltown, formerly Pueblo, Colorado. Everyone’s on the edge what with refugees crowding in the streets, workers on strike, and management becoming hard to deal with. It’s up to the Rangers to set things right. Our full walkthrough and guide for Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown covers everything you need to know about this new chapter in your journey in the game.
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Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown – Full walkthrough and guide
Since we’re going to discuss a lot of stuff about Wasteland 3: Battle of Steeltown, you can refer to the pages and linked guides below for the parts that you need help with:
- The basics: Expansion content, non-lethal weapons, stacking effects, elemental shields, tellurium, and crafting
- Steeltown Gates and meeting old characters: Sugarplum Mary, Deirdre, and the Serial Killer
- Admin Level and sidequests
- Factory Level: Major decision
- The Scrapyard puzzle
- Ghost Garage: Major decision
- Confrontation: Choosing a side
- Steeltown Spire and finale
- Epilogue: The Doom, Ghost Garage easter egg, and additional stuff you can check out
Note 1: To start the main quest of Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown, you’ll need to reach level 9. Once you leave Ranger HQ and end up on the world map, the Patriarch will tell you how to reach Steeltown. It’s directly south of Arapaho Caravan (seen in the image below).
Note 2: You may do The Battle of Steeltown‘s content at any point in time past level 9, and enemies will simply be scaled based on your level. However, make sure you complete the objectives before reaching the point of no return in the main campaign. Otherwise, you’ll get locked out.
Note 3: For the sake of clarity, I was able to finish the main campaign of Wasteland 3 last year. Unfortunately, I also lost my save file after upgrading my PC. Thankfully, the developers were kind enough to send a save file with level 12 characters and decent loot, enough to get started with the expansion. Since this save didn’t progress too far into the main campaign, I brought along two custom Rangers, Lucia Wesson, Marshal Kwon, Jodie Bell, and Scotchmo.