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March 13th, 2020, 23:23
Wasteland 3 will have its Backer Beta March 17th.

Wasteland 3 Backer Beta Coming March 17
Rangers, as we enter this final stretch of development before Wasteland 3's release, we need your help to make sure that it has been thoroughly battle-tested. Your feedback from the forthcoming Beta will be instrumental in helping us to make sure that Wasteland 3 is as polished, exciting, and fun as you've come to expect.

What do I need to know?

The Wasteland 3 Beta will be going live at 9am PDT, March 17. Those who have backed the game at the Early Bird ($25) or higher tiers will be receiving an email from Crowd Ox that includes a Wasteland 3 Beta key. Once you've received your Beta code, it will need to be redeemed through Steam. The game client will then be able to be downloaded after the listed launch time.

Note to our Alpha testers: you will not be sent a Beta key, as you'll automatically gain access to the Beta as soon as it has gone live. If you run into any issues with updating to the Beta, it may be a good idea to try uninstalling and reinstalling the game.

Please be aware that this is a pre-release look at the first few hours of Wasteland 3. Content and systems will probably change before release (you can help with that, see below!), and you may encounter issues and bugs. Furthermore, the game has not been fully optimized, and you can expect its performance to improve when the game finally launches.

As you encounter issues with the Beta, please don't hesitate to share your reports directly with our Developers via the feedback site that is linked to from the Beta's main menu.

In addition to the 'Report Issues' option, you are also welcome and encouraged to share general feedback and discuss your experiences in our Beta Discussion forum.

What Are My Orders, General?

We encourage you to check your backer portal through Crowd Ox to ensure your contact information is correct. When the Beta goes live on March 17, we'll be posting on our various social channels reminding everyone that the Beta is live.

Feedback and bug reports can both be submitted via in the in-game Report Issues button you'll find on the main menu. If you'd like to discuss the Beta with others, head on over to the inXile forums.

Rangers, we want to thank you for your continued support and participation. We cannot stress how important sharing your experiences in-game with us will be. Your feedback from the Alpha has already been instrumental in helping us implement much needed refinements. We know that your suggestions and feedback from this point onward will only help to make Wasteland 3 even more awesome than it's already shaping up to be.

Thanks again,
The Wasteland 3 Team


FAQ

Q: When does the Wasteland 3 Beta go live?
A: The Beta will be available to download and play as of 9am PDT, March 17.

Q: What content does the Beta include?
A: The Beta provides the first few hours of the game, from character creation into the first few areas of the game. Of note, it does not include the world map (you'll be automatically warped to each area), and certain areas are kept off-limits that you'd be able to access in the full game. Please also be aware that the intro cinematic is currently in-progress and is not final.

Q: When do we receive our keys?
A: Beta keys redeemable through Steam will be emailed shortly before the Beta goes live. Keep eyes on your email inbox as well as your junk/spam folders.

Q: It's March 17 and I did not receive a key, what can I do?
A: If you did not have access to the Alpha (which automatically grants access to the Beta), check your backer portal on Crowd Ox; if you backed at a level which provided access to the Beta, we recommend reaching out directly to Crowd Ox support.

Q: I had the Alpha, why didn't I receive a Beta code?
A: Alpha-level backers will auto-update to the Beta as of 9am PDT, March 17 on Steam.

Q: Woohoo! I received a Beta key! What now?
A: Beta keys will only be able to be redeemed through Steam. Once you have the code in hand, log into your Steam account and redeem the code as you normally would any other key. The Beta for Wasteland 3 will be available for download once it has gone live on March 17.

Q: I'd like to report bugs and provide feedback about the Beta, what's the best way to do that?
A: We're glad you asked! For bug reports and general feedback please use the in-game Report Issues option on the main menu. If you'd like to talk about the Beta with others, head on over to the Wasteland 3 forums.

Q: I didn't back at a tier where I'd get Early Access (Beta). Am I able to somehow still get access?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to amend the backer tiers at this point. Be sure to stay updated with development as it continues via our social channels.

Q: I'm having difficulty redeeming my Steam key, what should I do?
A: inXile support will not be able to provide you with a key. If you've confirmed the key you're entering through Steam is the key you received, we recommend reaching out to Steam support.

Q: I'm encountering a technical issue getting the Beta to run, where should I go for support?
A: Our Support Team's assistance with Beta issues will be very limited, so we encourage you to post in the Wasteland 3 Technical Help forum. If you're encountering a Technical issue which is not specific to the Beta, you are welcome to reach out to our Support Team via our Support Page.

Q: Does our Beta key become the retail key?
A: Nope! Stay tuned for your retail key which will be mailed to backers separately in the future.

Q: Am I able to stream the Beta?
A: Yes! Feel free to stream, capture video, talk about it with friends, etc. There are no limits or restrictions on the Beta.
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Given the "social distancing" state of the world, it would be perfect timing for this to be released now. Guess I'll have to wait a little longer.
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All those testers that are far braver than I, have at it and thank you for your service!!
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Wonder if the multiplayer will be in beta.
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I will try this out tomorrow. Anything you guys want me to elaborate on?
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Just got my beta key in the e-mail.
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I look forward to reading any and all comments from those brave enough to test the waters for us all!
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Got mine too.
I normally would try character creation only. Given that my backlog is empty and after 400h of Civ 6 a change of scenery would be welcome, I'll perhaps play a little more.
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It is streamed.
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I will play it for a bit too - just to check it out - normally I don't like playing beta's, but this game looks very polished already, and I'm super curious about it. Also, I have been waiting for years for this game to come out!
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I played a couple of hours and I'm enjoying it. No world map but you can explore your base and the nearby town. The base has been previously occupied and there are some mysteries to uncover here, without going into details. Generally I like the atmosphere on offer, the game has a lot of nice little touches that draw you into what is going on around you. You'll see what I mean when you play it. Things are going on as you are exploring which make the world seem reactive in its own right.

The town felt like its own character and the place felt lived in. I like that there are vehicle shops and the like. It makes this post-apocalyptic world feel more authentic.

The skills and abilities on offer allow you to explore different ways through obstacles, whether that be bandits, traps, or robots. Also the UI works well and is easy enough to follow. Strongly recommended so far.

I almost forgot to mention combat. Its fun and works well. It employs a cover system like the previous Wasteland but it feels slicker and more refined. You can have a lot of combat options potentially but you will also need to employ them due to the enemy variety of mutants, rodents, bandits and robots. You will need a team that can do different complimentary things but this is a good thing.
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Streams revealed that fights are sluggish, they lack nerve, punch. Units do not seem to deliver a meaningful impact.
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