What you need to know
- Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG set in a post-apocalyptic America, developed and published by inXile Entertainment.
- Wasteland 3's second and final story-focused DLC expansion, Cult of the Holy Detonation, is now available on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, priced at $7. The Colorado Collection, which bundles Wasteland 3 with all its DLC, is also now available for $50.
Wasteland 3 is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Wasteland franchise, a series of RPGs following a group of lawmen called the Desert Rangers, trying to restore order in a post-apocalyptic world. Wasteland 3's final story-based DLC expansion, Cult of the Holy Detonation, has now arrived on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.
In addition, the Wasteland 3 Colorado Collection is also now available for newcomers on all platforms. This collection bundles the base game and all its DLC, The Battle of Steeltown and Cult of the Holy Detonation expansions, and the Colorado Survival Gear Bonus items into one package. To mark the release, the Colorado Collection will have a 30% discount on the Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Steam, and GOG for a limited time at launch.
This adventure revolves around the titular Cult of the Holy Detonation, a group of fanatical mutants that worship a god they call the Holy Detonation. This "god" is in fact, a nuclear explosion that has miraculously been frozen in suspended animation thanks to advanced technology. The Holy Detonation's massive energy output could provide Colorado a near limitless supply of energy for centuries or destroy it in the blink of an eye.
This expansion will pull out all stops to test Wasteland 3 players on many of the game's fundamental systems. There will be frightening new foes to face, new characters to negotiate with, new weapons and armor to collect, and challenging battles filled with objectives that must be completed to secure victory. Rangers will have to fix overloading reactors, manage ventilation systems, and operate defensive installations to fight back against the radiative fanatics.
You can purchase the Cult of Wasteland expansion for $6.99 or as part of the Colorado Collection for $50. Wasteland 3 was considered one of the best games ever released on Xbox platforms. Can the Cult of the Holy Detonation give Wasteland 3 an epic grand finale worthy of the series legacy? It sure looks promising.
Defrost the Wasteland
You must have a cold heart to survive the wasteland
Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, your home of Arizona is on the brink of collapse due to dwindling resources. With no other choice, you must travel to the frozen wastes of Colorado to find the aid needed to save your home. Take command of the Desert Rangers and battle the elements and raiders of Colorado in strategic, turn-based combat solo or with your friend in two-player co-op.
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