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Wasteland 2 is a sequel to the amazingly popular 1988 RPG Wasteland and the post-apocalyptic predecessor to the Fallout Series.
Wasteland 2 has been released to great acclaim, earning Game of the Year from PCWorld, and reaching #1 on the Steam sales charts. Now, the Director's Cut comes as a free PC update to all backers as our thanks for making the game happen!
Wasteland 2 has been released to great acclaim, earning Game of the Year from PCWorld, and reaching #1 on the Steam sales charts. Now, the Director's Cut comes as a free PC update to all backers as our thanks for making the game happen!
61,290 backers pledged $2,933,252 to help bring this project to life.

FAQ's added for each reward tier

As we try to continue to offer awesome rewards, it becomes more confusing.  For that reason, we’ve added a FAQ for each reward tier to allow you to see exactly what you will receive in that reward.  If you have any questions on it, scroll down to the bottom of our Kickstarter page and check out all the great stuff that you’ll get.  Thanks!


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      Fred on April 13, 2012

      can i change the mailing address later after this is funded? i'm gonna be moving soon. like if i changed my address in amazon that would do it right?

    2. Julia Gosztyla Ziobro
      on April 13, 2012

      We're in for $50 and I know my husband would love (and wear!) a t-shirt, but I can't pay $100 for it. Any chance of adding say $15 to a normal pledge level over $30?

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      Peter on April 13, 2012

      There really should be a coin + t-shirt option and maybe a separate option that includes coin + t-shirt + poster.

    4. Paul Gaffney on April 13, 2012

      @Robert DeBusk and @David: Poster tier gets three copies of the game - one digital, one regular box, one collectors box. I asked inXile this directly.

      T-Shirt tier only gets two copies of the game - the regular $100 collector's box and the digital copy that comes with that.

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      zmonkey on April 13, 2012

      I agree that there needs to be some sort of option for backers only to get one or more T-Shirts. It is certainly something I am intending to buy from some source at some time, but it would really be awesome to have a backers-only shirt and still make a reasonable pledge (and I personally think anything $15 or above is plenty, but should be a must for anyone going full price ($50) and above). Please add some sort of backing level to get T-Shirts at a reasonable price.

    6. Robert DeBusk on April 12, 2012

      David, I've had to read over the reward several times myself. From my understanding this is what the $150 poster tier includes, concerning the boxed versions of the game:

      1 large boxed copy (with cloth map and old school instruction book)
      1 collector's edition premium boxed version (with cloth map, instruction book, miniature, faction badge)

      Can someone let me know if this is correct? Also, I agree with kjj. I would love the option to buy a shirt since it's not included with my reward. Is it possible to add additional funds for this?

    7. David on April 12, 2012

      The $150 reward level is still confusing. So if you go with the T-shirt reward you get one collector's edition box - and if you go with the poster reward you get two game boxes, one collector's edition and one regular? The latter directly contradicts what a mod said on the WL2 forums:…

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      kjj on April 12, 2012

      So, any chance you could give high level backers the option to buy shirts? I kicked in $500 on the first day (before shirts were even an option), and while I don't expect any more than what was promised at the time, I think it would be nice if I could buy a shirt (or four) rather than having to choose between one of them and something that was already in my bundle.

    9. Aaron Goldman on April 12, 2012

      Also, I got the international friendly version. Therefore, I'm wondering how all the other digital media will be distributed. (aside from the actual game) I.e. books, concept art etc...

    10. Aaron Goldman on April 12, 2012

      If we choose to get it through Steam, will there be achievements?

    11. Paul Du Bois on April 12, 2012

      @Max it's entirely possible to make a DRM-free Steam game. Steam is a content distribution service. Steamworks is an API that is often used with Steam-distributed games. Steamworks makes it easy for developers to ensure that the game is running via Steam (otherwise things like cloud saves and achievements won't work), but it is all up to the developer.

      Most developers choose to require running through Steam because it's quite confusing if chunks of game functionality stop working.

      Please RT.

    12. Max Katsev on April 12, 2012

      Wait, so will we get a Steam key too, or only a DRM-free copy?

    13. Sondre
      on April 12, 2012

      Of course not, but the goodies certainly help justifying to myself spending at least ten times more on a game than I usually do.

    14. Jack Keys on April 12, 2012

      I second that, Daniel Powell. If we're above the $150 mark and and want both the shirt and the coin/poster, could we add another $30 or something to get the shirt as well?

    15. Daniel Powell on April 12, 2012

      Can we see the difference between the "COLLECTOR'S EDITION PREMIUM BOXED VERSION which of course contains map and instruction book. But additionally comes with Wasteland miniature, Wasteland 2 faction badge" which is included at the $100 level and all higher levels, and the "one large boxed copy" which only appears at the $150 non-shirt level?

      Or can we add a shirt to an existing tier >$150 at a reasonable amount?

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      Pikiou on April 12, 2012

      Are you giving money only for the goodies? I thought W2 backers were only gamers who wanted to fund a great old school crpg.

    17. Sondre
      on April 12, 2012

      @Paul Gaffney
      You're right. The Leisure Suit Larry t-shirt costs approx.$10 to make and its multiple colour print front and back.
      The W2 t-shirt is as you can see monocolour print that is either front only tiny image or front and back print. So to match up to the cost of poster/extra box/coin the t-shirts are probably made out of thin-weaved kevlar.

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      Derreck Jones on April 12, 2012

      I'm so happy about this game and one other (the only other game i am backing). They are possibly the games that are going to save my gaming life lol. I recently quit almost every game that i have played for the last 2 years and now i was looking around for a new game. I have ALWAYS loved the idea of zombies and zombie games so when i stumbled upon this gem i was so excited that i went out of my way to throw my money at these guys. I am building a $1500 computer this summer specifically in mind for gaming so if anyone from the developing team is reading this PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this game look absolutely amazing. I want you to put in the highest most power hungry graphics in this game so i can play maxed out. However im sure you guys will do just fine *looks at money pledged*.

    19. Sondre
      on April 12, 2012

      @People saying more stuff is bad and steals from development:
      You're going about it the wrong way. "You must spend money to earn money". You may point out that DF is spending $450 000 of what they got on swag, but do you really beleive that they would have raised $3M if they had offered _nothing_ physical?
      If you spend 10$ per t-shirt and someone up their pledge because of it, then the net sum just increased the project funding! It did not subtract from it! At minimum it earns you $40 per t-shirt, at most, since some people are just total suckers for t-shirts, it earns you $140 (minus the other physical rewards).
      The bottom line is: if you earn more than what you've spent, then you got profit. And since this is akin to a pre-order, they'll know exactly how much they'll need to produce in the end, which means its impossible to loose anything on it (Unless what you offer is something so horribly grotesque that people will shy away from and abandon your project).

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      darkmage0707077 on April 12, 2012

      @Smithereen, that's more then most, so thanks for helping!

      Isn't the $5K teer supposed to have the lvl 5 ranger medal, as well? Why does the FAQ only say levels 1-4?

    21. Paul Gaffney on April 12, 2012

      While I understand that custom T-Shirts are, in fact, rather pricey, is it really the same value as the poster, medal, AND an additional copy of the game (with feelies!)? I feel that the T-Shirt tier needs something more.

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      Lathorp on April 12, 2012

      Is the second part of the novella only obtainable by early release or will lower level backers get it later? The "early release" part confuses me because it sounds like you will get it before the game is released or it is only ontainable this way. Could you clear that up?

    23. liam millward on April 12, 2012

      wish we could just buy the t-shirt :(

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      Smithereen on April 12, 2012

      I'm a starving university student, so $55 down is all I an manage.

    25. Zebra3 on April 12, 2012

      Many thanks!

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      Nathan Beaucage on April 12, 2012

      I don't want the addition of the t-shirt to become a shit show, but it would be nice if purchasing one was an option!

    27. James W. Keller
      on April 12, 2012

      Awesome FAQ! I think you've straightened out the explanations for the rewards and all of them are fair! Really want this game to grow and become something that will live on for years. Keep spreading the good word. :D

    28. SXX on April 12, 2012

      Best FAQ ever. I sure it's what lot of people really want to see.

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      Joseph Geraghty on April 12, 2012

      The FAQs are excellent. Thanks for clarifying it for the people who can't decide what to pledge; as well as the people (like me) who were still wondering exactly what we were going to see in the post next year.

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      Chris Louth on April 12, 2012

      I can't say that I'm too excited about dropping $250 and *not* getting the t-shirt, especially since it's likely just a silkscreened product... so I'd like to be able to buy the shirts separately.

      Rather than choosing between various exclusive (but ordinary) swag items of that sort, perhaps they could be for sale on the inxile web site as well.?

    31. Matt Robinson on April 12, 2012

      I just bumped my contribution up from $100 to $150. I want a limited edition t-shirt. Oh yeah!

    32. Alan D Colón on April 12, 2012

      @Nicholas AFAIK "Large Boxed Copy" is exactly what it sounds like. A retail boxed version of it but old-school sized not the compact boxes you see these days. If you checked out the videos you'll notice the wall behind him has alot of retail boxes. the larger ones are what most PC games back in the day used to look like.

      @ frank you're not expecting them to spend your entire donation on gifts for you are you? it kinda defeats the purpose of a kickstarter.

    33. Nicholas Russell on April 12, 2012

      Firstly omg there's another Nicholas on kickstarter. We're a rare breed you and I. Secondly I can understand the earlier tiers but why should anyone pledging $1000+ have to choose between one or the other? If your willing to shell out the cost of a college semester or two why not get everything for the cost? I mean its not like you'll get so many people pledging at this level so as to diminish the value of these collectibles anyways so why not? This is said as one whose 100 dollar donation is a major part of my income and who will never be able to go even in the ballpark of a k pledge.

    34. Bachtiar Rahady on April 12, 2012

      @Nicholas Schubach - Large Boxed Copy is (or was?) standard old-school game packaging used to be on game store shelves.

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      Biscuitus Maximus on April 12, 2012

      And you would have 1 of (currently) 667 t-shirts. That's pretty good geek cred right there alone. Or, and I'm just going out on a limb here, you could just pop the 150 if you can afford it and leave it at that. No one is forcing you to pay more or less. If you feel it's worth it, then spend it. If you don't, don't. You do realize that the more "prizes" they feel they have to offer, the less money they have to spend on the game. Less money spent on the game means less game for us.

    36. Sharkey on April 12, 2012

      @Nicholas-It's the Large Boxed copy you get at the $50 tier. So at the $150 if you choose the coin/poster/large box copy set over the T-shirt, you get to have both the CE's box and the standard box.

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      Andrew Obertas on April 12, 2012

      It's more like that, for $50 extra, you get a t-shirt or a coin, poster, and a large boxed copy.

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      Psiwolf on April 12, 2012

      Why did this FAQ take so long to come out? I think this would have made my 100 choice a lot easier, as I was debating for quite a while between the 50, 75, or 100 dollar backing.

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      Nicholas Schubach on April 12, 2012

      I'd like to know what "large boxed copy" is. It's rather vague.

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      Coleman (deleted) on April 12, 2012

      For the $10,000 donation, are we given a hug from anyone in the development team?

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      Frank Brannan on April 12, 2012

      So (for $150+) I can get either a T-shirt or a coin, poster, boxed copy? This must be an incredible t-shirt, with a staggering amount of fleur de lis!