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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.

Update 30: The shirts off our back

Posted by inXile entertainment (Creator)

Welcome back to another Wasteland 2 update. We have a wide array of topics to cover so bear with us. We’ve got shirts, concept pieces, spoilers (thanks, Avellone), production updates and some crazy dude named Werewolf Wally. Would you expect anything less?

Backer Shirts

While the game is going well and steadily trucking forward, you also have a bunch of other rewards coming in the future. First up: T-Shirts! We’re happy to announce we’ve finalized the T-Shirt designs and will be ready to ship them to eligible backer soon! We have four different options to pick from, representing some of the factions of the wasteland, the Desert Rangers (twice), the Red Skorpion Militia, and the Pistol Packing Priests.

The Desert Rangers are the faction you will play as; one of the most influential groups of post-apocalyptic Arizona and the policemen of the wasteland. The Red Skorpion Militia is a well-organized band of raiders, one that has past ties and nasty future plans for the Desert Rangers. The Pistol Packing Priests are a dangerous group of fanatics who believe the apocalypse was judgment come to mankind, and are devoted to seeing its cleansing work continued on the surviving populace.

We have updated the Ranger Center Reward form to allow you to input your Shirt and Size selection. Please register on the Center if you haven’t, and input your information so we can get your rewards to you as soon as possible. These T-Shirts are backer-exclusive, only available to specific tiers and will not be sold later. Non-exclusive T-shirts are available via our partners at J!nx.

In-game Backers Content Tiers Closing

As development progresses we’re reaching the point where we have to start finalizing additional content. For that reason, we will stop taking orders on tiers $500 and above on July 31st. This applies to both late backers and the backer-only upgrade store.

Please make sure you’ve put your info into the Ranger Center. Part of the finalizing process will be collating all that data, and you can also expect follow-up emails from us should we have any more questions. This will happen in the following months up to and after the closing of the tier. 

Since We Last Met 

Below are a few items that we’ve shared on our social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. We know not everyone follows us on those outlets, so we’ll be rounding up the most interesting tidbits in our updates: 

We’ve released two new pieces of concept art, showing the varied denizens of the wasteland. 

Our good friends at Curse have launched the officially-recognized fansite for Wasteland 2, called Wasteland 2 Guru. They’re off to a good start with this nice summary of the road so far for Wasteland 2, an enjoyable read! 

Obsidian CCO and Wasteland 2 writer Chris Avellone was at Rezzed to talk Kickstarter and the crowdfunded RPGs he’s working on. The talk focuses on Project Eternity and reveals a lot of interesting things about that game, but of more interest to our fans he hits a bit of Wasteland 2, specifically at the 13:38 mark, showing off the Agricultural Center design document and talking design. SPOILER WARNINGS apply for the on-screen text. 

nd finally, Polygamia has an indepth interview with inXile CEO Brian Fargo. Not a lot of it deals directly with Wasteland 2, rather it digs deep back into his past with Interplay and inXile before going into the current industry and Kickstarter, but it is recommended reading nonetheless. 

Production Update

Pick a department and they’re making amazing progress. Most of our game systems are in and working. The team is currently busting ass to get the remainders in for a full feature lock. Meanwhile, the level designers are taking the time to craft each encounter and focusing on the reactive elements. Mark Morgan is about to get started on the next batch of music for us. Now that we’re starting to lock our script for the radio voice over from Vargas, we’re able to kick off the recordings next week. Radio plays a huge role in the game and adds a very interesting element to how you navigate the wasteland. That system is fully functioning and will continue to get deeper and deeper. The art team is taking additional passes on each map and adding bits of detail everywhere they can. We’ve also picked up some great team members to help us close out the last third of development. Things are moving fast here! 

With that said, in our last update, we promised a bit more on an area in Wasteland 2 that you’ll come across in Arizona. After the screenshot below (full size here), I’ll turn it over to Damonta’s own Werewolf Wally with some interesting details…


Ahoy there, weary traveler! This is Werewolf Wally, howlin' at you from radio station KPOW in heart of downtown Damonta! Are you tired? Hungry? Lost in the trackless reaches of the wastes? Then listen to this message from the Damonta Chamber of Commerce, and point your tired tootsies toward the friendliest little town in Arizona.

Damonta has everything a weary traveler could wish for, motel, bar, garage, diner, fresh water, scenic attractions, the best oldies station in Arizona, and the biggest scavenging center in the west! 

Our little town grew up in the ruins of an old military facility known as the DAvis-MONThAn Air Force Base - hence the name - and that base is the secret of our vibrant economy. Its big old airplane graveyard is a magnet for scavengers and scrap-metal merchants from all over, and the tech we've taken from all those old planes, robots and buildings has given the town the highest standard of living in Arizona. Ever heard of air conditioning, folks? Well, we got it, and you won't believe how good it feels. 

Trade here in Damonta is a winter occupation, as radiation clouds seal off the town from most of its neighbors in the hot summer months, but even in the summer there is plenty to do here in the garden spot of the east. Scavenging goes on year round, there's always a shin-dig happening at the Fly-By Nightclub, and locals and tourists alike often visit the airplane graveyard just to look at the soaring skeletons of those old war-birds and the rusting hulks of those scary-looking robots. 

Heh heh. Don't worry, folks, they're perfectly safe. Haven't moved in years. 

And "perfectly safe" pretty much sums up all of Damonta, too. If you're here for trade, tourism, or just looking to settle down, remember, Damonta is the place to be! Tell 'em Werewolf Wally sent you! Till next time…


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    1. Missing avatar

      McMupp on

      What brand will the shirts be? So that I'll have an estimate of size and quality.

    2. Pedro on

      Am I the only one who sees the similarity between the old man and the beggar on the cover of Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung'? Or maybe it's just the standard look for hobos. Great work, anyway!

    3. Matt Gordon

      +1 for adding to my pledge for a shirt.

    4. René M Jensen on

      Uhh the atmosphere and feel in that last screenshot :D looking good!. Cannot wait to explore this world, hearing radio from this world.

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      Dave Griffiths on

      I also would like the T-shirt as an add-on.

    6. Jon C ~ The Lurking Writer on

      I also wish to keep my choice of Poster + Coin + Collectors' Box, but would definitely like the option of having the t-shirts as well... so if I can't have the shirt(s) in addition to the original rewards, I second having them available as add-ons via the Backer store.

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      Harry L. on

      Well, those shirts are certainly worth the exclusivity. I'd snap one up individually anyday, but that's not really the point, is it? Killer designs.
      Oh, and the game looks good too

    8. TankBoy on

      I'm a bit confuse now ... do i change my mind to get the fabulous t shirt ? or keep the coins& poster ... ?
      My questions is : what contain the Large Boxed Copy ?
      The choice is : T Shirt or Coin&Poster&Large Boxed Copy .... or i misunderstood something.

    9. Hideo Kuze on

      Was hoping for another gameplay video showing us a bit more of the world... Too bad :/
      Can't wait for the game!

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      Saxon1974 on

      Wow I have to move to 150$ tier from 100$ tier for a t shirt...too steep for me even though I like the blue one.

      Screen shot looks pretty good but large version is pretty low resolution.

    11. Brian Vo on

      I can't tell you guys how much I appreciate you having an Asian male in your concept art that looks respectable.

    12. Tiago on

      Cool. Is the game still due to release this year?

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      Brian Bierlein on

      Sweet! Thanks for the update. I can't wait to visit post-apocalyptic Tucson. ^_^

    14. Merin

      Nice. Certainly going to take the time to visit with my crew.

    15. Dan Spezzano on

      Count me in as someone who wants a t-shirt add on. I didn't pledge that high a level because frankly other Kickstarter t-shirts have been lacking to put it nicely. I want all 4 of those and would pay for them.

    16. Ursula Maria Brand on

      Great design, love it!

    17. Samet Bagcivan on

      I want that T-sihrt with scorpion and i want it now :/

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      Jpinkc on

      I think a T-Shirt Add on would be great!!!

    19. Scott on

      Well now I feel like a dick. Separate link for full size.

    20. Scott on

      Why so stingy with the screenshot? What resolution is that?

    21. Silver on

      @Kim F Svendsen
      They employ people just to do the updates and answer emails, it's not realistic to expect that inXile would use their resources like that.

    22. Robert Gaspar on

      Given the Tshirt started at the $150 mark, and it "wouldn't be offered anywhere else", I'm on the fence for the add-on. People have put down a lot of money already, with the impression that it was only available at a premium and some level of exclusivity. That said, I put down $250 already for two copies of the game and my brother would probably fight me for the one shirt, so maybe the add-on would help...

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      Jan Holtrichter


      i Need a T-Shirt addon.
      All 4 T-Shirts looking great.

    24. Deth Nightslayer on

      Add me as another that would buy at least 2 more if not 3 shirts as add-ons. It was a hard choice on the 1 I was getting.

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      Jabberwok on

      This makes me wonder how time is going to work in the game. Will there be seasons, and will the town be sealed off in the summer time?

    26. Kim Fredrik Svendsen on

      Looks awesome!

      PS. I wish we had more frequent updates. Star Citizen gives us multiple updates each week, inkluding 30 minutes video every week! I know you guys are on a different level, but hey they got 10 mill, soon hitting 11 for doing it like that. Just sayin ;) Its totally awesome for the backers to follow!

    27. Francisco Lara Sánchez on

      I....Just.....CAN'T.....WAIIIIITTT! That ranger T-Shirt looks totally badass! I need it now! right now! And also, screenshots are very nice. I'll be glad to see more desings cooming.

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      Louhikarme on

      T-shirts addon please. My credit card isn't wailing hard enough yet. :)

    29. Freak_Lord on

      Come on, that's not fair. Those designs are nowhere near the first design so we coudn't make a fair choice between the first t-shirt and the poster/coin. Please add an option to get a t-shirt as an addon. I need that red scorpion one.

    30. Coleman on

      Shirt, please.

      Like, pliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiizzz? :>

    31. British on

      One more "vote" for having the t-shirts available as addons (I too am at the $150 tier, and wanted poster/coin/whatnot over the t-shirt).

    32. Darklord on

      Have any delays been announced yet? It seems just about every Kickstarter game suffers delays.

    33. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on

      some more on the screenshot: i love the lighting and how seamlessly the characters fit into the world. the level of detail is great as are the fire effects. and the bot looks BADASS! holy crap you really do need an RPG to get this thing down, amiright? amiright??

    34. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on

      lol, the t-shirts are really popular ;) and 150 level for them is quite steep. the shirts as an addon would really be awesome...
      also nice update, i loooove the screenshot! the bot's leg-placement, heh heh heh...

    35. Tony on

      That first t-shirt looks really cool!

    36. Trister - OO's Tormented Master Wetboy on

      let me add my voice to the "it'd be awesome to have them as an add-on" club, if that's at all feasible.

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      Walt on

      I have money. You guys need money. I need shirts. You guys have shirts.

      Help me to help you.

    38. JackDandy on

      The screenshot looks awesome! Good to hear things are progressing smoothly!

    39. Alarian DarkWind

      It doesn't have the back, but you can get the desert Rangers shirt here:…

    40. Мирзиёд Мирусманов on

      The in-game screenshot (with poor bastard under the robot's leg) and concept-arts are looking awesome!

      So pitty about T-shirts, I'm afraid I won't ever get them (for I'm in Uzbekistan, and yes, it's pretty far from US:))

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      Lloyd Gordon Barton Jr. on

      If it's not too much of a bother, could you include a subtitle option for the radio chatter?

    42. Sharkey on

      I would totally pay for tshirts in the backer store!

    43. Chad Hazel-Kepler on

      I really like the t-shirts but I wanted the poster and the coin. Please allow backers to purchase shirts I'd but at least 3 if not all 4.

    44. John Morgan on

      I live 5 minutes from Damonta.

    45. Nicholas Russell on

      Awesome news man. Looking forward to inviting a friend to Damonta one day!

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      The6uest on

      @inXile: Please make the tshirts an addon on the Ranger Center website because I would love to have one or two! :)

    47. Jordan York on

      Wow! I especially like the ranger and scorpion T-shirts. Good job guys. I hope you consider selling them later.

    48. Quarex on

      Daryl, not wanting a cloth game map makes you an inhuman monster, just so you know.

    49. Zombra on

      Hahaha. A robot graveyard that's not dangerous at all in an RPG. Yep! I believe it.