The Wasteland 3 crafting system is coming with the next patch and it's looking like you can make some pretty cool stuff including the W.A.S.P. Gun — and yes, that's a gun that fires wasps.
Wasteland 3 is packed full of challenges for players, especially with a recent update that added options to make it even more difficult for the truly dedicated gamers out there. The people behind the game have previously talked about a whole bunch of cool crafting mechanics coming in a future update; now, we're getting a look at how it works and some of the cool things you can make with it.
How Does Wasteland 3 Crafting Work?
Wasteland 3 crafting works much like the crafting systems of other games: you'll have to find components, learn recipes, and put together the items that you want to make. That's the basics, but it looks like there's actually a fair amount of depth in this system.
To start, you're going to need to find recipes. Recipes can be automatically discovered by leveling up skills, buying them from vendors or finding them in containers, or by acquiring "Mystery Items." Mystery Items are essentially a recipe that doesn't tell you what it is until you craft it; once you do, you'll have learned that particular recipe (although there's no guarantee that it'll be something useful).
Naturally, crafting items is going to require components and that's resulted in an expansion of the game's "Scrap" loot. More Scrap will be available in the game along with the other components you'll need to make the various recipes.
Unfortunately, there's still a lot we don't know. The news post hints that certain items such as ammo and medical supplies can be crafted in the field, but we aren't quite certain how you're going to be able to make usable items such as guns and grenades. Images in the article show a player character at a workbench; presumably, you'll be able to use similar workbenches in safe zones and possibly in other places on the world map.
There are still plenty of questions without answers, but you can read all about the Wasteland 3 crafting system in a news post on the game's Steam Community page. If you haven't yet jumped into this fantastic post-apocalyptic world, you can buy Wasteland 3 for PC and consoles via its official website starting at $59.99 or your regional equivalent. You'll be able to check out the new crafting system when it arrives in the next few weeks.
What do you think of the new Wasteland 3 crafting system? What are you most excited about making in the game? Let us know in the comments below!