Wasteland 3 patch buffs swearing parrot and cyborg chickens, addresses critical bugs

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I managed to finish Wasteland 3 without encountering any noteworthy bugs—a single hang on a loading screen, and one name of a location I entered refusing to fade until I left—but it sounds like I was one of the lucky ones, with a variety of issues plaguing some players. Though inXile released a quick hotfix shortly after launch, the 1.1.0 patch is now live and addresses more of the issues.

Some of the problems with co-op have been fixed, including one that could cause lost character and quest progression, and sync problems that resulted in players seeing the Kodiak in different locations or receiving different radio calls. An issue preventing some people from completing the La Perla quest has been resolved, as well as problems with the Fishlips encounter.

Version 1.1.0 also contains a significant quality-of-life improvement—it increases the health of cyborg chickens and Polly the swearing parrot. Watching animal companions die repeatedly sure was a downer, so I'm glad of that.

If you're still having problems, this high-priority known issues list also contains some workarounds that might help.

Here are 10 things you should know before you play Wasteland 3.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.