Wasteland 3's final expansion is Cult of the Holy Detonation

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Post-apocalyptic wingnuts who worship a nuke? I've heard that before. What's different about the Cult of the Holy Detonation is that they worship a nuclear explosion held in stasis, a miraculous boom that never actually goes boom. Their god could be a potential power source or weapon, and obviously a bunch of mutant yahoos can't be trusted with it.

This is where you come in. Wasteland 3's second and final narrative expansion sends you to the Cheyenne Mountain complex the Cult of the Holy Detonation calls home. According to developers inXile (opens in new tab), "Your squad of Rangers will be tested like never before in objective-based encounters that put a creative spin on the already deeply tactical turn-based combat. As they face overwhelming odds, the Rangers will need to shut down reactors, clear ventilation systems, and engage defensive countermeasures to stem an unending tide of dangerous mutants and machines within the dilapidated military bunker."

Cult of the Holy Detonation adds new weapons and armor as well as more bad guys to Wasteland 3. It'll be out on October 5, available separately, as part of the expansion pass, or in a bundle collecting the base game, the previous Battle of Steeltown expansion, and the Colorado Survival Gear DLC to make up the Wasteland 3 Colorado Collection.

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 (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), 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.