A free update coming to Wasteland 2 this winter will make several big improvements to the post-apocalyptic RPG.
Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition brings the game into the Unity 5 engine, and includes updated environment textures, completely redone character models, and Physically Based Rendering for more impressive lighting.
Developer InXile Entertainment will also add “a ton” of new voice-over content, the ability to customise your squad of Desert Rangers with over 80 Perks and 20 Quirks, and a Precision Strike system that sounds similar to that found in Fallout.
“Wasteland 2’s Precision Strikes will tend towards less random and more reliable,” said InXile.
“With Precision Strikes, you’ll be able to inflict debilitating status effects on your enemies to turn the tactical tide. For example, aiming for an enemy’s torso will reduce their armour value, letting you hit them harder with your other squadmates, and firing on their head (or CPU, as the case may be) has a chance to stun or even send them into a psychotic state where they won’t be able to tell friend from foe.
“With Precision Strikes the battlefield becomes much more dynamic and chaotic.”
The game’s balance will also be overhauled.
"Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition is coming to you free as our way of thanking you for all your support," the studio continued.
“In an age of paid DLC and microtransactions, we’re thankful that you’ve given us an alternative way to make games we love.
“We’re very proud of what you’ve helped us accomplish and very happy that our business model is based on mutual trust and support, and this is part of that.”
The Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition update is coming to PC and new-gen consoles.