A Post-Apocalyptic First-Person-ShooterThe wasteland laid quiet for over ten years. Only the sounds of irradiated raindrops or desert wind could be heard for this time. An engine rumbles in the distance. Signs of life in these wasted lands, perhaps?
The Wastes is back.Started as a love-letter towards everyone's favorite wastelands as a mod for the GoldSrc engine, The Wastes returns as a completely new game using id Tech 3 Technology! It's been a long time coming, and it's time for the wasteland to get some life breathed back into it. It's a game built upon the love for classic video games and movies. Imagine configuring and playing a game just like you did over 15 years ago.
Game-playExperience a fast-paced multiplayer frag-fest, with buffs that affect the performance of each individual player, game-play mutators, and many different game-modes, including: Anarchy: A pure free-for-all. Choose your load-out and jump right in. No restrictions, no questions asked! Team Chaos: Wipe the opposing team out in this round-based game-mode. Destroy what's left of them. Capture The Flag: The classic attack & defend mode that's a must for every serious multiplayer game. Vehicular Carnage: Jump right into the seat of your own custom vehicle and experience a derby with hood-mounted guns. ...and more to come!
WeaponsThe game features over 30 different weapon configurations. Ranging from exotic melee weapons (like Throwing Knives and Sledgehammers) to high caliber handguns, firearm prototypes, as well as classic weapons - all waiting to be used. While people can also create load-outs to shape their play-style, you will find special weapons scattered all over the multiplayer levels along with ammunition and other items that will help you survive. You can also have mixed-akimbo configurations for the handguns.
VehiclesTransportation is the key to surviving in the long run. Featuring vehicles... with guns mounted on top of them!
CharactersChoose between many (on release 15) different character models. Like Mena the mechanic that keeps the Vagrants' engines running, Ezekial the Ronin Nomad with a filthy love of fire, Seal Bob (formerly Gustavo) the dishonorably discharged USMC Raider, Reese the gun-slinging Regulator, Red the Killshot disco-man that may or may not be the long lost brother of Vincent, Maddigan the dirty cop that lived through the fallout of society, and much more.
AbilitiesCustomize your play-style with a system that affects the player-physics, controls and weapon behavior to maximize your strengths as a player.
CustomizationSelect from a variety of heads-up-displays, model skins, spray logos and color schemes. Tweak the game-experience to your liking, right out of the box.
Powered by id Tech engine technologyCreate your own levels and content easily with well-documented and community-maintained tools available in the bundled SDK!
Source code availabilityGame-logic sources are included with the game, and the engine sources are available straight from fteqw.org.
How-to-play On-lineThe Wastes is configured to use Frag-Net out of the box. Enjoy hassle-free multiplayer on both Microsoft Windows(TM) and Linux!
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