The Map / Locations
To uncover every Location or Regions on The Map, you can either just drive around The Wasteland or unlock them by fulfilling certain tasks. Bare in mind, that at the time this guide was written, the in-game map is still flawed and will not show some locations, even if you found them. They vanish randomly and only a restart of the game may let them show up again. My best guess is that there is a limit of items that can be shown at all times on the map thus making the map a bit unreliable at this moment. Below are some of the most important locations and how the marker works on your in-game map.
- For a more in depth look visit: Vantage Points.
Vantage Outposts are marked as little balloons on your map. You'll probably encounter the first one after you completed Chumbucket's tutorial and while you are on your way to Jeet's stronghold. They become visible on your map as soon as you enter a new region. Visit the Balloons to capture the Vantage point, which will make it a Fast Travel point, as well as give you an overview of the entire Region which you can then use your Binoculars to unlock additional Locations as well as Threat Locations.
- Lowering the Threat in a Region will reduce the number of Scrotus patrols in that region. For a deeper look visit: Threats .
- Scarecrows, Camps and Snipers can all be found by visiting a vantage point and using your binoculars while you are up in the air. However, keep in mind that you can only locate the ones that are in the same Region the balloon is located. While in the balloon be sure to verify that you found everything, by comparing the threat locations counter with the actual threats as specified on The Map, so you won't need to use the balloon again.
- Convoy Routes need to be uncovered by driving on the road where the route passes. You can easily spot them by the massive amount of car tracks on them - a unique indicator for Convoy Routes. Convoys themselves whirl up a lot of dust, so you can also find them by looking in the sky for the indication. There is one remaining route, which won't show up normally, but becomes available on your map after you progressed through the story and completed the particular Event, so if you can't seem to find one, don't worry about it for now.
- Minefields can be discovered just by driving near them. They're be always accompanied by a fair amount of car wrecks. The only other help to find them is Dinki-Di (your stray-dog companion), by using the Dog And Buggy who can sniff out the explosives. To unlock Dinki-Di you'll have to do an early Side Mission in Jeet's hideout. Unfortunately you can't use The Magnum Opus to find the minefields, as Dinki-Di is only usable with Chum's Buggy. Dinki-Di will start barking when he sniffs out a minefield and will also look in the direction towards it.
- Project Parts can be found in Camps and Scavenging Locations - Collect them to build Projects in the Strongholds .
Scavenging Locations are marked by yellow diamond-shaped symbols with a hand. You'll uncover a lot of them just by driving around The Wasteland. They will also provide information about the Scrap or Loot you can find there as soon as they appear on your map. Every stronghold provides a Project for a "Survey Crew". This will, once you complete the project, provide you with The Map entry of every Scavenging Location in the Character's territory.
Finding all the parts to build Project Parts isn't overly hard, since you can go to the stronghold project and mark the locations of every project-part on your map. An additional handful of scavenging locations will become available only after you've accepted certain Wasteland Missions from Characters. You won't need Region Maps to find every scavenging location, but feel free to use them as a possibility to play at your preferred speed.
Death Run Locations
- Death Runs are not limited to racing. Complete Death Runs to unlock refueling station and Fast Travel points.
There are a few different types of Encounters which you'll need to fulfill the Legend - Challenges. More often than not, they are just short cut-scenes and most of them only show up at a certain point during the story.
- Information Encounters: Usually linked to an enemy Camp and will provide Intel on how to conquer them easier. They vanish after you take over their corresponding camp.
- Scavenger Encounters:
- Buzzard Encounters: Fight through and set off a bomb in these underground lairs to reduce the Buzzard Enemies from the Region
- Legend Encounters: Use the ramps in The Great White to perform an epic jump which will unlock a specific Challenge reward you with a Griffa Token .
- Siege Encounters: Fight these massive Siege Engines to unlock Challenges and save various Characters.
Keep in mind that some of these encounters only appear for a certain amount of time or at a certain point during a story mission and disappear afterwards, so if you see an Encounter and want to complete it, go for it ASAP!
- Dismantling a Camp allows friendly forces to populate it. Allied Camps gather Scrap and provide shelter for Max.
There are all sorts of various Camps throughout The Wasteland. Each camp has Camp Perimeters Defenses, which will protect the camp from intruders. Find and talk with Wastelanders to gain Intel into the camps to find out hidden and secret entrances or other info to help you defeat the Enemies inside.
- Top Dog Camps: The most feared camps outside Gastown! These fortifications oversee the network of oil camps for Scrotus, and are heavily defended both inside and out. Defeat the Top Dog from each camp to get his War Paint.
- Oil Pump Camps: These camps drill for crude which fuels Scrotus' refinery in Gastown. Destroy the Pump to obliterate the camp.
- Transfer Tank Camp: Transfer Tanks Camps are holding grounds and storage for the Oil Pump Camps. Blow up the tanks to clean up the camp.
- Stank Gum Camp: Don't let the colorful markings on the walls fool you! Stank Gum is a very powerful and twisted individual. He and his crew terrorize the people of The Wasteland. Destroy everyone in the camp to lower Scrotus' threat in the area.
- Additional Camps:
- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=513462342 special thanks to sappy.ma for usage of the basics of this guide!