THE BATTLE OF STEELTOWN is the first expansion for 2020's Wasteland 3, a squad-based, turn-based RPG that takes place in a post-apocalyptic Colorado. The game has you first choose a team of Rangers attempting to rebuild society, and you must select your weapons and upgrades carefully in order to win several skirmishes throughout your missions. The Battle of Steeltown is a narrative-heavy add-on, or DLC (downloadable content), which is unlocked once your playable characters reach level 9. At that point, you're notified of a problem in Steeltown -- the huge manufacturing hub for Colorado that builds and ships all vehicles, weapons, armor, and robots -- and your job as loyal Rangers is to investigate why shipments of gear necessary for survival have been mixed up or halted altogether. What you uncover there is a chaotic scene: striking workers, bandits running rampant, and a political powder keg about to ignite under Steeltown's leader, Abigail Markham. You can take on this mission by yourself in single-player mode or with another person in co-op (cooperative) play, as you'll take on several quests, engage in tactical combat, and attempt to uncover the mystery. Mostly against robotic enemies, new battle mechanics include damaging telegraphed attacks (requiring two turns to complete), stacking status effects (certain weapons, like the Tar-Thrower, will apply status effects that stack; the more stacks applied, the more impactful the damage), elemental shields (to lower the effects of elemental attacks, like fire, energy, and cryo), and nonlethal weapons called Disruption tech (so you can stun but not kill, including factory workers you need to keep the city running) -- all adding to the depth of your arsenal. Plus, these additions are now added to the base game, too.