Wasteland is a Pre-Hardmode boss. It is intended to be fought after the Eye of Cthulhu, but can still pose a challenge to unprepared players.
The Wasteland does not spawn on its own, and requires the player to summon it with the Mutated Scorpion. It must be summoned in the Desert or Underground Desert.
When summoning Wasteland, a Sandstorm event will appear.
Wasteland behaves like a Fighter AI, directly chasing the player while navigating through Wood Platforms. Unlike other Fighter AI, Wasteland can jump high.
Wasteland shoots projectiles at the nearest player.
Wasteland lays eggs that later hatch into Mutated Scorpions to attack the player, unlike regular Mutated Scorpions which spawn in the Desert or Underground Desert, they cannot be caught by a Bug Net.
Wasteland digs into the ground, disappearing for a couple of seconds while sand geysers appear out of nowhere. In this attack, Wasteland cannot be damaged until it comes back from the ground.
Scorpions no longer spawn anywhere in the world.
Building an arena with platforms can significantly make the fight easier.
Using a Sanguine can make short work of Wasteland's minions.
Wasteland's theme is "Sandstorm Curtain", which was made by the artist Ranipla.
The old theme for Wasteland is "Royal Vaccination", which was also made by Ranipla aswell.