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This article contains plot details pertaining to the main story.
|Spawns|| Silver Wolves|
Critters and Hunters
|Status Effects||Environmental Cold DoT|
|Notes||Encounters dependent on player level.|
- "A seemingly endless frozen desert where little grows and people tend to become popcicles. Long thought worthless, though some people come here for precisely that reason when they want some privacy."
- — In-game Description
The Eastern Wastes is a region in the World Map and is the fifth unlocked in the game, after the Heartland. A large number of missions must be completed to unlock this zone, including defeating Gantas, securing the southern frontier, and making contact with Aurora. This region was added in the 2.8 Patch.
Installation 17 is located here and as the story in the game continues, players learn from one of its two head administrators, Aurora, about Installation 17's constant troubles with the Silver Wolves. Players are often called upon to help clear invading Silver Wolves out.
The Eastern Wastes also introduces the Cold Environment DoT. In every battle that takes place in the Eastern Wastes, Units that are not immune to the status effect are affected and are damaged by it every turn. Vehicles can lose up tp 56 HP every turn, and infantry may lose from between 60-72 HP per turn depending on the unit. Some units that are immune to Cold Environment DoT are the Arctic Trooper, Arctic Tank, and the premium, -costing Heavy Arctic Tank.
"A hidden Imperial research base deep in the chill wastes. Most of it is underground, out of the cold and wind. The work they do here is mad scientist stuff."
Installation 17 is a secret Imperial facility designed to produce laser technology for The Empire. It is located deep in the chilling and dangerous Eastern Wastes.