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A Guide To Making Money - Wasteland Guides v2

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.Scorpion    118

Howdy again. In the last guide I skimmed over the barebone basics of Wasteland. This time I will be diving into more of Wasteland's gameplay, specifically a guide to making money. 

Once again I would like to thank:

for assisting me in the creation of this guide. 


To make money, one has to understand its various gathering sources, how to use it and how to bank it. Firstly.


Money can be gained through the following ways:

  • All players spawn with 1.5K.
  • Completing Money Shipments.
  • Killing players and stealing their money.
  • Selling vehicles at General or Vehicle Stores.
  • Selling equipment and weapons at Gun and General Stores. 
  • Selling weapon crates
  • Salvaging destroyed vehicles.
  • Capturing zones. 
  • Zone capture benefits every ten minutes (money made depends on amount of zones captured).

Tokens, the special currency, can be gained by:

  • One token for every five player kills in one game session. 

Money can be spent on:

  • Weapons, ammo, attachments, static emplacements and grenades at Gun Stores. 
  • Uniforms, vests, backpacks, helmets, virtual inventory items, building objects, small UAVs, medical equipment and facegear at General Stores. 
  • Cars, APCs, tanks, helicopters, jets and large drones at Vehicle Stores. 

Money is stored and withdrawn at ATMs. 

Now that we know what money is, we can dive into making it. 




Our first method. Capturing zones.

This method entails traveling around the map, capping zones and largely avoiding combat. Early in the morning is the best time to do this as few people are online to contest and recapture zones. 


  • Lower exposure to combat and risk of dying. 
  • You do not have to recapture the zones (unless someone else caps them), money flows over time.
  • Generally more suited for people who are not as good at PvP or PvE than others. 
  • Instant monetary reward on some zones is high.


  • Takes time and patience.
  • Transport required for getting from point to point (unless you're one of those people who enjoys Asthmatic Jogging Simulator 2019).
  • Doing this when the server has a high population can result in you being tracked relentlessly by enemy players. 

Some Personal Tips

  • Take the time to travel to an ATM between captures to bank money. It can be quite infuriating to have nearly 100K on your body and get shot. 
  • Use a light, fast car to travel between points (I use the Prowler but the Quilin, Offroad, SUV and Hatchback also work just as well). The time it takes to take off and land, combined with the fact that a lot of people carry Titan AA, is not worth the risk of getting shot down.
  • Capture the more isolated points (USS Liberty, USS Freedom, that one island near Kamino). These points provide a larger money reward when captured. 
  • Play with some friends on Independent or on BLUFOR/OPFOR; having more people to capture more points makes collecting money easier. 
  • Do this at the extremes of time; while not practical for most people, the zones are less contested early in the morning or late at night. 



Complicated name but this just means hitting the Money Shipments. 

To recap, Money Shipments are a PvE mission that come in four types (Small, Medium, Large and Heavy) each with varying levels of difficulty and reward. After completion/failure, these missions take 5-10 minutes to respawn. 

  • Small Money Shipments are worth 25K per mission. They are typically manned by three or four armed MRAPs with escorting infantry in each vehicle. 
  • Medium Money Shipments are worth 50K per mission. They are typically manned by one or two light APCs and one or two GMG MRAPs.
  • Large Money Shipments are worth 75-100K per mission. They are typically manned by two or three APCs and either a tank or an anti-aircraft vehicle. 
  • Heavy Money Shipments are worth 100K per mission. They are typically manned by a combination of four heavier APCs, tanks and anti-aircraft vehicles. 


  • Money Shipments have a much larger payout.
  • Spawn relatively often. 
  • AI are not very good at shooting.
  • If you manage to disable a vehicle or kill its crew and repair it, free vehicle. 


  • Large and Heavy Money Shipments (sometimes even Mediums) require a launcher to kill or disable bigger vehicles. 
  • It is not uncommon to find other players trying to do these money shipments. 
  • Most of the vehicles in Money Shipments are very capable of cutting down players with even the heaviest of armour. 
  • Carrying more than 100K highlights you on the map and tracks your position for everyone else to see. 

Some Personal Tips

  • Bring buddies. Having a medic on your team is extremely helpful. 
  • If plausible, capture a mission vehicle (Main Battle Tank or Anti-Aircraft Vehicle) and use that. Don't have to fork out for launcher ammo or for a very expensive vehicle. 
  • Cheap AT launchers with a lot of HEAT rounds are your friend. The RPG-42 Alamut and MAAWS Mark 4 Mod 1 are excellent choices. 
  • Try to engage from a distance and within ready reach of cover. 
  • Do not waste time collecting money. Be as quick as possible and dash for an ATM.
  • Bring friends to collect the money with you if hitting a Large or Heavy Money Shipment to counteract the money tracking feature. 



In the time between Money Shipments respawning, you can go to the other AI missions and complete them to sell vehicles or weapon crates. There are a variety of missions that can spawn, however the most popular ones are: 

  • Town Invasion. AI spawn in a building complex somewhere on the map to be taken out. Rewards include two weapon crates and the weapons dropped by the AI.
  • Enemy Outpost. A small complex will spawn somewhere on the map defended by a squad of AI and some static .50 turrets. Rewards include building structures, two weapon crates and the equipment dropped by the AI. 
  • Main Battle Tank: A tank that spawns (T-100 Varsuk, M2A1 or M2A4 Slammer or an MBT-52 Kuma) defended by two squads of AI. Rewards include the tank and equipment dropped by the AI.
  • Armoured Personnel Carrier: An APC that spawns (Can be any except for the Nyx variants) defended by two squads of AI. Rewards include the APC and equipment dropped by the AI. 
  • Anti-Aircraft Vehicle: A SPAAG-M vehicle (Tigris or Cheetah) that spawns defended by two squads of AI. Rewards include the vehicle and equipment dropped by the AI. 
  • Sunken Treasure: Money spawns at the bottom of the ocean defended by a Diver Squad and a Speedboat HMG. Rewards include a monetary reward. 

Weapon crates can be sold at Gun, Vehicle and General Stores. Vehicles can be sold at General, Gun or Vehicle Stores. 


  • These spawn very frequently in most positions of the map. 
  • Once again, AI are not very good at shooting.
  • Free stuff if you don't want to sell the contents of crates or vehicles.


  • These missions, especially vehicle missions, are often contested by other players. 
  • AI will swarm you if not careful.
  • Expect to get bombed or rocketed if you capture a vehicle when the server is high-pop.

Some Personal Tips:

  • As always, bring some teammates to help carry money/equipment and to revive you if you get downed. 
  • Use cover and Arma's combat stancing to pick AI off one-by-one (this prevents the AI swarming). Also, watch your flanks. 
  • Bring an SDAR and diving gear for the Sunken Treasure. Y'know, so you don't drown.




This marks the end of a fairly basic money guide for Wasteland. More to follow. 

Edited by .Scorpion
Pantha pointed out the other missions
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