Grab your shovel and gear up before heading out into the desert.
Wasteland 2 guide: the Ranger Citadel
Once the first cutscene has played out, begin the conversation with General Vargas. When he shows you the Party Map you’ll be given the location of your first mission. You’ll need to find the repeaters that Ace was carrying before he was killed.
With the conversation complete head north, picking up the shovel on the way to the Ranger Cemetery. You’re not able to access the Citadel entrance just yet, so go over the wooden bridge north to meet the first trader.
There’s not much to buy at this point, but remember the trader’s location for the future. This is the spot to come to when you need to buy armour and ammo for your weapons.
Past the trader you’ll find three Rangers sitting around, but just pass them by as you go along the path north. When you see the NPC cleaning the walls of graffiti, use the shovel on the mound of dirt nearby for a handful of items and Scrap.
Now go back past the Rangers sitting on the floor and along the path and you’ll come across Angela. She’s got quite a story to tell, and will ask if she can tag along with your group. There’s a mound of dirt here you can dig up using your shovel, then go back again to the Rangers, stopping to dig up yet another mound of dirt.
Now you’ve got all the little bits of loot/gear, you’ll be heading out to the desert. If you have any junk you can sell it off to the trader (if you can, stock up on ammo), then go to the revolving globe and click on it to enter the wasteland.