The Desert Wastes are what used to be some nice deserts, now inhabited by mutants and bandits alike.
While the deserts seem to have low sources of danger, they are filled with mutated worms lurking in dead corpses and roaming around, not-so-friendly bandits and giant mutated scorpions.
While not so dangerous as the previous threats, mutants also set camp in enclosed areas and might not hesitate to shoot on sight.
As much as the bandits seem like they're leaderless, they actually have the Big Bandit, an overgrown bandit with a smoking gun and a hateful glare.
It is recommended to stay away from him if one does not want to go on a suicide mission to kill him.