What is Rage 2 about? Everything you need to know

The post-apocalyptic shooter is nearing its May release date. Here’s what you need to know.

08 Mar 2019

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Dune buggy in Rage 2

What is Rage 2 about?

Rage 2 is the sequel to the post-apocalyptic Rage, which was released by id Software in 2010. The series imagines a world devastated by a meteor strike, home to mutants and humans known as Ark survivors. You’ll play as Walker, a human character and orphan, who is intent on taking down a malevolent dictatorship known as the Authority. The story isn’t going to win any prizes for originality, but then Rage is really about exploring the map in an array of armoured cars and felling enemies with the outlandish weaponry on offer.

A dune buggy in Rage 2

When is Rage 2 coming out?  

Rage 2 is being released on PS4, PC and Xbox One on May 14, 2019.

Will Rage 2 have co-op?

No, Rage 2 will not have co-operative play or multiplayer mode in any shape or form, though it will ship with a “social component” says id Software’s Tim Willits. What might this mean? Leaderboards to challenge your friends for position over, perhaps?

Who is making Rage 2?

Development duties are being handled by the team behind the Just Cause series: Avalanche Studios, who are based in Sweden. Expect a significant portion of the 300+ team to be getting Rage 2 ready for release now that Just Cause 4 is out. The studio is also getting help from Rage’s creators, id Software, though Avalanche is understood to be doing the bulk of the heavy lifting.

Kvasir in Rage 2

Is Rage 2 a sequel?

Yes. Rage 2 will take place two decades after the events of the first game. The world is beginning to regain its colour and new biomes are springing up. The Authority is also back after licking its wounds from the pasting it took in Rage 1.

Will Rage 2 be on Steam?  

That’s up for debate. Much like Fallout 76, Rage 2 will launch on Bethesda.net, the publisher’s own platform. It’s unclear whether the game will be coming to Steam in the weeks after release, but if it follows the same trajectory as Fallout 76, it probably won’t be on Steam.

What is Rage 2 rated?

Rage 2 is yet to earn a PEGI rating, but expect it be an 18. This is not a game for children, as borne out by the Rage 2 trailer below. 

What cars can you drive in Rage 2?

The Bethesda website promises everything from monster trucks to ice cream trucks. And, according to the official website, if you can see it, you can drive it.

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