Rage 2 is the sequel to a slightly underwhelming debut for id Software’s newest series. As such, they turned to Avalanche Studios – creators of Just Cause and, more relevantly, that Mad Max game, to co-develop a new one. Our guide hub includes all the known information about the game, such as the release date, trailers, and details on the special editions and pre-order bonuses.
Rage 2 release date
Rage 2’s release date has been confirmed as 14th May 2019 and will be available to buy at the Bethesda launcher. There is no Steam version of the game and any physical version will come with a code to download the game via the Bethesda launcher.
Rage 2 editions, pre-order bonuses
Rage 2 has a few different versions that will be available. All the digital versions can be found to buy at the Bethesda launcher. Retail versions of the game will go for around £39.99/€59.99/$59.99, depending on the retailer. For the deluxe edition, this increases to £59.99/€79.99/$79.99. There’s also a collector’s edition that will set you back a colossal £119.99/€129.99/$129.99 from GAME (UK), from various outlets in Europe, and from Gamestop in the US. To find more details about the collector’s edition, head here. Below are the details of what goodies you can expect.
- Rise of the Ghosts Expansion
- DOOM BFG
- Wasteland Wizard Cheat Codes
- Progress Booster
- Battle Standard
- A “Ruckus the Crusher” talking head
- Steelbook case
- Collector’s poster
- All the Deluxe Edition digital items
- All the pre-order bonuses
For those who don’t know my general rule when it comes to pre-purchasing/pre-ordering/however you want to call it, I generally advise against doing so. However it would be bad to not at the very least say what you get as a result of pre-ordering a game. For Rage 2, this actually gets you a fair bit. For the standard edition, here’s what you can get:
- Cult of the Death God mission DLC
- Settler Pistol
- Nicholas Raine’s armour
- Mutant Monster truck skin
Rage 2 trailers
First shown off in May 2018, there have been a slew of trailers of id Software and Avalanche Studio’s punk apocalypse shooter. The initial one shown had all the shooting and explosions you could ever want to see, while subsequent trailers have shown off more of the open world – Wilhelm scream and all.
There was also an extended trailer entitled Eden Assault that expanded more on exactly what you can expect from id Software and Avalanche’s upcoming collaboration. In addition to being able to collect and upgrade your abilities, there’s the new Overdrive ability that lets you “push your guns beyond their mechanical limits” to cause mayhem. Vehicles are no slouch either as they can be equipped with mortars, chain guns, and more.
There’s not a lot to go on at the moment, but we will of course be updating this hub for Doom Eternal with details as soon as they are made available. This will include at the very least more trailers and details, as well as the confirmed release date once Bethesda announce it.