Everything You Need to Know About RAGE 2 but We’re Too Afraid to Ask
RAGE 2 is an explosive, over-the-top adventure through a brutal and unforgiving wasteland.
Surrounded by vicious factions and mutants with a taste for bloodshed, and dropped into a wide-open world where an armed and armored vehicle is a traveler’s best friend, your road ahead won’t be easy – but it sure as hell will be fun. Check out the full RAGE 2 E3 presentation for an extended look at gameplay and get a breakdown of everything you need to know about this carnival of carnage in our handy list below.
ID SOFTWARE MET AVALANCHE STUDIOS AND THEY HAD A BEAUTIFUL, WEIRD BABY.
They locked eyes across the room, and id just knew… Avalanche was the one. id Software’s shooter pedigree and Avalanche Studios’ mastery of open-world chaos have come together to create the wild, explosive shooterverse of RAGE 2 where you can go anywhere and shoot anything. It’s got guns, vehicle combat, over-the-top action, and a beautiful, fully explorable open world.
“I’ve admired Avalanche Studios for years and it was a great honor to work with such a talented team,” says id Software Studio Director Tim Willits. “I really believe we have something special in RAGE 2, the best of both studios working together to create something unique.”
IT’S REALLY MORE OF A POST-POST-APOCALYPSE.
In the years following an asteroid’s devastation, mankind has started rebuilding pockets of civilization. Cities have sprung up, and law and order have (kind of) been restored to these population hubs – including Vineland, where Walker’s story begins.
Completely walled off from the outside world where bloodthirsty gangs fight over turf and resources, Vineland stands as a bastion of hope for the future. But not for long. Without spoiling too much of the game’s intro, we can simply say the Authority is why we can’t have nice things. Walker soon must leave his home and fight for his survival… and the survival of what little good remains in the world.
Y0u Can Seamlessly Explore and Explode the Wide-Open Wasteland:
The wasteland is a big place, and Walker is going to have to fight for every inch of it. Take an airboat ride across the swamplands. Explore a city that time forgot, now overtaken by vegetation and hidden dangers. Head into “The Crack,” a vast chasm that has sprung up in the middle of the desert. You can even venture through mutant-infested sewers and high-tech Authority labs if you’re feeling bold.
With Avalanche Studios sharing the helm with id Software, you know this chaotic world will be one worth exploring.
If you can see it, you can Drive It!
And there’s no need to travel the world on foot. Because why hoof it when you can ride in style?
Monster trucks, gyrocopters, ice cream trucks: Walker is spoiled for choice in this new world. Each vehicle is wasteland-ready and fully rigged to wreck shop. If you can see it, you can drive it. And if you can drive it, you can kick ass with it. Get ready for some pedal-to-the-metal, fuel-soaked destruction.
Bring the Big Guns!
Wingsticks Make a Come-Back:
Some might argue that the Wingstick is really the main character in RAGE 2. We’re still on Team Walker, but the Wingstick is a close second, at least in our hearts.
With new and improved upgradeable capabilities, including an explosive new finishing move, the Wingstick will leave your enemies breathless. Because they’ll be super dead. This new Wingstick also features a handy-dandy tracking ability, which will let Walker bend its trajectory around corners and turn it into a nasty little homing missile.
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