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Rage 2 – Mutant bashes, bounties and Authority Attacks detailed

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Rage 2! Big open world, tons of bandits on the road and at least one of them is going to try and throw a boot at your face because that totally works in real life. Nonsense, no footwear on Earth has the power to stop a crusader powered by the music of Andrew W.K yo. Anyway, Rage 2 looks like solid stuff. That Avalanche studio probably knows a thing or two about explosions, and the first-person shooter playground looks like fun on a bun.

What else is there to do though? Is there more to Rage 2 than just shooting a wasteland of wandering YouTubers looking for the ultimate like and subscribe? Turns out, there certainly is as Bethesda dropped a few more details on the sequel that nobody expected, after last week’s Game Awards. “Once you leave the starting area, the entire world is open, and you’ll encounter dynamic events everywhere you go,” Bethesdaa’s Tim Willits explained.

You may find a bandit outpost to clear out, or a race you want to run, or a convoy that needs destroying. Completing these types of activities will also help your relationship with some of the key characters in the main story. Everything you do will be rewarded.

Here’s what your bottle cap gets you when Rage 2 releases:

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Open-World Mayhem

The seamless open world of RAGE 2 is full of opportunity for an enterprising Ranger. Any time you want to veer off the main path, you’ll find a lot to explore. As id Software Studio Director Tim Willits explains, there’s never a dull moment when you’re prowling the wasteland


The Torn Plains Racetrack is heaven for speed demons and adrenaline junkies. Win different cars by racing on the curvy, multi-path tracks, riddled with jumps and hazards. You can also come across drivers anywhere in the wasteland and challenge them to a quick pick-up race. The starting and ending points for a pick-up race are based on where the race is initiated, so no two courses are the same.


Convoys are massive, heavily defended fortresses on wheels; they’ll require skillful driving and all your combat expertise to take them down. Convoys consist of a monstrous leader that is protected by a number of different vehicles, from fast attack bikes to medium-sized muscle cars, all armed to the brim and ready to tear you to pieces. Both the Immortal Shrouded and the Goon Squad have their own convoys with unique faction vehicles that patrol different areas of the world.

Mutant Bash

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Face off against wave after wave of progressively more challenging enemies in the Mutant Bash arena to win prizes and wasteland fame. Now hosted by a woman named Desdemonya, this new Mutant Bash TV is crueller and more twisted than ever before. Be sure to stock up on ammo, grenades and Wingsticks before you attempt Mutant Bash. There’s a resupply phase between waves, but it’s just barely enough to keep you in the fight.

Ark Hunting

Locating Arks is your key to upgrading Walker with new gear and nanotrite abilities, but not all of them are easy to find. Some you’ll discover through missions, and some you’ll locate by gathering valuable intel around the wasteland. Talk to folks in town and keep an eye out for data pads or audio recordings that might hold some useful information.

Helping Out Allies

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Your allies in the wasteland are going to have plenty of work for you. Go back to them often to see if they have additional quests (with additional rewards, of course).


Feel like doing a little hunting? Some of the hub cities will have bounties you can pick up. Hunt down your target and take them out for a sweet prize. There’s no “dead or alive” in the post-post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Saving Friendly Drivers

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Just because you’re saving the world doesn’t mean you can’t help the little guys. While cruising around the wasteland, you may come across someone getting chased by a group of bandit vehicles. Should you manage to get all the attacking cars off the civilian’s tail, you’ll be roundly rewarded.

Authority Attacks

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With their unrivaled control of the skies, the Authority can strike at any time, anywhere in the wasteland. Incoming Authority aircraft are capable of dropping both troopers and Sentry Turrets, which should be avoided at all cost until you’ve got enough firepower to wipe out a small town.

Create Your Own Chaos

“I like to say that RAGE 2 has a high ‘distraction factor’ when playing,” jokes Willits. “I often get sidetracked by something as I drive past, or something happens dynamically in the world. I find that I can spend hours just driving around or flying. I really enjoy the Icarus mini-copter the best. It’s an amazing way to see all the sights. One of the cool things about the Icarus is that it’s a reward for people who explore. It isn’t found on the ‘golden path’ of the game. It’s not just given to you, you need to earn it. But once you have the Icarus, the whole game opens up to you in a new, exciting way.”

As was revealed at the Game Awards, Rage 2 will drop on May 14. And then we’ll all party party party.

Last Updated: December 10, 2018


  1. Bethesda client only, sadly, and I’ve already got a client overload as it is.

    And after all they promised compared to what they delivered on Fallout76, I’d be damn cautious to go anywhere near anything from Bethesda before it releases.

    My big question is though…will it have co-op like the first Rage? It was a huge deal for me since only Borderlands offered something similar…and which fallout76 clearly failed at. I think the fact that they haven’t mentioned it once is probably a clear sign that it won’t have co-op. But who knows, maybe it does.


    • Original Heretic

      December 10, 2018 at 16:02

      I’ll likely ignore this game. Because BL3 will be similar, but better.


      • Pariah

        December 10, 2018 at 16:20

        Well. This will be out early next year. BL3 will be announced early next year. There’s a small difference there.

        Patience, however, is a virtue… I’m told.


        • Original Heretic

          December 10, 2018 at 16:29

          It’s not just a time issue. Rage felt a bit like BL, but wasn’t as good. And was far too short.
          I hate feeling like I’ve wasted time and money on a game.


          • Pariah

            December 10, 2018 at 16:30

            O_o I felt like they were completely different games. I honestly don’t see the comparison. Rage felt more like a post-apocalyptic Quake 4 with a vehicle than anything else.

          • Original Heretic

            December 10, 2018 at 19:29

            I dunno, post apocalyptic, vehicles, large environment. I remember really just getting into it, and then it ended. It kept me expecting a much longer experience, like Borderlands.

          • Pariah

            December 10, 2018 at 19:34

            The art style. World. Humour. Like, they don’t even *feel* the same in gunplay. Loot. Anything. idk, different opinions I guess. XD

          • Original Heretic

            December 10, 2018 at 19:35

            I totally get what you’re saying, I do agree that they did feel very different. More quake, as you said.
            But I still felt quite a bit of BL in there.

          • Pariah

            December 10, 2018 at 19:46

            I think that’s one of the cool things about opinions and experiences. That they’re different. It’s cool that you get some BL and I don’t. And, let’s be honest, BL isn’t the worst you could do. You could be reminded of F76. XD

          • Original Heretic

            December 10, 2018 at 19:51

            Ugh, from what I’ve read, it truly lived up to all my worst fears for it. I freakin’ knew it was gonna be like that. It smelled like shit. And shit, it is.

      • Captain JJ

        December 10, 2018 at 16:02

        Yea. I feel the same. And BL3 will have co-op like its predecessors no doubt. Might not be a big deal to others but we’re a gaming household, it’s nice to have.


        • Original Heretic

          December 10, 2018 at 16:02

          It’s essential, agreed.


    • Pariah

      December 10, 2018 at 16:20

      Wait, Bethesda client only?

      Fuck. That.


  2. Original Heretic

    December 10, 2018 at 16:02

    Within days of this game being released, the internet will reveal all about how to get the Icarus.


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