Big Rage 2 Update Out Now, Adds New Game+, Ultra Nightmare Difficulty, And More

Lots of new content is now available for the open-world shooter.


QuakeCon is officially underway, and while the big focus of this year's event is Doom in honor of the series' 25th anniversary, Bethesda isn't neglecting some of its other big releases. This weekend, the publisher will host panels for Fallout 76 and Elder Scrolls Online, and during today's keynote, it showcased the latest update for Rage 2.

The free update is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it introduces a load of new content to the game, including three new modes. First is the long-requested New Game+, which will let you play through the story again with all your weapons, abilities, upgrades, and more. You'll also earn Prestige badges when you play through the game again.

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Additionally, developer Avalanche has added an Iron Man mode--die once in this mode and it's game over. If that isn't enough of a challenge, there's also a new Ultra Nightmare setting that promises to ramp up the difficulty considerably.

Rounding out the free update are a variety of new cheats, as well as new skins, a number of quality-of-life improvements, and a voice pack featuring the Wolfenstein's hero, BJ Blazkowicz. You can read more about all the new content available for Rage 2 on Bethesda's website.

There's more content on the way to Rage 2 this year. The game's first major expansion, dubbed Rise of the Ghosts, launches this September and will introduce new story missions, additional locations to explore, a new enemy faction, and more. Then, in November, Rage 2's second expansion is slated to arrive with its own assortment of new story missions, locations, and other content.

That isn't all we got to see at QuakeCon so far. Bethesda gave us a much closer look at Doom Eternal's Battlemode, an asymmetrical multiplayer mode that pits one player as a Doom Slayer against several others controlling demons. The publisher also surprise released the series' classic games, Doom, Doom 2, and Doom 3, on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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