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Rage 2: Last Chance To Snag Its Pre-Order Bonuses
Time's running out to pre-order Rage 2 for extra perks.
We're finally one day away from the release of Rage 2, which launches May 14 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Co-developed by Id Software and Avalanche Studios and published by Bethesda, Rage 2 is an open-world shooter set in a Mad Max-like post-apocalyptic world.
Rage 2 is the sequel to Rage, which released nearly eight years ago. Never played the first game? Here's what you need to know: A comet has smashed into Earth, decimating the landscape and killing off 80% of the population. For the few who are left, anarchy reigns, bullets fly, and explosions are as common as a cold. The game also features a healthy dose of vehicular combat, which comes as no surprise, seeing as Avalanche Studios' last game was Just Cause 4. There's even a gyrocopter for anyone who wants to take to the air.
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Over the past couple of weeks, Bethesda has been drumming up hype for the game with couple of unique giveaways. The first was a custom Rage 2 Dreamcast (really a disguised PC) that came equipped to play the game. The second giveaway, which you can still enter through Sunday, is for a humorous set of Rage 2 Xbox One controllers that reference Walmart Canada's leak of the game in 2018.
Rage 2 is also adding an extra layer of interactivity with a few special Twitch extensions that let viewers revive you if you die out in the wasteland and pull viewer names as opponents in in-game races. Plus, viewers who participate will also get drops in their own games, like weapon skins.
[Update]: Our Rage 2 review is finally out, so be sure to check that out before deciding whether to pick up the game. Critic Michael Higham scored the game 6/10 for a main mission that felt short, underwhelming characters, and meaningless side quests, but did praise the game's "clever, destructive abilities," fun combat, and skill tree upgrades.
If you've decided you're all-in on Rage 2, you're probably wondering what kind of extra freebies you can get for ordering your copy before Tuesday. We have all the info you need below.
Rage 2 pre-order bonuses
You'll get a handful of freebies for pre-ordering Rage 2.
- Exclusive mission "Cult of the Death God"
- Settler's Pistol
- Nicolas Raine Armor
- Mutant Monster Truck Skin
It sounds like you'll have to complete the pre-order exclusive mission to get the gear. According to GameStop's description, the Cult of the Death God mission is "a wild ride that sends [the protagonist] Walker after a cult of crazed mutants who have taken to worshipping the image of Nicholas Raine--the hero of the original Rage Survive the sewers and fight through hordes of mutants--including the massive and monstrous Abadon Warlock--to receive Raine's legendary armor along with the fan-favorite Settler Pistol and the new Mutant Monster Truck."
Some retailers are also offering exclusive bonuses:
- Amazon: Exclusive Rage 2 controller skin included in box when you pre-order standard or Deluxe edition; Prime members get $10 reward credit with any edition pre-order
- GameStop: Exclusive Rage 2 wingstick included in box
Pre-order Rage 2 standard edition
As usual, the standard edition comes with the base game and any pre-order bonuses. We recommend grabbing the game from Walmart, as it's currently $10 cheaper there than anywhere else.
Pre-order Rage 2 Digital Deluxe edition
The Rage 2 Digital Deluxe edition will include more in-game items. With this version, you'll get your hands on The Rise of Ghosts expansion, Doom BFG, Wasteland Wizard cheat codes, progress boosts, and a battle standard. And if you pre-order, you'll also get the bonuses listed above.
Pre-order Rage 2 Collector's edition
The most prestigious version of the game is the Collector's edition, which will include all of the Digital Deluxe edition's bonus content (except for the progress boost), plus a collectible steelbook case, exclusive poster, and Ruckus the Crusher talking head.
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