It’s fair to say that the Rage IP hasn’t had the best of lives; considered by many to be a mediocre first-person shooter, despite the excellent pedigree of its developer. Rage 2 had hoped to turn the fledgling hopes of the series, entering life with a bang, but ultimately leaving with a wimpier. Regardless, ID Software & Avalanche Studios have a detailed roadmap of content coming for the remaining fanbase, continuing with its second update, which is Available now.
The second update brings three new game modes – New game+, Ironman mode & ultra nightmare difficulty. Rage 2 also continues to be embracing its wacky side, adding two new cheat codes, dash rag doll & super knock-back. In a move that I can only deduce as a celebration of the release of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a voice pack has also been added to the game that will give your character the voice of BJ Blazkowitz. The second update & a peak at what’s to come in the future is detailed in the tweet below.
Update 2 is bringing the heat with new ways to play (OMG NG+??), new features, and new fixes. Read up on all the details! pic.twitter.com/EC5mXT2iaF
— RAGE 2 (@rage) July 25, 2019
Along with these gameplay enhancing goodies, bug & glitch fixes are also on their way. Will these quality of life changes can keep people playing Rage 2 back to the game is one question; whether these updates & improvements can bring people back to the game is another. Although we mostly enjoyed Rage 2, we did criticise it for fairly derivative of other games, in our review.
Rage 2 is available for PS4, Xbox One & PC