Rage 2 has been officially revealed by Bethesda, following a number of leaks in May 2018. After being prematurely revealed by Walmart Canada (along with a bunch of other unannounced games!) and the announcement trailer prematurely leaking online, the Rage Twitter account jumped into life and confirmed the news.
Here’s everything you need to know about the crazy, Mad Max-esque Rage 2 including the latest release date rumours, platforms, gameplay details and trailers.
- Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
- Developer: id Software & Avalanche Studios
- Release date: 2019
- Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Genre: Open-world first-person shooter
When will Rage 2 be released?
One aspect of Rage 2 that (amazingly) didn't leak is the release date. While there was no release date - or even a release window - at the initial announcement, Bethesda followed up with a new gameplay trailer (viewable at the top of this page) and a 2019 release window.
The company hasn't gone into detail about when in 2019 we're likely to see the game, but the company did say that there will be much more Rage 2 information provided during Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference in June.
Which platforms will Rage 2 be released on?
Rage 2 mirrors the platforms of the original; while 2011's Rage was available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, Rage 2 is set to be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC, with no Switch support just yet. Bethesda hasn't mentioned Switch support, but judging by Wolfenstein's surprise Switch launch months after it was released on consoles, we're not writing it off just yet.
What should I expect from Rage 2 gameplay?
Details are still scarce, but we now know what's on offer from Rage 2. As fans of the first game will know, an asteroid has wiped out 80 percent of the earth's population and humanity has taken a hit. Bloodthirsty, violent petrol-head gangs roam the open roads looking to cause chaos, while the Authority seeks to rule the lands with an iron fist.
You play as Walker, the last Ranger of the wasteland and a threat to the Authority's overarching power. You were deemed too dangerous, and were robbed of your home and left for dead. Of course, death doesn't welcome Walker with open arms and you're left to "rage for justice and freedom", crushing the dictator-esque rule of the Authority.
Expect over-the-top vehicle combat, FPS mayhem and a whole open world full of things to discover and kill. The open world is said to be varied, from swamps to sun-scorched deserts and lush jungles, and you'll run into a number of dangerous factions all fighting for control of the wasteland.
You'll also be able to collect and upgrade not only your arsenal of weaponry, but your Nanotrite powers and Overdrive, a new ability that allows you to "push your guns beyond their mechanical limits".
The combination of id Software's impressive first-person shooter mechanics and the stunning worlds created by Avalanche Studios mean that Rage 2 will be something special. Take a look at the gameplay trailer at the top of the page for more information.
Rage 2 trailers
Here's the official Rage 2 announcement trailer that was released after a flurry of May 2018 leaks.