Rage 2 Shows New Biomes, Weapons, and Convoy Combat in Over-The-Top QuakeCon Footage
Rage 2 has been one of this year’s big surprises – not many expected to see Id Software’s open-world shooter series make its return, but the new game, developed by Avalanche Software (Just Cause, Mad Max) certainly looks promising. Today during their QuakeCon 2018 Keynote, Bethesda released gritty new Rage 2 footage. You can check it out, below.
While the Rage 2’s E3 trailer mostly focused on your typical dusty Mad-Max-style environments, the new QuakeCon footage showed off a bit more variety. In fact, you’ll start the game off in a lush wetlands area, and along the way explore jungles, mountains, and more. The variety extends to the game’s factions (the Goon Squad, Immortal Shrouded, River Hogs, Abaddon Mutants, and Authority, to name a few) each of which have different combat styles, settlements, and vehicles. Speaking of vehicles, we also get a look at an explosive convoy takedown.
Overall, Rage 2 looks like a good fusion of id Software action and Avalanche open-world mayhem. The new footage culminates in an intense shootout with the Goon Squad, which showcases some of the game’s new abilities, including Slam (punch the ground to unleash destructive shockwaves) and Shatter (send baddies flying with a blast of kinetic energy). Oh, and your boomerang-like Wingstick has also been upgraded.
Here’s the official Bethesda rundown on Rage 2:
Dive headfirst into a dystopian world without society, law, and order. Rage 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and Id Software, creators of the first-person shooter – to deliver carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.
The Wasteland Awaits
Seamlessly traverse a vast and varied landscape, from lush jungles and treacherous swamps to sun-scorched deserts in your pursuit of The Authority. The wasteland is massive, and you’ve got the arsenal to fight for every inch.
The Last Ranger
Bring the pain using a collection of upgradable weapons, devastating Nanotrite powers, and Overdrive, the ability to push your guns beyond their mechanical limits!
Pedal To The Metal
From monster trucks to gyrocopters, use an assortment of rugged and wasteland-ready vehicles to speed across the badlands. If you see it, you can drive it.
Factions & Foes
Fight against ferocious factions for control of the wasteland, each featuring a rogue’s gallery of madmen, mutants, and monsters hungry for blood.
Rage 2 rampages on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 in Spring 2019.