After Rage 2 drops on May 14 and you complete your first playthrough, there will still be plenty to keep you raging on and on. Bethesda Softworks' roadmap with their post-launch plans shows the game will offer plenty of bang for your buck even after your first playthrough. The plans include community events and challenges, new vehicles, new enemies, new cheats, and two "huge" expansions, so it sounds like there will be a lot to keep you busy in 2019 if you've been hankering for some Rage 2 since it was first announced. Here's a rundown of the roadmap.
In May, Bethesda will kick off the Rage 2 community challenges. Players will complete these challenges together as a community, and all participants will be rewarded with free skins. Once you destroy the first community challenge, you'll earn the Vomit Comet Pistol Skin, which is as flamboyant as it gets when it comes to pistols. To redeem your rewards you'll have to be online and signed in with your Bethesda.net account. Every week in May and June you will get new challenges, and Bethesda recommends you to keep an eye on the Rage 2 Twitter account if you don't plan on missing out on a single prize. There's also a brand new in-game event in May, called "Bring the Ruckus," featuring Ruckus the Crusher.
In June, Bethesda will deliver the first big update with fresh community challenges, new cheats, and a couple of major events, including one that introduces a pilotable Mech as a new vehicle type. There will also be an event where a massive new enemy joins the wild open-world of Rage 2. This is an entirely free update. In July there will be another big free update, adding another new vehicle type, and a new enemy type. You should also expect new community challenges, skins, and cheats for everyone.
In August, there will be many new events and other goodies, but the main event will be the release of the first expansion for Rage 2, called Rise of the Ghosts. It will add a brand new storyline and region to explore, as well as new weapons, abilities, and vehicles. Beyond September, players can expect other announcements for what the future holds for Rage 2, and the second expansion will be released by November.
Rage 2 will release on May 14 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. You might want to read our hands-on preview of Rage 2 at E3 2018. Here you can see the technical requirements on PC, and learn what to expect from the performance on consoles, while here you can learn more about the BFG that will be exclusive to Deluxe and Collector’s Editions.
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