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RAGE 2 cover
Avalanche Studios
id Software
Bethesda Softworks
Apex Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows May 14, 2019
RAGE 2 guide on StrategyWiki
RAGE 2 on MobyGames
RAGE 2 on Wikipedia
RAGE 2011
RAGE 2 2019

Key points

The game does not work on CPUs with less than 4 physical cores.[2][3][4]

General information

Official site
Official community forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Bethesda.net Launcher
Collector's Edition also available.
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition (physical only) also available.
Requires online activation
Deluxe Edition also available. Can be launched without Bethesda.net Launcher after a one-time online validation.[5]
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
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An optional Bethesda.net account can be used to unlock community features.[6] Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed in a hotfix released on 2019-05-16.[7]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Cult of the Death God Mission Pre-order bonus mission
Nicholas Raine Armor Pre-order bonus armor
Mutant Monster Truck Skin Pre-order bonus truck skin
Settler Pistol Pre-order bonus weapon
Rise of the Ghosts Expansion Available by 2019-12-31.[8]
Doom BFG Weapon exclusive to Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition.
Wasteland Wizard Cheat Codes Cheat codes exclusive to Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition.
Battle Standard Item exclusive to Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition.
Progress Booster Item exclusive to Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition.

Version differences[edit]

Deluxe Edition[edit]

Includes the following DLCs: Rise of the Ghosts Expansion, Doom BFG weapon, Settler Pistol.
Also includes Wasteland Wizard Cheat Codes, Battle Standard, and Progress Booster.
Requires a Bethesda.net account to activate extra content regardless of where game is purchased.
Bethesda.net may need to be contacted for a representative to manually confirm the transaction if item is purchased outside of the Rage 2 in-game store.

Collector's Edition[edit]

Physical copies only. Includes everything the Deluxe Edition includes along with various physical bonus items.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\Rage 2\settings.ini
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/548570/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\Rage 2\Saves\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/548570/pfx/[Note 1]
3 autosave slots + 12 manual save slots available.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Some users are reporting issues with triple screen solutions.[9]
21:9 and 32:9 are supported using Hor+.[10] Pre-rendered cutscenes and menus are pillarboxed
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
No separate setting in-game, can be found in configuration file under the name Aniso=
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard & mouse settings
Keyboard & mouse settings
Controller layout settings
Controller layout settings
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Available actions do not allow for the ESDF control scheme. De-fib mini game and air vehicle controls hard-coded to WASD. Mouse 4 and 5 are referred to as Mouse 7 and 8.
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration [11]
Mouse sensitivity
Separate limited settings for regular sensitivity and aim down sight sensitivity (10-100% with no decimals for precision). ADS scales based on standard sensitivity, e.g. setting both low results in incredibly slow ADS. Set ADS to 100% to match standard sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Only presets available
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
No native support, configure the controller through Steam.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, SFX, Voice
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Broken difficulty menu fundamentally alters game play[edit]

Due to a bug that is yet to be fixed the game difficulty will always reset back to easy on game load or saved game load. However the menu will still show "hard" or "nightmare" when the game is actually set to easy.
Set difficulty to easy. Go back into the game. Set difficulty to hard or nightmare. Apply this fix every time the game loads. Some reports suggest player might have to go to another settlement to actually see the changes.[12]

Drove onto Authority Base platform and now unable to progress[edit]

If the player lacks the in-game requirements for the Project Dagger mission, the player can be rendered unable to progress.
Reload an earlier save[13]

Audio issues during scripted sequences[edit]

Wait for the sequence to finish[14][15][16]

Overdrive not charging[edit]

In some cases, Overdrive does not charge when killing enemies or using an Overdrive Infuser.[17][18]
No known fix.

Rebinding keys doesn't affect the helicopter properly[edit]

If for instance 'W' is your use key in the helicopter it's hard-coded to go forward, so you just fall out of the helicopter. In general, WASD seems to be hard-coded for flying vehicles. But some of the other actions move over just fine.
No known fix.

Game doesn't start on CPUs with less than 4 physical cores[edit]

Try octa core faker[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on Core 2 Quad[edit]

Nop the POPCNT instruction[19]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\RAGE2.exe in a hex editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Search for the F3 0F B8 C1 hex value.
  3. Replace it with the EB 02 90 90 hex value.
  4. Save the changes.
Use prepatched executable with debug mode[20]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Vulkan 1.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3570
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
AMD Radeon R9 280
3 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
The game required a CPU with SSSE3 and/or SSE4 on release. This was fixed in Update 2.[21] POPCNT is still needed by default though.
The game requires at least 4 physical cores to launch.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/548570/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (548570) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. RAGE 2 Will Be Powered By Avalanche Studios’ Apex Engine, Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed « Video Game News, Reviews, Walkthroughs And Guides – GamingBolt - last accessed on 2018-06-12
  2. Verified by User:unknownproject on 2019-10-04
  3. RAGE 2 тест GPU/CPU | GameGPU
  4. Rage 2 – wydajność procesorów | PCLab.pl
  5. Verified by User:Aemony on 2019-05-14
  6. Steam Community - RAGE 2 - Family sharing and Bethesda account - last accessed on 2019-05-14
  7. Steam Community - RAGE 2 - PC Hotfix (5.16.19) - last accessed on 2019-05-16
  8. Steam - RAGE 2 - last accessed on 2019-05-14
  9. Rage 2 multimonitor issues - last accessed on 2019-05-15
  10. RAGE 2 - Steam System Specs - last accessed on 2019-05-03
  11. Mouse Deceleration is a major issue that must be exposed - last accessed on 2019-05-16
  12. Hard/Nightmare Modes Too Easy Bug FIX - last accessed on 2019-05-23
    "Quite a few People have notcied that the game is a breeze, even on the hardest difficulty, one shotting enemies etc the reason for this is the intended values reset back to easy on game relog/restart, however keeping the players chosen difficulty making it seem nothing is wrong."
  13. FAQ and Known Issues - Community Forums for Bethesda.net - last accessed on 2019-05-14
    "There is a known issue where, if the player has not yet met all of the prerequisites for the Project Dagger mission, if they drive the tank onto the platform they can become stuck. They will have to reload an earlier save."
  14. FAQ and Known Issues - Community Forums for Bethesda.net - last accessed on 2019-05-14
    "This is a known issue that this audio can sometimes cut off early into the speech. The scripting for the sequence will still fire without the audio so you are not actually stuck. Please wait until the sequence finishes and the door out of the presidio will open."
  15. FAQ and Known Issues - Community Forums for Bethesda.net - last accessed on 2019-05-14
    "This is a known issue that this can happen if you sit on a menu during this sequence. It doesn’t stop the sequence from continuing, it just causes the hologram and audio to be mis-timed with each other. Continue waiting until the sequence has complete to continue."
  16. NPCs During Dialogue Stop Making Sound - last accessed on 2019-05-14
  17. Overdrive not working - Community Forums for Bethesda - last accessed on 2019-05-16
  18. Steam Community Discussion - Overdrive not working bug - last accessed on 2019-05-16
  19. outdated ? · Issue #1 · unknownproject/Rage2 - GitHub
  20. Rage 2 - v.1.7 POC Debug Mode and Slow CPU fixes.
  21. RAGE 2 and AMD PhenomII 64 Quad core Black edition :: Steam Community Discussions