RAGE 2

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RAGE 2
RAGE 2 cover
Developers
Avalanche Studios
id Software
Publishers
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Apex Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows May 14, 2019
Reception
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 70
IGDB 69
RAGE 2 on IGDB
RAGE 2 guide on StrategyWiki
RAGE 2 on MobyGames
RAGE 2 on Wikipedia
RAGE
RAGE 2011
RAGE 2 2019

Key points

The game does not work on CPUs with less than 4 physical cores. See Game doesn't start on CPUs with less than 4 physical cores for a potential workaround.[2][3][4]

General information

Official community forums
Official support page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Bethesda.net Launcher
Collector's Edition also available.
Windows
Amazon.com
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition (physical only) also available.
Windows
Bethesda.net
Requires online activation
Deluxe Edition also available. Can be launched without Bethesda.net Launcher after a one-time online validation.[5]
Windows
GamersGate
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
Bethesda.net Launcher
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Windows
Steam
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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]
Windows

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Cult of the Death God Mission Pre-order bonus mission
Windows
Nicholas Raine Armor Pre-order bonus armor
Windows
Mutant Monster Truck Skin Pre-order bonus truck skin
Windows
Settler Pistol Pre-order bonus weapon
Windows
Rise of the Ghosts Expansion
Windows
TerrorMania
Windows
Doom BFG Weapon exclusive to Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition.
Windows
Wasteland Wizard Cheat Codes Cheat codes exclusive to Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition.
Windows
Battle Standard Item exclusive to Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition.
Windows
Progress Booster Item exclusive to Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition.
Windows
DLC is only available via the in-game store by purchasing RAGE Coins.

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Weapon skins can be bought using RAGE Coins. Some are exclusive to the store, others can also be earned by playing the game.[8]
Currency RAGE Coins are a real money purchase and cannot be earned in-game. They are used to purchase cosmetics and expansions from the in-game store.
Time-limited Cosmetics, 3 weapon skins exclusive to Twitch Prime subscribers.[9]

Version differences[edit]

Deluxe Edition[edit]

Includes the following DLCs: Rise of the Ghosts Expansion, Doom BFG weapon, 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]

General settings
General settings

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\id Software\Rage 2\settings.ini
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <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
Steam Play (Linux) <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[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Some users have reported issues with triple screen solutions.[10]
Ultra-widescreen
21:9 and 32:9 are supported using Hor+.[11] Cutscenes and menus are pillarboxed.[12]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
50-120°
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On/Off for terrain textures only.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, FXAA, TAA, and FXAA+TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard & mouse settings
Keyboard & mouse settings
Controller layout settings
Controller layout settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Available actions do not allow for the ESDF control scheme. Air vehicle controls forward and backward are hard-coded to W+S. During racetrack races, reset vehicle is hard-coded to E. Mouse 4 and 5 are referred to as Mouse 7 and 8.
Mouse acceleration
Negative mouse acceleration no longer present after Update 1.[13][14]
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
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
4 presets for ground control, 3 presets for vehicle control.
Controller sensitivity
Separate X and Y sensitivity. Camera deadzone can also be adjusted.
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.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can be disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX, and Voice.
Surround sound
Always uses center channel for story voice-over in addition to actual position of the audio source.
Subtitles
Audio and text language can be set separately (only from the main menu). Speaker names displayed.
Closed captions
Only during dialogue.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Issues unresolved[edit]

Can't initiate final mission[edit]

After completing all the requirements for the final part of the "Project Dagger" questline, the following mission does not unlock, preventing any further progress.[15]
There is no clear cause as to why this happens, as such it is advised to use multiple save slots and save before finishing each of the last steps of the missions (returning and speaking to the mission NPCs). That way it is possible to try again with an earlier savegame if the bug occurs.

Broken difficulty menu fundamentally alters game play[edit]

Due to a bug the games difficulty may 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.[16]

Missing sounds[edit]

If the playback device sample rate is set to something higher than 44100 Hz, or the bit depth is set to anything higher than 16 bit, some sounds might not play.[citation needed]
Lower the playback device sample rate and bit depth

Overdrive not charging[edit]

In some cases, Overdrive does not charge when killing enemies or using an Overdrive Infuser.[17]
It may be caused by missing a prompt to activate it during the tutorial.[18]
It may also be related to remapping the Overdrive key before playing the tutorial.

2D Map is difficult to navigate with a controller[edit]

If the frame rate is higher than 120 fps, the map becomes very difficult to navigate because of the scrolling speed being tied to the frame rate.
Externally limit the frame rate through your GPU driver or other software

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

Try octa core faker or luther_d's fix [citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

For a list of known problems and solutions, see the official community forums.

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]

Disable async compute[edit]

Depending on the GPU model and utilization, the state of async compute can have an impact on overall FPS and frametimes.[21]
Modify settings.ini[22]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open settings.ini with a text editor.
  3. Change the value of AsyncComputeDisable from 0 to 1.

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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.[23] POPCNT is still needed by default though.
The game requires at least 4 physical cores to launch.

Notes

  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.

References

  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. Master List for Skins :: RAGE 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-05-24
  9. RAGE 2 Twitch Prime Rewards: - last accessed on 2020-05-24
  10. Rage 2 multimonitor issues - last accessed on 2019-05-15
  11. RAGE 2 - Steam System Specs - last accessed on 2019-05-03
  12. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-05-11
    Tested at the native screen resolution of 2560x1080.
  13. Mouse Deceleration is a major issue that must be exposed - last accessed on 2019-05-16
  14. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2020-05-27
  15. Bug Reporting: Project Dagger :: RAGE 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-05-24
  16. 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."
  17. Overdrive not working - Community Forums for Bethesda - last accessed on 2019-05-16
  18. RAGE 2 - A Week After Launch :: RAGE 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2020-05-24
  19. outdated ? · Issue #1 · unknownproject/Rage2 - GitHub - last accessed on 2020-05-24 via Archive.org
  20. Rage 2 - v.1.7 POC Debug Mode and Slow CPU fixes.
  21. Rage 2 im Technik-Test: GPU-Benchmarks mit Frametimes - ComputerBase - last accessed on 2020-05-22 via Google translate
  22. Verified by User:Waschbär on 2020-05-22
    Up to 30% FPS increase on AMD RX580 8GB with driver 20.3.1 on W7. May also be some sort of driver/game bug.1
  23. RAGE 2 and AMD PhenomII 64 Quad core Black edition :: Steam Community Discussions