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RAGE 2 cover
Avalanche Studios
id Software
Bethesda Softworks
Apex Engine[1]
Release dates
Windows May 14, 2019
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 71
Monetization One-time game purchase, DLC
Microtransactions Currency, Infinite spend
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, Shooter
Vehicles Off-roading
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic
Series RAGE
RAGE 2 on HowLongToBeat
RAGE 2 guide on StrategyWiki
RAGE 2 on MobyGames
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RAGE 2011
RAGE 2 2019

RAGE 2 is a singleplayer first-person open world and shooter game in the RAGE series.

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 support page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail Launcher
Collector's Edition also available.
Windows Launcher
Deluxe Edition and Collector's Edition (physical only) also available.
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched directly from executable using the
-EpicPortal command line argument.[5]
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Deluxe Edition also available.
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Deluxe Edition also available.
An optional account can be used to unlock community features.[6]
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the Steam version on May 16, 2019.[7]

Version differences

Deluxe Edition

Includes the following DLCs: Rise of the Ghosts Expansion, Doom BFG weapon, Wasteland Wizard Cheat Codes, Battle Standard and Progress Booster.
Requires a account to activate extra content regardless of where game is purchased. 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

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


DLC and expansion packs

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
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.
DLC is only available via the in-game store by purchasing RAGE Coins.


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]

Game data

General settings
General settings

Configuration file(s) location

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

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


Video settings
Video settings

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


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. 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. Vehicle sensitivity is lower than camera sensitivity and can't be modified separately.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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
PlayStation controllers
No native support, configure the controller through Steam or link Epic games to Steam.
PlayStation button prompts
A mod can be used for DS4 icons (Nexus mods)
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes

Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Can be disabled.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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.
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
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Issues unresolved

Can't initiate final mission

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

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

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

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 or keyboard

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

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

Issues fixed

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

Constantly teleported back on track

During races, the player can be constantly teleported back onto the track even when staying in the middle of the road.
Remap movement keys to WASD[19]


  • This fix only applies to keyboard and mouse controls.

Game crashes on Core 2 Quad

Nop the POPCNT instruction[20]
  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[21]

Corrupted graphics or screen flickering

Disable async compute[22]
Enable in-game Vsync[22]
Turn 'Optimize for Compute Performance' to OFF under NVIDIA Control Panel.

Other information

Disable async compute

Depending on the GPU model and utilization, the state of async compute can have an impact on overall FPS and frametimes.[23]
Modify settings.ini[24]
  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.


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


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

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.[25] 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 |
  5. Epic Store games you can play without the Epic Launcher - last accessed on 2021-02-23
  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. Steam Community Discussion - Any workaround to "teleported back on track" bug in Chaz races?, comment #10 - last accessed on 2021-04-11
  20. outdated ? · Issue #1 · unknownproject/Rage2 - GitHub - last accessed on 2020-05-24 via
  21. Rage 2 - v.1.7 POC Debug Mode and Slow CPU fixes. - last accessed on May 2023
  22. 22.0 22.1 Artifacts and flickering with Vsync off :: RAGE 2 General Discussions - last accessed on 2021-02-28
  23. Rage 2 im Technik-Test: GPU-Benchmarks mit Frametimes - ComputerBase - last accessed on 2020-05-22 via Google translate
  24. 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
  25. RAGE 2 and AMD Phenom II 64 Quad core Black edition :: Steam Community Discussions - last accessed on May 2023