Along with some much needed quality of life improvements.
Rage 2 had a lacklustre start to life but the efforts to improve it continue. Today’s update introduces three new ways to play the game – New Game Plus, Ironman mode, and an ultra nightmare difficulty – as well as fixes and quality of life improvements.
Players who found the tutorials and intro dialogue cringeworthy (as I did) will now be able to skip them, and the addition of a flashlight to the game is welcome. Other improvements include bug fixes, pop-ups no longer pausing the game, and a camera deadzone slider.
There’ll also be a new voice pack, undoubtedly to tie in with the release of the new Wolfenstein game, as it will feature the voice of B.J. Blazkowicz.
Hopefully the updates will go some way towards rectifying the lack of “spit-shine and polish” Vikki Blake pointed out in Eurogamer’s Rage 2 review.
Update 2 is bringing the heat with new ways to play (OMG NG+??), new features, and new fixes. Read up on all the details! pic.twitter.com/EC5mXT2iaF
— RAGE 2 (@rage) July 25, 2019
Full patch notes for the update have yet to be released.