RAGE 2 Deluxe Edition Pre-Order Available Now

By Rebecca Smith, 11 days ago
While the standard edition of RAGE 2 has been available to pre-order since December, players weren't yet able to pre-order the Deluxe Edition of the game. That's all changed today as both versions of the game can now be pre-ordered from the Microsoft Store with a download size of 33.09GB.

All digital pre-orders will come with the Limited Time Exclusive Mission "Cult of the Death God", the Settler Pistol, Nicholas Raine Armor, and a Mutant Monster Truck Skin. Those players who choose to purchase the Deluxe Edition will get a copy of the game, the campaign expansion "Rise of the Ghosts", the DOOM BFG, Wasteland Wizard Cheat Codes, a Battle Standard, and a Progress Booster. While details on "Rise of the Ghosts" are scarce right now, we do know it's due to appear by summer 2019.

RAGE 2 Preorder
RAGE 2 Preorder

Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. RAGE 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, creators of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.


RAGE 2: Deluxe Edition Preorder
RAGE 2: Deluxe Edition Preorder

Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. RAGE 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, creators of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything. Pre-Order the Deluxe Edition to receive a bevy of limited time exlusive digital content.


When players finally get their hands on the game next month, combos will be vital to surviving the chaos of the apocalyptic wasteland. Combos can be strung together using weapons, abilities, equipment, and upgrades, and they're the quickest and easiest way of filling the Overdrive meter. Once you trigger Overdrive, all of your weapons become temporarily more powerful and your health is restored. Avalanche Studios has offered some suggestions that beginners may want to try out, and you can see some of these in action in the new trailer below:

  • Want to send enemies and objects hurtling through the atmosphere? The Shatter ability, the Shotgun’s alt-fire mode, and the Grav-Dart Launcher are all great tools. Try launching enemies into walls for epic gibbing, or into other enemies to knock them over. For even more messy fun, try launching explosive objects into groups of enemies.
  • The Barrier is perfect for protection in heated moments, but it’s not solely a defensive tool. Add the Touch of Death upgrade, then use the Vortex as an easy tool to pull enemies into your lethal Barrier and watch them get turned into gnarly bits of mincemeat.
  • The Vortex can be used as a simple crowd control tool, but it’s also perfect for setting up combos. Let the Vortex launch you into the air to maximize the power of Slam, or cook and toss a grenade into a Vortex while it pulls enemies together, allowing you to catch all of them in one explosion.
  • Incorporate the Phoenix into your combos and really make an entrance. While traveling at top speed, eject from the Phoenix and Slam directly down on top of a group of enemies. The added height from the ejection will give your Slam a little extra oomph for a little extra eww when you wreck shop.

However, if you feel like being far more ambitious, Avalanche has another combo suggestion for you:

  • Launch yourself into the air by stepping into a Vortex
  • Grav-Jump from mid-air to get even higher
  • Take out a few enemies with your weapon while staying airborne with the Float upgrade for Grav-Jump
  • Do an aerial Dash to place yourself above a group of enemies
  • Perform a Slam from great height to send enemies flying (or just outright smush them)
You'll be able to create your own crazy stunts and carnage when RAGE 2 is released on May 14th.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the RAGE 2 achievements.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.