Take down those convoys.
During the QuakeCon 2018 keynote, id Software and Avalanche Studios showed off new Rage 2 gameplay.
The bulk of the footage involves protagonist Walker breaking into the Eden Space Center and calling down a satellite from space. It’s an extension of what was shown off during E3, but with new information and footage sprinkled in.
The wingstick, a boomerang-like projectile weapon, returns to Rage 2. An upgraded version of the wingstick can even target and kill enemies around corners by showing a trajectory line prior to throwing the weapon.
As players take down opponents, their Overdrive meter will fill up, and when it’s full players can unleash Overdrive, which pushes all weapons past their normal limits, and unlocks special abilities for each one.
The footage also showed off convoy takedowns. This involves getting in a vehicle and taking apart convoys of various factions. Each convoy is led by a particularly large and powerful vehicle that will prove difficult to overcome.
Each convoy is different, depending on which faction it belongs to. The vehicles will throw down various traps as you attempt to trail them, including electric chain traps. If a convoy is defeated, a newer, more powerful one will reportedly take its place on its specific route.
Rage 2 is reportedly a smooth and seamless experience, and completely free of loading screens during gameplay, according to developers id and Avalanche Studios.
The gameplay shows off the “hyper-violent and completely lawless” Goon Squad, which was previously revealed. The Immortal Shrouded, a group of elite bandits with access to incredible tech that gives them cloaking abilities, were also shown off. Each faction has different settlements, combat styles and vehicles at their disposal.
For more on Rage 2, check out our hands-on preview of the game from E3 2018. Rage 2 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One Spring 2019.
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