‘RAGE 2: Rise of the Ghosts’ DLC Details Revealed
- An adventure featuring newly returning enemies in a new location.
- Battle the enigmatic Ghosts, newly empowered and ready to kill everyone.
- The DLC launches on September 26th.
The Ghosts have returned to the wasteland. These age old threats to the average person living in RAGE 2‘s post-apocalyptic wasteland vanished after the first game, but now they are returning stronger than ever. RAGE 2: Rise of the Ghosts was announced at E3 during a fun little exploration into upcoming content for the game, but only today have more details begun to surface.
The Ghosts were the very first faction of bandits that the Protagonist encounters in RAGE, and after they vanished following the events of that game, the inhabitants of the wastelands slowly began to regard the cannibal cultists as nothing more than mere myth. Now, they’re back stronger than ever. As Bethesda.net content manager Anne Lewis explained:
At the time, many people assumed they had simply been wiped out and they began to fade into wasteland legend. In reality, they had found a higher calling; a strange woman named Iris promised them power and glory if they did everything she said. Iris and the Ghosts fled to the Overgrown City, where for years they underwent intensive brainwashing and were subjected to experiments that left them with powerful and mysterious nanotrite abilities.
These new Ghosts appear to be much more powerful, and fiercely loyal to their new leader: Iris.
These new and improved Ghosts have a very interesting look. Their cultish tattoos and scars now glow with an unnatural light, but as is made clear in the announcement trailer, their thirst for human flesh is still unquenched. Along with their return, players will also be able to travel to the never-before-seen Overgrown City, an urban wasteland overflowing with secrets and threats. Players will also be able to unlock one new weapon, vehicle, and Nanotrite Ability.
Rise of the Ghosts arrives later this month, but Bethesda and Avalanche also released an updated roadmap all the way back in July that further expands on what to expect from RAGE 2 going forward.
This roadmap was launched with Update 2, but it gives insight into what’s coming up next. Whatever the 2nd expansion is, it launches in November with much of the same features that Rise of the Ghosts is bringing: new content in the form of missions, story, enemies, and areas to explore.
One aspect of the upcoming expansion that makes some people hesitant to get their hands on it is the way that you can buy it. In the post detailing the expansion, it says:
Rise of the Ghosts will launch on all platforms on September 26. Download it from the in-game store for 1500 RAGE Coins ($15). You need to be online and signed into your BNET account to access the in-game store. You can also pick up the Digital Deluxe Upgrade for 2000 RAGE Coins ($20).
While they did not specify if this was for PC only, you’re required to buy the microtransaction currency, which can be bought in these denominations:
- 500 RAGE Coins: $4.99
- 1,100 RAGE Coins: $9.99
- 2,500 RAGE Coins: $19.99
- 4,500 RAGE Coins: $34.99
This means that players who want to buy the expansion with one coin purchase will have some coins just left over, unable to be spent on anything. Otherwise, players would have to buy the $4.99 pack 3-4 times just to get the DLC without having any coins left over. Of course, this would be a completely different story if the coins could be earned at any point in-game, but they are exclusively a purchased currency.