Rage 2 is making its way to the Epic Games Store next week, and it can be all yours at no cost. Avalanche Studios and id Software’s first-person shooter will join Epic’s free games lineup on Thursday, 18February, alongside Absolute Drift: Zen Edition.
The game takes place on a derelict space station discovered at the edge of known space, left behind by some mysterious precursor race. With a mysterious alien force rushing toward Earth, presumably with less-than-friendly intentions, your job is to reclaim and rebuild the station, and use it to research new technologies, establish new alliances, and figure out some way to head off the invasion. The Lightspeed Edition makes some significant tweaks to gameplay, including improvement to combat, big changes to the UI, and a “streamlined” campaign that dramatically speeds up the pace of progression
Steam has a decent discount on Rage 2 as part of its Lunar New Year Sale — it’s currently down from $60 to $18 — but it’s perhaps worth holding off for a few days to get the base game for zilch. You’ll be able to buy add-ons or the deluxe edition too. Rage 2 had mixed reviews, but many critics praised the combat, so if you’re looking for a new, relatively mindless shooter to check out, it might fit the bill.
The game will be available for free on Epic Games Store , who offer various freebies to players on a weekly basis. The free period will kick off on next Thursday, 18 February 2021 and you will be able to download it until 25 February 2021, when the next free game will replace Rage 2.