Bethesda’s Community Manager has confirmed that Rage 2’s most hyped weapon (BFG 9000) will only be available for Deluxe and Collector’s Edition owners of the game. This means that those who will not purchase these expensive editions of the game will not have access to this powerful weapon, at least at launch.
Here’s what Bethesda’s community manager wrote on Reddit:
Hey folks, I wanted to issue a correction about the BFG: at launch, the BFG will only be available as a premium item in the Deluxe and Collector’s Editions.
Rage 2’s BFG is one of the most iconic weapons in the history of video games. It’s also one of the most featured weapons in id Software games.
The BFG weapon first appeared in the original Doom, which was released in 1993. BFG can fire a green blast of green energy that can easily wipe many demons off the screen. The Rage 2 BFG will be another homage to the weapon but unfortunately will be pay-walled behind Rage 2 Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition.
It’s clear that in this way, Avalanche Studios is trying to encourage players to buy expensive editions of the game. Those who are interested in BFG will have to spend $20 more than the standard edition, which has disappointed a lot of fans as weapons play a vital role in id Software games. Due to this, many people now believe that the studio will likely launch more weapons with DLCs in the future, following the trend of other developers and publishers.
There’s also a possibility of the Rage 2 BFG weapon releasing as a part of DLC at a later date. To know that, we will have to wait and find out. Until then, you check out Rage 2’s gameplay trailer to see BFG weapon in action.
Bethesda Softworks has now also unveiled the system requirements of the game on PC along with some additional features such as the ability to turn off motion blur, depth of field and more.
The PC version of Rage 2 will have an uncapped frame rate. On the other hand, consoles like Xbox One X and PS4 Pro will be able to run the game with FPS locked at 60, compared to 30 FPS on standard consoles.