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Rage 2

Release date: May 14, 2019
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Rage 2 Weapon Guide: Locations, Features and Upgrades

Check out this guide to find out how to unlock all weapons in Rage 2, where to find them, what their special features are and how to upgrade every gun in the game

In Rage 2, the main character can obtain a total of 9 types of weapons. Eight of them are available to everyone but the ninth one, BFG from DOOM, is reserved for happy owners of the Deluxe Edition. Below, we will tell you how to unlock each weapon and provide a brief description with characteristics and modifications.

General information

Any weapon in the game may be enhanced with several modifications. By default, each weapon has a level 1 when no bonuses are available. You can spend feltrite to unlock bonuses of the second, third, fourth and fifth levels. Thanks to this, you will only unlock the ability to buy them.

Upgrades are bought for Weapon Core Mods – special items that you find in Ark chests or get for certain quests. Second level bonuses cost 1 Weapon Core Mod, level 3–2, level 4–3, level 5–4. On the second and fourth levels, you can choose only one from two available bonuses, while the third and fifth level have only one bonus, so you won’t have to choose. In the future, you will be able to unlock a project which allows you to switch between weapon’s bonuses of the same level for free.

Important note. Interestingly, you should not buy any previous bonuses to get the fifth-level bonus which is called Weapon Mastery for all weapons.

Default Weapons

Once you have completed the prologue, you have access to two weapons – Sidewinder Pistol and Ranger Assault Rifle. A little later in the storyline, you will unlock Combat Shotgun.

Sidewinder Pistol

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Description: reliable pistol of Enclave fighters which is powerful enough to destroy a mutant. In normal mode, it shoots bursts of 3 bullets. When aiming, it makes single shots.

Default magazine capacity: 15

Upgrades:

  • Level 2: Speedy Reload or Magazine Capacity (+5).
  • Level 3: Armor Breaker Rounds. Increases damage to armor.
  • Level 4: Hair Trigger and Stabilizer. Rounds fly with the same speed you pull the trigger, or you get decreased recoil.
  • Level 5: Weapon Mastery. Increased number of rounds in burst (without aiming mode).

Ranger Assault Rifle

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Description: fully automatic, powerful rifle in Ranger configuration which is a versatile and durable weapon.

Default magazine capacity: 35

Upgrades:

  • Level 2: Speedy Reload or Magazine Capacity (+17).
  • Level 3: Holstered Reload. If you do not choose this rifle for 10 seconds, its ammo is automatically replenished.
  • Level 4: Rapid Fire and Armor Breaker Rounds. Rounds fly with the same speed you pull the trigger, or you get decreased recoil.
  • Level 5: Weapon Mastery. Rounds return after you have killed the enemy. The number depends on Overdrive multiplier which can reach a maximum of 5.

We remind you that Overdrive multiplier is gradually increasing when you kill one enemy after another.

Combat Shotgun

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Description: a powerful combat shotgun with protection from overheating. It is deadly in close combat against fools who have no armor.

Default magazine capacity: 6

Upgrades:

  • Level 2: Speedy Reload or Magazine Capacity (+6).
  • Level 3: Armor Breaker Shot. Increased damage to armor.
  • Level 4: Rapid Fire and Far Shot. The second option provides you with a material increase of radius of damage from afar.
  • Level 5: Weapon Mastery. Killings performed at close range boost the power of the next blow in melee fight.

Unlockable weapons

Smart Rocket Launcher

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Description: shoots with explosive missiles. Aim to capture the target. Protective mechanisms have been switched off.

Default magazine capacity: 3.

How to unlock: Strongbox Ark.

Upgrades:

  • Level 2: Speedy Reload or Multi Targeting (the ability to track one more target).
  • Level 3: Quick Look. Instant capture of the target.
  • Level 4: Magazine Capacity (+3) and Multi Targeting. In the second case, you get the ability to capture an additional target.
  • Level 5: Weapon Mastery. Press LMB when the missile flies to make it explode.

Grav-Dart Launcher

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Description: spray the target full of grav-darts – then throw them around like ragdolls.

Default magazine capacity: 40.

How to unlock: Needle Falls Ark.

Upgrades:

  • Level 2: Speedy Reload or Magazine Capacity (+20).
  • Level 3: Rapid Fire. Increased fire rate of primers.
  • Level 4: Fast Primers (primers work faster) and Homing Primers.
  • Level 5: Weapon Mastery. If you stick no less than 10 grav-darts into the enemy, the opponent explodes after he hits an object.

Firestorm Revolver

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Description: a powerful weapon with a short range of fire. Firestorm Revolver shoots with incendiary rounds which attach to the target. Use the additional shooting mode to fire up the target.

Default magazine capacity: 6.

How to unlock: Dank Catacomb Ark.

Upgrades:

  • Level 2: Speedy Reload or Magazine Capacity (+3).
  • Level 3: Explosion Range. Increases the range of explosion.
  • Level 4: Seekers (rounds and missiles have some homing ability) and Rapid Fire.
  • Level 5: Weapon Mastery. Targets that were set on fire burn longer.

Hyper-Cannon

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Description: you can shoot with one press of a trigger. However, you can aim to boost the shot and deal crushing damage. The best use of this weapon is a first attack from a distance.

Default magazine capacity: 6.

How to unlock: Greenhaven Ark.

Upgrades:

  • Level 2: Speedy Reload or Cartridge Capacity (increases cartridge capacity).
  • Level 3: Armor Breaker Shockwave. Deals damage to all elements of the enemy’s armor with one shot.
  • Level 4: Charge Efficiency and Rapid Fire.
  • Level 5: Weapon Mastery. A target that was destroyed by a powerful shot explodes, dealing damage to nearby enemies.

Charged Pulse Cannon

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Description: melts faces with heat energy charges.

Default magazine capacity: 6.

How to unlock: Shrouded Vault Ark.

Upgrades:

  • Level 2: Vent Efficiency (improved cooling so that the weapon does not suffer from overheating) or Emergency Cooling (accelerated cooling in case of weapon overheating).
  • Level 3: Cool Fusion. Reduces temperature threshold for plasma shots.
  • Level 4: Seekers and Rapid Fire.
  • Level 5: Weapon Mastery. Gradual increase in rate of fire at optimum temperature.

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