This week, gamers will get their hands on Rage 2, the sequel to id Software’s open world first person shooter developed by Avalanche Studios this time around. But while id Software is not responsible for the gameplay in Rage 2, there is at least one homage to the studio’s lineage.
Rage 2 players that purchased the Deluxe Edition or Collector's Edition of the game are eligible to unlock the BFG 9000, the iconic weapon featured in the DOOM series. But to unlock the BFG in Rage takes a few extra steps that some players may not be aware of.
The first thing that Rage 2 players must do is link their copy of Rage 2 with their Bethesda account, assuming you already have one. If not, then there is the added step of creating a Bethesda account, which can be used to track numerous games within the Bethesda family. This can be done from the main menu and is very simple, but make sure to do it before starting the game.
Once the account is linked, Rage 2 should tell players what types of items they have unlocked, like pre-order bonuses. A pop-up should also tell them how to get the BFG 9000, but in case players missed it, here is a general overview.
After some general introduction to Rage 2, players will eventually enter Vineland and the open world of the game. While adventuring, they should see a meteor fall from the sky. Head to the meteor and the BFG 9000 will be inside.
How to Unlock the BFG in Rage 2
- Purchase Deluxe or Collector's Edition of Rage 2
- Link game to Bethesda Account
- Follow meteor in Vineland
- Claim BFG from meteor
Given how strong the BFG 9000 is in DOOM, some might expect that the weapon would be nerfed in Rage 2. Luckily, it appears that Avalanche Studios, who has a proclivity for insane weapons thanks to its Just Cause series, would rather keep the spirit of the weapon intact. Firing the BFG 9000 works exactly like in DOOM – a ball of energy emits from the weapon and disintegrates anything in its path.
Unfortunately, the BFG 9000 is only a premium item in Rage 2 at the moment. Perhaps Avalanche will make it available as DLC in the future, but we will have to wait and see.
Rage 2 releases May 14, 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.