Rage 2 Cheats and Progress Booster Not Exclusive To Collector’s Edition

Yesterday, we wrote about how Rage 2’s Collector Edition featured Cheat Codes and Progress Boosters as exclusively part of it which made us a little cautious but turns out that isn’t really the case.

Thankfully, the devs have come out and confirmed that these items will be available in-game and will not cost you real life money in a reply to Laymen Gaming on Twitter. They went on to state that it will use in-game currency so you won’t need any microtransaction based currency to obtain them.

They further go on to explain that the cheat codes will be available from an NPC called the Wasteland Wizard and won’t require you to spend any “real word $$$”. Laymen Gaming further asked them a question that was on my mind, which was whether or not the cheat codes will be available to those with just the base game.

Yet again, the developers were quick to respond and let everybody know that it will be made available through normal gameplay. This means that those with the normal version won’t have to grind just to get the cheats but will have to play the game casually to get them.

It would have been better if they clarified this when posting what was part of the Collector’s Edition to differentiate between what was exclusive to that edition and what could be obtained in-game by playing it regularly.

But since this was brought to light, it’s good to see that they were quick to respond to concerns and don’t have it as part of some sort of microtransaction based service. Microtransactions in singleplayer games always irk me out and I’m glad that this game doesn’t seem to have it, as of now at least.

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Rage 2 Collector’s Edition Features Cheat Codes and a Progress Booster Among Other Things

Rage 2’s Collector’s Edition is up for preorder and it comes with a lot of different physical and digital items including Cheat Codes.

One of the promised items as part of the Digital Content is “Wasteland Wizard Cheat Codes” . While the description does have the word “Cheat Codes” in double quotes, we’re not sure if its an actual cheat code or just items that will basically turn you into a God.

There’s also a “Progress Booster”. If you can’t figure out what it does by the name let me help you. It increases the rate at which you progress and gain XP for the most part. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey had this which was a bit of grind-fest towards the ends game and this makes me cautious about the game.

The Collector’s Edition does come with a cool mount of a talking mutant head, a steelbook and a poster along with pretty much what you’d expect in terms of digital content with Missions and Skins/Items, including the BFG from DOOM.

But why add Cheat Codes and a Progress Booster? I can understand selling the progress booster to help folks who don’t have the time to play the game gain experience quicker to attain cool powers but why sell it if you also have cheat codes in the game that you’re also selling as part of the Collector’s Edition?

Why even make cheat codes, something that has been a staple of singleplayer game for ages, a feature that is specifically available only for those who bought a “Special Edition” of the game. Unless your game is a tedious and boring grindfest, why even sell a Progress Booster? Cheat Codes being available for everyone should be enough assistance for those who want to boost their progress.

This increasing trend of selling “cheat codes” and “progress boosters” isn’t one that I like and seeing it always makes me very cautious about the game itself. I have been pretty excited about Rage 2 because of how fun it looks but if it will be a tedious effort just to get the fun elements of the game then it will be a damn shame. I hope the game isn’t what this makes it seem like and is not a boring grind.

What do you think about such things being part of a “Special Edition”. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below. Rage 2 release on 14th May for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Link to the Collector’s Edition.

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