Watch seven minutes of Rage 2 gameplay in an extended QuakeCon trailer

Bethesda unveiled a lengthy new Rage 2 gameplay trailer during today's QuakeCon keynote, showcasing some of the game's factions, settlements, weapons, and vehicles. The action begins in a swampy wetlands, home to a familiar face from the first game—a little more weathered now than you might remember—and leads through an intense convoy battle to the ruins of the Eden Space Center—which, sorry to say, has been overrun by bandits. 

Some of the action was previously seen at E3 but the new video ties it all together in a way that more clearly shows off Rage 2's mission structure, and I think it looks really promising. You can only tell so much from a gameplay trailer, but the influence of Avalanche seems front and center, and its "mastery of open-world insanity" will hopefully make for a far better game than the original. 

Rage 2 is currently slated to come out in the first half of 2019. Here's the rundown of everything we know about it.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.