Rage’s Scorchers DLC is up for grabs

Bethesda and id Software have delivered on their promise. This weekend, the two companies teased a Rage expansion (or DLC, if you’re one of the cool kids) entitled The Scorchers, which they said would be available later this week. Well, it’s now later this week, and the expansion is out.

You can grab the PC version of The Scorchers for $4.99 right here on Steam. The Steam product description reveals a few details Bethesda didn’t cover in its initial teaser, as well. See the feature list below:

  • New Enemies and Weapons

    Fight the Scorcher clan, the Wasteland’s most psychotic bandits, and conquer overwhelming odds with help from a brutal Nailgun featuring three distinct ammunition types.

  • Rediscover the Wasteland

    Explore six all-new environments, compete in a new season of Mutant Bash TV and play all-new mini-games. There’s more to the world of RAGE than ever before!

  • Ultra-Nightmare Mode

    Take your rage to another level with the new Ultra-Nightmare Mode, designed especially for hardcore players looking for the ultimate challenge.

  • Extended Play Mode & Combat Scenario Selection

    Continue exploring the Wasteland long after the final fight with the ‘Extended Play’ option, and relive your favorite missions any time you want with the all-new ‘Combat Scenario Selection’ menu.

In addition to the PC, the expansion should be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Bethesda’s blog post says The Scorchers was supposed to hit those platforms on Tuesday afternoon in North America. Console gamers in Europe will get it later today, if they haven’t already.

Oh, and you can peruse the gallery below for screenshots. Judging by those, it looks like id hasn’t really strayed from the original Rage‘s dungeon design—not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.

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    • deb0
    • 7 years ago

    One of the worst games I ever played. They played me for 60 bucks, won’t get another dime for this console port.

    The DLC pimpgame has contributed to lower quality games.

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 7 years ago

    There is nothing “cool” about DLC.

      • Farting Bob
      • 7 years ago

      And yet expansion packs are generally pretty welcome? This adds a lot of gamelay it seems, it’s much more like an old school expansion pack than a COD map pack or horse armor.

        • l33t-g4m3r
        • 7 years ago

        Borderland’s Dr. Ned was the first DLC I’ve though was worth it. I think that took away the horse armor stigma for most people, although that reputation was well deserved, and still is.

      • Washer
      • 7 years ago

      Silly to still carry a bias against DLC. It comes in all forms and quality ranges. Judge based on what’s being offered.

        • jonjonjon
        • 7 years ago

        i have a bias against dlc. i assume it was either content that was just left off the disk so they can charge you more (the real dirtbag companies actually have it on the disk but you need to pay money to unlock) or its some half asses cash grab that costs $10 and takes 1 hour to beat. very few dlc are worth the money. i used to buy just about every dlc for games i liked but now i very rarely buy dlc.

        • lilbuddhaman
        • 7 years ago

        The quality ranges from “already on the disc” to “pulled from the main game to be sold later” to “we rushed the release and will give you the last 10% in the next 6 months, for extra”. The exception to this is incredibly rare.

        While I used to be firmly against ALL dlc of ALL forms, I must admit I am guilty of buying ONE piece of DLC in 2012, and that was an “expansion” DLC to Dungeons of Dredmor. That being said, I spent ~$7.50 on the main game and ~$1.50 for the dlc.

      • CppThis
      • 7 years ago

      Depends on the DLC, but I’ll grant you that most AAA DLC is of the “this was in the launch package but we’re gonna nickel and dime you instead” sort. I avoid it, myself. That said this sounds like a reasonable price for legitimate new content.

      • rrr
      • 7 years ago

      It’s just a way to make you pay multiple times for the same thing. They could easily include it in the main bundle, but why bother, when you can release “full” version faster, and charge extra for some other stuff?

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 7 years ago

    Screen shots look good but they don’t tell the story of the engine popin issues that become overwhelmingly distracting at 2560X1600 even with the mods and tweaks. I don’t have time for those half baked games sorry. id should not have such major technological issues as technology is their specialty.

    • l33t-g4m3r
    • 7 years ago

    I’m playing this now, and it more or less feels like how Rage should have been. If this had been released earlier, I would have said it was without a doubt original content withheld to sell DLC. That’s basically how this plays.

    The DLC opens up a new cave behind the Hagar settlement, then an area where you find the first feltrite crystal, as well as opens up Jackpots in wellspring. Mutant Bash 2 is an outside area, and I oddly haven’t been able to replay it. I haven’t played further yet. The game also now gives me a stupid achievements disabled message every loading event because I had the console enabled. Really annoying.

    Other than that, it’s more Rage with Extended Play that fixes the abrupt ending. I now have to start a new game if I want to bother with achievements or get rid of the popup message.

    Edit: I really think this was left out content, now that I’ve finished it. You get a decent boss fight, and unlock a trophy room for all your bobble head collectables. This stuff should have been in the game from the beginning, and was probably left out due to being rushed, or dlc milking. It’s a worthy purchase if you like the game and want a finished product.

    • TravelMug
    • 7 years ago

    How does Rage work with a Radeon now (Radeon 6850 specifically)? I have it still shrink wrapped in the box and I’d play it but would hate the crappy blurry textures and popup that were there after the launch. I like my games good looking. Was any of those issues fixed with some patching?

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      Works fine on my spare athlon 64 x2 system. Large texture caching is slow, but that’s probably the cpu.

      • tay
      • 7 years ago

      Those issues are mostly mitigated especially if you have a quad core CPU. I know it works better with nvidia because of GPU transcode but you can run the transcode on the CPU if you have a quad core CPU. I’d definitely give it a shot it looks very good other than the occasionally blurry textures.
      FWIW I played on a Phenom II with a 6870.

      • TravelMug
      • 7 years ago

      @tay and l33t-g4m3r: Thanks, I’ll give it a go then. Hope the Q9550 will be up to the task.

        • l33t-g4m3r
        • 7 years ago

        Should be, if a 939 X2 can run it.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    Maybe when it’s in a combo of some sort with Rage itself for about $5.

    • Silus
    • 7 years ago

    Keep it! Buying Bethesda sponsored games/DLC, even more so at full price, are off of my list and I’m probably one of the few that complimented Rage (even if it’s too short). Bethesda’s second rate customer treatment with the Skyrim DLC is deplorable and I’m sorry id Software, you’re a great company, but I cannot support Bethesda.

      • tanker27
      • 7 years ago

      Activision
      Bethesda
      Blizzard
      Rare
      Rockstar
      Sony
      Square Enix
      THQ
      Ubisoft
      Valve

      Thats just about everyone for triple A games.

      /Shrug

        • Silus
        • 7 years ago

        Were you really trying to reply to my earlier comment ? What does Triple AAA games have to do with it ?

        And you’re forgetting a few developers of Triple AAA games. In your list you have developers but also the biggest publishers, which may not be the developers of the games they publish. Case in point Crytek, Arkane Studios, etc

          • tanker27
          • 7 years ago

          My list is publishers. And on daily basis someone (even myself) has nerd rage at the things they do. My point is that if you dismiss everything from everyone on the list then whats the point of being a gamer? Just give up playing games altogether. Go outside. Read a book. Play board games. Play pen and paper games.

          There will never be a time when these publishing conglomerates go away, so dont limit yourself by your comments.

            • Silus
            • 7 years ago

            Nah I don’t feel limited. As you said there are lots of stuff to do, but as everything in my life, I guide myself by principles that I enforce. I don’t just say things and actually do something completely different or the total opposite…

            What Bethesda did and still does, is unacceptable and if that means I won’t play their games or will have to wait months until they’re very, very cheap, because I refuse to give full price to a company that treats some customers as second rates ones, so be it! I vote with my wallet 🙂

        • jonjonjon
        • 7 years ago

        wtf is rare. they make AAA games? must not be very good because i have never heard of them.

    • LostCat
    • 7 years ago

    *shrug* I’ll pick it up eventually. Not the greatest game but worth playing.

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    yay?

    • Prestige Worldwide
    • 7 years ago

    At FIRST glance, I thought this post was going to be a giveaway. I am disappoint.

      • Farting Bob
      • 7 years ago

      It is a giveaway. 4.99 entry fee though, but you are guaranteed a prize!

        • Prestige Worldwide
        • 7 years ago

        I like those odds! *enters 10 times*

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