Rage 2 has announced that it's bringing back an old forgotten relic of video games: cheat codes. In a new blog post, Bethesda announced that its April Fool's prank was not a prank at all, and that the "He's on Fire" cheat code, which turns on Tim Kitzrow's narration for skillshots, will be in the full game.
On April Fool's Day, id Software put out a trailer promoting the "He's on Fire" cheat code. It enables narration by Tim Kitzrow of NBA Jam fame to give commentary anytime the player makes a skill kill. Not only is it real, but it's just one of several cheat codes coming to the game.
In a Steam blog post, id details some more cheats coming to Rage 2 when it launches on May 14. Here are all of the cheats id revealed, along with their descriptions below:
- He's on Fire – "Video game voiceover legend Tim Kitzrow lends his very familiar talents to RAGE 2 with the 'He's on Fire' Cheat. BOOMSHAKALAKA."
- Git Gud – "Sweet, sweet instagib. With 'Git Gu' every enemy goes down in one hit. It's not fair to your enemies, but f*** 'em. You. Are. A. God."
- Son of Thor – "Much like the power Olivia Newton John is supplying in the hit film Grease, this Cheat is electrifying. When the 'Son of Thor' Cheat is activated, the player becomes electric, electrocuting any enemies that get too close."
- Klegg Support – "The infamous (and douchey) Klegg Clayton is spawned as a friendly AI companion. We honestly don't know if this is a reward or a punishment."
- Phoenix Rejector Seat – "Now this is just getting ridiculous. As opposed to the Phoenix's Ejector Seat, which does what is says on the tin and ejects the player from the vehicle, the Rejector Seat leaves the player on the ground and ejects the Phoenix into the air. Like we said, ridiculous."
Bethesda also says there will be more cheats added to Rage 2 on a rotating basis, as well as additions to the lineup post-launch. You can get access to the "He's on Fire" cheat by pre-ordering Rage 2, which is coming to consoles and PC on May 14.
Although some cheats are offered as pre-order bonuses or add-ons for the deluxe edition, Bethesda says you won't need to pay real money for any of the cheat codes. Instead, you buy them in-game from a wizard using in-game currency. Rad.