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Rage 2: Best Project Upgrades & Skills to Get First

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Rage 2: Best Project Upgrades & Skills to Get First

Aside from just shooting a bunch of Authority henchmen with guns, you’ll also want to make use of the useful skills you get from your Project upgrades. Here’s a rundown of the best Project upgrades and skills to get first in Rage 2.

Best Project Upgrades and Skills to Get First in Rage 2


  • Unlocked Overdrive Multiplier: Increase the cap for the Overdrive multiplier to 10x to enable more Overdrive and Feltrite Cells to be generated from kills.

The Basic list of Project upgrades aren’t all that appealing, but Unlocked Overdrive Multiplier is one that you should definitely get early on.

Feltrite drops aren’t that great in Rage 2, especially early on in the game, so this should allow you to farm more at a quicker pace.

Kill and Destroy

  • Surprise Attack: Any attack on an unaware enemy deals 5x damage.
  • Sprinting Reload: Enable reloading while sprinting.
  • Moving Target: Damage taken from enemy bullets while sprinting is reduced by 30%.
  • Tactical Movement Boost: Move 50% faster while crouching or aiming down the sights of a weapon.

Marshall’s available skills are much more useful for combative situations and improving your survival overall.

First off, Sprinting Reload allows you to reload weapons while sprinting, which is pretty much a must-have regardless of your play style. Couple that with the other sprint-related Project upgrades, and you’ll be able to do a lot more while running around, including reloading your weapon and making sure your damage taken is reduced.

Tactical Movement Boost and Surprise Attack are also nice to have if you’re playing a little more stealthily in Rage 2. Your stealth attacks will be much deadlier, and you can get around quicker while being sneaky too.

Capture and Control

  • Chemist: Items can be crafted with one less chemical component.
  • Engineer: Items can be crafted with one less mechanical component.
  • Pyrotechnician: Items can be crafted with one less explosive component.
  • Technician: Items can be crafted with one less electronic component.
  • Salesman: Get 20% more cash when selling items to buyers.
  • Trade Negotiations: Get a 20% discount in all stores.

The Project upgrades on offer here are all about money and efficiency. The Chemist, Engineer, Pyrotechnician, and Technician skills are all relatively cheap to purchase, and can help you seriously save on resources when crafting.

You’ll also want to pick up the Salesman and Trade Negotiations skills for more efficient use of money.

Search and Recover

  • Storage Container Tracking: A tracker picks up the signal from Storage Containers, enabling you to home in on their position using a signal strength indicator on the compass.
  • Impact Absorption: Be able to fall from higher heights without taking damage, and any fall damage taken is reduced.

This set of Project upgrades is more focused on Feltrite mining and enemy disruption. However, the two skills listed above are the ones that we feel are much more vital for the early game period.

Impact Absorption pretty much nullifies any fall damage you can take in Rage 2, which gives you a lot more freedom and mobility in combat. Storage Container Tracking is also generally pretty helpful in allowing you to grab all storage chests for more money and resources before leaving an area.

And those are our picks for the best skills and Project upgrades to get first in Rage 2. Be sure to check our Rage 2 guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.

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