If you're looking for a ridiculous way to show off your physical copy of Rage 2 (opens in new tab) look no further than Walmart Canada. The retail chain is offering a "limited E3 2018 leaked Rage 2 sleeve" as an exclusive preorder bonus after leaking info on the game last year. There's nothing quite like owning your mistakes.
It wasn't just Rage 2 either. Walmart Canada leaked info for Just Cause 4, Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab), and even Forza Horizon 5 (Forza Horizon 4 hadn't even come out yet) ahead of E3 last year. Bethesda, instead of ignoring the leak, embraced it. It jumped onto the Rage 2 Twitter account and mocked the listing. (opens in new tab)
Hey @WalmartCanada here are a few notes. pic.twitter.com/R1od2aTEMCMay 9, 2018
The joke featured in that tweet is now the exclusive game sleeve (opens in new tab) you can preorder through Walmart Canada. I'm not sure who would want to exchange the official art for this, but it's an option nonetheless. The preorder bonus also comes with the Nicholas Raine armor, a settler pistol, the mutant monster truck skin, and the Cult of the Death God mission according to the the Walmart Canada website (opens in new tab).
Retail leaks by chains like Walmart, GameStop, Amazon, and other stores are nothing new, although most publishers usually ignore the slip-ups. It's weird to see a massive chain embrace the kind of humor that oozes from Rage 2, but I'm sure it didn't hurt Bethesda's marketing efforts. It's a unique way to handle a leak, and very on brand for Rage 2.
Looking for more info on Rage 2? Check out our interview with the developers (opens in new tab).