You’ll spend a lot of time in Rage 2 searching for Storage Containers, those pink-lidded boxes filled with loot.
Press and hold the Nanotrite Focus button (left bumper/L1 if you’re using a controller), and you’ll see the number of Storage Containers in your general vicinity. That part’s easy. Finding the damn things is surprisingly difficult.
There is a way to make it easier earlier, and we’ll show you how in this guide.
Get the Storage Container Tracker skill
After you complete Rage 2’s introduction and get your car, the game will tell you to visit the closest Project Dagger NPC. That’s more or less north of where you start, and it’s a good idea to head that way first. There are three Arks near him (look for the blue icons on the map) that unlock the Combat Shotgun, and the Shatter and Grav-Jump Nanotrite abilities. They’re all invaluable, so it makes sense to head north first.
While you’re there, don’t worry so much about finding every Storage Container in those areas. It’ll be much easier soon.
After you’re done, look to your west and mark a waypoint on on the map that leads to Mission Objective Ground Control and Doctor Anton Kvasir, which you can see in the screenshot above.
Meet the weird doctor, complete his mission, and you’ll unlock the Search & Recover skill tree under the Projects tab in your menu, which you can see below.
Unlock the Storage Container Tracking Project (or skill). This will make clearing out all those locations you visit a lot easier. Feel free to return to the areas you didn’t clear out earlier and reap the rewards.
How to find Rage 2 Storage Containers
Here’s how it works: You’ll get a Wi-Fi-looking icon at the top of your screen that tells you when you’re close to Storage Containers. (The Datapad Tracking Project has the same effect but for, well, Datapads. On the second tier, Embedded Feltrite Tracking adds a signal for Feltrite lodged in the environment.)
When you’re close to any of the things you can locate, the signal gets stronger. As you get closer, it’ll fill up more until you’re really close, at which point it’ll turn pink, as you can see in the screenshot above.
Just keep in mind that the locator is two-dimensional. It’ll tell you if you’re close horizontally, but not vertically. You might have a full signal, but you may have to go up or down a floor to find what you’re after.
One other thing to note: If you’ve unlocked all three of the Search & Recover tracking skills, you might find yourself confused later. The Wi-Fi signal doesn’t distinguish between Feltrite, Datapads, and Storage Containers. If you’re like us, you might find yourself searching for a chest only to realize 10 minutes later that the signal really lighting up for Feltrite in a wall. Don’t be like us.