Ratchet & Clank Makes Bouncer Preorder Bonus DLC Free on 8th Anniversary

Sony and Insomniac Games unveiled the revamped version of Ratchet & Clank back on April 12, 2016. Fast forward eight years later, fans of the iconic duo can now snag the preorder bonus bouncer weapon at no cost.

Ratchet & Clank preorder weapon now free

Insomniac Games took to Twitter to announce the exciting news, stating, “Bounce back to Ratchet & Clank (2016) for its 8th anniversary. To celebrate, the Bouncer is now available to download at no additional cost.” Additionally, gamers playing on the PlayStation 5 can explore the game’s latest improvements, including a brand new 60 FPS framerate.

The Bouncer is equipped to launch a large bouncing bomb, which then bursts into multiple smaller exploding bomblets. Originally introduced in the 2003 PS2 game Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, the weapon was initially accessible only as a preorder bonus in the 2016 game. Fortunately, it can now be claimed as a free DLC via the PlayStation Store, allowing players to purchase it in-game from Gadgetron vendors for 100 bolts.

Upon its release in 2016, the remake of the game was met with generally positive reviews. Serving as a companion to the 2016 film, significant changes were made to the plot, such as reimagining main characters and altering the dynamics between Ratchet and Clank to align with later games. Despite some pushback from long-time fans over these modifications, the majority of players were satisfied with the remake.

Following the success of the 2016 remake, Insomniac delivered Rift Apart last year, a sequel to 2013’s Into the Nexus, marking the most recent original game in the series. Rumors are circulating about another new installment of Ratchet & Clank in the works at Insomniac, with a leaked roadmap hinting at a potential 2029 release date for eager fans.