It has been confirmed that the version of RAGE 2 of Steam is accompanied by the anti-piracy system Denuvo, but curiously not so in the Bethesda Store. This, objectively, implies that the former take the worst version of the game, with a system that directly affects performance. Below you can see a video of youtuber Joker Productions in which you can see direct comparisons of it, and constantly lose about 5 fps just to have Denuvo in the game, apart from taking longer to load.
The inclusion of the anti-piracy system has been the subject of controversy since it entered the industry, precisely because of what we say: it consistently affects the performance and the load of PC games that use it. That is why what happened to the Bethesda game is so flagrant, because it is offering two different experiences to the users according to the platform of use. Ideally, the company should retract and withdraw the anti-piracy measure of the Steam version, since those users, who have paid the same amount for the game, take a lower quality product. After all, what is the use of applying Denuda to only one version if the other has already acted like a caramel for the pirates? Either way, you can read our analysis of Rage 2 here.