One year, four free content updates, and over three million players later, Risk of Rain 2 has expanded significantly since it first arrived.
New characters brought new ways to fight through the hordes of frenzied monsters standing between you and your escape from a chaotic alien planet. New loot added new mechanics, stacking with abilities to create powerful (and surprising) new combinations.
The best part, though? The best part is how that’s all been preparation for the fifth content update — the 1.0 Update — coming for free to all Risk of Rain 2 owners on Xbox One right now! And if you don’t already own Risk of Rain 2, a new low price makes now the perfect time to jump into the critically acclaimed title.
There’s a lot of new stuff to discover within the 1.0 Update — either on your own in single player, or with your friends in co-op. For example…
New Survivor – Captain
The Captain is a unique survivor that can control the battlefield with utility and damage — with help from the orbiting UES Safe Travels. He wields a shotgun-rifle combo that narrows the spread as it charges and can stun targets. The Captain can also use his high-ranking authority to request probes and beacons from orbit to either provide armor or a healing zone for them and their allies.
The Captain marks the tenth playable character, each with their own unique gameplay style and character challenges. In Risk of Rain 2, brand-new survivors like the Artificer and MUL-T debut alongside classic survivors such as the Engineer, Huntress, and–of course–the Commando.
New Stage, Enemies, and the Final Boss
A new stage brings your run to its final conclusion: The Moon! Can you survive the new Lunar monsters – and face off against the final boss?
New Items and Challenges
Add a chance to fire magma balls on hit with Molten Perforator, or drain your opponent’s life bars into yours with Super Massive Leech – just two of the latest additions in the game’s arsenal of more than 110 items. New challenges and unlockable skill variants add new strategic potential, while new lore entries flesh out the universe of Risk of Rain 2.
From those of us at Hopoo Games and from the team at Gearbox Publishing, thank you for joining us on this journey. We’ve been thrilled to see your reactions as you’ve enjoyed the game, and we’re excited for what the future holds! See you on the planet.