Risk of Rain 2 FAQ's

What is Risk of Rain 2?
The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension and more challenging action. No run will ever be the same with randomized stages, enemies, bosses, and items. Play solo, or team up with up to three friends to fight your way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet.

With each run, you’ll learn the patterns of your foes, and even the longest odds can be overcome with enough skill. A unique scaling system means both you and your foes limitlessly increase in power over the course of a game–what once was a bossfight will in time become a common enemy.

Myriad survivors, items, enemies, and bosses return to Risk 2, and many new ones are joining the fight. Brand new survivors like the Artificer and MUL-T debut alongside classic survivors such as the Engineer, Huntress, and–of course–the Commando. With over 75 items to unlock and exploit, each run will keep you cleverly strategizing your way out of sticky situations.

What are the Key Features for Risk of Rain 2?
· Play four player co-op seamlessly through Steam — no more port forwarding
· Unlock over 75 items over time, keeping each run fresh and full of new challenges
· Play and unlock new and returning survivors, each with their own abilities to master
· Theorycraft and exploit endless item and character combos
· Encounter challenging monsters and enormous bosses
· Explore massive, handcrafted 3D levels
· Discover lore through the collection of Monster, Item, and Environment Logs
· Challenge your friends—and the world—in all-new Prismatic Trials, a unique seeded run where everyone can race up a global leaderboard

Why Early Access? We’re inspired by other recent Early Access successes and believe we can develop an even better game by including the community and learning from you along the way.

How often will you be updating the game? During Early Access, we expect to do major content updates every 1-2 months, and have smaller bugfixes and quality of life changes more frequently. Major content we have planned will include new characters, bosses, stages, items and much more.

How long will Early Access last? We are planning to stay in Early Access for around 12 months. We want to make sure the game launches in a state we are happy with and don’t want to rush it.

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version? We look at 1.0 in three parts—first, delivering more content (10 characters, 10 stages, 12 bosses, and over 100 items). Then, delivering a true ending and boss fight to match. Finally, we want to make sure the game is super polished by the time we go 1.0. This includes game features as well as localization beyond just English.

What is the current state of the Early Access version? The core game loop and multiplayer suite is fully implemented but will continue being polished throughout Early Access. At Early Access launch, Risk of Rain 2 features over 75 items and equipment, 6 playable classes and 6 bosses to keep the game fresh for many, many hours.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access? Yes. We don’t have a firm price for 1.0 yet, but given all the content that we’ll be adding and the added polish the game will receive, you should expect the price to increase at launch. We’ll definitely be talking about it ahead of time!

What are the games minimum system requirements? Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: Windows 7 or newer, 64-bit Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 / AMD FX-8350 Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: GTX 580 / AMD HD 7870 DirectX: Version 11 Network: Broadband Internet connection Storage: 4 GB available space

Will my progress be reset during Early Access? We will do our best to makes sure progress isn’t reset. However, if something needs to happen that will benefit the game going forward and some progress will be lost we might have to act on that. We will try to clear and honest with our community if something like this needs to happen.

What languages does the game support? Risk of Rain 2 currently supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Turkish text. We will be working on improving localization during Early Access for many languages.

How can I listen to the Risk of Rain 2 soundtrack? :guitar:
Chris has been hard at work on the RoR 2 OST for some time now. Check out his Bandcamp linked below to listen and pre-order the tracks:
https://chrischristodoulou.bandcamp.com/album/risk-of-rain-2-early-access

Does Risk of Rain 2 have controller support? Yes, we currently have full-controller support with most standard controllers. This support will get better over time while in Early Access.

Does Risk of Rain 2 support Steam Cloud Saves? Yes, we have Steam Cloud Saves setup for your user profiles. This includes your progression and some settings like controls.

Does Risk of Rain 2 have splitscreen? We plan on supporting splitscreen during Early Access, but it is currently not implemented. It is currently in development but there is a lot of polish that needs to be done before it’s ready.

Are all the characters from Risk of Rain 1 coming back? Currently, we don’t plan on bringing back all of the playable characters from RoR 1.

Are there going to be Artifacts in Risk of Rain 2? Yes. We are planning on adding Artifacts into Risk of Rain 2 during Early Access if time allows.

Do I have to forward my ports to play online? Lmao, no.

I’m looking for people to play with, where should I go?

Join us on https://discord.gg/riskofrain2


Scorched Acres Update FAQ:

REX does not appear after being unlocked. Can this be fixed? We have seen some reports of REX not appearing after being unlocked and these steps should resolve this issue. This solution involves deleting your ROR2 Mods and/or Local files for ROR2.
You can accomplish this by doing the following:

  1. Right Click Risk of Rain 2 in your Steam Library
  2. Select “Properties”
  3. Navigate to the Local Files tab
  4. Select “Browse Local Files”
  5. Delete ALL Files & Folders from the Window of Local Files that appear

Once that process is complete please use the “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” option found on the Local Files tab of the Properties Menu. You can find this menu by doing the following:

  1. Right Click Risk of Rain 2 in your Steam Library
  2. Select Properties
  3. Navigate to the Local Files tab
  4. Select "Verify Integrity of Game Cache
  5. Allow process to complete fully and then relaunch your game and observe for changes.