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Risk Of Rain 2 spruces up for summer with an autumnal update

Maddeningly compelling co-op looty shooter Risk Of Rain 2 has just rolled out its first major expand-o-patch since it entered early access. Per Hopoo's earlier road-map, The Scorched Acres update adds the gorgeously golden-red hued Scorched Acres map, which are less on fire than the name suggests, a new boss called the Grovetender (who presumably keeps those trees looking lovely) and a new character to…

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Risk Of Rain 2 update brings a leafy survivor and more this week

Co-op roguelike monster smash ‘em up Risk Of Rain 2 is getting its first big early access update this week. Scorched Acres will add a new boss, a new survivor to fight them with, a new stage, and more items and equipment to freshen up the monster squishing experience. Not all the details have been revealed yet, but the new survivor is presumably Rex, an…

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Feature: Overloading Worm - horrific monster or questionable euphemism? You decide.

Risk of Rain 2 bosses guide – attack patterns and tips for Wandering Vagrant, Magma Worm, Aurelionite, and more

Every roguelite needs bosses aplenty to test your newly formed character to the max, and the Risk of Rain 2 bosses do not disappoint in this regard. There are currently 8 different Bosses that can spawn in Risk of Rain 2 (not counting Elite variants), each of which has different attack patterns and viable strategies for countering them - all of which we'll go over…

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Feature: Sorting your Beetles from your Bison

Risk of Rain 2 enemies list – stats & behaviours of all enemies & monsters, Elite variants explained

From tiny wisps that hover in the sky and zap you from above to roaring bison that charge at you from the other side of the map, each of the Risk of Rain 2 enemies - much like those of its predecessor - presents a unique set of stats and behaviours which you must learn if you are to defeat them time and time again.…

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Feature: Going Commando isn't the only way

Risk of Rain 2 characters guide – skills, builds, stats & tips for all Risk of Rain characters

Your initial choice out of the Risk of Rain 2 characters roster plays a very important role in the length and flavour of your run. From the Mercenary to the Commando, from the Huntress to the Engineer, each character comes equipped with a different series of attacks, skills, stats, and viable builds and strategies - all of which we'll go over in our Risk of…

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Feature: Create a winning build, one item at a time

Risk of Rain 2 items & equipment guide – item stacking, Lunar items & Legendary items explained

The Risk of Rain 2 items list was where we all kinda figured Hopoo Games weren't going to disappoint, considering the stellar array of items that had been added to the first Risk of Rain. Just take a look at that image above. All those different colours, shapes, and functions, each awakening a different strain of morbid curiosity in the player. What about that creepy…

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Risk Of Rain 2 forecasts five big updates and a spring launch

While there's some debate on whether Risk Of Rain 2 is an improvement over its two-dimensional predecessor, the co-op roguelike shooter is an undeniably popular game, even in early access. Today, developers Hopoo revealed their update plans, leading up to the release of version 1.0. Five big patches, one in June and four more spread over the rest of the year, leading up to a…

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Feature: To the Abyssal Depths and beyond

Risk of Rain 2 levels/stages – Environment types, Newt Altar locations, secret areas

Call them what you want - Environments, stages, levels - but it'd be doing a disservice to all these stages of Risk of Rain 2 to say they're simply the backdrop to your journey of survival and inevitable demise. Each of these Environments plays an important role in shaping your run, but to use them to your advantage you'll need to learn everything about them;…

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Feature: Death Do Us Part, True Respite, and more

Risk of Rain 2 challenges list – how to complete all achievements, unlock all characters & items

Risk of Rain 2 continues the trend of modern roguelites by locking a significant portion of its content behind numerous challenges which must be completed during your runs. Everything from powerful items and equipment to new characters with unique skills and playstyles must be unlocked by completing a specific challenge or achievement, and some of them are far from easy to obtain. But our Risk…

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Risk Of Rain 2 brings magma worm down to earth with a fiery update

Risk Of Rain 2 is the second roguelikelike shooter that falsely declares itself to be about weather when it’s really about firing innumerable bullets at hellish demons. This one is in 3D, and some players have been frowning and muttering about various shortcomings, like bosses being “too grindy”. An update yesterday hopes to turn those frowns rightside-around, making one fiery baddie in particular a little…

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Feature: Singin' in the rain

Risk of Rain 2 guide – how to play, Risk of Rain 2 tips and tricks

Oodles of enemies, crazy item builds, and punishing difficulty; yep, Risk of Rain 2 ticks all the boxes of its predecessor and more. Each run, no matter how overpowered your item build, no matter how low you set the initial difficulty, will nearly always end up with hundreds of horrible beasties one-shotting you into oblivion. The trick is surviving as long as possible until that…

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Feature: For now

Risk Of Rain 2 is much less than the sum of its parts

It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is about to drive his insectoid claws into your neck stump. When a sudden shower belted out the early access launch of Risk Of Rain 2, my first impulse was to go dancing in the storm. Like its 2D predecessor, Risk Of Rain 2 is a sci-fi roguelike defined by ever-escalating difficulty, and an ever-growing pile of items…

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Risk Of Rain 2 explodes into early access with a two-for-one deal

The original Risk Of Rain was a game about big numbers - a platform roguelike with a thing for screen-filling, damage-number-generating projectile spam. Three-dimensional sequel Risk Of Rain 2 has just launched into early access, and is already doubling down on the multipliers, as players who pick it up by midnight PST on March 30th will get a second copy to share with a friend.…

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Watch 10 mins of Risk Of Rain 2, oddly set in a desert

When I look at how long all of my friends have spent playing co-op platform shooter Risk Of Rain, a roguelike about biffing alien bads, I see a list divided. Maybe half have put in a few hours. Maybe they, like me, enjoyed the bullet-hell combat and setting down a seemingly endless path of item and character unlocks - but found that path guarded by…

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Risk of Rain 2 taking action-roguelikeliking into 3D

Hopoo Games have announced they are indeed making a Risk of Rain 2 [official site], and this time they're taking the action-roguelikelike into 3D. Adam, Brendan, and The Mechanic have all gushed about Risk of Rain so it's good too hear Hopoo are back for more after swerving to make Deadbolt. Almost everything about Risk of Rain 2 is unsettled for now but Hopoo do…

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Feature: F*** you, Magma Worm

Have You Played… Risk of Rain?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Your first few wasted lives in Risk of Rain [official site] might give you the impression of a very limited action game. A tiny sprite armed with a handful of basic abilities (shoot, roll, shoot harder), you have to take on waves of…

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Feature: How time doth waste you

How Risk Of Rain Increases Difficulty Over Time

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites a developer to help him put their game up on blocks and take a wrench to hack out its best feature, just to see how it works. The start of a game of Risk of Rain [official site] is quiet. Your small pixel character stands in a vast alien landscape, in which somewhere you’ll find a teleporter…

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Risk of Rain Team Return With Deadbolt

When we first looked at Deadbolt [official-ish site] last year, we called the freebie "a side-scrolling version of Hotline Miami with bits of Gunpoint thrown in." A year's worth of gaming later, I'd toss Not A Hero into that comparison. Since then, developers Hopoo Games - the folks also behind Risk of Rain - have worked on expanding it into a full commercial release. Now…

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Freeware Garden: Deadbolt

Playing Deadbolt, the latest 2D arcade shooting thing by Risk of Rain developers Hopoo, allowed me - for the very first time in my life - to picture an indie version of the Grim Reaper breaking into a zombie infested mansion via its plumbing and emerging, armed and deadly, from the toilet. Now, I may not know art, but I know what I like: death…

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Hail: Risk Of Rain Update Adds Two New Characters

Risk of Rain looks like a side-scrolling roguelite-shooter and in most regards that's what it is. It's also got a lot in common with ARPGs, in the way its characters' skills function and in how a newly unlocked character can completely change the way you approach the game. The latest update, version 1.2, is significant because it i) switches the game to a new engine…

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