Risk of Rain 2 game maker has announced the completion of the Steam Early Access and officially launch on August 11. Gearbox Publishing and Hopoo Games have dubbed the Launch Update. The second edition will introduce a host of new content including story cutscenes, a new Survivor, Final Stage, Final Boss, Server Browser among others.
The pricing of Risk of Rain 2 is fixed at $24.99. Currently, the game is available at a discounted Steam Early Access price of $19.99.
New Survivor, The Captain: The Captain is now the tenth playable character and controls the battlefield with utility and damage. Along with the help from the Survivors’ orbiting dropship, the UES Safe Travels, the captain’s choice of weapon is a shotgun-rifle combo that narrows the spread as it charges and can stun targets. The Captain’s rank has the leverage to request probes and beacons from orbit to either provide armour or a healing zone for him and his allies.
New Stage, Monsters and Hidden Boss: The games new stage brings a set of new lunar monsters.
Server Browser: The new Server Browser has improved matchmaking capabilities. A player can join or create his own dedicated servers with options like difficulty level, rule voting, password protection etc.
New Items: A player can now fire magma balls on-hit with Molten Perforator, or he can drain his opponent’s life bars into his own with Super Massive Leech. These are just the two of the newer additions in the game’s arsenal of more than 110 items.
New Skill Variants and Lore Entries: A player has to complete challenges in-game to unlock even more skill variants for Survivors, adding even more strategic potential for Survivors and team composition.
Risk of Rain 2, a third-person roguelike shooterover game has garnered over one million sales within its first month in Steam Early Access and a Steam Awards nomination in 2019. Risk of Rain 2 is available for Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.