Risk of Rain 2 characters have their unique special abilities and learning how to make the best use of these characters will go a long way when you try to master the game, this guide will show you how to unlock every character in Risk of Rain 2.
The game is filled with pretty interesting characters that have their unique style and specialty, so make sure you make the most use of every ROR 2 character you will need to pay attention to what weapon they carry and how it operates.
Here’s an overview of how each Risk of Rain 2 character plays and what you have to do to get them unlocked.
How many characters are there in Risk of Rain 2, and how do I unlock them?
When Risk of Rain 2 was launched, it had six playable characters — Commando, MUL-T, Huntress, Engineer, Artificer, and Mercenary.
Each Risk of Rain 2 characters is unlocked by using a unique method. If you don’t know how to get them unlocked, keep reading this guide.
How to unlock all characters in Risk of Rain 2
At the moment Risk of Rain 2 has six playable characters while four more characters are labeled as under construction. Here is the list of Risk of Rain 2 characters.
How To Unlock Commando In Risk of Rain 2
Commando is the default character you get in the game when you start it, he is a strong character that will help you understand the dynamics of the game pretty well as all his stats are well rounded off and he seems to be a perfectly balanced character.
Commando’s basic attack is fast and can be aimed easily which makes the game so much more enjoyable, the secondary ability is buffed up and does a lot of damage especially to a group of enemies in front of you. You can also make use of the swift didge ability to get of a tight spot or quickly change your direction and line up a perfect shot.
One of the most fun characters in the game, Commando seems pretty awesome.
How To Unlock MUL-T In Risk of Rain 2
To unlock MUL-T you will need to beat the first level a minimum of 5 times, once you have done that you will gain access to this character. As the name goes the character is the only survivor who can use two different equipment items simultaneously. One is a short-range nail gun that does a ton of damage to a group while the other is a sniper rifle good for taking down enemies who are flying or are a bit further away from you.
You can make use of MUL-T’s speedy dash to dodge attacks or get out of heavy incoming damage or use a bunch of grenades that seem nerfed but is useful to stun larger groups of enemies when they attack collectively. This robot is certainly a fun character to use and you will only keep getting better as you keep on using his multi equipment.
How To Unlock Huntress In Risk of Rain 2
Unlocking her may prove to be a bit tricky but she can be one of the strongest characters in the game if you play to her strengths. Huntress is lethal against a swarm of enemies as her primary attack deals damage to a larger area, keep in mind that the attack is relatively slower to their previous characters mentioned above. Her secondary attack is one of the most innovative and amazing attacks ever implemented in any game. You can hit up to six enemies at a single time so make sure you gather a bunch before you let this fly now.
Her dodging skills are second to none as she can teleport and she can also hail a rain of arrows onto enemies which again cause area damage. She isn’t a single target character but instead, her talent lies in taking down multiple enemies in an instant.
How To Unlock Engineer In Risk of Rain 2
Unlocking the Engineer will certainly take some time, you will need to complete 30 levels of the game. The Engineer lets you take complete control of the battlefield, with his turrets and a shield that blocks all incoming attacks. The Engineer is someone who can clear out an entire horde on his own as he can get stuck in the middle, deploy your turrets, and mine while you rest easily inside the shield you create and have peace of mind.
The best part of playing with Engineer is the fact that the item boosts you pick up to affect your turrets as well. This means not only do you buff up your primary weapons but also the ones that you deploy. If executed perfectly you can single-handedly take down the entire legion of enemies coming at you without breaking a sweat.
How To Unlock Artificer In Risk of Rain 2
This one is hard to unlock you will need to spend 10 Lunar Coins to free her from the Newt Shop. The blue portal will randomly open when you progress through the levels in the game but you can spend one Lunar Coin before you activate the Teleporter to make it appear if you are in a hurry. The Articifier will be present next to the big Newt in a block of ice, you can collect Lunar Coins after you take them down and though rare you need to keep an eye out for enemy drops. The Artificer is a mage with elemental powers that are amazingly powerful. You need to have a bit of experience of the game before you try your hand with this character as her attacks have a cool-down period. For her primary attack, you get fireballs which cause high damage to enemies and you can power them up which increases its range and effectiveness.
Other than that you get a lightning orb that you can zap enemies with and it does area damage, so it works perfectly to stun enemies and zap them as you fly through the air. You also get an ice wall that will freeze enemies and if they are below 20% health you can also kill them instantly. The Articifier does not, however, have the ability to dodge but give the plethora of offensive abilities it works out and you get an enormously powered character who can change the course of battle all by yourself. You can use the flamethrower is any enemy manages to get near to you, what it lacks in range it makes up in power as it is effective to take down smaller enemies.
How To Unlock Mercenary In Risk of Rain 2
You will need to reach the Obelisk and to do that you will have to clear a minimum of seven levels after you do so you will see a Celestial Portal open up and at the end of you will find the Obelisk. Choose to obliterate yourself when prompted which you instantly unlock the Mercenary but will also end your run, you can do this again to collect 5 Lunar Coins if you feel the need to collect more.
Mercenary has a very hands-on approach to the game and feels completely different from other characters which means you will need to go headfirst into every battle and take down enemies from close range. This character is equally as effective against a boss and a group of enemies so that means that you can go crazy.
As good as the primary attack is, the secondary will certainly be the one you use the most. The Mercenary launches in the air and spins his sword vertically to devastating effect. He can teleport to the nearest enemy and take them down as well which means you won’t have to waste time trying to find your way to the enemy and this flurry of attacks make him invincible which when combined will cause total carnage.
You can use the dash to stun enemies and you can use it thrice in one go which means you will be able to cut through a large chunk of enemies with this. The Mercenary is all about finding the perfect combination and going crazy with your attacks.
How To Unlock Rex In Risk of Rain 2
Rex is an unstable character that has its abilities best suited for crowd control. To unlock Rex, you will need to carry the Fuel Array item from the pod that you crashed into Rex’s body in Abyssal Depths (there is a 50/50 possibility of this level).
Rex is great for players who wish to have a bit of an aggressive approach in the game but since the Fuel Array is broken, you will have to face consequences for it. You will lose life whenever your health drops below 50, and some of the attacks are designed in a way that will decrease your health but you also get some of the most powerful attacks in the game.
Rex is perfect for a party who needs a bit of a risk-taker and who can commit to fighting the enemies head-on while giving the rest of the members a chance to formulate strategies and cover. Rex will give you much needed support in Risk of Rain 2, but the character is as self explosive as it is damaging to others.
How To Unlock Loader In Risk of Rain 2
Just like Rex, getting the level to unlock Loader isn’t guaranteed as you will have either Siren’s Call or Abysmal Depths, and Loader can only be unlocked if you get Siren’s Call as your fourth level in the game. You will need to complete the ‘Guardian Offline’ challenge.
Loader looks like it was heavily inspired by the ending scene of the film Aliens. Unlocking Loader can be a bit of hit and a miss as you’re never sure if you’re going to get the wanted level or not if you do not then you will need to play the game all over again.
If you manage to get to Siren’s call in Risk of Rain 2, make sure to keep an eye out on eggs that look like large white mushrooms and destroy them. When you destroy all 4, you will have to face a boss called Alloy Worship Unit and upon its destruction, you will get Loader in the game.
How To Unlock Acrid In Risk of Rain 2
You will need to beat all 9 challenges in the Void Field but getting to this place can be the toughest part as it is a secret location that you can only access by getting Under the Bazaar in the Bazaar Between Time that leads up to a tunnel.
Here you will find a portal that will take you to the Void Fields, where you will get to access the 9 challenges, and upon their completion will you have Acrid as a playable character in the game.
Acrid has passive poison abilities that will damage enemies enough for that everyone in time becomes an easy kill. Acrid is also one of the best party members if you can manage to use the abilities perfectly and give you teammates enough room while taking the back seat.
How To Unlock The Captain In Risk of Rain 2
To unlock The Captain, you will need to defeat the final boss of Risk of Rain 2. You will need to encounter Sky Meadow and then continue on until you defeat the final boss in the Commencement.
The Captain is a great and versatile character to have in any team, with some of the best support qualities that we’ve played within Risk of Rain 2.
These are all the characters currently available in Risk of Rain 2, every character will give you a different perspective and playing style when you play Risk of Rain 2. It is best to form a party and play as you will be able to combine the abilities of multiple characters and take on everything that stands between you and your destination.
Risk of Rain 2 offers a much more wholesome gaming experience and you should make sure you check out other guides as well right here on Gamer Tweak.