Risk of Rain 2 characters 2022: how to unlock each character?
Last updated: March 7, 2022
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How to unlock Risk of Rain 2 characters in 2022? The roguelike third-person shooter game came out in 2020 as a sequel to the 2013 Risk of Rain. In 2022, Risk of Rain 2 ranks on the top 15 Steam games and with the latest Risk of Rain 2 DLC players keep coming back for more. Now, which of the new Risk of Rain 2 characters 2022 have you unlocked already? Let’s find out.
Check out our Gaming category if you’re interested in the latest video gaming statistics 2022. Now, every Risk of Rain 2 player wants to know how to unlock the characters. And that’s one of the mysteries to solve in the game. What to expect of each Risk of Rain 2 character? Which is the strongest Risk of Rain 2 character? And which one is the best for you in 2022? Here we go:
Risk of Rain 2 characters 2022
Check out our list of Risk of Rain 2 characters. This article will introduce you to the cast of characters that you'll meet in the game and help you decide if this title is right for you. We provided a description of each Risk of Rain 2 character, gameplay screenshots, and insights on how to unlock each of them. We start with:
Commando: the basic character
Commando is the first character that you get when you start the game - the only one that’s unlocked for you. (It was one of the original characters in the first Risk of Rain.) This survivor comes with two pistols, a fairly good mobility, and four basic moves. Stunning multiple enemies is no issue for Commando. The fact that he is the noob-friendly character every gamer starts with doesn’t mean that he is the weakest.
Huntress: fast but not strong enough
Huntress is one of the fastest survivors in Risk of Rain 2. Her mobility is the main reason many gamers choose her as their favorite game character. She comes with some powerful weapons which combined with teleporting skills is pretty useful. However, my overall opinion of her is that she is not tough enough and you can die pretty early in the game with that survivor.
MUL-T: the cool robot
Personally, my favorite character is MUL-T. There are three features I love about it. First, it has one more slot for additional equipment (a feature that no other character possesses). Second, there are different shooting modes that have proven to be pretty convenient. And third, if you press the Shift button, you activate a fast forward movement. That has saved my life on countless occasions.
Engineer: a tough cookie
Powerful survivor, can put turrets and land mines which make damage for him. The Engineer is also a pretty tough character, surviving easily in comparison with other characters. (It often happens that if you have an Engineer in your squad, at some point all the other characters die while the Engineer keeps fighting.) He gets the protection of his sphere and overall, he’s pretty hard to kill. However, some gamers say that this ability to survive easily makes gamers themselves lazy and unappreciative to other characters which will teach you how to play the game better. That’s why the Engineer is not recommended for noobs.
Artificer: the girl in the air
The Artificer is one of the least popular Risk of Rain 2 survivors. She can jump pretty high and hover in the air, which can be useful if you want to avoid fall damage but in reality gamers don’t use the hovering that much. The Artificer has a pretty cool freezing weapon (Snapfreeze) that I used a lot during the gameplay.
Mercenary: the samurai survivor
It takes a lot of effort to unlock the Mercenary. More than the other characters. It was a character in the old Risk of Rain (as well as Commando). However, it’s one of the best Risk of Rain 2 characters, it comes with a double jump, it’s hard to kill and it’s basically perfect in the earlier stages of the game. The Mercenary possesses only his katana sword and doesn’t have any long range weapons which makes him vulnerable. In a fight with the final boss Mithrix, the Mercenary dies almost immediately.
REX: a jumping Plantera
(For those who are wondering what Plantera is, this is one of the bosses in Terraria, basically a pink rose that’s really mean. Are you a Terraria enthusiast? Check out the latest Terraria statistics 2021- they are an eye-opener.)
In Risk of Rain 2, REX is a cute jumping robot and it’s a fun survivor to play with. After it lands on its robot feet it sort of dives into the ground and can move quickly forward, thus avoiding some damage done from its enemies. The character comes with built-in healing and the weird thing is that when it charges it actually loses some health points.
Loader: a very strong robot
The Loader is a robot survivor girl with very enlarged hands that serve her pretty well on a short distance. It’s one of the characters in the game with the highest Health but very limited abilities. Not a very gracious character, but it does move fast forward and can make a lot of damage with its fists. Not to mention that it takes no fall damage whatsoever.
Acrid: the toxic lizard
Acrid is a lizard that moves like a monkey and can produce mass poison damage. Not an easy character to play with. (Fun fact: if you take the name of Acrid and remove the ‘r’ you get acid. Just saying.)
The Captain is the one who’s leading the mission of survivors (you can see him in the opening of the game).
An altogether complicated and powerful character, the Captain is one of the best warriors in the game. He’s not very mobile and his defence is not the best, but the Captain is one of the most enjoyable characters, according to many gamers. Now, in order to unlock the Captain you need to get the final boss Mithrix. The Captain has a shotgun and you can shoot from a long distance. He can use orbital bombardment, which is a really cool skill.
How to unlock the Risk of Rain 2 characters in 2022? There are two new characters added in Q1 2022 and the Risk of Rain 2 player base is super excited. According to the latest Risk of Rain 2 player count, the survival game ranks #15 on Steam in 2022 with an average of 15,000 concurrent players on the platform.
As you can see the list of survivors in Risk of Rain 2 is pretty diverse. Which is your favorite character?
How to unlock characters in Risk of Rain 2?
- Commando — no need to unlock, just start the game
- Huntress — get through the first three levels without dying
- MUL-T — get through level 1 five times
- Engineer — complete the first 30 levels
- Artificer — collect 30 Lunar coins
- Mercenary — get through a Celestial Portal, find the Obelisk and then die
- REX — complete the Power Plant challenge
- Loader — finish the Guardian Offline challenge and kill the Guardian of Siren’s Call
- Acrid — in the Void Field, beat the 9 challenge cells
- Captain — complete the Captain Worth Every Penny challenge
- Heretic — hold 4 Heresy items at the same time
- Bandit — unlocked via a challenge
How many playable Risk of Rain 2 characetrs 2022 are there?
In 2022, there are 12 playable Risk of Rain 2 characters: Commando, Huntress, MUL-T, Engineer, Artificer, Mercenary, Rex, Loader, Acrid, Captain, Heretic, Bandit.
How many Risk of Rain 2 monsters are there?
How many bosses are there in Risk of Rain 2?
Which is the Risk of Rain 2 final boss?
Mithrix. A Risk of Rain 2 boss fight is always fun, but the last one is simply awesome. You fight Mithrix in the final boss arena, he has a large hammer that you’d better avoid. You can find a pretty detailed guide on how to defeat Mithrix here.
How many stages are there in Risk of Rain 2?
How many Risk of Rain 2 artifacts are there?
On which devices can you play Risk of Rain 2?
Stadia, PC, PS4 and XBox One, Nintendo Switch.
So, here we are guys, leave us a question or a comment down below. How did you find our descriptions of the Risk of Rain 2 characters?
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