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Risk Of Rain 2 Leaves Early Access This August, Price Increase And New Updates Coming

The Launch Update packages of a ton of new content into Risk of Rain 2 on all platforms.


Developer Hopoo Games has announced that Risk of Rain 2 will leave Steam Early Access on August 11. This 1.0 release--which is dubbed the Launch Update and was previously delayed--will introduce a bunch of new content, including a new playable character, an added final boss and stage, dedicated serves, and more.

The Captain, Risk of Rain 2's 10th playable character, will join the roster when the game launches this August. Voted by 60,000 community members, The Captain brings his high-ranking authority and lethal shotgun-rifle combo that stuns targets after charging to the roguelike battlefield. He can command the dropship to send in beacons and probes to provide either armor buffs or healing zones for him and his allies.

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In addition to the new character, Risk of Rain 2 will also see a brand-new stage: The Moon. This location, where you'll battle against ferocious lunar monsters, will also house the game's true final boss.

New items, such as the Molten Perforator and Super Massive Leech, will be added to Risk of Rain 2 this August, alongside extra skill variants, additional lore entries, dedicated servers with options for difficulty settings and password protections, story cutscenes, and much more. Risk of Rain 2 will cost $25 on Steam when it fully launches. Right now, however, it currently retails for $20 on the digital distributor; everywhere else--such as the Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop, and PlayStation Store--has Risk of Rain 2 priced at $30.

Despite a brief delay to Risk of Rain 2's full 1.0 release, Hopoo Games rolled out an update that introduced a new Artifact system to all console platforms. In addition to the new system, the update also bundled a new stage, more equipment and items, additional bosses, and more.

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