Risk of Rain 2 Next Updates Dated for PC and Consoles

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Revealed during PAX East 2020, Risk of Rain 2 next updates are dropping later this month, one for PC and the other for consoles.

The first of these content drops will be the Risk of Rain 2 Hidden Realms Console update that will be arriving on March 24 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. This update (previously released on PC) will introduce a new survivor called Acrid.

You can find the patches notes that came with the PC release to learn of some of the new changes.

Acrid Skillset:

  • Passive: Poison – Certain attacks apply poison, dealing damage over time but cannot kill.
  • Primary Fire: Vicious Wounds – Maul an enemy, where every third hit does double damage.
  • Secondary Fire: Neurotoxin – Spit toxic bile at a range that damages and poisons enemies.
  • Utility: Caustic Leap – Leap into the air, dealing damage, stunning, and poisoning enemies on impact. Leaves a pool of acid that deals damage.
  • Special: Epidemic – Release a deadly poison that deals damage and poisons enemies. The disease continually spreads to up to 20 target.

Additional changes:

  • New Bosses and Monster – The Scavenger boss, Void Reaver monster, and an additional secret boss join the fight.
  • New Hidden Realms – Two new hidden realms can be discovered.
  • Alternative Layouts – The new Alternate Layouts system allows for some maps to have entirely new layouts, starting with Titanic Plains and Distant Roost.
  • New Items, Equipment, Lunars and more – An arsenal of new items and equipment is now at players’ disposal. This includes two new Lunar items, Adaptive Chests, Overgrown 3D Printer, seven new items, and a new type of equipment called the Jade Elephant.
  • Community Suggested Changes – Quality-of-life improvements suggested by the community have been implemented.

There will likely be more changes and bug fixes pertaining to the console version, so we’ll have the full patch notes up once they go live.

As for PC players who have already been enjoying The Hidden realms updated since December, this month we will see the release of the Artifacts Update. This will launch on Steam on March 31 and will introduce a new level, bosses, more equipment, items, and new artifacts to be used doing your Risk of Rain 2 run. More details will become available as we near closer to launch.

Risk of Rain 2 is now available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.