Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update Arrives This Week

03/22/2021 - 13:40 | By: Robert N. Adams
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The Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update is arriving in just a few days, promising to bring players a fresh batch of content to celebrate two years since the game first launched around the world.

Risk of Rain 2 has been out for nearly two years and it's been a smashing success — it's sold more than 4 million copies on Steam alone. The game is keeping many of those players, too; 88% of players have enjoyed the game for more than 1 hour and 57% of players have played more than 10 hours.

Development of this game is far from over, though — the first premium Risk of Rain 2 expansion is arriving later this year. For now, though, players can look forward to the Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update!

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What's New in the Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update?

The core objective of the Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update is to "flesh out and round out" the base game and to serve as thanks to its dedicated community.

A key focus of this update will be revisiting older items and wrapping up any leftover content that didn't make the 1.0 release. One such example of the latter is the addition of 88 new lore entries.

Details are otherwise light, but there has been one big reveal — the Bandit is coming with this update. Hopoo Games understands that modders like to use the unfinished Bandit as a vehicle for modding, so it will be launching this new Bandit as a separate survivor to help preserve those mods.

"Working on the Bandit was both fun and rewarding for us, because it really highlighted how much better we’ve gotten at making content since the original scrapped inception of the Bandit in internal development," read today's announcement. "Let us know how he feels!"

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When is the Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update Release Date?

The Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update release date is March 25, 2021. As with all of the previous updates, this will be free for all current and future players.

 

Console players need not worry about waiting too long for this update, either — Hopoo Games has announced the formation of a new internal development team at Gearbox to get these updates out to consoles even faster than before. For now, you can buy Risk of Rain 2 via its official website starting at $24.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you hope to see in the Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update? What's your favorite piece of post-launch content? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!