Risk of Rain Returns: How to Unlock All Characters

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Risk of Rain Returns: How to Unlock All Characters

Commando

  • This character is available right from the start.

Huntress

  • This character is available right from the start.

Enforcer

  • Defeat the three initial bosses – Wandering Vagrant, Colossus, Magma Worm. This can be accomplished through multiple runs.

Bandit

  • Complete the third stage of a run. Note: If playing co-op, ensure you’re alive when the stage is completed to unlock Bandit.

HAN-D

  • Find the robot janitor in the final level, UES Contact Light. Look for the “Cargo 2” area with multicolored storage boxes. Locate the grey door and interact with it.

Engineer

  • Purchase a total of 40 drones. Note: Drones that are destroyed and then repaired (purchased again) count towards the total.

Miner

  • Clear a path for the survivor. In the fourth level, Magma Barracks, look for a tunnel around the bottom-right section of the map. Follow the tunnel and defeat the Elder Lemurian “Direseeker” to unlock Miner. Note that the tunnel may not always be present.

Sniper

  • Beat the game. Complete the final stage, UES Contact Light, on any difficulty.

Acrid

  • Free the chained creature. Found in either the third level (Sunken Tombs) or the Underwater level, search for a metal box near the top-right section. Interacting with it will release Acrid, who must be defeated to unlock.

Mercenary

  • Beat the game five times. Complete the final stage and defeat the final boss, Providence, five times in total on any difficulty.

Loader

  • Obtain 30 different items in one playthrough. Find and acquire 30 unique items in a single playthrough. A single-player run is recommended to complete this challenge.

Chef

  • Obtain Meat Nugget, Bustling Fungus, Sprouting Egg, Bitter Root, and Foreign Fruit in one run. Note: Foreign Fruit counts as an equipment item, while the rest are normal items.

Pilot

  • Collect 15 Monster Logs. Monsters have a chance to drop logs on defeat. This can be achieved through multiple playthroughs.

Artificer

  • Visit 10 unique stages. This will naturally be completed as you play through the game multiple times.

Drifter

  • Recycle 6 drones in one playthrough. Collect six drops and take them to a drone recycler in a single playthrough. The recycle machines are found randomly.