Will come with a new boss and survivor.
Risk of Rain 2 - Captain

Risk of Rain 2 has spent a fair amount of time in Steam Early Access. Throughout most of its time in Early Access, you would be hard pressed to see much, if anything, that screamed "Early Access" release. It was already full of fun and exciting content that has just grown in size since its earliest days.

Risk of Rain 2 is about to take the next major step in its development. On August 11, it will leave Early Access and when it does it will come packed with an additional final boss and an all new survivor to unlock. Not only that, but there will be story cutscenes, a final stage, a server browser, and more.

When it leaves Early Access, the price will go from $19.99 (USD) to $24.99 (USD) on PC. It looks like the console versions of the game are already $29.99. Developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing are encouraging potential fans to buy now rather than waiting until later with the increased price.

Risk of Rain 2 is available on Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch.

Launch Update:
  • New Survivor, The Captain: Brought to life through 60,000 community votes in April, The Captain joins the crew as the tenth playable character. The Captain controls the battlefield with utility and damage – with help from the Survivors’ orbiting dropship, the UES Safe Travels. He wields a shotgun-rifle combo that narrows the spread as it charges and can stun targets. The Captain can also leverage his high-ranking authority to request probes and beacons from orbit to either provide armor or a healing zone for him and his allies.
  • New Stage, Monsters and Hidden Boss: A new stage brings your escape run to its natural conclusion: The Moon! Can you survive new lunar monsters and face off against the Final Boss?
  • Server Browser: The new Server Browser improves the matchmaking experience. Join or create your own dedicated servers with options such as difficulty, rule voting, password protection and more.
  • New Items: Add a chance to fire magma balls on-hit with Molten Perforator, or drain your opponent’s life bars into yours with Super Massive Leech – just two of the latest additions in the game’s arsenal of more than 110 items.
  • New Skill Variants and Lore Entries: Complete challenges in game to unlock even more skill variants for Survivors, adding even more strategic potential for Survivors and team composition.
Risk of Rain 2, developed by Hopoo Games and published by Gearbox Publishing, is a third-person roguelike shooter launching on August 11, 2020. It earned over one million sales within its first month in Steam Early Access and a Steam Awards nomination in 2019.