Celebrate the Joy of Chaos as Risk of Rain 2’s 1.0 Update Arrives on Consoles

Join The Captain’s crew for a face-off with the final boss on The Moon!

FRISCO, Texas (October 20, 2020) – The Risk of Rain 2 1.0 Update officially has released for consoles, Gearbox Publishing announced today. This update is free for all current Risk of Rain 2 owners on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™. A new low price of $24.99 makes now the perfect time to jump into the critically acclaimed title.

Risk of Rain 2 is a fast-paced, co-op roguelike shooter published by Gearbox Publishing and developed by Hopoo Games. Players can team with up to three other friends, play as 10 unique Survivors, and trek through more than a dozen stages to escape the alien planet. With unlockable alternate abilities, more than 110 items to discover on runs, and equippable Artifacts to shake up gameplay, no two runs are ever the same.

“We are thrilled to bring the 1.0 Update to our console players,” said Paul Morse and Duncan Drummond, co-founders of Hopoo Games. “We love watching our community play the game and can’t wait to see what new moments and highlights are created with more players engaging the new content.”

The 1.0 Update on console includes:

  • 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?
  • 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.

Since it debuted in 2019, the Risk of Rain 2 community has grown to over three million players.

“We can’t thank Hopoo enough for entrusting the team at Gearbox with their masterful new entry to the roguelike genre,” says Steve Gibson, president of Gearbox Publishing. “Every moment working with Hopoo and Risk of Rain 2 has been an absolute joy by helping them bring such an amazing game to millions around the world.”

Risk of Rain 2 is also available on PC via Steam, and on Google Stadia. Stay up to date with the latest news by following Risk of Rain 2 on Twitter.

Press assets for Risk of Rain 2 are available here.

About Gearbox Publishing

Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC, and has since been followed by many partnerships that include Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, Hopoo Games’ Risk of Rain 2, and System Era Softworks’ Astroneer. Gearbox Publishing remains committed to its mission to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. Learn more at https://www.gearboxpublishing.com.

About Hopoo Games

A small team who started out as two students from the University of Washington, Hopoo Games made their mark with the award-winning indie success, Risk of Rain in 2013, followed by Deadbolt in 2016. Now a team of indie veterans, they launched the hotly anticipated sequel to Risk of Rain titled Risk of Rain 2 in 2020. Learn more at https://hopoogames.com/.

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