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Scorched Acres - Early Access Content Update
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Scorched Acres - Early Access Content Update

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Check out the latest news on Risk of Rain 2! Find out what's new to the game with the Scorched Acres update. Including information on the new survivor: Rex, new stage, new boss: Grovetender, and more!

Early Access Content Update - Scorched Acres
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Major Content Additions & Changes

New Survivor: Rex

New Survivor: Rex

Rex is the newest Survivor added to the game. In order to unlock this Plant Robot, you will need to complete the Power Plant Challenge: "Repair the broken robot with an Escape Pod's Fuel Array".

Check Out The All Survivor List Here!

New Stage: Scorched Acres

New Stage: Scorched Acres

Scorched Acres is a whole new stage that can be visited by players. It is guarded by the newest boss added to the game, the Grovetender!

New Boss: The Grovetender

New Boss: The Grovetender

The Grovetender is a large bipedal beast with antlers. It is a formidable enemy that looks like it can deal some massive damage. Be careful around this new boss!

Check Out The All Boss List Here

New Elite: Malachite

Malachites are a new higher-tiered elite enemy that spawns later in the game. They possess unique abilities that also include temporarily disabling your healing!

New Drone Types

New types of Drones have been added to the game. An Equipment type and Incinerator type Drone will be available for you to repair and use!

Check Out The All Drone List

New Chests: Category Chests

Category Chests have also been added to the game. There will be category chests for Damage, Healing, and Utility items.

Check Out Chests & Interactive Environments!

Other New Additions To The Game

List of New Items & Equipment

  • Item: Topaz Brooch
  • Item: Old Guillotine
  • Item: Warhorn
  • Item: Aegis
  • Equipment: Eccentric Vase
  • Equipment: Fuel Array
  • Lunar Equipment: Spinel Tonic
  • Boss Item: Little Disciple
  • Boss Item: Halcyon Seed

List of New Challenges

Cut DownDefeat 500 elite monsters
WarmongerComplete 3 Combat Shrines in a single stage
Cosmic ExplorerDiscover and enter 3 unique portals
BlackoutDefeat the guardian of the Gilded Coast without any beacons deactivating
Power PlantRepair the broken robot with an Escape Pod's Fuel Array

List of New Environment Logs

  • Scorched Acres
  • Gilded Coast

List of New Lore Entries In The Game

  • Brittle Crown
  • Soldier's Syringe
  • Firework
  • Rejuvenation Rack
  • War Horn
  • Abyssal Depths

Source: Risk of Rain 2 Official Patch Notes

Gameplay Changes

Survivor Character Updates

Artificer- New ENV-Suit Passive: The Artificer now hovers while holding jump
Mercenary- Added true invincibility during Eviscerate and Blinding Assault

- Added lingering invincibility for 0.6s after Eviscerate ends

- Blinding Assault deducts 1 from stock when time out rather than resetting it all to 0
Engineer- Turret base damage increased from 10 to 16
MUL-T- Starts the match in a new unique pod
Huntress- Raised vertical height of Arrow Rain to be more cylindrical

Item Balance Changes

Item Balance Changes

Multiple items have also been tweaked in order to keep the game as challenging as ever. Expect some changes to the effects and damage of the following items:

Check Out The All Item & Equipment List!

List of Updated Items

  • Frost Relic
  • Ceremonial Dagger
  • Monster Tooth
  • AP Rounds
  • Chronobauble
  • AtG Missile
  • Ukelele
  • Meat Hook
  • Sticky Bomb
  • Runald's Band
  • Kjaro's Band
  • Brilliant Behemoth
  • Gesture of the Drowned
  • Brittle Crown
  • N'Kuhana's Opinion

Stage Fixes

Stage Fixes

All stages will now be able to spawn Legendary Chests after the first loop. Stage elements such as pillars, boulders, and the like have also received updates to prevent getting players stuck!

Other Changes & Fixes

Quality of Life Improvements

A ton of quality of life improvements have been implemented in the game. These include updating enemy hitboxes, improving music and SFX mixing, improving client performance, and more!

General Bug Fixes

Several bug fixes have also been rolled out for the Scorched Acres update. You can check out the full patch notes regarding bug fixes and quality of life improvements here.

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