When most of you think of some of the most popular roguelikes on the market today, a few big names come to mind. Hades namely for its colossally positive reception on one hand, as well as the cute, hilarious, and downright satisfying Enter the Gungeon. One such name among the stars though, namely for its difficulty, is Risk of Rain 2. This roguelike may be challenging but lies in the hearts of many for its wide range of passives, ability to have the fabled “god runs”, and set of characters and unlocks that’ll have you playing for hours. And today, the game is getting a whole lot better. Risk of Rain 2 is today debuting its first major (paid) expansion on PC, titled Survivors of the Void! You can check out the trailer for the expansion below.
Survivors of the Void brings many new things to Risk of Rain 2, acting as a much beefier version of the early access update in exchange for a $10-15 price tag. Most notably, two new characters join the fight as the Railgunner and Void Fiend! Railgunner acts as a sort of sniper class for players, making a great member of a team comp to get into a safe spot and rain hell down on his opponents. Meanwhile the Void Fiend does the opposite by getting in there with all sorts of void tools at its disposal. With new movement abilities and a ton of damaging abilities using the void itself, this is a class for those who enjoy something unique to this game and this game only.
Beyond new characters, you can also expect to see a whole host of new items, enemies, and stages. Best of all, you don’t need to necessarily own Survivors of the Void to enjoy the new content. As long as one person in your party owns the expansion, everyone can enjoy the new items, enemies, and stages! You’ll just need to own the expansion if you want to experience it for yourself, or unlock the new items permanently for future runs.
If you ask me, this is well worth the fairly low asking price. Will you be picking up the first major Risk of Rain 2 expansion, Survivors of the Void? What are you hoping to see from the next expansion? Let me know!