Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update, March 25 - Patch Notes, Bandit and New Boss

Here are the details from today's Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update.

March 25, 2021

Today, Risk of Rain 2 fans will be able to dip into the games hotly-anticipated anniversary update.

Two years after its early access release, players have been promised that the developers will “flesh out and round out the base game”.

It’s unsurprising that the creators are so keen to flesh out the game and keep it going, as part of a recent Steam developer update, they stated that the game has sold over four million copies on that platform alone.

With that in mind, here are all the Risk of Rain 2 anniversary update patch notes and changes.

  • MORE – Risk of Rain 2 Will Move to Big Expansions After Final Content Update

What’s the update overview?

As stated, the new update will contain plenty of content. In summary there is:

  • a new Survivor
  • new Boss
  • new Items
  • 88 new lore entries
  • QOL changes
  • bug fixes
  • and much, much more.

Risk of Rain 2 anniversary update patch notes.

Buckle in – a portion of the Risk of Rain 2 anniversary update patch notes can be found below:

Added System: Morgue + Account Stats

  • Browse past runs and all of your account stats – like favorite survivors, progress to completion, or your favorite equipment – now in the Logbook!

Added New Survivor

  • New Survivor: Bandit

Added New Survivor Skin

  • New Survivor Skin: Bandit Skin

Added 5 New Items

  • New Lunar Item: Hooks of Heresy
  • New Lunar Item: Essence of Heresy
  • New Boss Item: Empathy Cores
  • New Boss Item: Charged Perforator
  • New Boss Item: Planula

Added 5 New Skill Variants

  • New Skill Variant: MUL-T Special
  • New Skill Variant: Mercenary Utility
  • New Skill Variant: REX Special
  • New Skill Variant: Loader Special
  • New Skill Variant: Captain Utility

Added 1 New Monster

  • New Monster: Lunar Chimera (Exploder)

Added 1 New Elite

  • New Elite: Perfected

Added 1 New Boss

  • New Boss: Grandparent

Added New Interactable

  • New Interactable: Lunar Shop Refresher

Added 9 New Challenges

  • New Class Challenge: Bandit: Sadist
  • New Class Challenge: Bandit: Classic Man
  • New Class Challenge: Bandit: B&E
  • New Class Challenge: Bandit: Mastery
  • New Class Challenge: MUL-T: Seventh Day
  • New Class Challenge: Mercenary: Flash of Blades
  • New Class Challenge: REX: Full of Life
  • New Class Challenge: Loader: The Thunderdome
  • New Class Challenge: Captain: Smushed

These are some of the bigger changes – but you can find the full patch notes right here.

What’s next for Risk of Rain 2?

Well, first of all, the anniversary update will initially only be launching on Steam, so this is likely to be the first priority. Hopoo confirmed that “a new, internal team at Gearbox that is focused on continuing to bring all future content of Risk of Rain 2 to our console players”, which should help smooth out the process.

In the Steam developer update, it was also confirmed that the game will be getting a major paid expansion. This expansion will launch on PC and consoles at the same time. You can find all of the details in the image below.

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