Risk of Rain 2 Scorched Acres Update Out Next Week
Risk of Rain 2 had an incredibly successful start to its early access period and the team at HooPoo is putting out their first content update next week.
Risk of Rain 2 is a multiplayer roguelike that takes everything from the original and brings it into the stylish third dimension. The game entered early access in late March and the team at Hoopoo Games have been enjoying a successful few months. They are now ready to release their first content update, Scorched Acres, next week.
— Risk of Rain 2 (@RiskofRain) June 21, 2019
Details about the update are relatively scarce. Hoopoo will likely reveal more details in the next few days as we near launch. That said, the team did take the update to E3 and showed it off on a few streaming stages. So, we don’t know much, but we do know something.
Most importantly, the update will only include content that is brand new to the Risk of Rain universe. The initial release brought forward quite a bit from the first game, which led to a feeling of familiarity in some places. This latest update won’t have that. Everything in Scorched Acres is new to the series.
Players who felt the initial cast of characters was full of too many humanoids will be happy to see the latest hero is plant/robot hybrid named Rex. At E3, we only got a short look at Rex in action, but he looks like fun to play. Other characters who might’ve felt weak at launch are also getting buffs. In some of the streams, the team specifically pointed to Artificer as someone who is getting a new passive to increase her survivability and maneuverability.
The update also adds a new stage, enemies, a boss, tons of items, and two drones. It looks like it’s shaping up to be quite a bit of content that should make fans happy.
Risk of Rain 2 is available in early access now on PC. Scorched Acres will be out June 25.