Risk of Rain 2 Update Patch Notes (April 12, 2021) - Final Stage Changes

New update brings some quality-of-life improvements.

April 12, 2021

Risk of Rain 2 update fixes dozens of bugs while adding a number of quality-of-life improvements.

A few weeks earlier, Risk of Rain 2 players officially received the Anniversary update which brought a number of new features, including new playable classes.

Today, a new patch has been deployed for the game which simply improves the overall experience of the gameplay by fixing bugs, tweaking some features, and applying a few changes on the final stage.

You can check out the patch notes down below, but be aware that some of them include SPOILERS.


Risk of Rain Update Patch Notes

Quality of Life

Cleansing Pool

  • Irradiant Pearl Chance: 4% ⇒ 20%
  • Can no longer be pinged to reveal its contents

Resonance Disc

  • Charge Buff Duration: 5s ⇒ 7s
  • Updated Logbook description for more detailed explanation

Power Mode

  • Armor Buff: 200 armor (66% damage reduction) ⇒ 100 armor (50% damage reduction)
  • Developer Notes: Power Mode is gated behind a difficult challenge, but its current iteration is a bit too insane. Players should be motivated to leave Power Mode every now and then, and this is a safe way to make it less powerful while still keeping it fun.


  • Update the rescue ship’s charging zone to be infinitely tall, i.e you can charge it while floating above
  • Update escape portals from the final boss arena to be more portal-looking

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash during the last boss fight
  • Fixed MUL-T not properly stopping its second primary in all cases when exiting Power Mode
  • Fixed MUL-T’s Scrap Launcher not resetting its cooldown timer on firing, making it reload much faster
  • Fixed MUL-T’s Power Saw behaving strangely with Power Mode, making it fire much slower
  • Fixed stray nodes causing lockboxes to spawn midair on the final stage
  • Fixed Bandit’s alternate skin not properly masking limbs for items
  • Fixed Bandit’s secondary palette on character select not reflecting actual coloration
  • Fixed Planula’s material not becoming invisible
  • Fixed some incorrect icons displayed for pings/Radar Scanner
  • Fixed Old Guillotine’s behavior for enemies with shields or barrier
  • Fixed some typos in the logbook
  • Fixed some typos in survivor skills
  • Fixed Frost Relic applying its slow debuff even when inactive
  • Fixed repeated jumping animations not being able to interrupt themselves
  • Fixed Lunar Chimera (Exploder)’s icon changing with texture resolutions
  • Fixed the stat screen’s pickups discovered category using achievements completed instead for its value
  • Fixed Cleansing Pools not rerolling on purchase
  • Fixed AI sometimes seeing you while stealthed
  • Fixed Deskplant and Mini Mushrum’s healing wards sometimes appearing underground
  • Fixed the secret survivor dying instantly if she got the Perfected elite buff
  • Fixed the tracking for the Mercenary: Flash of Blades challenge
  • Fixed Loader’s Thunder Slam not working in conjunction with H3AD-ST
  • Fixed Titans not showing their map-unique skins
  • Fixed The Crowdfunder not working on characters without the display (i.e Heretic)
  • Fixed Milky Chrysalis not working on characters without the display (i.e Heretic)
  • Updated outdated icons for Lunar Chimaera, friendly Beetle Guards, and achievements
  • Updated item display on Bandit and Captain to properly display all items
  • Updated Altered Siren’s Call very slightly to prevent clipping under certain terrain
  • Updated Wetland Aspect with a geyser to prevent a softlock in Wetlands Aspect
  • Updated some textures to better wrap on lower resolutions
  • Updated Bandit with idle breathing animations
  • Updated Magma Worm’s movement speed to be more consistent

Risk of Rain 2 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad (He/Him) is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games when he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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