Risk of Rain 2 Unlocks five characters that players can use. They are MUL-T, Huntress, Mercenary, Engineer, and Artificer. Unlocking these unique characters requires grinding and a bit of luck. Here is a rundown of how to get each of them.

Risk of Rain 2 Unlocks: MUL-T

MUL-T is a robot with a wide variety of gadgets. He has two different weapons and is quite agile. To unlock him, you need to unlock all of the "verified" achievements in the game. This requires you to beat the first mission's teleporting boss five different times in five separate games. 


Risk of Rain 2 Unlocks: Huntress

All you have to do to unlock the Huntress is to get the "Warrior" achievement. You will need to reach and complete the third teleporter without dying. Make sure to bring a lot of items with you and you should be fine. Huntress automatically hones onto enemies with her attacks, so she is a friendly class for new players.


​Risk of Rain 2 Unlocks: Mercenary

The powerful Mercenary is armed with a Lazer Sword. Getting him requires a bit of luck as you have to come across a Celestial Portal, which spawns randomly. Jump through and parkour your way to the Obelisk to unlock this class.


Risk of Rain 2 Unlocks: Engineer

The Engineer unlocks when you complete 30 areas. This can be done across separate games and does not have to be completed in one life (Thank god!). 


​Risk of Rain 2 Unlocks: Artificer

Getting the spell-casting Artificer will also require some luck. You will need to spawn the Lunar Portal by finding the hidden, mysterious blue rock in many stages.  Make sure you have at least 11 Lunar Coins. Give one coin to the rock to spawn the Blue Orb. After taking the teleporter to defeat a boss DO NOT take the teleporter and instead take the Lunar Portal to reach a bazaar, where you can free the Artificer by giving the vendor the remaining 10 coins.


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