Risk of Rain 2 Golden Orb

Image courtesy of Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing
Image courtesy of Hopoo Games and Gearbox Publishing /

Risk of Rain 2 golden orb is an interesting new item that leads to a secret boss in the new popular indie third-person shooter roguelike.

Risk of Rain 2 is the sequel to 2013's Risk of Rain. The original roguelike shooter was developed by a team from the University of Washington calling themselves Hopoo Games and published by Chucklefish. It saw much critical acclaim and commercial success for its humble indie origins.

Now the sequel sees large steps taken to truly further the game as a proper fully-fledged new entry. With a whole new dimension to play with, Risk of Rain 2 transitions to a third-person shooter while retaining its core looting-and-shooting level-based gameplay. With new support from Gearbox Publishing, Risk of Rain 2 looks to take the franchise to new heights.

One new feature added was the Golden Orb.

Risk of Rain 2 Golden Orb

The Golden Orb is an object that spawns when money is given by players to the Altar of Gold, a structure that players might encounter during regular play. After acquiring the Golden Orb, a new Golden Portal will spawn near that level's teleporter.

By entering the portal instead of activating the teleporter, players will be transported to a secret area with seven shrines. Activating these shrines will spawn a unique boss, Aurelionite.

In order to defeat Aurelionite, players will have to activate all seven shrines, each of which has a 282 gold activation cost. Only when the shrines have been paid can Aurelionite be defeated. Depending on the quality of the weapons, players may need to reactivate the shrines, which will cost further gold, before they can defeat Aurelionite. If players find the Altar of Gold, they should focus on saving up as much gold as possible if they intend to take on Aurelionite.

Other goals for players to complete are the Moon Worshipper challenge or the Redacted challenge.