The promised content update for Risk of Rain 2 has arrived today. The "Scorched Acres" update is free and adds a new playable character (REX), a new level (the eponymous Scorched Acres), a new boss, new items, and more. If it's been a little bit since your last run through the rain, now's a good time to hop back in.
We eagerly hopped into Hopoo's Risk of Rain 2 when it hit Early Access last month, and have been equally eager to hear what the developer's plans are for getting this thing to a full release. Today, Hopoo and Gearbox revealed the development roadmap of what will be added to the game and, roughly, when, leading up to the full release sometime next Spring.
In a surprise reveal last Thursday at PAX East, Hopoo Games and Gearbox announced that Risk of Rain 2 was now available to play via Steam Early Access. As the original game was a particular favorite for our staff, we couldn't wait to hop in and check out the sequel!
Gearbox wasn't on-stage at PAX East just talking about the new Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition during their panel this afternoon. Oh no; they had a few surprises up their sleeves. One of the nicer ones was them revealing that they've partnered up with Hopoo Games to get Risk of Rain 2 out into the world... like, right now.