Risk of Rain 2 Anniversary Update Releases March 25 With The Bandit

Risk of Rain 2 has sold four million copies on Steam alone

Risk of Rain 2 is a game that refuses to stay on the back burner. The next big content update – the last of its kind before Hopoo Games dives into paid expansions – will first hit PC on March 25, 2022.

The Anniversary Update covers cut content, quality of life changes, a new boss, old items revisited, the lore-filled logbook, some character skill variants, a player and bandit statistics.

In a fun twist, the "scrapped" Bandit the modders developed on will still be playable even after the "official" Bandit joins the game on March 25. "Working on the Bandit was both fun and rewarding for us, as it really showcased how well we've come to create content since the original scrapping of the Bandit in internal development," Hopoo Games wrote. in an article on Steam.

Risk of Rain 2 roadmap updated March 2022.

Once this update is complete and the dust settles, the team will “turn to expansion. As we develop and shape it over time, we will let players know how it has evolved and grown. " 

As we've heard before, this will be a substantial paid add-on intended to "freshen up the game for long-time fans." Hopoo is aiming for a cross-platform simultaneous launch with PlayEveryWare in late 2022, and to that end they have an internal team at Gearbox Software helping "bring all future Risk of Rain 2 content to our console players." with even closer parity to our PC version of the game.” 

Even if the dates slip here or there, it's good to know that consoles - not just PCs - are a priority.

With the evolution of post-launch support, this shouldn't come as a surprise, but it's worth repeating: Risk of Rain 2 performed very well on its own. That's four million sales "on Steam alone."

I'm super curious to see what this team is working on once all is said and done.

“We have a lot of exciting things to cook up – both for Risk of Rain fans and for Hopoo Games fans in general – and we can't wait to share them with you – one day. Are fans reading too much in the 'kitchen'?

Developer Thoughts #20 - 2 Years Later [Steam]

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