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Risk of Rain 2 roguelike and support update

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Risk of Rain 2 roguelike games playable via Proton on Linux, we have a support update. Since Hopoo Games released the title on Early Access and Humble Store. Which continues to hold an Overwhelmingly Positive review score. Rather impressive for an Early Access game. So we reached out for details on Linux support.

First, if you have not see the post from Hopoo. Here is the blog post. Where the developer states a lack of time.
We should also note that it’s common for Early Access games. Seeing most titles often come to Windows first. Before porting to Linux, somewhere closer to full release. Which is also interesting for Risk of Rain 2. Since Hopoo are, “planning to stay in Early Access for around 12 months.”

Linux Support:

“I can tell you that it’s Unity engine. But you’ll have to wait as we discuss the various ports and platforms for a later time.”

Does any of this seem typical? Maybe a bit?
Considering how many recent games we have posted running Unity. And quite a few who also hold off on native support.
But the Steam Discussions post continues to grow. While demands for support increase. The developer is not saying No to Linux. Since they want to “discuss the various ports.”

That leaves us with what, Proton? Well according to ProtonDB, you can play Risk of Rain 2 on Linux. Which also continues to work at a Platinum level. And not a bad alternative, for now. But the game does work on Linux at least.

So what is Risk of Rain 2?

Risk of Rain 2 classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain. Which now returns with an extra dimension. Also a lot of challenging action. No run will ever be the same. Since the games has randomized stages. And the same goes for enemies, bosses, and items.
You can pay solo. Teaming up with up with four friends. So all of you can fight your way through hordes of monsters. Unlocking new loot. And find a way to escape the planet.

Myriad survivors, items, enemies, and bosses return to Risk of Rain 2. Also many new ones are joining the fight. Plus brand new survivors like the Artificer and MUL-T. Both of whom debut alongside classic survivors. Such as the Engineer, Huntress, and of course the Commando. There are also over 75 items to unlock and exploit. Each run will keep you cleverly charting your way out of sticky situations.

Risk of Rain 2 Early Access Launch Trailer (Windows, then Linux?)


  • Play four player co-op seamlessly through Steam — no more port forwarding
  • Unlock over 75 items over time, keeping each run fresh and full of new challenges
  • Play and unlock new and returning survivors, each with their own abilities to master
  • Theorycraft and exploit endless item and character combos
  • Encounter challenging monsters and enormous bosses
  • Explore massive, handcrafted 3D levels
  • Discover lore through the collection of Monster, Item, and Environment Logs
  • Challenge your friends—and the world—in all-new Prismatic Trials, a unique seeded run where everyone can race up a global leaderboard

Risk of Rain 2 roguelike is available via Early Access. Priced at $19.99 USD on Steam and Humble Store.

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