Risk of Rain Returns

Risk of Rain Returns Survivors: playable characters

Risk of Rain Returns allows you to embody a multitude of characters called of Survivors. Each of them has unique skills that determine your style of play. Some are better at ranged combat, others prefer to throw themselves into the fray, while still others avoid combat altogether. Most of them have to be unlocked by performing various actions.

Here's a list of all the survivors and a description of each one to help you choose the one that's right for you. Each survivor has its own dedicated guide to learning how to play it, and a guide explaining exactly how to unlock it.


Commando - Huntress - Executor - Bandit - ROB-O - Engineer - Minor - Sniper
Acrid - Mercenary - Loader - Pilot - CHEF - Artificial - Vagabonde - Robomando


Commando

(English name: Commando)

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Difficulty : Med

The Commando is the basic character in Risk of Rain Returns. Capable of firing repeatedly at very long range, he kills enemies while remaining safe. His rate of fire means he can repeatedly apply the effects of different objects to cause colossal damage over the medium to long term.

How to unlock it: This character is unlocked by default.


Huntress

(English name: Huntress)

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Difficulty : NEW PLAYER

The Huntress is the best character to start with. She is the only character who can shoot without being slowed down in her movements, and her shots automatically target the nearest enemies.

How to unlock it: This character is unlocked by default.


Executor

(English name: Enforcer)

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Difficulty : Expert

The Enforcer is a slow character, but extremely resilient. Using his shield, he can control the flow of monsters and protect his allies. His shots are short-range, but hit a wide area capable of eliminating groups of enemies simultaneously.

How to unlock it: Kill the Magma Worm, the Wandering Vagabond and the Colossus.

Full guide: How to unlock the Executor.


Bandit

(English name: Bandit)

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Difficulty : NEW PLAYER

The Bandit is a powerful character who uses snowball effects to chain together skills and eliminations. His very long-range rifle does good damage and he can disappear in plain sight of enemies.

How to unlock it: Complete level 3.

Full guide: How to unlock the Bandit.


ROB-O

(English name: HAN-D)

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Difficulty : Expert

ROB-O is a tough melee character whose punches repel and stun opponents. He receives a small drone with each elimination, which he can send at his opponents to gain different effects.

How to unlock it: Find the concierge robot.

Full guide: How to unlock ROB-O.


Engineer

(English name: Engineer)

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Difficulty : NEW PLAYER

The Engineer is a very powerful character, but without mobility. What makes him special is the fact that he can set up 2 turrets that use the same objects as himself, which multiplies his ability to eliminate opponents.

How to unlock it: Buy a total of 40 drones.

Complete guide: How to unlock the Engineer.


Minor

(English name: Miner)

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Difficulty : Med

The Miner is a melee character whose attacks increase his heat gauge. Once the gauge reaches its maximum, the miner enters a frenzy that boosts his stats and eliminates the recovery time for his skills.

How to unlock it: Opening the way for this survivor.

Full guide: How to unlock the Miner.


Sniper

(English name: Sniper)

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Difficulty : Expert

The Sniper is the character capable of inflicting the most damage with a single shot. However, she has to master reloading her rifle to get the best results, which is extremely difficult in full combat.

How to unlock it: Finish the game.

Full guide: How to unlock the Sniper.


Acrid

(English name: Acrid)

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Difficulty : NEW PLAYER

Acrid is a unique character who doesn't rely on his basic attack to kill. He is capable of poisoning his opponents with his skills. He can then spend his time running away, waiting for his enemies to succumb to his contagious poison.

How to unlock it: Release the creator.

Full guide: How to unlock Acrid.


Mercenary

(English name: Mercenary)

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Difficulty : Expert

The Mercenary is a very powerful character, but difficult to master, fighting with swords. Unlike other melee characters, they don't stun targets by striking them, but instead require excellent timing skills to dodge or deflect attacks.

How to unlock it: Complete the game 5 times.

Full guide: How to unlock the Mercenary.


Loader / Loader

(English name: Loader)

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Difficulty : Med

The Loader is a melee character who delivers violent blows very quickly. Her skills enable her to get in and out of fights at just the right moment. She also has a grappling hook that enables her to cross the map with ease.

How to unlock it: Obtain 30 different objects in a single game.

Full guide: How to unlock Loader.


CHEF

(English name: CHEF)

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Difficulty : NEW PLAYER

CHEF is a robot capable of hitting multiple enemies at long range with its choppers, which move like boomerangs. He can also cook his opponents to do more damage or receive various buffs to help him in battle.

How to unlock it: Obtain the Meat Nugget, Invigorating Mushroom, Budding Egg, Bitter Root and Foreign Fruit in a single game.

Complete guide: How to unlock CHEF.


Pilot

(English name: Pilot)

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Difficulty : Expert

The Pilot is the master of the skies. He can throw himself or his opponents into the air to create distance and eliminate them with powerful attacks. But if he makes the slightest mistake, he'll find himself in real trouble on the ground, surrounded by enemies.

How to unlock it: Collect 15 monster diaries.

Full guide: How to unlock the Pilot.


Artificial

(English name: Artificer)

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Difficulty : Expert

The Artificer is the equivalent of a mage in Risk of Rain. She uses various elemental skills to inflict heavy damage on opponents. On the other hand, her low mobility and lack of health points make her a very fragile character.

How to unlock it: Visit 10 different levels.

Complete guide: How to unlock l'Artificière.


Vagabonde

(English name: Drifter)

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Difficulty : Med

La Vagabonde is a melee character who hits the ground with her sack to collect scrap metal. She can then use the scrap metal to perform even more powerful attacks or craft items for herself or her team-mates.

How to unlock it: Recycle 6 drones in a single game.

Full guide: How to unlock La Vagabonde.


Robomando

(English name: Robomando)

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Difficulty : Med

Robomando is a hidden character. His stats and skills are the weakest in the whole game, but he has an advantage that the others don't: he can open all the chests for free, which allows him to avoid most fights and advance very quickly through the levels.

How to unlock it: It's complicated...

Full guide: How to unlock Robomando.


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