Risk of Rain 2 update 1.05 adds new Artifacts content

Hopoo Games and Gearbox have released their latest console update for popular multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain 2.

For those playing Risk of Rain 2 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, this hotly anticipated update adds a shed load of new “Artifacts” content that was added to the PC version earlier this year.

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At a glance, update 1.05 introduces the new Artifact system with 16 gameplay-altering Artifacts to Risk of Rain 2. On top of that expect a new area, new enemies, and new items, all of which adding yet another dynamic layer of replayability to the game.

For the full update 1.05 patch notes, see below. This update weighed in at roughly 1.55GB on the PlayStation 4 version.


Risk of Rain 2 update 1.05 patch notes

  • Added System: Artifacts
    • The hunt is on! Be the first to explore the planet and find the secret to unlock 16 powerful and mysterious Artifacts that will dramatically change the way you play. We expect Artifacts to be the biggest feature to date in terms of replayability to all players.
  • Added 16 Artifacts

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Honor

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Enigma

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Spite

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Soul

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Death

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Vengeance

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Metamorphosis

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Dissonance

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Chaos

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Frailty

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Kin

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Sacrifice

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Evolution

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Glass

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Command

○ New Artifact: Artifact of Swarms

  • Added New Stage
    • New Stage: Sky Meadow
  • Added 2 New Music Tracks
    • New Stage Track: The Rain Previously Known as Purple
    • New Boss Track: Antarctic Oscillation
  • Added New Hidden Realm
    • New Hidden Realm: ???
  • Added 5 Skill Variants
    • New Skill Variant: Commando Utility
    • New Skill Variant: Huntress Primary
    • New Skill Variant: Acrid Utility
    • New Skill Variant: Acrid Passive
    • New Skill Variant: Engineer Utility
  • Added New Skin
    • New Skin: Engineer Skin
  • Added 2 New Monsters
    • New Monster: Mini Mushrum
    • New Monster: Parent
  • Added New Boss
    • New Boss: ???
  • Added 6 Items and 2 Equipment to the game
    • New Item: Repulsion Armor Plate
    • New Item: Squid Polyp
    • New Item: Death Mark
    • New Item: Interstellar Desk Plant
    • New Equipment: Sawmerang
    • New Equipment: Recycler
    • New Lunar Item: Focused Convergence
    • New Boss Item: ???
  • Added New Chest
    • New Chest: Equipment Triple Shop
  • Added 5 Character Challenges to the game
    • New Commando Challenge: Godspeed
    • New Huntress Challenge: Finishing Touch
    • New Engineer Challenge: Zero Sum
    • New Engineer Challenge: Engineer Mastery
    • New Acrid Challenge: Easy Prey
    • New Acrid Challenge: Bad Medicine
  • Added 3 Challenges to the game
    • New Challenge: Automation Activation
    • New Challenge: Cleanup Duty
    • New Challenge: Never Back Down
  • Added 3 New Environment Logs
    • New Environment Log: Sky Meadow
    • New Environment Log: A Moment, Fractured
    • New Environment Log: ???
  • Added 8 Lore Entries to the game
    • New Item Lore Entry: Repulsion Armor Plate
    • New Item Lore Entry: Squid Polyp
    • New Item Lore Entry: Death Mark
    • New Item Lore Entry: Interstellar Desk Plant
    • New Item Lore Entry: Sawmerang
    • New Item Lore Entry: Recycler
    • New Item Lore Entry: Focused Convergence
    • New Item Lore Entry: Ghor’s Tome
  • Various performance & stability improvements
  • UI Overhaul
  • Various Bug Fixes

Source: Gearbox

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