Danger of Rain 2’s robot-plant survivor Rex is value unlocking instantly


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Danger of Rain 2 is again on the menu! Hopoo Video games added a brand new stage, boss, and survivor this week as a part of the Scorched Acres replace the primary vital milestone on the Steam Early Entry title’s content material roadmap. I did not know the way a lot I wanted to play as a half-plant, half-robot hybrid till now.

That is the gist of the brand new unlockable character, Rex. He is all about ensnaring enemies, drawing well being, and launching rapid-fire mortar strikes. Rex is a bit slow-going at first, however when you discover a groove together with his cooldowns – and particularly for those who’re enjoying Danger of Rain 2 with others – he is a enjoyable little bugger.

Rex's abilities in Risk of Rain 2

As proven on this capacity breakdown display screen, Rex’s two most impactful skills each value a slice of your well being to provoke. Seed Barrage, the aforementioned mortar, prices 15% of your present well being however does 450% harm and it has a ridiculously quick cooldown. Paired with Tangling Development, it really works wonders.

The latter capacity prices 25% of your present well being, however to make up for that truth, it roots close by foes for 200% harm whereas additionally therapeutic you for each goal. If a critter wanders too shut, it’s going to be pulled in.

The thought is to launch Tangling Development at pivotal moments when a number of enemies are bunched collectively so you may take in sufficient well being to not solely get a return in your preliminary well being funding, but additionally launch Seed Barrage in fast succession to soften precedence targets. Positioning is all the pieces.

Rex’s primary assault additionally heals (it is a three-fire burst and the final hit heals 30% of injury dealt), and as a last enjoyable bonus to his package, his Disperse capacity can ship creeps flying into canyons and it will tough up aerial enemies for those who knock them right into a wall. Additionally, when Rex sprints, he burrows. It is an excellent animation!

Location for unlocking Rex in Risk of Rain 2

However earlier than you may leap again into Danger of Rain 2 and use Rex, you may have to unlock him. Simply put aside a while for a straightforward run. I used to be rusty as hell and took about 30 minutes. This is the rundown.

Initially of a brand new run (select anybody aside from MUL-T), seize the Gasoline Array from the again of your drop pod and preserve it geared up till you make it a couple of ranges additional, to the Abyssal Depths. So long as your well being stays above 50%, you are golden. When you’re within the Abyssal Depths, it is solely a matter of discovering Rex – use steam vents to achieve the higher space proven in my screenshot – and repairing him.

The Scorched Acres replace additionally features a new stage (of the identical title), the Grovetender boss, high-level elites (Malachite) that may disable therapeutic, and various new objects just like the Conflict Horn, Outdated Guillotine, and Aegis. It is good to have one other zone, notably one which’s simpler on the eyes.

The subsequent cease on the Danger of Rain 2 roadmap will not be till later this summer season, so I will cherish this replace whereas I can. Should you aren’t enjoying this but and you want roguelike motion video games that begin you off feeling puny however ultimately allow you to go mad with unbridled energy, look no additional. I am not one to purchase into Steam Early Entry titles if I will help it, however what’s right here is already enjoyable and worthwhile. Good job, Hopoo.

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