How to unlock all characters in Risk of Rain Returns

Risk of Rain Returns is a fast-paced, roguelike action-platformer with a vast cast of playable characters. Each character has their own unique abilities and playstyle, so there’s plenty of variety to keep you coming back for more.

In this guide, we’ll give you the necessary details and requirements to unlock all the characters in Risk of Rain Returns.

So, let’s get started!

Further reading — Getting Gold for Ruins of the Future Trial, How to hit the GRIDDY in Risk of Rain Returns, Steps to unlock Artifact of Sacrifice.


The Commando is the default character and is unlocked upon launching the game.


The Huntress is also unlocked upon launching the game.


To unlock the Enforcer, you need to kill the Magma Worm, Wandering Vagrant, and Colossus once. This can be done in multiple runs.


To unlock the Bandit, you need to finish the teleporter event on Stage 3.


To unlock the Pilot, you need to collect 15 different Monster Logs. These can be found after killing a monster that you do not have a log for.


To unlock the Loader, you need to obtain 30 unique items in one play through.


To unlock the Engineer, you need to purchase 40 drones total. This can be done in multiple runs.


To unlock the Chef, you need to obtain the following items in one run: Meat Nugget, Bustling Fungus, Bitter Root, and Foreign Fruit.


To unlock Acrid, you need to find and free him during a run. He is usually located in the Sunken Tombs map in the top right corner of the map.


To unlock the Miner, you need to kill the Direseeker elder lemurian in the Magma Barracks on Stage 4. This tunnel is not always open.


To unlock the Artificer, you need to visit 10 unique stages. This can be done in multiple runs.


To unlock the Drifter, you need to recycle 6 drones in one play through.


To unlock HAN-D, you need to interact with the grey door in the Cargo 2 area of the final level.


To unlock the Sniper, you need to beat the game once.


To unlock the Mercenary, you need to beat the game five times.

I hope this quick guide has been helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Further reading ⇾ Guide to unlocking artifact of Sacrifice in Risk of Rain Returns

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