Risk of Rain 2 (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. ??? – 1.0 Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Risk of Rain 2 on Nintendo Switch (originally released on August 30th 2019 in Europe and North America, and August 31st 2019 in Japan)

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Risk of Rain 2 – Ver. ??? (1.0 Update)

  • Release date: October 20th 2020 (North America, Europe) / October 21st 2020 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
==== Major Content and Changes ====
  • Added System: Game Ending
    • The game now includes a proper ending, with credits and cutscene.
  • Added System: Intro Cutscene
    • The game now includes an intro cutscene!
  • Added New Survivor
    • New Survivor: Captain
  • Added New Stage
    • New Final Stage: ???
  • Added 4 New Music Tracks
    • New Track: Through a Cloud, Darkly
    • New Track: …con lentitud poderosa
    • New Track: You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Ukulele
    • New Track: Lacrimosum
  • Added New Survivor Skin
    • New Survivor Skin: Captain Skin
  • Added 2 New Monsters
    • New Monster: ???
    • New Monster: ???
  • Added New Boss
    • New Final Boss: ???
  • Added New Interactable
    • New Interactable: Scrapper
  • Added 7 Items and 3 Equipment to the game
    • New Item: Item Scrap (White, Green, Red, Yellow)
    • New Boss Item: Molten Perforator
    • New Boss Item: Shatterspleen
    • New Boss Item: Mired Urn
    • New Lunar Item: Defiant Gouge
    • New Lunar Item: Mercurial Rachis
    • New Lunar Item: Purity
    • New Equipment: Super Massive Leech
    • New Equipment: Gorag’s Opus
    • New Equipment: Forgive Me Please
  • Added 3 Character Challenges to the game
  • New Captain Challenge: Captain Mastery
  • New Captain Challenge: Wanderlust
  • New Captain Challenge: Worth Every Penny
  • Added 3 Challenges to the game
    • New Challenge: I Love Dying!
    • New Challenge: Washed Away
    • New Challenge: The Calm
  • Added 36 Lore Entries to the game
    • New Item Lore Entry: Molten Perforator
    • New Item Lore Entry: Shatterspleen
    • New Item Lore Entry: Mired Urn
    • New Item Lore Entry: Super Massive Leech
    • New Item Lore Entry: Gorag’s Opus
    • New Item Lore Entry: Forgive Me Please
    • New Item Lore Entry: Soulbound Catalyst
    • New Item Lore Entry: Bandolier
    • New Item Lore Entry: The Crowdfunder
    • New Item Lore Entry: Old Guillotine
    • New Item Lore Entry: Jade Elephant
    • New Item Lore Entry: Blast Shower
    • New Item Lore Entry: Lepton Daisy
    • New Item Lore Entry: Shattering Justice
    • New Item Lore Entry: Topaz Brooch
    • New Item Lore Entry: Ocular HUD
    • New Item Lore Entry: Unstable Tesla Coil
    • New Item Lore Entry: Milky Chrysalis
    • New Item Lore Entry: Will-o’-the-wisp
    • New Item Lore Entry: Gnarled Woodsprite
    • New Item Lore Entry: Halcyon Seed
    • New Item Lore Entry: Purity
    • New Item Lore Entry: Glowing Meteorite
    • New Item Lore Entry: Preon Accumulator
    • New Item Lore Entry: Aegis
    • New Monster Lore Entry: Clay Dunestrider
    • New Monster Lore Entry: Alloy Vulture
    • New Monster Lore Entry: Imp
    • New Monster Lore Entry: Void Reaver
    • New Monster Lore Entry: ???
    • New Monster Lore Entry: ???
    • New Monster Lore Entry: ???
    • New Stage Lore Entry: ???
    • New Character Lore Entry: Huntress
    • New Character Lore Entry: Captain
    • New Character Lore Entry: MUL-T
==== Gameplay Changes ====


  • Bleeds now refresh all existing bleed durations on that target. This affects both enemies and players, and is a huge change for how bleeds will work.
  • Increased difficulty rate over time for all difficulties by +10%.
  • Developer Notes: In this update, we’ve buffed a ton of items – and also given players way more agency over the way a run progresses. Our goal is for players to be more engaged with the game – what we don’t want is for the game to be suddenly much easier. This is a bit of a sanity check, and shouldn’t dramatically change the difficulty.
  • Slightly reworked OSP. The goal is to fix inconsistencies – and make it actually protect you from one-shots – while also fixing some abuse cases with curse.
    • The threshold for OSP is now displayed on the healthbar with a faint graphic.
    • Now has a lingering 0.1s duration when activated.
    • :cloud_with_rain: Now is subtracted via Curse (Shaped Glass, Artifact of Glass, etc), i.e a curse of 10% will remove OSP entirely.
    • :cloud_with_rain: Update OSP logic so it still triggers if you receive multiple sources of damage in the same frame that go past OSP values, i.e Malachite Lesser Wisps


  • Blazing, Overloading, Glacial
  • :cloud_with_rain:Health Bonus: 470% ⇒ 400%
  • Malachite, Celestine
  • :cloud_with_rain:Health Bonus: 2350% ⇒ 1800%
    Developer Notes: We’ve had a lot of feedback that elite health has always felt a bit bloated – and that subsequently, it makes the Old Guillotine feel required. Our intent is to make characters less reliant on the Old Guillotine, and to make it feel more like an elite hate item – and less of an overall DPS item.


  • :cloud_with_rain::cloud_with_rain::cloud_with_rain:Mobility skills are now considered ‘sprinting’, scaling with sprint speed multipliers and also sprinting after use.
  • Melee Survivors
    • :cloud_with_rain: Melee skills will now perform more consistently at high attack speeds.
    • Melee skills will now scale hitpause duration with attack speed – since the pause when hitting enemies were static, melee characters actually scaled poorly with attack speed.
    • Melee skills will now ‘hold’ you in the air better at high attack speeds.
  • Added a ‘Keyword’ system. Keywords are just words to describe common repeated behavior without explaining it every time. Added the following keywords:
    • Freezing
    • Stunning
    • Shocking
    • Poisonous
    • Regenerative
    • Agile
    • Percent HP
    • Sonic Boom
    • Weaken
    • Expose
    • Heavy

Developer Notes: MUL-T has gotten some love from this patch to really push forward the idea that his weapons are strong in specific roles. Faster swap time and more responsive actions for the weapons will (hopefully) make weapon swapping feel better. We’ve also admittedly creeped cooldowns down over time, and MUL-T felt a bit left behind.

  • Base Acceleration: 25 ⇒ 30
  • Rebar Puncher
    • Now charges after firing, rather than before
  • Scrap Launcher
    • Now behaves like a rocket instead of a grenade
    • Lifetime: 3s ⇒ 4s
    • Explosion Radius: 5m ⇒ 7m
    • Velocity: 70 m/s⇒ 100 m/s
  • Nail Gun
    • No longer has an initial shotgun of 6 nails
    • Now has a final shotgun of 12 nails
    • Now fires in a consistent corkscrew pattern
    • Proc Coefficient: 0.4 ⇒ 0.6
    • Damage: 60% ⇒ 70%
    • Wind-down duration: 0s ⇒ 1.152s
  • Retool
    • Swap duration: 0.7s ⇒ 0.4s
  • Transport Mode
    • Cooldown: 8s ⇒ 6s

Developer Notes: The Mercenary was always supposed to be the highest skill-cap survivor. However, in actual gameplay he became very flow-charty, using abilities directly off cooldown while holding down M1. The intent for all these changes is to allow skill expression, dynamic cooldowns, and higher risk vs reward in fights with the new ‘Exposed’ debuff. The hope is that the character will be stronger for advanced players, but weaker for new players.

  • Base Health: 140 (+42 per level) ⇒ 110 (+33 per level)
  • Base Regeneration: 2.5 health / second ⇒ 1 health / second
  • NEW Debuff: Exposed
    • Striking an Exposed target reduces all cooldowns by 1 second and deals an additional +350% base damage
  • Laser Sword
    • Third Strike Damage: 300% ⇒ 130%
    • Third hit now applies ‘Exposed’ debuff
    • The second and third hit of the combo can no longer be started in the middle of other attacks
  • Whirlwind
    • Ground Speed Multiplier: 6 ⇒ 8
  • Blinding Assault
    • Cooldown: 7s ⇒ 8s
    • Can now be canceled mid-attack by both Whirlwind and Rising Thunder
  • Slicing Winds
    • Last hit now applies ‘Exposed’ debuff

Developer Notes: Acrid has always been a melee-ranged hybrid. We want greater rewards for engaging in melee and completing your M1 combo for players who enjoy a more aggressive playstyle.

  • NEW Buff: Regenerate
    • Regenerate for 10% health over 0.5 seconds.
  • Vicious Wounds
    • Third hit of the combo now grants ‘Regenerate’ buff
  • Ravenous Bite
    • Now grants ‘Regenerate’ buff
  • Frenzied Leap
    • :cloud_with_rain:Now (properly) stuns

Developer Notes: We want to enforce the Artificer’s role as a high-damage, high AoE character. Nano-Bomb in general was core to the fantasy, but was pretty much inferior to Nano-Spear in every way.

  • Plasma Bolt
    • Blast Radius: 4m ⇒ 6m
  • Charged Nano-Bomb
    • Now has slight gravity
    • Blast Radius: 10m ⇒ 14m
    • Blast Damage, Max Charge: 1200% ⇒ 2000%
    • Blast Force: 1300 ⇒ 3000
    • Lifetime: 5s ⇒ 10s
    • Improved FX for clarity

Ion Surge

  • No longer has -75% damage falloff at the edge of the blast


  • Monster Tooth
    • Healing: 8 (+8 per stack) ⇒ 8
    • :cloud_with_rain:Now also heals for 2% (+2% per stack) of maximum health
  • Medkit
    • Healing: 24 (+24 per stack) ⇒ 20
    • :cloud_with_rain:Now also heals for 5% (+5% per stack) of maximum health
  • Repulsion Armor Plate
    • Now properly reduces damage from environmental effects
  • Warbanner
    • :cloud_with_rain: Now also places a Warbanner when activating the Teleporter
    • Improve VFX to be less opaque, since it will always be near the Teleporter
  • Death Mark
    • Debuff Duration: 7s ⇒ 7s (+7s per stack)
    • :cloud_with_rain:Remove text stating that the damage bonus scaled with stacks
  • Old Guillotine
    • Execute Threshold: ~20% (+20% per stack) ⇒ 13% (+13% per stack)
      Developer Notes: Since we’ve re-tuned the health of elites across the board, the Guillotine should be appropriately re-tuned as well.
  • Runald’s/Kjaro’s Band
    Developer Notes: The two rings have undergone a bit of a rework, working off of an internal cooldown rather than a chance on-hit. We’re hoping that this can help diversify one of our “on-hit” items to be more than just attacking enemies and hoping things activate. We’ve also changed the behavior of Kjaro’s to be more of the AoE option, while Runald’s is the single target option.
    • Proc Chance: 8% ⇒ 100%
    • Now has an internal cooldown of 10 seconds
    • Now has a minimum threshold of only triggering on attacks that deal 400% or greater damage
    • Runald’s Band
      • Ice Blast Damage: 250% (+125% per stack) ⇒ 250% (+250% per stack)
      • Ice Debuff Duration: 3s ⇒ 3s (+3s per stack)
    • Kjaro’s Band
      • Fire Tornado Damage: 500% (+250% per stack) ⇒ 300% (+300% per stack)
      • Fire Tornado Hitbox Width: 4.8m ⇒ 13m
      • No longer moves
  • H3AD-5T v2
    • Reworked logic for calculating fall speed so it scales better while falling farther. Now has the following behavior:
      • Damage Coefficient: 1000% – 10,000% at maximum speed
      • Explosion Radius: 5m – 100m at maximum speed
      • Improved FX
  • Interstellar Desk Plant
    • Healing Radius: 3m (+1.5m per stack) ⇒ 5m (+5m per stack)
    • Healing: 5% max health every 1 second ⇒ 5% max health every 0.5 second
  • Milky Chrysalis
    • Now grants true flight and antigravity instead of jump-to-hover.
    • Pressing jump now performs a short dash in the direction of movement with a 0.5s cooldown.
  • Strides of Heresy
    • No longer puts you in combat
  • Helfire Tincture
    • Helfire Radius: 10m ⇒ 15m
    • Helfire Duration: 8s ⇒ 12s
    • Improve VFX and SFX
  • Effigy of Grief
    • Now placed at where you’re aiming, rather than at your feet
    • No longer is consumed on use.
    • Now limited to 5 per map per character.
  • Little Disciple
    • Fire Rate: 0.5s ⇒ 1.6s
    • Damage Coefficient: 100% (+100% per stack) ⇒ 300% (+300% per stack)
    • :cloud_with_rain:Fire Rate now scales with movement speed

*3D Printers will appear more often on all stages, ~50% more

  • 3D Printers will cost less to spawn on all stages, ~50% less
  • The new interactable, the Scrapper, can now appear on all stages
  • Titanic Plains
    • :cloud_with_rain: Update with new visuals to make it depressing
      *** Sky Meadow**
    • Update with new visuals and functionality that leads to the final stage
  • Bazaar Between Time
    • Base Portal Chance: 25% for the first portal ⇒ 37.5% for the first portal
    • Lunar Buds: 4 ⇒ 5

Monsters & Bosses

  • Mini Mushrum
    • :cloud_with_rain: Base Health: 360 (+108 per level) ⇒ 290 (+87 per level)
  • Parent
    • :cloud_with_rain: Base Health: 1200 (+360 per level) ⇒ 900 (+270 per level)
  • Lesser Wisp
    • Now properly stops charging attack sound when interrupted
  • Imp Overlord
    • :cloud_with_rain:Maximum Blink Distance: 600m ⇒ 300m
    • Now throws Void Spikes in a staggered fashion, rather than all at once
  • Magma Worm
    • :cloud_with_rain:Maximum “Blink” Distance: 600m ⇒ 300m
    • Now considerably more aggressive and better able to hit targets
      Developer Notes: The blink behavior of both the Imp Overlord and the Magma Worm allows it to follow players between platforms, but it leads a lot of the times to the bosses blinking across the map to attack drones and turrets. While they may still do that, it’ll be a bit less pronounced.
  • Void Reaver
    • Now attempts to lead its Void Bombs in a straight line against its target
    • Updated AI to fire more aggressively and backpedal when its target is too close
    • AI now has 360° vision
  • Bison
    • :cloud_with_rain: Add spawn effect and animation (finally!)
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Gearbox

Risk of Rain 2 – Ver. 1.0.7

  • Release date: June 23rd 2020 (North America, Europe) / June 24th 2020 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

==== Major Content and Changes ====

  • 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

  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Gearbox

Risk of Rain 2 – Ver. ??? (Hidden Realms Update)

  • Release date: March 24th 2020 (North America, Europe) / March 25th 2020 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Added Survivor: Acrid
  • Added 2 Stage Variants
  • Added 2 Hidden Realms
  • Added 3 Skill Variants
  • Added New Skin: Acrid Skin
  • Added New Monster: Void Reaver
  • Added New Boss: Scavenger
  • Added New Boss: Secret Boss
  • Added 9 Items and 1 Equipment to the game
  • Added Chest: Adaptive Chest
  • Added Chest: Overgrown 3D Printer
  • Added Shrine: Cleansing Pool
  • Added Drone: Emergency Drone
  • Added 3 Challenges to the game
  • Added 2 Environment Logs to the game
  • Added 6 Lore Entries to the game
  • Various performance & stability improvements
  • Various Bug Fixes
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Gearbox

Risk of Rain 2 – Ver. ??? (Skills 2.0 Update)

  • Release date: December 10th 2019 (North America, Europe) / December 11th 2019 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

=== New Console Specific Features ===

  • Local ad-hoc wireless multiplayer support – Nintendo Switch

==== Major Content and Changes ====

  • Added new Survivor: Loader
  • Added new Stage: Siren’s Call
  • Added new System: Loadouts
  • Added new System: Alternate Skins
  • Added 15 new skill variants
  • Added 7 new skins
  • Added new Elite: Celestine
  • Added 2 new bosses to the game
  • Added 2 new monsters to the game
  • Added 6 new Items and Equipment to the game
  • Added new Interactable: Lunar Seer
  • Added 3 new challenges to the game
  • Added 22 new unique class challenges to the game
  • Added Environment Log: Siren’s Call
  • Added 7 new Lore Entries to the game
  • Various performance & stability improvements
  • Various Bug Fixes
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Gearbox

Risk of Rain 2 – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: November 12th 2019 (North America, Europe) / November 13th 2019 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to start a game directly from a private match
  • Fixed the ability to navigate the menu using touch-screen
  • Gyroscopic aiming now works when you use a wireless controller while keeping the Joy-Cons attached to the system
  • Fixed an issue where players would sometimes become invisible
  • Further navigation improvements have been made when using the D-pad
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Gearbox

Risk of Rain 2 – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: October 29th 2019 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

=== New Features ===

  • Nintendo Switch now supports gyro aim
  • All consoles can now navigate the menu using the D-pad

=== Bug Fixes ===

  • Fixed an issue where audio settings were not remaining saved
  • Fixed an issue with framerate when 1 or more drone is present on some maps
  • Fixed an issue where drones would get stuck at the beginning of a level
  • Fixed an issue where players were not able to unlock Artificer upon completing “pause” challenge
  • Fixed an issue with Commando’s phase rounds not registering damage
  • Fixed an issue where players were not able to join or invite a multiplayers lobby after the host had disconnected
  • Fixed an issue for Rex when using disperse on a Newt causing him to disappear and prevent activation of interactables
  • Fixed various maps where enemies would fall through the ground
  • Fixed an issue on Switch where airplane mode displays continuously
  • Fixed a bug where Buffs and Debuffs last about half of the intended duration
  • Combat shrines are now functional
  • Unlocking challenges no longer causes a hitch
  • Fixed a hitch from happening when dropping the Warbanner
  • Various performance & stability improvements
  • Additional notes: none
  • Source: Gearbox

How to download updates for Risk of Rain 2 for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Risk of Rain 2, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.



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