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Risk of Rain 2 ‘Obliterate Yourself at the Obelisk’ | What does the message mean?

If you’ve been playing Risk of Rain 2 and you’ve made it through a full run of the game, looping back to the first stage, then chances are you’ve come across a Celestial Portal. If you travel through this special portal, you’ll reach a massive obelisk of sorts. If you approach this structure the Risk of Rain 2 “Obliterate yourself at the Obelisk” message can be read. But what exactly does this message mean? We’ve got all the answers you need below!

Obliterate Yourself at the Obelisk in Risk of Rain 2

Before you can reach the Obelisk, you’re first going to need to spawn the Celestial Portal. This special pathway can only be opened once you have completed a full loop in Risk of Rain 2. To complete a loop, you’ll need to play through until you reach the first stage again. When you complete your first loop you’ll unlock the achievement Deja Vu? which will unlock the Sentient Meat Hook item. After making it back to the first stage, continue playing until you reach the Rallypoint Delta mission again.

Now all that you need to do is complete the teleporter event in this mission. Upon completion the Celestial Portal will automatically spawn next to the teleporter. It’s important to note that you only need to pass through the Celestial Portal if you haven’t unlocked the Mercenary character just yet, as the portal is directly related to this character’s unlock process.

Risk of Rain 2 Obliterate Yourself at the Obelisk

When you’re ready to continue, pass through the Celestial Portal. This will teleport you to a new area with the massive Obelisk at the end. Follow the path and jump from island to island until you reach the one with the Obelisk. Now, approach it and you should be given a prompt to “obliterate yourself at the Obelisk”. As stated above, this entire process is tied directly to the Mercenary character. If you want to unlock this character, then you can choose to obliterate yourself. The biggest thing to keep in mind here is that choosing to obliterate yourself at the Obelisk will end the current run.

If you’ve already unlocked the Mercenary, then there really isn’t much point in traveling back through the Celestial Portal at this point in time. Instead, continue beyond it when it unlocks and just keep playing through the game. Now that you know what obliterate yourself at the Obelisk means, you can dive deeper into how to unlock all the characters in Risk of Rain 2 if you haven’t already.