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Risk of Rain 2 | How to unlock Captain

Since update version 1.0 of Risk of Rain 2 has gone gold, players now have a bunch of new content to unlock. As promised, one of the game’s latest features is the new character known as Captain. This Survivor marks the tenth character to land in the game, but he’s not available right from the start. Here’s how to unlock Captain as well as a brief overview of this new character’s abilities.

How to unlock Captain in Risk of Rain 2

How to unlock Captain in Risk of Rain 2

All you need to do to unlock Captain in Risk of Rain 2 is beat the game. You can’t just obliterate yourself at the obelisk, though. You need to reach the newly-added final level and defeat the game’s final boss. Once the credits have rolled, the Captain will be unlocked.

If you’re worried about spoilers, skip this paragraph. To fully explain the unlock requirement, we’ll have to reveal some of the game’s newest features. Spoiler warning: The new way to beat Risk of Rain 2 following update 1.0 involves reaching the area known as Commencement. To get there, you need to find a Primordial Teleporter, which first becomes available in Stage 5. At the end of the level, you’ll face off with the new final boss. Defeat him in order to unlock Captain.

Captain is likely to be a new favorite among diehard Risk of Rain 2 players. His shotgun attack is particularly powerful, especially when fully charged, and the Power Tazer is a fun way to pick off foes. More than that, Captain fills a critical support role for those who like to play in groups. Here’s a look at each of his stats, abilities, and skill upgrades.

Captain | Health, Damage, Speed, and Armor

  • Health: 110 (+33 per level)
  • Damage: 12 (+2.4 per level)
  • Health Regeneration: 1 HP/s (+0.2 per level)
  • Speed: 7m/s
  • Armor: 0

Risk of Rain 2 Captain Skills Abilities and Upgrades

Captain | Skills and Abilities

  • Primary: Vulcan Shotgun
    • Fire a blast of pellets that deal 8×120% damage. Charging the attack narrows the spread
  • Secondary: Power Tazer
    • Shocking. Fire a fast tazer that deals 100% damage. Travels farther if bounced
  • Utility: Orbital Probe
    • Stunning. Request up to three Orbital Probes from the UES Safe Travels. Each probe deals 1500% damage
  • Special: Orbital Supply Beacon
    • Request a permanent Supply Beacon. Can only be requested twice per stage
  • Misc. Skills:
    • Beacon: Healing
      • Heal all nearby allies for 10% of their maximum health every second.
    • Beacon: Shocking
      • Periodically Shock all nearby enemies, immobilizing them
    • Beacon: Resupply
      • Recharge Equipment on use
      • Unlocked by completing Captain: Wanderlust
        • As Captain, visit 10 different environments in a single run
    • Beacon: Hacking
  • Skin: Admiral
    • Unlocked by completing Captain: Mastery
      • As Captain, beat the game or obliterate on Monsoon