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Risk of Rain 2 Artifacts | Codes and Patterns List

The best way to make Risk of Rain 2 more fun is to unlock Artifacts. These tools can completely change the way the game is played, making things easier or way more difficult. There are 16 different Artifacts to be found, and each one is locked behind an Artifact Code as well as a mandatory trial. Here’s a list of every Artifact code in Risk of Rain 2.

Risk of Rain 2 | Artifact Codes, Effects, and Pattern Locations

Risk of Rain 2 Artifacts - Codes, Patterns, Effects, Locations

Artifacts in Risk of Rain 2 are used to modify the game, often in drastic ways. How to unlock them is sort of an open secret: You need enter an Artifact code at the Compound Generator found in the Sky Meadow stage. The codes are represented as three lines with three symbols each, and each symbol is either square, triangle, circle, or diamond. One code corresponds to one Artifact, and you’ll have to complete a trial with the Artifact active to unlock it for later use.

While Artifact codes are hidden all across the game, finding each one can be a chore. That’s why we’ve done the work for you. Here’s a list of all Artifact codes and patterns, including a look at their effects plus where the code appears if you want to find it for yourself.

Chaos

  • Effect: Friendly fire enabled for both survivors and monsters
  • Code:
    1. ●▲●
    2. ●▲●
    3. ●▲●
  • Pattern location: Abandoned Aquaduct – Inside the Ancient Gate cave or etched into a pillar near the entrance

Command

  • Effect: Choose your items.
  • Code:
    1. ■ ■ ■
    2. ■ ■ ■
    3. ▲▲▲
  • Pattern location: Bazaar Between Time – Carved into the wall behind where Newt is sitting

Death

  • Effect: When one player dies, everyone dies.
  • Code:
    1. ● ● ●
    2. ■▲■
    3. ●▲●
  • Pattern location: Wetlands Aspect – Inside the Altar to N’Kuhana

Dissonance

  • Effect: Monsters appear outside of their usual environments
  • Code:
    1. ● ■ ■
    2. ■ ■ ■
    3. ■ ■ ●
  • Pattern location: Abyssal Depths – Atop one of the highest platforms, next to a column topped with gemstones

Enigma

  • Effect: Spawn with random equipment that changes each time it’s activated.
  • Code:
    1. ♦ ■ ■
    2. ▲■▲
    3. ● ♦ ♦
  • Pattern location: Bulwark’s Ambry – In the stage where you complete Artifact trials, behind the floating cube in the background

Evolution

  • Effect: Monsters gain items between stages
  • Code:
    1. ♦ ♦ ♦
    2. ■ ■ ■
    3. ● ● ●
  • Pattern location: A Moment, Whole – Written on one of the Twisted Scavengers themselves

Frailty

  • Effect: Fall damage is doubled and lethal
  • Code:
    1. ● ● ●
    2. ▲●▲
    3. ▲▲▲
  • Pattern location: Siren’s Call – Etched into the rock on the cliff’s edge, near the giant metal ring

Glass

Honor

  • Effect: Monsters only spawn as elites
  • Code:
    1. ■ ■ ■
    2. ■▲■
    3. ■ ■ ■
  • Pattern location: Sky Meadow – Etched into a block close to the Compound Generator itself

Kin

  • Effect: Each stage will contain only one type of monster
  • Code:
    1. ●▲▲
    2. ♦ ●▲
    3. ♦ ♦ ●
  • Pattern location: Distant Roost – Carved into the edge of a cliff near the top of the stage

Metamorphosis

  • Effect: All players spawn as a random Survivor
  • Code:
    1. ♦ ■ ●
    2. ♦ ■ ●
    3. ♦ ■ ●
  • Pattern location: Titanic Plains – Etched into a curved pillar off in the distance

Sacrifice

  • Effect: Monsters drop items on death, but treasure chests no longer spawn
  • Code:
    1. ▲▲▲
    2. ▲▲▲
    3. ▲ ♦ ▲
  • Pattern location: Gilded Coast – Hidden within a pond right next to where Aurelionite spawns

Soul

  • Effect: Wisps emerge from defeated monsters
  • Code:
    1. ● ■ ●
    2. ● ♦ ●
    3. ■ ♦ ■
  • Pattern location: Scorched Acres – On the side of an island found floating in the background

Spite

  • Effect: Enemies drop multiple exploding bombs when they die
  • Code:
    1. ▲●▲
    2. ● ● ●
    3. ▲●▲
  • Pattern location: In the game’s options menu. Open the Settings menu and watch for the code to appear

Swarms

  • Effect: Monster spawns are doubled, but their maximum health is halved
  • Code:
    1. ● ● ▲
    2. ▲ ♦ ▲
    3. ▲ ● ●
  • Pattern location: Rallypoint Delta – Inside the pond in one of the floating islands

Vengeance

  • Effect: A doppelganger will invade the game very 10 minutes
  • Code:
    1. ♦ ■ ■
    2. ♦ ● ■
    3. ♦ ■ ■
  • Pattern location: A Moment, Fractured – In the Environment Log for the area. To find the log, head straight
  • from the spawn point, past the Twisted Scavenger, and look behind one of the distant pillars