Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void First New Survivor Railgunner Detailed

Railgunner is being featured!

isk Gearbox Publishing and Hopoo Games have officially revealed the first of the two new survivors that will join Risk of Rain 2 with the Survivors of the Void DLC expansion.

The first of the two new survivors was announced during the Survivor #1 Reveal Stream. Railgunner is a whole new survivor to try out as she offers a fast-paced, tactical playstyle and rewards sharpshooters with the best accuracy and timing. She comes with a lot of other content as this new DLC expansion will add more Survivors, levels, items, monsters, and many more.

Expect the new expansion Survivors of the Void to launch on Steam on March 1, 2022.

Railgunner Skill Details:

  • Her primary weapon, the M99 Sniper, puts players in her perspective to look down the scope and target enemy Weak Points. By hitting these Weak Points, this long-ranged powerhouse deals a devastating 1,000% damage with a guaranteed Critical Strike.
    • Railgunner’s attacks cannot randomly crit like other Survivors, but all Critical Strike Chance gained with items is converted into additional Critical Strike Damage.
    • Firing with the M99 Sniper triggers Railgunner’s Active Reload bar. By perfectly timing a reload, players can increase the pace of their shots and deal an extra +500% base damage on the next shot.
  • When enemies get up close, Railgunner’s XQR Smart Round System fires off rapid smart rounds that keep nearby enemies at bay and deal 100% damage.
  • Railgunner’s Concussion Devices create a gravity-propelled blast zone that pushes away anything within range. Players can use Concussion Devices to launch Railgunner rapidly away from enemies, creating enough space between her and her foes to line up the killing shot, or to spread out groups of monsters, separating them for targeted snipes. 
  • Railgunner’s special ability, Supercharge, overloads her railgun, shelling out 4,000% damage and 150% Weak Point damage. While Supercharge’s explosive blast can wipe out tougher enemies with the right items, that power comes at a cost: after firing, Railgunner’s weapons must recharge, leaving her unable to attack for five seconds and forcing players to rely on Railgunner’s Concussion Devices alone to keep away from harm.
  • Escape Petrichor V with Railgunner to unlock alternative abilities and an alternative skin.

“Risk of Rain has always been about thinking of the wildest experiences possible and making them real,” says Paul Morse, co-founder of Hopoo Games. “We gave Railgunner an FPS-style scope to challenge what our game can be, and we ended up with a dynamic Survivor we are confident many players will enjoy.”

“As the first ever expansion for Risk of Rain 2, Survivors of the Void is packed with loads of new content designed to give players different ways to play,” says Duncan Drummond, co-founder of Hopoo Games. “Railgunner is just one piece of the puzzle, and there’s more fun stuff coming. Simply put, Survivors of the Void is going bigger than anything we have ever done before!”

Risk of Rain 2 is now available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Survivors of the Void will launch on Steam on March 1, 2022 for only $15 USD with console release coming in Q2 2022.

Source: Press Release

Here’s the trailer for the new survivor: