Risk of Rain Returns – How to Unlock All Characters

Risk of Rain has returned in a brand-new, beautifully remastered package with all the content from the original release and many new things to discover. Here’s how to unlock all 15 characters in Risk of Rain Returns.

How to Unlock All Survivors in Risk of Rain Returns

Note: Credit goes to JIN ジン

Risk of Rain Returns has a total of 15 survivors to play as, including the 12 original characters from the initial release and three additional characters added with the remaster. Check out the list below to find out how to unlock each survivor.


This character is unlocked by default.


This character is unlocked by default.


Defeat the three initial bosses: Wandering Vagrant, Colossus, Magma Worm.

Can be achieved through multiple runs.


Complete the third stage of a run.

Note: If playing co-op, you must be alive when the stage is complete to unlock Bandit.


Find the robot janitor.

Found in the final level, UES Contact Light, look for the “Cargo 2” area with multicolored storage boxes. Find the grey door and interact with it.


Purchase 40 drones total.

Note: Drones that are destroyed and repaired (purchased again) count towards the total.


Clear a path for the survivor. Found in the fourth level, Magma Barracks, look for a tunnel around the bottom-right section of the map. Follow the tunnel and slay the Elder Lemurian “Direseeker” to unlock Miner. The tunnel may not always be present.


Beat the game.

Complete the final stage, UES Contact Light, on any difficulty.


Free the chained creature.

Found in either the third level (Sunken Tombs) or the Underwater level, search for a metal box near the top-right section. Interacting with it will release Acrid who must be defeated to unlock.


Beat the game five times.

Complete the final stage and defeat the final boss, Providence, five times total on any difficulty.


Obtain 30 different items in one playthrough.

Find and acquire 30 unique items in a single playthrough. A single-player run is recommended to complete this challenge.


Obtain Meat Nugget, Bustling Fungus, Sprouting Egg, Bitter Root, and Foreign Fruit in one run.

Note: Foreign Fruit counts as an equipment item, while the rest are normal items.


Collect 15 Monster Logs.

Monsters have a chance to drop logs on defeat. Can be achieved through multiple playthroughs.


Visit 10 unique stages.

Will naturally be completed as you play through the game multiple times.


Recycle 6 drones in one playthrough.

Collect six drops and take them to a drone recycler in a single playthrough. The recycle machines are found randomly.

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