Gearbox reveals Railgunner, a new character coming to Risk of Rain 2

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In a livestream earlier today, publisher Gearbox and developer Hopoo Games revealed Railgunner, a new Survivor joining Risk of Rain 2 in the upcoming Survivors of the Void expansion. You can check out a trailer for Railgunner below, courtesy of Gearbox’s YouTube channel.

Railgunner will be available to Risk of Rain 2 players beginning March 1, 2022. For $15, players get access to Railgunner, along with new items, levels, and monsters. Built for players that prefer a fast-paced, tactical style, Railgunner utilizes a powerful M99 sniper to deal ludicrous damage from range. While scoped in, she protects herself from up-close threats with an automatic “smart round” device and Concussion Devices that use gravity propulsion to launch enemies far away (right into sniper range).

Paul Morse, co-founder of Hopoo Games, had the following to say about Railgunner and Risk of Rain 2:

Risk of Rain has always been about thinking of the wildest experiences possible and making them real.

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.

Another co-founder of Hopoo Games, Duncan Drummond, expressed similar optimism for the game’s future.

As the first ever expansion for Risk of Rain 2Survivors of the Void is packed with loads of new content designed to give players different ways to play. 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!

Are you interested in trying out Railgunner in Risk of Rain 2? Are you excited to learn more about Survivors of the Void in the coming months? Let us know in the comment section below.

Nick Pearson
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