Risk of Rain 2 mods have provided players ways to improve and expand the popular third-person rogue-lite even during its time in Early Access.
Having now fully released on Steam, Risk of Rain 2 mods will inevitably draw more eyes towards them, even with the current lack of Workshop support, as new players discover Hopoo Games' latest title.
To help provide a starting point for modding the game, here is our list of the best Risk of Rain 2 mods, covering a variety of picks from the extensive library that's currently available.
The Best Risk of Rain 2 Mods
Our list of the Best Risk of Rain 2 mods features a variety of picks from modding frameworks required for mods to function properly to those adding new characters and beyond.
It's worth keeping in mind that, since the game's 1.0 update was recently pushed to live servers, not all mod creators have managed to update their mods just yet.
If you're encountering compatibility issues with some of our choices for the best Risk of Rain 2 mods, it's worth exercising some patience over the next few days.
BepInExPack is the first piece of the modding puzzle, being required both to run loads of Risk of Rain 2 mods and if you're planning to ever get into creating your own modifications now or at some point in the future. Grab it from Thunderstore.io.
The second piece of the Risk of Rain 2 modding puzzle is modding framework R2API that works in tandem with BepInExPack to ensure the game's mods stay compatible with each other, as much as possible. You can also grab it from Thunderstore.io.
Risk of Rain 2's Aatrox mod adds a new playable survivor that resembles the League of Legends champion with the same name. Aside from looking badass, Aatrox also plays quite differently from other survivors, focusing on using his health to deal massive amounts of damage with his Blood Price ability. His survivability is ensured by his Blood Thirst ability which allows him to heal, making him a high-risk melee survivor. Grab the mod from Thunderstore.io.
Coordinating a team of players through Risk of Rain 2's default pings can prove tricky, especially when your screen is filled with a deluge of enemies and particles during its more intense moments. The Pingprovements mod fixes that by expanding upon the default ping system by letting players perform multiple pings but also configure the length and colors of different ping types. The mod also lets you add labels to pings and show how far away you are from them. It's an excellent pick for better communication that doesn't involve using your voice. Check it out on Thunderstore.io.
Risk of Rain 2's global item drops aren't everyone's cup of tea. With the ShareSuite mod, you can party up with other players using it and share loot between you, reducing the number of times that item you really wanted gets stolen from right under your nose or accidentally picked up. The mod also makes all gathered gold go into a group pool. Grab it from Thunderstore.io.
You don't have to brave Risk of Rain 2's dangerous levels alone, however, a party of 4 might be a tad small for some players out there. That's where the TooManyFriends mod comes in, increasing the game's default lobby size to 16. If you particularly dislike the number, you can manually change it to whatever it is you prefer. Find it on Thunderstore.io.
BiggerBazaar is a handy mod that expands the in-game Bazaar, giving players more items on which to spend their hard-earned money or lunar coins. The Shopkeeper lets you exchange Lunar Coins for money, while the money cost of items scales with difficulty. Grab it from Thunderstore.io.
RoRCheats is a Risk of Rain 2 mod that adds a cheat menu to Hopoo Games' rogue-lite. You get to bypass the game's restrictions with classics like god mode or infinite skills but also give yourself money, experience, increased damage and all other sorts of advantages you'd otherwise need to work and pray to RNGesus for. Get it from Thunderstore.io.
Non-essential Risk of Rain 2 Mods
We'll keep updating our list of the best Risk of Rain 2 mods over the coming weeks so be sure to check back regularly for new additions.
Risk of Rain 2 is out now on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
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