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[Update]: Risk of Rain 2 has now left Early Access alongside the massive new Update 1.0!

After a series of extremely good updates, with a special mention going towards the recent Artifacts-themed one, Risk of Rain 2 is now slowly getting ready for its full release. In other words, Risk of Rain 2 will be launching from Steam Early Access this August alongside the major Update 1.0!

The exact details behind the launch update are still shrouded in mystery, but you can expect to see a brand new survivor to mess around with, as well as the final stage and boss. There will also be new items and equipment to utilize, and the usual assortment of balance changes and quality of life improvements.

Perhaps most importantly, at least as far as random multiplayer is concerned, the developers will also be adding a built-in server browser. This will make it so you can easily join the exact type of match you want, and if luck would have it, put a stop to the constant chain of players joining and leaving your lobby because it's not what they were hoping for.

You can read a little bit more about these changes, as well as Risk of Rain 2 itself, over at Steam. As for the release date, once it gets properly announced, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun with the artifacts!