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Risk of Rain Returns Beginner Tips and Tricks

Don't stop moving!

Risk of Rain Returns spells hundreds of deaths to brand-new and returning players. If you keep dying during your runs, these Risk of Rain Returns beginner tips and tricks will improve your gameplay significantly.

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With Risk of Rain Returns, you get an improved original game. For this reason, many players might want to get their bearings in check before rampaging through the various game levels, which this guide aims to help you with.

Adjust the Zoom Scale Settings in Risk of Rain Returns

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By default, Risk of Rain Returns launches with the Zoom Scale cranked all the way up. This is fine if you want an up-close view of the action. However, this camera view is inefficient as you limit yourself to the overall enemy, map, and item information during your run.

In a game where item placements and enemy positionings are crucial, it makes sense to gather as much knowledge early on to enable you to make quick decisions when necessary. For these reasons, I highly suggest you change the Zoom Scale setting to 1x instead of 2.1x.

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Rush to find the Teleporter in Risk of Rain Returns

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The first thing you'll notice once you get your game going is the difficulty bar on the top-right section of your screen; this bar increases the longer you stay in the game. The only way to halt its progression is by triggering the stage's Teleporter.

Risk of Rain Returns' levels are an infinite farming source for items and XP, so the developers decided to crank the difficulty incrementally as you continue to farm the stage. This strategy might be more helpful to beginners of Risk of Rain Returns. However, even veterans like myself still utilize this technique for fast runs.

The Huntress is an excellent choice for beginners in Risk of Rain Returns

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The Huntress is an excellent starting choice in Risk of Rain Returns. Suppose you will start rampaging through the Risk of Rain Returns stages. Kiting is the name of the game for the Huntress; couple with low cooldown skills, and you have a class that breezes through early levels.

To be clear, I am not advising you to disregard other Risk of Rain Returns characters. The Huntress has much more mobility, which is crucial when surviving in Risk of Rain Returns. Jump + Blink allows you to completely distance yourself from enemies, which is a fantastic escape kit when trapped.

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Jump in Risk of Rain Returns like you're breaking bricks in Mario

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Jumping negates most damage of early-stage enemies and buys you time while your mobility skill is on cooldown. Many beginners forget that jumping isn't only for platforming purposes but also allows you to dodge specific attacks.

I recommend you input directional buttons to jump away from enemies to keep you safe from their attacks. You can also jump into multiple enemy attacks if you're in a tricky spot, which you'll most likely get damaged by. Nevertheless, jumping through them allows you to evade some of those attacks, and if you're lucky, you can get away from a trapped position unscathed.

Drones are your friend in Risk of Rain Returns

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If you find it difficult to progress through the latter stages of Risk of Rain Returns, invest in Drones around the map. Some Drones heal, while others provide offensive support throughout your playthrough.

Drones make your playthrough much more manageable, especially if hoards of enemies surround you. As a last crucial tip, don't forget to repair your drones, as they take damage over time and will stop functioning.

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