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Risk of Rain Returns – How to unlock the Artifact of Command

One of the most overpowered Artifacts in the game.

Risk of Rain Returns has a lot of randomness, especially regarding item rarity — this is where the Artifact of Command comes into play. In this guide, I will show you how to unlock the Artifact of Command in Risk of Rain Returns.

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How to acquire the Artifact of Command in Risk of Rain Returns

To get the Artifact of Command, you must enter one of stage four's variants, Hive Cluster #1. On the top-right side of Hive Cluster #1, you have to jump and traverse a series of disappearing and reappearing pink vines to get to the Artifact of Command item.

The best advice I can provide for this puzzle is to gather mobility items like the Hopoo Feather or the Rusty Jetpack. Lastly, don't worry if the vines disappear; you can still interact with them.

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How to use the Artifact of Command in Risk of Rain Returns

Before you head out for a run, you can choose any artifacts to alter the gameplay. For instance, the Artifact of Command essentially removes the randomness of the items' rarity by changing item drops into boxes.

The box drops from monsters and chests now have a colored outline depending on the item's rarity and slot (White - Common, Green - Uncommon, Red - Rare, Orange - Equipment), allowing you to skim through the assortment of in-game monsters/chest drops quickly.

The Artifact of Command is also useful if you want to easily find a certain monster drop, like the items required to unlock Chef. Be careful about using this artifact because you become vulnerable while interacting with the box!

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Jay is a Weekend Senior Staff Writer for PGG and has been playing video games for over two decades now. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate who transitioned into writing as he realized that his passion truly revolved around video games. With over two years of dedicated experience as a writer specializing in the video gaming industry, Jay's passion for video games is seen through his art of crafting meticulously detailed video game guides, news, and reviews. His expertise spans a diverse range of gaming genres, most notably ARPGs, JRPG,s FPS, and TPS. Jay's favorite titles and franchises include Final Fantasy, Dragon's Dogma, Soulsborne, and Call of Duty.

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