Remnant 2: How To Unlock Starkiller Rifle

Learn about the exact procedure to unlocking the Starkiller rifle in Remnant 2, its weapon mod and upgrade levels.

The Remnant 2 Starkiller rifle is your best bet in-game for long-range and extremely high-damage output weapons. This is one of the few primary guns with a built-in scope, incredible accuracy, and a surprisingly good Fire Rate for a sniper-like weapon. However, out of all the Long Guns, the Starkiller is arguably the hardest to unlock, but considering its stats and benefits, the work is certainly worth it.

Key Takeaways
  • The Starkiller is a long-range rifle featuring a 2.5x magnified scope and the exclusive Gravity Core weapon mod.
  • Players can acquire it for 1500 Scraps from Brabus’s Shop at Ward 13 after completing the Remnant 2 Campaign on Apocalypse mode.
  • Alternatively, defeating the final boss, Annihilation, in co-op on Apocalypse difficulty also unlocks the Starkiller at Brabus’s Shop.
  • Upgrade the weapon to Level 10 using Scraps, Lumenite Crystals, and Iron from Rigs at Ward 13 after obtaining it.

How To Unlock The Starkiller In Remnant 2?

To get the Starkiller rifle, you must first need to do a complete Remnant 2 at Apocalypse difficulty. You can only perform this task in Campaign Mode at any time, but doing so will reset your in-game progress.

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Apocalypse Difficulty when rerolling Campaign Mode (Image by eXputer)

Here’s my recommended method of unlocking the Starkiller:

  1. Begin an Apocalypse run by using the World Stone at Ward 13 and choosing “Reroll” in Campaign Mode.
  2. Next, select “Apocalypse” difficulty, complete Remnant 2, and meet Brabus at his shop in Ward 13.
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Brabus’s Shop at Ward 13 (Screenshot taken by eXputer)
  1. You can find Brabus’s Shop from your map, and once you see and interact with him, you’ll now have the option to buy the Starkiller for 1500 Scraps.
  2. Another way to find the Starkiller from Brabus without doing a complete playthrough of the game is by simply joining someone’s game and beating the final boss encounter at Apocalypse difficulty.
Important: Starting a new playthrough in any difficulty will only block your access to other locations. This means you’ll still have your weapons, upgrades, resources, and other character and inventory progress.

Features And Upgrades Of The Starkiller

As mentioned, the Starkiller is a late-game alien rifle Long Gun with incredible damage and accuracy paired with respectable Ideal and Falloff Range. It’s the perfect weapon for areas like the Eon Vault in N’Erud or the Ironborough in Losomn with long-range encounters and enemies with specific weak spots.

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Starkiller’s base stats and Weapon Mod (Image Credits: eXputer)

Here are some features that stood out to me while using this weapon:

  1. Similar to the Huntsman M1, the Starkiller features a 2.5x magnification scope, placing it second to the Widowmaker for the most magnified scope in the game.
  2. Its exclusive weapon mod, Gravity Core, launches a sphere that attracts objects, dealing continuous damage until it hits a target. Upon impact, it creates a Gravity Well that draws in enemies for a few seconds.
  3. The Starkiller includes a Mutator slot, allowing players to attach Mutators like the Harmonizer for increased versatility.

Below are the Starkiller Level 10 upgrade requirements that may interested you:

1Scraps: 300 | Iron: 5 | Lumenite Crystals: 2
2Scraps: 400 | Iron: 10 | Lumenite Crystals: 2
3Scraps: 500 | Iron: 15 | Lumenite Crystals: 2
4Scraps: 600 | Forged Iron: 15 | Lumenite Crystals: 2
5Scraps: 700 | Forged Iron: 20 | Lumenite Crystals: 3
6Scraps: 800 | Galvanized Iron: 15 | Lumenite Crystals: 3
7Scraps: 900 | Galvanized Iron: 20 | Lumenite Crystals: 3
8Scraps: 1000 | Hardened Iron: 15 | Lumenite Crystals: 4
9Scraps: 1100 | Hardened Iron: 20 | Lumenite Crystals: 4
10Scraps: 1200 | Simulacrum: 1 | Lumenite Crystals: 5
Important: You can upgrade Starkliller at any time from Rigs’ workshop at Ward 13.

That wraps up this brief on the Remnant 2 Starkiller rifle, covering its unlock procedure, features, and upgrade path. All things considered, this is arguably the best Long Gun when it comes to a mix of damage output, accuracy, and magazine management, so getting it feels extremely rewarding in the end. 

Pair your Starkiller with some of the best in-game melee weapons, like the Spectral Blade, with a powerful close-range weapon mod. Besides offense, boost your defensive capabilities with the proper armor set to accompany your build.


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