Risk of Rain 2 is full of small surprises, hidden areas, chests, dozen enemy types, and rich in-game environments. The variety of in-game stages gives the game a dynamic feeling of ever-changing possibilities. By design, each environment in the game is unique when it comes to a survivor passing from one terrain to another, looting chests, finding monuments, and killing enemies. Even though each stage has a fair share of good and bad things, the Risk of Rain Abyssal Depths environment comes to our mind every time we think about a stage containing good loot, challenging enemies, and comprehensive exploration.
Naturally, you can scale the environment of the red-look-a-like territory of Abyssal Depths with any playable class you want. However, we think certain survivors handle new environments pretty well than the few ones. Our Risk of Rain 2 tier list can tell you which classes to master first and which ones to skip for the last. Regardless of different play styles, the game is straight-up challenging and fun at the same time. For example, Acrid can land AoE attacks quite frequently while Bandit is more of a gunslinger and one versus one kind of survivor.
Everything In Abyssal Depths
Abyssal Depths environment is famous for myriad reasons. It requires a decent amount of exploration, fighting ten different monster types, unlocking a new survivor, opening a legendary chest, and visiting Newt Altars. Of course, this is pretty much like any other environment, right? Well no. For starters, Risk of Rain 2 Abyssal Depths is the first environment where you get a legendary chest spawn. Not just a chance of it spawning but a guaranteed one as well. Secondly, it has a wide variety of enemy types, and defeating them gives a survivor lots of gold that not many environments offer. It is probably why Shrine of Blood does not appear here; more on that later.
Abyssal Depths contain a plethora of places to check out for Newt Altars. The altars spawn randomly in this environment at five different locations. If you visit the center of the stage, you can spot a hanging crystal of orange glimmer. Reach and climb there and then find the hanging rocks connected by chains, which have yellow crystals at their end. A Newt Altar sits there, waiting to interact. Huntress can leap faster here than other survivors.
Secondly, if you happen to visit the cave, go to its left entrance, and near the rocks, you may find a Newt Altar. Lastly, inside the cave, there are large straight crystals. Under these yellow crystals, you will find another possible location for a Newt Altar.
Legendary Chest Location
Abyssal Depths also guarantee the spawn of a legendary chest in the environment. Nine out of ten times, the location for this top-tier loot box is the same. The thing with these legendary chests is that they always guarantee at least one legendary item or equipment. However, the promise of containing a legendary item inside the chest comes at a price. It is why a legendary chest is sixteen times more expensive than a regular small chest. On a side note, a Rusty box that opens after using a Rusted Key also has a 20% chance of spawning a legendary item.
To find a legendary chest in Abyssal Depths, you need to go to the center of the stage near three giant boulders. Once you are there, look for a gap between two small rocks covered by some sort of vegetation. If you’d get near the bushes, you will see a popup indicating the location of the legendary chest.
In addition, your name tag will appear over the chest and on the left side of the message-box as well. See the images here for reference.
Another underlying factor for which Risk of Rain 2 Abyssal Depths has become the most demanded stage is Rex: half-robot-half-plant playable class. Yes, you can unlock this survivor if you stumbled upon this environment. If not, there is no other way to unlock and play with Rex. However, you also need to have a unique item to interact with the robot and make it playable in your future runs. Check out our guide mentioned above for more on that.
Unlike Captain or other survivors, for that matter, playing with Rex requires finesse. This playable class lands damage at the expense of sacrificing own health. Many players see this as a weak point for the half-robot-half-plant character in Risk of Rain 2, which is, in a way, true. However, it cannot be denied that playing with Rex is an explicit experience – you get to keep an eye on enemy’s as well as your own health with each attack.
No Shrine of Blood
As mentioned earlier, the Abyssal Depths environment does not spawn Shrine of Blood in the environment. Well, there are no direct answers as to why this happens. However, we have a solid theory that rationalizes the absence of said shrine in the area. Shrine of Blood, unlike Shrine of Order, incentives the players at the cost of their health.
Shrine of Blood steals a survivor’s health and shields, and in return, it gives gold. Since a user can frequently approach the shrine, accumulate the gold, regenerate the health and redo the whole process to top off more gold. The process beats the purpose of spawning a legendary chest in Abyssal Depths, because unlocking them requires a good enough amount of gold. If gold can be farmed easily using Shrine of Blood, then putting a legendary loot chest on the location becomes a useless process by design. It is why we think developers intentionally removed the spawning of Shrine of Blood from Risk of Rain 2 Abyssal Depths environment.
Abyssal Depths Guide
Since Update 1.0, there have been several known problems related to the Abyssal Depths environment. As a result, many players took it to Reddit and Steam community platforms to raise their concerns about this specific stage. Unfortunately, what many assumed to be a bug or glitch problem was actually an in-game mechanic, just like the retool skill of MUL-T.
How to Trigger the Environment?
Abyssal Depths, like most stages in Risk of Rain 2, is a randomly generated stage. The game can take you there after stage 3 or totally skip it for you and teleport you to Siren’s Call: the place where you unlock Loader. However, if you want to ensure that the next stage should be Abyssal Depths, here is what you need to do.
Lunar Seer: We mentioned about this in our Lunar Coins guide. Basically, what this does is that it shows you an image of the upcoming environment. For example, Risk of Rain 2 Abyssal Depths will become a guaranteed environment if you spend three lunar coins here and proceed further through the Blue Portal. To reach and interact with a Lunar Seer, check out the guide mentioned in the link above.
Tunnel Teleporter Spawn Location
The Teleporter device spawns seven out 10 times in a dark tunnel to get out from the Abyssal Depths environment. The problem here is the reduced visibility and space to fight the boss and its minions. Like the issue mentioned above, many players requested fixing the lighting conditions or removing the spawn location of the Teleporter device. However, that never happened because it was not a bug; it was a design choice. Risk of Rain 2 Abyssal Depths is known for its high-risk, high reward-yielding environment condition.
That is pretty much everything about Abyssal Depths in Risk of Rain 2. There is pretty much to explore in the entire game, and this environment is also nothing short of surprises. It ticks all the boxes and gives a good challenge even to an expert or skilled player of the game. However, you can experience this exciting environment in one of the two methods mentioned above. Say you were playing with, and the environment did not appear in the game. In that case, you can always force the stage to spawn should you take down the route from Bazaar Between Time, and traversing all the way to Abyssal Depths using Blue Portal.
This sums up our Risk of Rain 2 Abyssal Depths guide. After mentioning above all the possible places and intractable items, where are you headed first in your next run? Let us know more about it in the comments section below.