Risk of Rain 2 Railgunner: Unlock, Best Items and Abilities

This Risk of Rain 2 railgunner survivor guide will give you tips on how to optimize your Railgunner to her full potential!

With the all-new patch update, Risk of Rain 2 has recently released a new Survivor named Railgunner. The new Survivor (Railgunner) was released alongside the Survivors of the Void DLC. Players can buy the new character for $10. Before purchasing, you must know everything about Risk of Rain 2’s Railgunner Survivor.

Key Takeaways
  • Get the “Survivors of the Void” DLC for $10, featuring the new survivor Railgunner.
  • Railgunner brings a range of unique abilities: Magnetic Accelerator, XQR Smart Round System, M99 Sniper, HH44 Marksman, Concussion Device, and more.
  • Boost your damage output with top gunslinger items like Len’s Maker Glasses, Crowbar, Backup Magazine, and Runald’s Band.
  • Utilize Railgunner’s Perfect Reload area for an extra 500% damage on enemies.
  • Keep an eye on HH44 Marksman; a perfect reload reduces cooldown time.
  • Be cautious with Supercharged shot; imperfect use results in a 15-second cooldown. Aim for enemy weak points for increased crit hit damage and buffs.

Here’s information on all the best items in Risk of Rain 2: 

ItemsRarityBuffsMax Crit RateStack TypeStack LimitMax Dmg RatePer Stack Buffs
Len’s Makers Glasses CommonCrit Chance: 10%100%Linear Type10 timesN/AN/A
Crowbar CommonDamage: 75%N/ALinear Type3 times225%1 use of your secondary skill
Backup Magazine CommonCharge: 1N/ALinear TypeN/AN/AN/A
Runald’s BandUncommonSlow Duration: 3 secs
Damage: 250%
N/ALinear TypeN/AN/A– +250% Total Dmg
– +3 secs enemy slow down time

How To Unlock Railgunner In Risk of Rain 2

Railgunner Risk of Rain 2
complete guide about Risk of Rain 2 Railgunner

First up, let’s quickly go through some basic stats of Risk of Rain 2:

Character NameSpecialtyHPHP RegenDamageSpeedArmor
Railgunner- Long Range
- High Damaging Attacks
110 [+33/lvl]- Drizzle: 1.5/sec [+0.2/lvl]
- Rainstorm: 1/sec [+0.2/lvl]
- Moonsoon: 0.6/s [+0.2/lvl]
12 [+2.4/lvl]7 m/s0 (Drizzle => 70)

With the newer versions of Risk of Rain 2 being released time by time, it is no secret that there has to be some sort of premium DLC that players need to give in to get hold of their newest survivors, and this new update is no more minor. 

With the newest “Survivors of the Void” DLC now available globally for purchase, players can access all kinds of new content. The content includes newer and worthier opponents that players can defeat, slashing their way through the most difficult of stages to gain victory, tons of new game modes, and many new items. 

Along with the premium DLC new content comes the newest Railgunner that you can purchase for a total of 10 dollars. After purchasing the DLC, you will have the Railgunner survivor unlocked from the get-go. 

Risk of Rain 2 Railgunner Abilities 

Moving forward, the survivor Railgunner in Risk of Rain 2 has some impressive abilities that we will discuss now:

S.No  Name Type Cooldown Description
1 Magnetic Accelerator Passive None As railgunner cannot get random critical strikes, Magnetic Accelerator makes every crit rate converted to instant Crit damage. 
2 XQR Smart Round System Primary 1.0 seconds Consistently launching Firing attacks will cause enemies to take 100% increased overall damage output, and the skill will not end even if no foes are nearby. 
3 M99 Sniper Secondary None Travelers can easily activate their long-range viewing abilities, allowing them to view opponents’ weak points, target them, and stun them, then launch a surprise attack, dealing a total of 1000% increased damage. 
4 HH44 Marksman Secondary None Complementing M99 Sniper, you can activate your short-range viewing abilities, target your opponent’s weak points, stun them, and deal 400% increased overall damage. 
5 Concussion Device Utility 6s Launch a certain device that can cause your foes to launch themselves far away from you, protecting you and your HP bar. 
6 Polar Field Device Utility None An easy way to slow down enemies, upon casting this ability, you can launch a device that will slow enemies’ movements, allowing you to hurt them severely. 
7 Supercharge Special 15s Launch out a Pierce damage towards foes that will cause 150% increased Weak Point damage, and foes will intake 4000% Pierce damage. 
8 Cryocharge Special None Launch out freeze damage towards enemies, increasing their intake by 2000%. 

Risk of Rain 2: Railgunner Tips 

We hope that you are finding this Railgunner Survivor guide helpful; there are some tips that you should follow when pursuing Railgunner; here they are as follows: 

  1. Aim for the “Perfect Reload” area during Railgunner’s reload, triggering a 500% damage boost.
  2. Manage HH44 Marskan Ability reload times wisely; consider cooldown reduction, but note that achieving perfect reloads may be challenging.
  3. Utilize Railgunner’s Supercharged shot effectively to avoid self-disabling and a 15-second cooldown penalty.
  4. Leverage the Ocular HUD for Railgunner, granting “Full Crit” ability for 8 seconds, ensuring critical hits.
  5. Enhance Railgunner’s damage against single targets with Crowbars and Runald’s Band.
  6. Exploit Railgunner’s Piercing skill to deal with crowds of enemies efficiently.
  7. Target weak points for guaranteed crit hits, maximizing damage output, and taking advantage of Railgunner’s buff.

Railgunner Best Items 

These are some of the best items that will highly benefit Railgunner herself. With her focus significantly on buffing her crit rate and increasing her overall damage output, it is fair to say that items that will boost her damage are more viable. 

Len’s Makers Glasses 

risk of rain 2 lens glasses
Len’s Maker Glasses
Rarity Buffs Max Crit Rate Stack Type Stack Limit
Common Crit Chance: 10% 100% Linear Type 10 times

The Len’s Makers Glasses is an essential item in Risk of Rain 2 that essentially focuses on buffing your crit rate by 10% to efficiently deal as much damage as possible. The item itself can stack for a total of 10 times, with each attack stacking on top of another; by the time the 10th stack has been made, Railgunner will have a 100% crit rate. 

Consider that the item itself will not stack past the limit of 10. As Railgunner highly benefits from crit rate buffs, this item is of most value to her, as her damage against her foes will be increased by a high amount, and it will cause her to wipe off enemies within seconds.


Risk of rain 2 crowbar item
crowbar risk of rain 2
Rarity Buffs Max Dmg Rate Stack Type Stack Limit
Common Damage: 75% 225% Linear Type 3 times

Following along, Railgunner’s next best slot item is the Crowbar, which will benefit Railgunner yet again in her combat. When the player taking hold of the Crowbar launches an attack against an opponent with more than 90% of its overall HP in its health bar standing, the player will effectively continue to increase their overall damage output by 75%. 

There can be more than two stacks of Crowbar at any given time, and if you manage to stack it three times, then you will deal around 225% additional damage based on 3 stacks; therefore, it is recommended that the player uses this to their advantage and deal massive amounts of damage against their opponents. 

Backup Magazine 

risk of rain backup magazine
Backup Magazine
Rarity Buffs Stack Type Per Stack Buffs Stack Limit
Common Charge: 1 Linear Type +1 use of your secondary skill N/A

Going right on with the Backup Magazine, this item is yet another amazing one for Railgunner, as it offers up the benefit of allowing the player to use their Secondary skill another time instantly without needing to cool down the trigger, without which it would have been troublesome. For Railgunner, she can benefit from resuing her Secondary skills a lot. 

If you have more than a few Backup Magazines in your arsenal, it allows for a consistent damage output as you can repeatedly trigger the skill. The player can easily spam the skill, and Railgunner can use her M99 Sniper and HH44 Marksman skill excellently with this item. 

Runald’s Band

risk of rain runald's band
Runald’s Band
Rarity Buffs Stack Type Per Stack Buffs Stack Limit
Uncommon Slow Duration: 3 secs

Damage: 250%

Linear Type – +250% Total Dmg

– +3 secs enemy slow down time


The next item is the Runald’s Band, which offers Railgunner with an Ice-based explosion when Railgunner attacks enemies with 400% additional damage based on her damage output. The opponent will also be massively be slowed down for a total of 3 seconds, which gives the player ample time to attack and take them down. 

With that, I hope you enjoyed this Railgunner Survivor guide. Make sure to give us feedback on how you like the guide in the comments down below! 

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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