How To Unlock Robomando In Risk Of Rain Returns

The Risk of Rain series is no stranger to secrets, and Risk of Rain Returns is no different. In the game, there is a secret sixteenth playable character that can be unlocked, but the method to do so is long and convoluted.


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Most players will never stumble upon this method on their own. Thankfully, that’s where we can help. Below, we’ll take a look at how to unlock the secret Survivor, the Robomando, including every step you need to take.


How To Unlock Robomando

robomando on character select screen

First Run

To start unlocking Robomando, start a new game on Drizzle difficulty. You can play as any character you want, and use any Artifacts you have unlocked, but you need to be on Drizzle.

strange battery equipment obtained from a container at the right side of the temple of the elders

Now, progress like normal until you reach the fifth stage, Temple of the Elders. Here, head to either the far-most left or right area of the map, and look for a container. No matter which variant of the stage you get, you’ll always be able to find this container at either the left or right side of the map. Open the container to get the Strange Battery equipment.

With this equipment, proceed through the Teleporter to the final stage, then head all the way to the right, through the Cabin room. You’ll need a Key Card to open the door to get in here.

In the Cabin, head out the right side, then jump off the cliff. While you’re falling, quickly move to the left to land on a ledge, then travel down into the cave with the dancing Golems.

a secret chest located below the control room of the risk of rain stage for inserting the strange battery

Proceed past the Golems and up the small ledge at the back of the room. Continue to the left from here, then jump across the cliffs. On the third platform, you’ll see a chest. Interact with this to store the Strange Battery. The chest will then teleport away. Now, you can either die or kill Providence; just end your run.

Second Run

Next, start a new game on Rainstorm or Monsoon difficulty. Again, you can use any character or Artifacts, but you can not play on Drizzle this time.

If you die at any point during the second run, you won’t have to start over this process from the beginning. Just try again!

For this new run, you’ll want to be mindful of the timer from the start, as there’s something you’ll need to do on the third stage that is time-sensitive. We’ll get to that in a moment.

a chest found on the second stage that gives you the strange battery

For now, continue until you get to the second stage; it doesn’t matter which stage or variation it is. At this stage, you’ll be able to find the same chest as before. Purchase it to open it and get the Strange Battery back.

teleporting between 22:00 and 22:59 on the third stage

Now, continue to the third stage and beat the Teleporter event, but don’t travel through yet. You need to enter the Teleporter only when the timer is between 22:00 and 22:59. Entering before or after this time will cause the next part to not occur.

You’ll need to activate the Teleporter and kill the boss no later than 21:00 to give yourself enough time to complete the Teleporter event and go through.

After going through the Teleporter between 22:00 and 22:59, you’ll be at the fourth stage. Again, it doesn’t matter which variation you land at. Here, search around the map. You’re looking for the Robomando’s body, which will be in a semi-hidden area. You can identify the Robomando’s body by the green arrow above it, but no price below it like normal Drones.

rebooting the robomando's body using the strange battery on the fourth stage

When you find the Robomando, give it the Strange Battery and it will wake up and steal all your items. Now, simply let the Robomando kill you to complete the run, and he will be unlocked for you to use.

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