How to fix frequent Risk of Rain 2 bugs on PC

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Here we have it folks, the sequel to Risk of Rain, brought to us by Hopoo Games. If you’re familiar with the previous installment and its 2D rogue-like platforming, you’re gonna love Risk of Rain 2, with its new 3D enviroments and uncompromising  action.

You can now face off alien planets with up to four players in co-op mode. Loot hunting is back, and better than before, scavenge for that special item that either boosts your Offensive or Defensive capabilities.

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Or if you’re inclined, gather credits and hunt for the upgrade station that’s scattered across the map.

But enough about the key aspects of the game, let’s talk about the bugs and issues that the game faces at the moment.

While still being in early access, many players have reported instances of bugs on numerous Steam threads.

Common Risk of Rain 2 bugs

  1. Game not launching
  2. Camera always points down
  3. Framerate issues
  4. Game stuck at first screen
  5. Save files disappearing
  6. Black screen with sound
  7. Multiplayer issues

1. Game not launching

Early access games are bound to have some hiccups, in this case players reporting that the game won’t launch in the first place.

The game won’t launch – crashes on startup!

2. Camera always points down

Strange things might happen to games in early access, in this case camera problems being reported. With the camera going to weird angles, or downright causing input latency for users.

The camera is always pointing down, or I’m getting weird input latency!

3. Framerate issues

Nobody likes it when a game starts to stutter uncontrollably, but Risk of Rain seems to be plagued by this issue at the moment, with many reporting this problem occurring during longer playthroughs.

Currently when I get to around 50-60 minutes, my framerate starts to tank in the large fights that occur. None of the settings really effect it at all and I’m 100% sure it’s not my hardware.

4. Game stuck at first screen

Some have been stuck at the main menu screen, with the Early Access disclaimer stuck on the screen, and no further progression is available from that point onward.

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I can’t get past the first screen, and it says EARLY_ACCESS_DISCLAIMER.

5. Save files disappearing

Some users have reported the game not being able to save their progress. With most having to restart the game, to similar results.

i played ror2 and i have unlock a lot of things but every time i play on an other desktop i lose all my data and saves

6. Black screen with sound

There are some cases in which the sound works just fine, but the screen fades to black, and some have been waiting on that loading screen for ages.

On startup of the game I encounter a black screen that stays loading for a long time(I waited about 30 minutes to see if it would load).

7. Multiplayer issues

We all love to spend some in-game times with out friends. But Risk of Rain 2 doesn’t actually work that well on this aspect, with instances of the multiplayer not working at all or lagging to a crawl.

I have been having lag issues since release. The multiplayer is unplayable for me. It’s nothing but being in limbo for minutes at a time, being unable to interact or damage anything.

How do we fix these issues?

  1. Game launch
  2. Camera issues
  3. FPS fix
  4. Game stuck fix
  5. Save file fix
  6. Black screen issues
  7. Multiplayer fix

1. Fix Risk of Rain 2 launch issues
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In order to do this, simply whitelist your game in your Windows Firewall, and add an exception rule to you game in your antivirus program.

2. Camera fix

Firstly, try unplugging and re-plugging your controller if you’re using one. Secondly you can access you Device Manager from the Start Menu, and try reinstalling your controller.

3. Fix Risk of Rain 2 FPS issues

  1. Open your Nvidia Control Panel;
  2. Select Manage 3D Settings and select Risk of Rain 2 from the Program Settings and set the Power Management to Prefer Maximum Power;
  3. Save your changes and exit.

4. What to do if Risk of Rain 2 got stuck

In order to work past the early access disclaimer screen, please check that your Window System Timezone is not Invalid in the Clock section.

5. Fix game file save bugs
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  1. Open up the Steam window;
  2. Click Library to open the game collection;
  3. Then right-click on Risk of Rain 2 and select Properties;
  4. Press the Verify integrity of game files button.

6. Fix Risk of Rain 2 black screen
Task manager Process tab

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up your Task Manager, locate RoR2.exe and select it and click End Task. Now restart your game.

7. Fix Risk of Rain 2 multiplayer issues

Firstly you can repeat the steps shown in the save file fix. Also, try running the game on Administrator rights, and add an exception rule in your antivirus for the game.

We hope that these fixes were of use to you. In the meantime, let us know on what you think about the game so far, in the comment section down below.

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