Why, in any game, would you want to obliterate yourself? That is a very valid question to ask when you first hear of this mechanic in Risk of Rain 2. Well, there are some rewards you get when you do this, like a pretty sweet character unlock and an achievement, but what else? This is also only a one-time obliterate, so why isn’t there an option to ‘not’ do it? Well, there is, and this article is going to walk you through how to do that.
Obliteration is essentially a character deletion in Risk of Rain 2. It ends your run, and you have to start over the next time you start the game. This is a voluntary action that you can take when you reach a specific location in the game. There are benefits to doing this, too. You get a cool new character called Mercenary, and this is also the only way to get the ‘True Respite’ achievement in-game. But if you have already done this and now you want to know how to not obliterate yourself in the game, here’s everything you need to know.
Risk of Rain (RoR) 2: How to not obliterate yourself?
Once you get far enough in-game, you are given the option to create a celestial portal and teleport to an Obelisk. This is usually when you do the first four worlds in-game and loop back through the first three worlds a second time. To get to the Obelisk from this portal, you will need to go through a maze of obstacles. Once you have overcome all obstacles, you can interact with the Obelisk and confirm whether you want to obliterate yourself.
Can you simply refuse to obliterate yourself?
Yes, absolutely. You can simply choose not to obliterate your character and continue your run if you somehow accidentally made your way to the Obelisk. All you need to do is use the celestial portal that will appear to the right of the Obelisk. While the game does not tell you this, you can simply make your way back to the portal and walk away from the Obelisk. This lets you continue your run without the repercussions of the obliteration at all. The only real challenge is making your way back to the portal or opening a new one. Once you manage to do either of these things, you can essentially keep progressing in-game.
Why does the game not tell you this?
We don’t really have an answer to this question. It might just be something the developers forgot to add to the game, or they left it out to confuse players on purpose. Essentially, the game makes no hint that you can just walk away and not obliterate yourself. Since you only get some lunar coins when you go ahead with the obliteration (a second time or more) and nothing meaningful, you might as well save your run and keep going.
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