Risk of Rain 2 Character Unlocks | How to unlock Mercenary

In Risk of Rain 2, some character unlocks happen with a bit of grind, while some need a bit of luck. In this guide, we show you how to get the Mercenary. Sadly, this is one where you will need to be a little bit lucky.

How To Unlock Mercenary

Mercenary comes with a powerful Lazer Sword, instantly making him a very cool character that we all want to play. Unfortunately, getting him will take a little bit of time and luck.

To get your hands on Mercenary, you will need to stay playing the game, moving through areas until you manage to make it back to the first stage again. Now, you want to fight up to the snowy stage, Rallypoint Delta. If you beat this stage, a Celestial Portal will appear.


Enter the Celestial Portal, and find the Obelisk. It is hard to miss, being an enormous and imposing object. There is some somewhat dangerous parkour involved in getting to it, and if you are not careful, you can fall to your death. Now, to get the Mercenary will require some sacrifice, as you need to obliterate yourself at the Obelisk. Just interact with it, and you will be good to go. Doing this will get you the True Respite Achievement, and unlock the Mercenary character.

Now you will have access to the Mercenary for your future runs. Have fun with that Lazer Sword!