Back on the grind
I haven’t gotten around to Remnant: From the Ashes just yet, but the loot-based shooter is about to bump itself to the top of my to-do list with the arrival of Adventure Mode. A free update on September 12 will let players re-roll three biomes (Earth, Rhom, and Yaesha) to encounter more procedural game content and stock up on better gear without running the campaign again or relying on co-op.
Your character’s progression and items are persistent across Adventure Mode, meaning you can re-roll and grind away to “obtain all of the many weapons, armors, mods, and other items.” Once the free update is out, the re-roll process can be initiated at the Ward 13 hub using the World Stone.
Gunfire Games is also prepping a subsequent update, Leto’s Lab, for September 19. More puzzles need solving and another boss needs blasting at Research Station Alpha. The dungeon promises to “shed more light” on the World Stones for those of you who are invested in the lore as much as the loot.
“The head researcher, Leto Apostolakis, theorized the crystals could be used for something else – to bridge space-time for near-instantaneous travel,” reads a teaser. “He was the one to unlock the World Stone on Ward 16 allowing mankind to take their first fledgling trips to other worlds. Leto’s experiments quickly diverged from their initial goal as he started using the World Stones to fuel a series of dubious experiments. The lab continued operating for months after the Root invaded, but was ultimately forced to evacuate when one of Leto’s experiments went awry.”
With Borderlands 3 out on Friday, I feel like I need to fight tree monsters asap. Here’s hoping Remnant doesn’t get too overshadowed and Gunfire can continue polishing this wonderfully peculiar game throughout the year. Once these updates go live, I’m sure fans will resume calling for more content.