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So far I only have the commando. Out of the 10 slots on the character screen shown, 4 have wrench icons showing they are in development, while the other 5 remain missing.

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Is there a way to unlock the other characters? Is it based on how many zones I clear, or how high my score gets after a run?

On viewing the Survivor info in the Logbook, some of the descriptions are clear and some are confusing. For example, complete 30 stages for the 2nd character is pretty self-explanatory. One of the survivors requirements says "Free the survivor suspended in time", which sounds really weird. Another one reads "Obliterate yourself at the Obelisk".

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  • I dont know Risk of Rain 2, but in Risk of Rain 1, a lot of the characters are found throughout the world. Likely, the "Free the survivor suspended in time" means that there is a place on one of the maps where you can literally free the survivor from a temporal anomaly or something.
    – The Man
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 1:26

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In order to unlock the currently available characters, you need to do the following.

MUL-T

MUL-T can be unlocked by clearing the first stage five times.

Huntress

In order to unlock the Huntress, you need to clear stages one, two, and three in one run without dying. This is doable in both single player and mulitplayer mode.

Engineer

The Engineer can be unlocked by completing 30 stages.

Artificer

In order to unlock the Artificer, collect ten Lunar Coins and use them to free Artificer from the ice prison inside the blue item shop. Lunar Coins randomly drop from enemies. Once you have 10, you'll need to visit the blue item shop. It can be accessed via a special portal which sometimes spawns after you defeat a boss.

The blue portal can also be opened by donating a single lunar coin to what is called a “Newt Statue” which is a small rock with blue spikes that is usually found in a crevice or some other hard to find location. Once you donate a token to the statue, it will say “A blue orb has appeared” in chat. Once you get this message, you must activate the teleporter and defeat the boss before it is full charged. After this, assuming you got the blue orb message in chat, the portal will open and you can enter the bazaar to unlock the new class.

Mercenary

To unlock the Mercenary, you'll need to clear seven stages in one run and go through a special Celestial Portal. Using it will take you to a Celestial Realm with a short jumping puzzle inside. At the end of this puzzle you'll find a large obelisk which gives you the option to "obliterate" yourself. Obliterating yourself at the obelisk will end your run immediately and unlock the Mercenary. (If you already have the Mercenary, you can instead take the return portal next to the obelisk.)

You can read a more detailed guide here.

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  • Are there any requirements to unlock the blue item shop? I recently just experienced it once but have no way of knowing how it unlocked since I didn't spend any lunar coins in my group of 4. And the portal opened on our 3rd zone after beating the boss.
    – childe
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 15:43
  • @senpai I've updated my answer regarding the blue portal and how to make it appear but it requires an extra coin. Hope it helps.
    – Xander
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 6:47

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