How to install Risk of Rain 2 Mods Right Now – Ultimate Guide

Modding Risk of Rain 2 has now become a new trend as mod developers are rolling out new mods and Risk of Rain 2 Developers are encouraging usage of mods. So the question arises How to install Risk of Rain 2 Mods?

How to install Risk of Rain 2 Mods? text with Risk of Rain 2 Banner
How to install Risk of Rain 2 Easily? the Easiest Guide Available

In our previous post we discoursed about the Best mods for Risk of Rain 2 and why you need to install them?, However in this post we will discuss:

  1. How to install Risk of Rain 2 Mods?
  2. How to Update Risk of Rain 2 Mods?
  3. How to Disable/Delete Risk of Rain 2 Mods?
  4. How to Play Risk of Rain 2 with Mods?

Their are mainly 2 methods to install Risk of Rain 2 mods and steps to install Risk of Rain 2 Mods are discussed below.

How to Install Risk of Rain 2 Mods?

We assume that you have a little knowledge about Window’s OS users such as file and folder systems and with the file system of your computer, and we assume that you have some knowledge about downloading, installing, and unzipping archive files.

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There are two methods for installing Risk of Rain 2 mods

  1. Manual Installation
  2. Mod Manager (Recommended)

1. Manual Installation

While this method is not recommended for an average user as it is more technical than using the Mod Manager method.

Installation of Dependencies

Most mods in Risk of Rain 2 require BepinEx (The Modloader) and R2API, both can be downloaded from Thunderstore.

showing Essential Mods Required For other Risk of Rain 2 Mods To Work.
Essential Mods Required For other Risk of Rain 2 Mods To Work.

Some mods might require other libraries or mods to work which can be seen in a table given below and on the Thunderstore mod’s page.

BepInEx
Click on Manual download on the BepInExPack page to download BepinExPack
Manually downloading BepInExPack
  1. Go to the BepInEx download page on Thunderstore.
  2. Then click on “Manual Download”
  3. Now go to “SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Risk of Rain 2”.
  4. Begin extracting contents of the downloaded .zip to the Risk of Rain 2 game folder.
R2API
Click on Manual Download on the R2API page to download R2API
Manually Downloading R2API for Risk of Rain 2 Mods
  1. Go to the R2API download page on Thunderstore.
  2. Then click on “Manual Download”.
  3. Now go to “SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Risk of Rain 2\BepInEx”.
  4. Begin extracting contents of the downloaded .zip file to the “BepInEx” folder

Mod Installation and Updating

Installation
Installing Risk of Rain 2 Mods Useful Information like Title of the Mod, Dependencies, and Manual Download Button
Installing Risk of Rain 2 Mods Useful Information
  1. First, you need to confirm other mod dependencies for the mod you are installing on the mod download page on Thunderstore website. (or check for dependencies below)
  2. Ensure you have all the mods required, if not then download those in addition to the mod.
  3. Go to “SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Risk of Rain 2\BepInEx\Plugins”.
You only need the .dll File from the Mod folder to Manually Install the Mod
The only .dll risk of rain 2 mod file you need
  1. Begin extracting contents of the downloaded .zip file to the “Plugins” folder, but keep in mind to read the readme file of the mod and follow further instructions writen in readme.txt file in .zip mod files.
Showing Play Button to start and enjoy the game
Then Hit play to Enjoy the Risk of Rain 2 Mods
Updating

Updating is very simple, repeat the installation process and overwrite the existing files to update the mod.

Disabling Mods

One by one

To disable mods that you no longer require, remove all .dll files from the Plugins folder.

Change all .dll files to .dis to Disable Mods in Risk of Rain 2
Change all .dll files to .dis to Disable Mods in Risk of Rain 2
All At once

If you like to disable all mods, then rename winhttp.dll in your Risk of Rain 2 folder to winhttp.dis.

Change winhttp.dll to winhttp.dis to disable all Mods for Risk of Rain 2
Change winhttp.dll to winhttp.dis to disable all Mods for Risk of Rain 2

To get those modes back, just change winhttp.dis to winhttp.dll

Mod Configuration

Configuration can be done in the “\BepInEx\config” folder, you can alter the settings in these files by using a text editor.

2. Mod Manager (Recommended Method)

There are 4 mod managers currently available, Three for Windows and one for Linux, For now, we will focus on r2modman.

R2MODMAN Installation

Click on Manual Download on the r2modman page
Click on Manual Download on the r2modman page
  1. Go to the r2modman download page on Thunderstore.
  2. Then click on “Manual Download”.
  3. Begin extracting contents of “r2modman Setup X.X.X.exe” (X.X.X represents version number e.g. v1.1.1.exe)
  4. Follow the steps in the installer.
  5. Note: Don’t install r2modman inside the Risk of Rain 2 folder.

Installing Mods

Installing Mods (Method 1)
r2modman mod installation, Click Online to search for mods
r2modman mod installation, Click Online to search for mods
  1. Click “Online”
  2. Brower the mods that you need.
  3. Click on the mod.
  4. Click Download and confirm “Download with dependencies”.
Click the Mod you want and it will download itself
Click the Mod you want and it will download itself
Installing Mods (Method 2)
Click Install with Mod Manager to download Risk of Rain 2 Mods
Click Install with Mod Manager to download Risk of Rain 2 Mods
  1. Browser Thunderstore for mods (or feel free to use our recommended mods below).
  2. Click “Install with mod manager”.
  3. Confirm “open r2modman?”.
Click "Open r2modman" to install using r2modman Risk of Rain 2 Mod Manager
Click “Open r2modman” to install using r2modman Risk of Rain 2 Mod Manager

Updating Mods

One by one (Method 1)
Click on the Update button to Manually update the Mod
Click on the Update button to Manually update the Mod
  1. Select the profile.
  2. Click “Installed”.
  3. Now click on the mod you like to update
  4. Then click “Update”.
  5. Confirm “Download with dependencies”.
All at once (Method 2)
Click Update all to Update all Installed Mods automatically
Click Update all to Update all Installed Mods automatically
  1. Open the profile
  2. Click “Settings”.
  3. Scroll down to the “All” tab.
  4. Now click “Update all mods”.
  5. Then confirm “Update all”.

Configuring Mods

R2modman Config Editor (Method 1)
  1. Select that profile
  2. Click on “Config Editor”.
  3. Then choose the mod you wish to configure.
  4. Confirm “Edit Config”.
  5. Remember to save changes after that.
Configure Directly (Method 2)
  1. Select the profile
  2. Click on “Settings”.
  3. Then click on “Locations”.
  4. Now click “Browser profile folder”.
  5. Go to “BepInEx\config”.
  6. Select the mod you want to config with a text editor of your choice.
  7. Remember to save changes after that.

How to play the game after modding?

After Installing Click on Start Modded to play Risk of Rain 2 Modded Version of the game
After Installing Click on Start Modded to play Risk of Rain 2 Modded Version of the game
  1. Select the profile.
  2. Then click “Start Modded”.
  3. The wait will the game load and the title screen appear.
  4. Enjoy playing.

To visit Risk of Rain 2 official modding wiki Click here

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