So far, Remnant 2 has been an amazing experience for both veterans of the series and newcomers. Officially released on July 25, 2023, for Windows, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5, the consensus around the game has been that Remnant 2 is a massive improvement from its predecessor, Remnant: From the Ashes. However, there’s one major thing that has been troubling players in-game: the Stagger mechanic.
Remnant 2 is a souls-like third-person action shooter title where players choose their archetypes (this game’s name for classes), optimize their builds, and take on enemies. Like any other souls-like game, there’s a huge emphasis on bosses. Most bosses are fun to mess around with, but the prevailing stagger issue is making it hard for players to fight bosses or progress in the game. And so, here’s a guide on how to deal with it.
Remnant 2 Stagger Issue troubling players: Is there any fix yet
For the uninitiated, stagger is a gameplay mechanic that has been incorporated into a lot of games. Titles like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Elden Ring, and Final Fantasy 16 are just some of the best examples of games featuring stagger. As you might have realized from the games mentioned above, action-oriented games tend to use stagger a lot. And Remnant 2 does too.
Stagger in Remnant 2
Stagger isn’t that different from the usual Break effect you see in RPGs. Put simply, staggering an enemy will knock it down and put them in a temporary state of immobility. And like the Break effect, that’s usually when you unleash your most powerful skill or attack to deal copious amounts of damage to the staggered enemy. However, the staggering effect isn’t exclusive to enemies. Some games allow the player character to get staggered too. In Remnant 2, that’s the case.
How to prevent Stagger in Remnant 2?
Now, getting staggered constantly can be certainly annoying as this makes you more vulnerable to enemy attacks, sometimes even resulting in your death. However, the game does provide some help in preventing getting staggered by enemy attacks. For instance, any equipment that provides Bulwark can easily mitigate stagger. The Challenger class in the game is the most suitable when it comes to dealing with staggers. The archetype’s Juggernaut skill will effectively shoo away almost all stagger effects as it gives 3 stacks of Bulwark along with a 15% increase in Movement and Melee Speed, and 50% increased Melee damage. But best of all, the skill reduces Stagger Level by 1. So, if you are struggling with your character being staggered way too often, we suggest you try the Challenger archetype.
Besides using the Challenger class, players can also use items like Heavy Armor, Greatsword, and Leto’s Armor to prevent stagger. If you have played any souls-like titles, you must know just how important dodging is. A perfectly timed dodge can save you from seeing the ‘Game Over’ screen. And one thing that we can’t stress enough is to use your abilities whenever you can. They are there to be used, so use them. If you are struggling with stagger spam from enemies, we recommend that you switch to ranged combat instead of using melee to deal with them.
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