When starting their journey in Remnant 2, players can choose from various Archetypes. Their Archetype choice shapes their journey and makes a big difference in what kind of builds the player can create. Each Archetype comes with its own unique Traits, Skills, and Perks, and an all-new customized armor set.
To unlock new Archetypes besides the starting ones, players need to find special items known as Engrams. By equipping two Engrams, they have the ability to acquire Dual Archetypes. Players can change or switch between the Archetypes at any point in the game, opening an endless world of possibilities to customize their character.
How to Change Archetype in Remnant 2
Changing Archetypes in Remnant 2 is quite simple and free of cost. However, players need to achieve a total of 10 Trait Points to select a new Primary Archetype and an additional Secondary Archetype.
The only requirement for changing an Archetype is to own the corresponding Engram associated with that class. The new Engram will replace the previous one and allow players to switch their in-game abilities. To change their archetype in Remnant 2, players can follow the steps below:
- Go to the in-game Menu
- Navigate to the Archetype tab
- Click on the Prime Archetype slot – the one on the left side of the menu.
- Select another Class from the drop-down list to change the primary archetype.
- Players can also click on the Secondary Archetype slot to select another class, which enables them to have dual archetypes.
Once the swap is finished, players will equip the new Archetype and all the relevant changes will occur instantly.
When they change Archetypes, players may be refunded a few Trait Points which they can reinvest for extra perks.
Primary vs. Secondary Archetypes
When players select a new Prime Archetype, they gain all the unique bonuses for that Archetype, including its Prime Perk. Equipping the Archetype in the secondary slot does not allow players to gain the Prime Perk bonus. Therefore, players should keep this in mind when switching Archetypes in Remnant 2, since Prime Perks significantly affect the character’s skills.
As they progress through the game’s various worlds, players can unlock more engrams that correspond to stronger archetypes as compared to the starting classes. This allows players to experiment with different combinations of primary and secondary archetypes and choose the ones best suited to their playstyles.
Although players retain their experience when changing Archetypes, new Archetypes start from the first level.
- PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
- July 25, 2023
- Gunfire Games
- Soulslike, Third-Person Shooter