Remnant 2’s been an sudden hit, knocking out every thing besides CS:GO on Steam’s high vendor checklist yesterday, despite some thorny efficiency points which have made upscaling a necessity. On the entire, nevertheless, most followers appear proud of a sequel that is extra, however higher. There is a fly within the multiverse ointment, although: the game’s respec prices are weirdly excessive.

The official subreddit has been buzzing with points surrounding Remnant 2’s trait system. Within the first game, traits acted as a steady grind, supplying you with minor boosts to your stats with no cap on what number of you may stack up. 

Remnant 2 takes a unique tactic, capping your trait factors at 60 to make these selections extra significant. This enables the builders so as to add stronger traits to the game with out fretting over gamers breaking the late game steadiness utterly. In spite of everything, when you might get your entire traits to their most energy on one character, you’d change into an unkillable demigod, so the cap is sensible.

That’d be tremendous in isolation, however reallocating these trait factors will value you. An Orb of Undoing, an merchandise wanted for respeccing, is priced at three lumenite crystals and a whopping 2,500 scrap, which is Remnant 2’s fundamental forex. This can be a downside, since you want that scrap for almost every thing else: upgrading weapons, unlocking new archetypes, shopping for weapon mods—there’s simply not sufficient to go round.

Happily, Gunfire Video games are conscious of this. In an announcement submit, principal designer Ben Cureton—often known as verytragic—clarified a number of design intentions, in addition to confirming that the crew can be trying into altering issues:

“We’re conscious that gamers are discovering [respeccing] a bit too expensive and a bit clunky. In regard to the associated fee, that is a simple change. In regard to the fluidity of respeccing, that is one other problem,” whereas Cureton wasn’t capable of reveal any particulars on how the difficulty can be solved, Gunfire Video games “need gamers to know that we perceive, and we’re on the case.”

One other juicy admission for principle crafters is that whereas the trait level cap is right here to remain, it is not “set in stone”. It is unlikely to get sky-high, nevertheless: “It does not must be capped at 60, but when it is too excessive or if there isn’t any cap, it diminishes or nearly utterly invalidates most of the Trinkets we designed to complement Traits.”

Cureton additionally commented on the scrap economic system itself, promising that additional tweaks are coming: “Gamers ought to have extra room to experiment.” 

I am happy that the response has been so easy and fast, contemplating Remnant 2 was solely launched three days in the past on the time of writing. I have never hit a degree where I’ve had sufficient spare change to get correctly tinkering, however I am glad to listen to I will not must take out a post-apocalyptic mortgage simply to modify issues up.