NotTsunami-ShowDeathCause icon


Tells how your and your friends miserable lives ended.

Last updated 2 months ago
Total downloads 123218
Total rating 24 
Categories Mods Client-side
Dependency string NotTsunami-ShowDeathCause-2.0.2
Dependants 75 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

tristanmcpherson-R2API-3.0.52 icon

A modding API for Risk of Rain 2

Preferred version: 3.0.52
bbepis-BepInExPack-5.4.9 icon

Unified BepInEx all-in-one modding pack - plugin framework, detour library

Preferred version: 5.4.9



This mod lets you know how your and your friends miserable lives ended. This is based on the original ShowDeathCause with some improvements.


The death notice lets everyone know what killed you and how. The end game report screen is improved now too! This fork provides the following improvements over the old version:

  • Works with the latest game version as of the anniversary update
  • Handles a few more cases
  • Prints the name of the dead player along with damage taken
  • Updates the end game report screen to include the enhanced information
Chat Message (Before) Chat Message (After)
Before After
Game End Report (Before) Game End Report (After)
Before After

* The player is killed by the same type of monster, a Glacial Beetle, in both cases

** Screenshots are taken on ShowDeathCause 2.0.0 with the anniversary update


  1. Install BepInEx and R2API.
  2. Copy the included ShowDeathCause.dll into the resulting C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Risk of Rain 2\BepInEx\plugins folder.
  3. Launch the game and enjoy! To remove you simply need to delete the ShowDeathCause.dll file.


Version 2.0.2

  • Fixed NullReferenceException when the killer's body no longer exists in between the death message and end game screen
    • This was most noticeable with Jellyfish

Version 2.0.1

  • Reverted change to remove original death message as this may break other mods that depend on OnPlayerCharacterDeath

Version 2.0.0 - Happy almost 100k downloads!

  • The biggest change in this update is that the end game report screen now includes the same information as the death notice
  • Elite/Umbra prefixes are now shown (Thanks WolfgangIsBestWolf for the suggestion!)
  • Fall damage is now labeled as such (Can occur when max HP <= 1)
  • Friendly fire kills are now attributed to the display name of the player who killed them
  • The original red death message is no longer shown, only the messsage from ShowDeathCause is printed in chat now

Version 1.0.5

  • Switched to local stripped libs instead of relying on game's installation
    • No longer rely on a preexisting install of Risk of Rain 2
  • Updated for anniversary update

Version 1.0.4

  • Updated for Risk of Rain 2 version 1.0

Version 1.0.3

  • Catch case where there are no attackers

Version 1.0.2

  • Artifacts update!
  • Removed enemy skill and capped float value to 2 decimal points

Credits to the Original Authors

MOV-MB MagnusMagnuson

Skull icon by Icons8.

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2021-11-2 2.0.2 21018 Version 2.0.2 Install
2021-10-27 2.0.1 2815 Version 2.0.1 Install
2021-4-24 1.0.5 35316 Version 1.0.5 Install
2020-8-18 1.0.4 53402 Version 1.0.4 Install
2020-6-23 1.0.3 4310 Version 1.0.3 Install
2020-4-6 1.0.2 4513 Version 1.0.2 Install
2020-2-9 1.0.1 1844 Version 1.0.1 Install