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Drop in and out of multiplayer with your friends. Automatically adds items to help you catch up. Now updated for the 1.0 patch!

Last updated 2 months ago
Total downloads 24814
Total rating 13 
Dependency string niwith-DropinMultiplayer-1.0.5
Dependants 37 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

tristanmcpherson-R2API-2.5.14 icon

A modding API for Risk of Rain 2

Preferred version: 2.5.14
bbepis-BepInExPack-5.3.1 icon

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

Preferred version: 5.3.1


The drop in multiplayer mod for Risk of Rain 2, now updated for the 1.0 update!
This mod allows the host to have players join mid-game, and automatically gives them items to help them catch up!

If you have any bug reports, ping me on the modding discord (, you can make an issue on the github if you want, but I'll level with you, I'll probably forget to check it.

I updated this mod from the original mod as it has not been updated for 1.0. If the original mod creator, or anyone else who is better at modding than I am, is putting up a better version of this mod let me know and I'll deprecate this version.

Commands Examples

These commands should be sent into the game chat (not the console)
1. join_as Commando = Spawns you in as commando.
2. join_as Huntress niwith = Spawns niwith in as Huntress, replace niwith with whoever you'd like to spawn as huntress/whatever in the names list

Installation (Mod Manager)

  1. Click the install with Mod Manager button
  2. Done

Installation (Manual)

  1. Extract "DropInMultiplayer.dll" from the zip file and place it into "/Risk of Rain 2/BepInEx/plugins/" folder.
  2. Done


  • Fixed issue forcing all players to have the mod installed, you should now be able to have players without the mod use the join_as command in chat
  • Removed a debug log I left in, whoops


  • Fixed issue preventing some modded characters from being selected (specifically BanditClassic)


  • Fix for join_as from captain to any other class keeping his unique item
  • Fix for boss items preventing joining
  • Fix (hopefully) for join_as working while dead if you are controlling a drone (FallenFriends)


  • Fix for interaction with FallenFriends, not longer breaks join_as if you have FallenFriends installed


  • Added option for join_as after character select (letting players change characters). Defaults to false


  • Release a probably broken build

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2020-9-4 1.0.5 20669 Install
2020-9-3 1.0.4 1095 Install
2020-9-3 1.0.3 59 Install
2020-9-2 1.0.2 1258 Install
2020-8-31 1.0.1 1564 Install
2020-8-31 1.0.0 169 Install