Remnant 2 classes – each archetype you can play as

Find out everything you need to know about the new and varied Remnant 2 classes you can play as and upgrade them on PS5, Xbox, and PC

Remnant 2 Classes: A archetype can be seen

Gunfire Games is going bigger in almost every way with Remnant 2 and one of the core ways they are doing that is with deeper and more interesting Remnant 2 classes. Each class is vastly more complex and intricate than the first game with its own unique playstyles, skills, perks, and buffs which can be combined together as you progress through the game.

Below, you can find a full deep dive into each of the classes Gunfire Games have announced so far for Remnant 2. It will be a good idea to find your favourite before the Remnant 2 release date arrives this Summer.

Remnant 2 classes list

There are two Remnant 2 classes confirmed so far and they are:

  • Gunslinger – efficient weapon handler
  • Handler – buff-based companion owner

These two archetypes in Remnant 2, the Gunslinger and Handler, each offer an in-depth selection of abilities, skills, weapons, and support abilities to help boost your team and help them survive.

There will be even more classes revealed as we approach the release of the game in the Summer of 2023. But, you can find deeper dives into each one below:

Remnant 2 Classes: The Gunslinger can be seen

Remnant 2 Gunslinger class

The Gunslinger is a firearms expert and has a number of perks that boost their effectiveness with the weapons in their kit. They are kings at dealing damage, ammo efficiency, and pumping out bullets faster than you can think.

The perks on offer with the Gunslinger include:

  • Loaded – When activating any Gunslinger skill, both weapons are instantly reloaded and gain infinite reserve ammo on all weapons for 15 seconds.
  • Swift Shot – Gain 15% fire rate, 25% ranged damage, and 5% critical chance for all firearms.
  • Posse Up – Ammo pickups award 30% additional ammo per player with the bonus split equally among teammates. Causes ammo boxes to drop additional ammo on the ground.
  • Quick Hands – Firearms gain 10% reload speed and the bonus is doubled if the magazine is empty.
  • Sleight of Hand – Using a relic reloads equipped firearm and increases ranged damage by 15% for 10 seconds.

The Gunslinger skills in Remnant 2 are:

  • Quick Draw – Pull out your trusty side piece and unload up to 6 rounds from the hip dealing 93 damage per shot. Pressing the button instantly fires towards all enemies in view within 25 meters, which upon release rounds will be divided evenly among all targets. Holding and releasing the button aims the weapon manually allowing control of all shots fired.
  • Sidewinder – Calls upon the power of the Desert Sidewinder snake to increase ADS movement speed and draw/swap speed by 50%. Cycling weapons will automatically reload your incoming firearm for 20 seconds.
  • Bulletstorm – Unleashes the full power and speed of the Gunslinger. Traditional firearms become fully automatic. Bows and crossbows gain 50% increased projectile speed and a 25% critical chance. Increases fire rate by 20% and reload speed by 50% for 20 seconds.

Remnant 2 Classes: The Handler can be seen

Remnant 2 Handler class

The Handler class comes with a companion which can help support you and your team. It is a jack-of-all-trades support class, able to do a number of things including damage, support your team, and distract enemies. This is all done through commands with your companion which can have them distract enemies or help you and your team out.

The perks on offer with the Handler include:

  • Bonded – when the Handler is downed, your companion will attempt to revive them at 50% max health. Can be used to revive allies with a command, but the downed ally must have a Dragon Heart.
  • Pack Hunter – Gain 30% ranged and skill damage and 5% ranged and skill critical chance while your companion is active and within 25 meters of the player.
  • Spirit of the Wolf – Increases movement speed by 10%. All allies within 10 meters equal the Handler’s movement speed if faster. Reduces the stamina cost of all actions for all allies by 15%.
  • Teamwork – Handler and the companion gain 30% increased revive speed. While reviving the Handler and companion receive 25% less damage and the companion gains -1 stagger.
  • Best Friend – Using a Relic fully restores your companion’s health and grants then 25% damage 35% damage resistance for 15 seconds.

The commands your companion can be given replace the Handler skills and are as follows:

  • Guard Dog – Your companion follows you and gains 15% increased threat and all damage to the is reduced by 20%. A single press will cause your companion to engage enemies at a location, while a double press will call your companion back to you. A hold of the command will cause a howl that reduces damage by 15% to all allies within 20 metes and gives your companion additional threat.
  • Support Dog – Your companion follows you and continuously heals allies within 3.5 meters for 0.25% of max health per second. A single press will cause the companion to engage enemies near the location. A double press will call the companion back to you and a hold of the button will grant 2% of your max health per second and 25% increased movement speed to all allies within 20 meters.
  • Attack Dog – Your companion follows you around and gain 20% damage. A single press engages the companion near the location and a double press returns the companion to your side. A hold of the button increases damage by 20% for all allies within 20 meters.

That is what you need to know about how the Remnant 2 classes work with the bigger and bolder sequel. The game has a chance to become one of the best Xbox co-op games or best PS5 co-op games by the time it releases.