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Remnant 2: How to Get the Enigma Weapon

Zap your foes with chain lightning by wielding the Enigma weapon in Remnant 2.

The Remnant 2 Enigma is a strong weapon that deals a lot of damage. With this handgun’s stream of electricity, you’ll be able to shock and awe your foes. Our guide discusses this weapon’s location and perks.

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How to Get the Enigma in Remnant 2

The Enigma weapon can be crafted once you have the Cipher Rod, a material that comes from the Labyrinth. There are, however, a few caveats:

  • Campaign progression requires you to complete one zone before you can reach the Labyrinth.
  • The Labyrinth zone has various secrets, and you need to pass through the correct location in the Shifting Portal to get the Cipher Rod.

How to Reach the Labyrinth

Due to dynamic campaign generation, we can’t be sure of which zone you’ll start in. As such, I suggest taking a look at our best campaign progression guide. I’ve listed several tips on the ideal zone and main quest when you begin the game, as well as some goodies that you can find along the way.

I’ve also included the Enigma as a must-have item once you reach the Labyrinth. Again, this requires you to clear your first zone first. Once you’ve beaten the main boss in that zone, you’ll be teleported to the Labyrinth upon interacting with a Worldstone crystal.

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How to Get the Cipher Rod

Proceed normally through the Labyrinth as part of the main objective. That means exploring the Fractured Ingress, and making your way through the Entangled Gauntlet. Eventually, you’ll arrive at the Shifting Portal, which also happens to be where you’ll find a means of getting the Reprocessed Heart Relic.

As for the Cipher Rod, the idea is to wait until the Shifting Portal shows nothing but empty sky and a landmass on the top edge. As the portal pans to the right, pass through it. Your character will fall down, but a ledge will form to catch you.

Continue onward and eliminate the enemies that you see. You can then pick up the Cipher Rod, which is next to a statue. Oh, and you might notice a red / glitched portal. I can only guess that it might be related to the unlock method for the secret Archon class.

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Enigma Stats and Mod

Bring the Cipher Rod to Ava in Ward 13 and exchange it for the Remnant 2 Enigma weapon. This handgun has the following features:

  • Damage: 22
  • RPS: 4
  • Magazine: 25
  • Basic attack: Fires an electrical stream that jumps to nearby targets within 7.5 meters, dealing 25% reduced damage per jump; applies overloaded.
  • Unique mod: Chaos Driver – Drives electrified rods which tether to other rods within 10 meters. Tethers last for 10 seconds and deal 20 shock damage per second. Targets take 50 shock damage per second and 25% damage for every extra rod. This increases by 1.5 times if linked to another rod. However, rods in the same target will not be linked.

Long story short: the Enigma zaps and annihilates hostiles with ease. Its basic attack already has a chain lightning effect, dealing AoE damage, making it great in battles where numerous enemies are bunched up together. Likewise, its Chaos Driver mod has tethers that fry foes, creating a deadly area filled with bolts of electricity. Moreover, since it streams electrical charges, it can quickly break shields.

I also suggest equipping accessories that further boost your shock damage. There’s the Grounding Ring sold by Reggie in Ward 13, as well as the Shock Device amulet found in a basement cell in Morrow Sanatorium.

That’s everything you need to know about the Enigma in Remnant 2. For more tips and strategies, you can visit our Remnant 2 guides hub.

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