Risen Cheats and Tips
Search Everywhere You Can
While exploration and foraging are the main focus of any open-world game, it becomes even more important when it comes to Risen. Many items are scattered across the map that can be easily missed since they don’t have any glow on them. You need to pay attention and get close to anything that stands out to see if you can pick it up.
Try to look for items that have a contrasting color with their surroundings. It’s not a necessity that you’ll be able to pick them up, but it’s better to be thorough if you don’t want to regret it later.
Moreover, you’ll find many scattered houses and ruins in every area. These places usually contain one or more chests that can give you gold and many other items. Some of these chests will be locked with a key, but you can usually find those keys around the same place. If the key isn’t there, you can use a lock pick to open them.
Although, your character won’t know how to pick locks at the start. You can learn this skill in the area controlled by Don. This area will also teach you many other things like hunting and using a bow. You can increase many stats like strength in this area as well.
Don’t Keep Your Weapon Out When Not Needed
It’s also important to know that having your weapon in your hand isn’t always a good idea. When you get a weapon, you can head over to your inventory and click on it to equip it in the first slot. Pressing the button for this slot will lead to an animation of your character pulling out the weapon.