What you need to know
- Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person action game from Gunfire Games.
- The team is known for working on Darksiders III.
- An item known as the Tarnished Ring can be used to unlock the Scavenger Trait.
- You can purchase Remnant: From the Ashes for $40 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person action game where you fight a variety of monsters. The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies. The end-goal is to carve a foothold, rebuild, and retake what was lost. However, expect to die a lot while doing so.
Remnant: From the Ashes focuses on acquiring Traits to become stronger. These can include traditional role-playing ones like Vigor and Stamina, as well as others like Mother's Blessing. However, if you want to get the Luck perk, known as the Scavenger Trait in this game, you'll need to complete a small quest.
When you're exploring the different environments, you'll come across an item known as the Tarnished Ring. There's no way to predict where you'll find it because all playthroughs are randomized. Unfortunately, it's labeled as a Quest Item and can't be equipped. If you take it back to a vendor named Reggie — who sells you ammunition and consumables — you can give it to him and earn around 300 experience points.
He'll reward you with a couple of hundred Scrap, the currency of the game, and give you the new upgradable Scavenger Trait. This comes in handy because you'll immediately note you're getting more Scrap from fallen enemies and breakable objects. The more you continue to upgrade, the more Scrap you'll acquire.
Save the world
Remnant: From the Ashes
Kill all monsters
Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person survival action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monstrous creatures.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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