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How to unlock the Remnant 2 Engineer class

Find out how to unlock the Remnant 2 Engineer class, so you can lay down cover fire with heavy-duty turrets exclusive to this secret archetype.

The Traveler, depicted here as a dark-haired and dark-haired masculine character, who can become the Remnant 2 Engineer.

How do you unlock the Remnant 2 Engineer? The Engineer is a heavy weapons expert that can deploy a variety of turrets that automatically target enemies, leaving you free to move around the battlefield. This unique approach to tearing through the pesky Root afflicting Remnant 2’s various realms is bound to appeal to anyone who enjoys dishing out heavy firepower without sacrificing mobility.

The Remnant 2 Engineer is undoubtedly one of the best classes available, though it’s entirely possible to progress through the entirety of the game without discovering it. Like the Remnant 2 Summoner, this secret class can only be unlocked by tracking down its engram – however, it’s also well worth the effort thanks to its built-in turret mechanic. It also comes with a range of unlockable perks to buff your turrets even further, as well as a damage reduction bonus for your allies in Remnant 2 co-op. Without further ado, here’s how to unlock the Engineer in Remnant 2.

The Character screen featuring the Remnant 2 Engineer archetype, including its various perks, skills, and traits.

How to unlock the Engineer in Remnant 2

To unlock the Remnant 2 Engineer class, obtain the Alien Device from The Eon Vault on N’Erud and take it to Wallace in Ward 13 to craft the Drzyr Caliper engram.

The Alien Device is located in a secret area obscured by the poison fog on the perimeter of the Eon Vault. It can prove arduous to find, so we recommend unlocking the Remnant 2 Explorer archetype and using their Fortune Hunter skill to reveal hidden items in the vicinity.

Once the secret area has been found, leap over the small gap to reach the Technician armor set, then drop down the left-hand ledge to discover the Alien Device. Given that this area is completely enveloped in poison fog, we highly recommend equipping a light armor set to increase your movement, as well as consuming Purified Salve to increase your Blight resistance.

The Drzyr Caliper engram as it appears in the inventory, which describes it as an otherworldly measuring device designed to find imperfections, and required to unlock the Remnant 2 Engineer archetype.

After you retrieve the Alien Device, return to Wallace in Ward 13 and exchange it for the Drzyr Caliper engram.

Here are the Drzyr Caliper crafting materials:

  • Alien Device
  • 1,000 Scrap
  • Ten Luminite Crystals

Equip the Drzyr Caliper engram to your Prime Archetype slot from the ‘Character’ menu, or in your Secondary Archetype slot if you’d prefer to create a new Remnant 2 dual archetype instead.

Remnant 2 Engineer skills and perks

Engineer skills

  • Metalworker – Increases skill damage by 5%. Heavy weapons gain 5% ammo capacity, and 2.5% max health
  • Magnetic Field  Heavy weapons grant 15% damage reduction to all allies within 2.5 meters.
  • Heavy Mobility Movement speed while carrying a heavy weapon is increased by 35%.
  • Surplus – Using a relic refills 15% of heavy weapon ammo, which is doubled when heavy weapon is stowed. If the stowed heavy weapon is overfilled, the Engineer will drop additional ammo based on the surplus.

Engineer perks

  • High Tech – Overclock a carried or deployed heavy weapon. Overclocking grants infinite Ammo, increased fire rate, and a 25% damage increase for 15 seconds.

Engineer archetype trait

  • Fortify – Increases armor effectiveness by 5% per trait point.

Now that you know how to unlock the Remnant 2 Engineer, you can access its unique trait – be sure to perform a Remnant 2 trait points reset if you want to start investing heavily into it from the get-go. We also recommend investing in a relic upgrade or two, to improve your survivability against the fiercest Remnant 2 bosses. Finally, take a look at our Remnant 2 review, which delves into our own experiences when fending off the Root.