Remnant 2: Engineer Archetype [Weapons, Skills, Perks]

Unlock the hidden Engineer archetype to enjoy an offensive playthrough.

Engineer Archetype in Remnant 2
Engineer Archetype in Remnant 2

Engineer is a heavy-weaponry-focused archetype that can deploy severe attacks using turrets with swift speed and movements. Moreover, I used the Engineer Archetype combined with Medic and sometimes Handler class. These Engineer’s Turret and the Handler’s Dog made me almost impossible to hit during any of the fights.

Key Takeaways

  • Engineer is one of the five secret archetypes in Remnant 2. It focuses on heavy weapons and makes a great pair with a support-oriented class
  • Players can unlock it after leveling up the Explorer archetype to the maximum level. They need to find the Alien Device and exchange it with Drzyr Caliper.
  • The Technician set, which players find while looking for the Alien Device, works as the starting armor for this class. Pulse Rifle works as the long gun for mid-range encounters. Atom Smasher is the perfect melee weapon for close-range fights, and Rupture Cannon is an excellent handgun for one-on-one mid-range face-0ffs.

Engineer Archetype (How To Unlock)
  • Level up the Explorer archetype.
  • Find the Alien Device.
  • Exchange it with Drzyr Caliper.
  • Use Drzyr Caliper to unlock Engineer Archetype.
Type Heavy weapons focused
  • Pulse Rifle
  • Atom Smasher
  • Rupture Cannon
Starting Armor

The Technician Set

  • Heavy Weapon: Vulcan
  • Heavy Weapon: Flame Thrower
  • Heavy Weapon: Impact Cannon
  • Prime Perk – High Tech
  • Damage Perk – Metalworker
  • Team Perk – Magnetic Field
  • Utility Perk – Heavy Mobility
  • Relic Perk – Surplus
Traits Fortify

How To Unlock Engineer Archetype

Engineer is one of the five secret archetypes in Remnant 2. However, I consider this a painstaking process, as you would be required to find the location that changes constantly. Moreover, getting to the Alien Device was a significant challenge. 

  • Progress through level 10 of the Explorer archetype.
  • Look for the Alien Device on the second overworld of the N’Erud map(reroll if required).
  • Go to the Eon Vault or Timeless Horizon to begin an extensive search. During my search, the Device was located in the Timeless Horizon section of N’Erud.
  • Here, I had to find unique spikes and rock formation structures with a gap in between. Through the gap, I was able to jump onto a ledge.
  • Once there, make your way down inside. I recommend finding the Device as soon as possible, as you can lose your progress by dying of the fog.
  • Jump in the hole quickly and, after puking, pick up the Technician armor set from the dead Engineer’s corpse there.
  • Immediately head to the ledge on the bottom left and collect the Alien Device.
  • Afterward, let the fog take away your life and respawn again to find the Alien Device in your inventory.

A pro tip would be using the Treasure Hunt Explorer tool to quickly scan the entire area for the dead Engineer’s corpse. With the Alien Device in hand, we can move forward to the next step of unlocking the archetype. For that, we will need the Drzyr Caliper. Here’s how you can do that:

Wallace at ward 13
Wallace at Ward 13 (Image credits: Gamesual)
  • Make your way back to Ward 13.
  • Find and speak with Wallace in there.
  • Exchange the Alien Device, 10 Lumenite Crystals, and 1000 Scrap with the Drzyr Caliper.
  • Use the Caliper to unlock the Engineer archetype.

Starting Armor

The Technician set players to get from the dead Engineer’s corpse will go a long way with them. I consider this a very cool-looking armor that is also incredibly lightweight. This allowed me to quickly dodge and evade most of the quick attacks from the enemies. It is one of the best armor sets in Remnant 2, and it comprises the following components:

  • Technician Helmet: A resilient headgear against Fire, Shock, and Toxin.
  • Technician Bodyplate: a strong body armor against attacks with shock resistance. It is ineffective against Bleed, Blight, Fire, and Toxin.
  • Technician Greaves: Excellent choice to protect legs against Shock, Fire, and Toxin.
  • Technician Gloves: A reasonable protection against Shock, Toxin, and Fire but not as effective against Bleed and Blight.

Starting Loadout

This archetype features mostly attack-focused weapons in Remnant 2. Even the starting loadout can give the players an exaggerated experience. 

  • Pulse Rifle (Long Gun): Best for most mid-range encounters and an elegant choice for one-shot opponents, this long gun has a huge ammo capacity of 210.
  • Players can enter the Abyssal Rift using Decorum Cipher and Memory Core II.
  • The primary damage, 16, can be increased to 48 by upgrading the gun to level 20.
    Engineer Archetype in Remnant 2
    Pulse Rifle
  • Atom Smasher (Melee Weapon): It is a chaotic close-range weapon that can destroy even atomic bonds satirically.
  • With vast basic damage of 72, Atom Smasher can be obtained after the Train Event in N’erud in the last train buggy.
  • Level 20 update can take its basic damage to 216 per hit.
    Atom Smasher
    Atom Smasher
  • Rupture Canon (Hand Gun): Another effective weapon for mid-range face-offs. Players can get it during a boss event in N’erud’s Vault of the Formless.
  • Rupture Canon can deal basic damage of 42 without any upgrades. Upgrading it to level 20 will boost its damage to up to 126.
    Rupture Canon
    Rupture Canon


I can safely say that this secret Archetype has some of the most unique and powerful skills of most supporting classes in the game. Players can choose one of these skills to carry around during the gameplay. Here are the skills and their details in Remnant 2:

Heavy Weapon: Vulcan

heavy weapon vulcan skill
Heavy Weapon: Vulcan

This is the first and probably one of my favorite skills that the Engineer has. Vulcan uses heavy turrets and unleashes a prolonged series of attacks until it runs out of ammo. 

  • Pressing the skill button will ignite the skill to launch the prolonged attack until its ammo runs out.
  • You can aim at various targets to prioritize hitting them. If you want it to target opponents automatically, press the skill button again.
  • Holding the skill button will start the heavy carry mode, and if you have the prime perk activated, it will overlock the weapon wherever it is.
  • Double pressing the skill button will reclaim 75% of its ammo.
  • About the cooldown period, players can reuse it after it has regenerated 25% of its ammo, which it does at 1.02% every second. 

Heavy Weapon: Flamethrower

Heavy Weapon Flamethrower
Heavy Weapon: Flamethrower

This second Engineer archetype skill unlocks automatically at level 5. However, this skill is slightly weaker and more basic than the others. As the name suggests, the Flamethrowers use a flame thrower to burn their enemies to the ground. 

  • Pressing the Skill button will unleash the Flamethrower on enemies. It will continue to unleash wrath and burn enemies to the ground until its ammo runs out.
  • This skill also lets you launch autonomous attacks by pressing the skill button twice.
  • Holding on to the Skill button will enable the heavy carry mode, allowing players to overlock it on the ground anywhere using the prime perk.
  • Double pressing the Skill button will reclaim 75% of its ammo.
  • Regenerating 25% of the weapon’s ammo will allow players to reuse it in Remnant 2. On average, ammo restores 1.02% every second.

Heavy Weapon: Impact Cannon

Heavy Weapon: Impact Cannon
Heavy Weapon: Impact Cannon

The last Engineer skill unlocks at level 10, and it deploys an impact cannon to deal explosive damage to the opponents over a more extended period within a wide range. This is, again, a potent skill. However, I would still prefer the Vulcan turrets over these turrets. 

  • Pressing the Skill button will deploy an impact cannon on the battlefield, continuing its action until it runs out of ammo. 
  • Players can enable the heavy carry mode by pressing the Skill button. This will overlock the cannon on the battlefield with the prime perk enabled.
  • Double pressing the Skill button will reclaim 75% of its ammo.
  • Its ammo restores 1.02% every second, and players can reuse it only if it has recovered up to 25% of its ammo.


Like all other archetypes, the Engineer also features five different perks. I consider these perks very useful and fit perfectly with the rest of the Archetype. While the prime perk can receive two upgrades, the remaining four perks only receive one. Here are these perks:

  • Prime Perk: High Tech
  • Damage Perk: Metalworker
  • Team Perk: Magnetic Field
  • Utility Perk: Heavy Mobility
  • Relic Perk: Surplus

Prime Perk – High Tech

Prime perk of Engineer Archetype in Remnant 2
High Tech

High Tech is the prime perk for the Engineer archetype in Remnant 2. It unlocks automatically at level 0 and can be upgraded at levels 5 and 10.

  • Players can use their weaponry with increased damage, fire rate, and unlimited ammo for a limited period. 
  • At the beginner level, players can get unlimited ammo for 15 seconds and increase damage by 25%. It has a cooldown period of 58.8 seconds.
  • After reaching level 5, players can upgrade the perk and extend the usage duration to 20 seconds with the same cooldown period.
  • Level 10 will bring the second upgrade, and players can extend the usage duration to 25 seconds. Here, the cooldown period will be reduced to a mere 20 seconds.

Damage Perk – Metalworker

Metalworker perk for Engineer Archetype in Remnant 2

Metalworker unlocks automatically when the Engineer reaches level 1. After that, players can upgrade it only once at level 6. Here is everything about this damage perk in Remnant 2:

  • Metalworker increases the skill damage and ammo capacity of Heavy Weapons.
  • At the beginner level, players can expect a 5% increment in their skill damage, a 5% increase in ammo capacity, and a 2.5% increase in Max health.
  • Once players level up the perk to level 6, they will get the only upgrade for Metalworker.
  • This will increase the skill damage and ammo capacity to 50%, Max health, weak spot damage by 25%, and critical damage by 10%.

Team Perk – Magnetic Field

Magnetic Field
Magnetic Field

Players can access and use the Magnetic Field perk after leveling up their archetype to level 2. Magnetic Field receives its only upgrade at level 7.

  • It shields the allies to reduce the damage taken by them from heavy weapons.
  • At the beginner level, it can reduce damage taken by allies by 15% within the 2.5-meter range.
  • At level 7, after upgrading the perk, players will be able to receive 15% less damage within 2.5 meters, which also allows ammo recovery for the team.

Utility Perk – Heavy Mobility

Heavy Mobility
Heavy Mobility

Heavy Mobility perk unlocks when the Engineer Archetype reaches level 3 in Remnant 2. It receives its only upgrade at level 8

  • It enhances the movement speed of players while carrying heavy weapons. Blocking and dodging attacks also become speedy.
  • It can effectively increase the movement speed by up to 35% while carrying heavy weapons.
  • After upgrading it to level 8, evading and distance speed increased by 25%, increasing the movement speed.

Relic Perk – Surplus


Surplus, the Relic Perk of Engineer archetype unlocks at level 4 and receives an upgrade at level 9

  • Surplus restores the ammo of your heavy weapons. Surplus can restore 15% of the ammo of your heavy weapons without any upgrades.
  • At level 9, when the heavy weapon is stowed, ammo recovery increases to 30%.

Fortify Trait

Fortify is the unique trait of the Engineer Archetype. This trait automatically unlocked for me when I unlocked the Engineer archetype.

Similarly, like with all archetypes, it levels up as the Engineer archetype progresses in the game. It increases the effectiveness of armor in Remnant 2. 

 Level 1 Increases armor effectiveness by 5%
Level 2 Increases armor effectiveness by 10%
Level 3 Increases armor effectiveness by 15%
Level 4 Increases armor effectiveness by 20%
Level 5 Increases armor effectiveness by 25%
Level 6 Increases armor effectiveness by 30%
Level 7 Increases armor effectiveness by 35%
Level 8 Increases armor effectiveness by 40%
Level 9 Increases armor effectiveness by 45%
Level 10 Increases armor effectiveness by 50%

My Take On Engineer Archetype

Engineer Archetype has to be one of my favorite unlockable and secret archetypes in the game. I can easily recommend this class to most players due to its powerful and unique skills. However, I recommend keeping the Engineer as your primary Archetype to take full advantage of its skill sets.

The Engineer has some of the most unique and best support skills. Therefore, if you are experiencing this game with your friends, you can always brag about your secret class and its special abilities. Unloading bullets into your enemies through your distinctive turrets is always incredibly satisfying.

How far have you made it in the game? And what is your favorite archetype in Remnant 2? Tell us in the comments.

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