Rogue Company, the brand new cross-platform team shooter from Hi Rez Studios is now free to play. The game was released in July with a paid closed beta, but it has now opened up to all players. We covered the launch of the closed beta which you can check out here.
Rogue Company is a 4v4 team-based third person shooter which sees players take on the role of various Rogues across a variety of game modes such as classics like Search and Destroy. Each Rogue is unique, and there are more than 50 weapons and gadgets so players can create a loadout that is best suited for their specific play style.
Following on from what games such as Fortnite have implemented in recent years, the game will feature cross-platform play and cross-progression across all platforms. The game will also run at 60fps on all platforms, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, although PC will be able to go beyond that up to 240fps. It is great to see Rogue Company being 60fps on Nintendo Switch as other competitive games such as Fortnite and Warface only run at 30fps on the system.
Scott Lussier, Lead Game Designer for Rogue Company, announced the open beta saying:
“From today, players will be able to play Rogue Company free-of-charge, regardless of platform”, says Lussier. “Whether playing on Switch, PC, PS4 or Xbox One, gamers will enjoy the same intense third-person action at a minimum 60 fps”.
Is There Room For Rogue Company In A F2P World?
The gaming world is currently dominated by a huge array of free to play games, from Battle Royale games such as Fortnite and Call Of Duty: Warzone, to loot shooters such as Destiny 2, MOBAs such as League Of Legends and Dota 2, and competitive shooters such as CS:GO, Valorant and Warface. Each game is competing for players’ time and, more importantly, money for the coolest looking cosmetics. Rogue Company does seem like a hybrid of various different games, which should make it appealing to many players. It reminds me of a third person Valorant with influence from games such as CS:GO and Call Of Duty, definitely a unique and fun experience. The game’s Executive Producer, Chris Larson, revealed that ‘over 2 million cross-platform gunslingers‘ have played the game since it launched in July, while the general consensus among players is that it is definitely worth your time to check out, and it is free so why not?
Rogue Company is out now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Epic Games Store. Check out the open beta announcement below.