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Rogue Company Is Now Free-To-Play, Adds New Character

4v4 team-based multiplayer shooter Rogue Company is now in open beta and free-to-play, following several months of early access.

The free-to-play launch applies to all of its available platforms including Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The only purchasable items are cosmetics.

To celebrate the launch of its cross-play game, developer First Watch Games has added a new character called Dahlia. The new character can opt for long-range combat or get in close with an SMG. Her active Danger Close ability lets her link with a teammate for an entire round, letting her revive that teammate from a short distance. Meanwhile, her passive Buddy System ability allows her to use her linked ally’s passive for the round.

“Dahlia is an uncompromising former military officer and one of the most decorated squad leaders in the world,” says the press release. “She never hesitates to make difficult decisions on the battlefield and doesn’t care what people think of her - she just wants to get the job done.”

I played a few matches of Rogue Company during the closed beta and found it to be pretty fun despite its bland appearance, although the 4v4 format means it really sucks when a teammate disconnects or is AFK. I wasn’t sure if the game would succeed in amassing an audience, but it seems that it did, according to executive producer Chris Larson.

“From July’s early access launch we’ve gathered a huge community of over 2 million cross-platform gunslingers,” Larson said in the press release. “Their invaluable feedback has ensured the game keeps getting better and better. By making the game free and delivering an ever-growing roster of mercenaries, game modes, weapons and gadgets we’re incredibly excited for many more players to join us in Rogue Company.”


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