Have you heard of Rogue Company yet? The game comes courtesy of First Watch Games and Hi-Rez Studios. I first learned about this game yesterday, and have already added it to the stream list. I hope you all get to check out my streams, and give me a follow. Every little bit helps!
So why did I give this game a look? I thought it looked like Fortnite mixed with Ghost Recon Wildlands PvP mode. This intrigued me. Also, the name Rogue Company sounds a lot like my own gaming community’s name. So that intrigued me further. Really any shooter type game is going to get my interest; however, this game comes incredibly timed as the global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus / COVID-19 ticks back up in our society. Much like Call of Duty: Warzone did with the first round of plague.
First look at the BETA.
I bought and downloaded this game yesterday. (7/21/2020). I played for the first time this morning, the morning of the 22nd, and was really quite pleased with the product in front of me. I went to work, came home, and had to give it another go. There was already an update waiting for me in the few hours I was gone.
The game had some bugs and issues. These are always expected when playing any BETA. The most annoying thing was at the end of the match. The game would not exit out of the match after it was over. Players were often stuck at the winner screen. I would have to close the application and restart to resume my play session. This is a minor inconvenience.
Then, of course, there were a few other small bugs and issues, but for a BETA, it ran very smooth.
Like I said before gameplay feels like playing a Fortnite character in Ghost Recon: Wildlands in 4v4, PvP mode. There is no building like in Fortnite, but the character handles much like you expect a Fortnite character to. It also looks very similar, graphically.
There was already an update when I got home from work. They supposedly fixed some issues, but there was one other thing to note. They had added another mode. I like that they are testing a variety of modes. This means we may be able to expect a wide array of different games modes upon official release. Yet another reason to be hyped.
The combat takes some real skill to be good. Strategy, communication, and quick reactions all come together to decide who the victor will be.
I enjoyed the few games I played. It looks like it will take some time to master, but I am excited for the journey. I hope you all check out my stream to see some game play. https://www.twitch.tv/roguegoose1
I highly recommend playing this game. This game requires a bit of communication. Raising a team to have on call will be paramount to your success. I noticed flanking and other strategies being employed in my gameplay. We will be doing full videos, and articles on the strategies of this game. I am very excited to share with you. (Sneak peak below).
A look at flanks.
Flanking enemies works best when the opposing force over-commits to one direction. Having another force escape to cover and concealment to hide their movement will allow you to maneuver on the enemy from a blind side.
Creating other advantages.
Having a mate as bait while 3 other team mates hang back can leave your team disadvantaged; however, you can now have the advantage now that you know all of their locations.
If you don’t have the game yet, but intend to -play Fortnite to get in the button mood for this one. You may also play other communication based games to practice your techniques with your friends. I always recommend Warzone for this.
Get this BETA and get involved before it’s super popular. You’ll thank me later.