Rogue Company is set to release sometime this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. In Rogue Company, players can choose from a roster of playable characters known as “rogues.” Each rogue has their own abilities. Depending on the game mode, players match up with three others in teams of four to skydive onto a map and complete objectives. The primary game mode has one team trying to hack an objective while the other team sets to defend it.
If the concept of parachuting on an island with unique characters who have their own abilities to attack or defend objectives sounds familiar to you, then you’re not alone. Rogue Company takes from Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch to make a title worthy of competing with Valorant. So far, Valorant’s only real competition was the still-wildly popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
When Rogue Company was first revealed, many believed it was going to be a direct competitor to Overwatch. However, each character having their own special ability is the only feature it really takes from the game. Those who have played through the game’s beta can see takes more from Valorant and Counter-Strike.
Rogue Company is trying to bring a little more to the table with a third-person view, an ability to revive fallen teammates, and more movement options (such as crouching and rolling to dodge).
Rogue Company follows a loadout system similar to Counter-Strike, where you start each game with nothing but a small pistol and your rogue’s special ability. You earn currency during matches to upgrade your loadout before diving down. When it comes to the similarity shared with Overwatch, the unique characters, there’s not too many of them right now. However, that can change if Rogue Company takes off after it releases later this year. Right now, there are mixed feelings on a game that isn’t unique on its own right but instead borrows from other games. However, it’s still something to try in its early access phase to decide if it’s worth taking time away from Valorant for.