Rogue Company is a free-to-play multiplayer tactical third-person hero shooter video game published by Hi-Rez Studios and developed by First Watch Games.
The game went into open beta on October 1, 2020 for Microsoft Windows via the Epic Games Store, Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, with an Xbox Series X/S release on November 25, 2020 and a PlayStation 5 release on March 30, 2021.
Cross-platform play and progression are fully supported in the game. The game is inspired by the Counter-Strike tactical shooter series.
Rogue Company Gameplay
Rogue Company includes a variety of playable characters known as Rogues. The game includes objective-based game modes as well as a variety of maps.
Matches are divided into rounds, with each round beginning with both teams skydiving from the aircraft to the map below to compete in various objectives.
Players can use the money they earned from completing tasks and eliminating players in the previous round to buy and upgrade weapons, equipment, and perks between rounds.
Several game modes have been revealed: Extraction is a 4v4 game mode in which the attacking team is tasked with hacking an objective; the round’s winner is determined once the objective has been hacked or all players on a team have been eliminated.
Strikeout is an Extraction variant in which players can respawn after being eliminated, with each team having a limited number of respawns per round.
In this mode, victory is attained by killing enemies until there are no more respawns available. This is more easily accomplished by hacking the objective, which is an area rather than a box.
Demolition is a 4v4 mode in which one team must plant a bomb in a certain amount of time. Wingman is a 2v2 game mode similar to Strikeout but with fewer respawns and teams of two.
Rogue Company Development
On September 5, 2019, Rogue Company was announced.
Following the initial video announcement, it was revealed that Rogue Company would be a PC-exclusive Epic Games Store title.
First Watch Games released a development insights video on November 15, 2019, highlighting various aspects of the game and members of the development team.
Prior to the game’s release, several Rogues were announced, including Anvil, who can lay down a barricade, Lancer, an assassin who can silence her footsteps, Gl1tch, who can detect nearby enemy equipment, Chaac (originally Phoenix), who wields a personal Stim Pack, and Trench, who lays down barbed wire traps that slow enemies and disable their dodges.
Following a limited public alpha testing period, the game entered an early access closed beta phase on July 20, 2020, ahead of its planned wide release later that year, with players gaining access by purchasing a Founder’s Pack or receiving an invite code. During the beta period, the game drew two million players.
Hi-Rez and 100 Thieves collaborated in September 2020 to add a collection of 100 Thieves-branded character outfits and weapon skins to Rogue Company.
Dr Disrespect collaborated with Hi-Rez in October 2020 to add a custom map designed by Dr Disrespect as well as a Dr Disrespect character skin to Rogue Company.
That same month, Hi-Rez announced that Rogue Company had reached 8 million players.
The studio announced in December 2020 that the game had reached 15 million players.
Rogue Company Season 1 was released in the first week of February 2021, and it included the game’s first battle pass, two new rogues, and one new map.
Run the Jewels composed the game’s main menu music.
Is Rogue Company for free?
Rogue Company is completely free to play. All Rogues are free to unlock and come with additional free rewards that you can obtain simply by playing the game.
Can I play Rogue Company without graphics card?
To match the Rogue Company recommended system specs, your PC will require a graphics card as powerful as a GeForce GTX 960 2GB/Radeon R9 380, which should be paired with either an FX-8150/Core i7-960 Quad 3.2GHz CPU. This PC configuration will deliver 60 frames per second on High graphics settings on a 1080p monitor. In order to meet the recommended specs and run at 60 frames per second, your PC must have 16 GB of RAM. To run Rogue Company system requirements, a Core i5-2320 3.0GHz or FX-6350 processor coupled with a GeForce GTX 555 (OEM) is required. On low settings, a machine of this caliber will deliver around 30FPS. For minimum specifications, you should also have 4 GB of system memory. You will require a DirectX 11.00 GPU.
Rogue Company System Requirements
|Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
|OS: Windows 7 64-bit||OS: Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor: Intel Core i5-2320 3.0GHz / AMD FX-6350||Processor: Intel Core i7-960 Quad 3.2GHz / AMD FX-8150|
|Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 4890 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555 (OEM)||Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB|
|VRAM: 1GB||VRAM: 2GB|
|RAM: 4 GB||RAM: 16 GB|
|HDD: 16 GB||HDD: 16 GB|
|DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card||DirectX 11 Compatible Graphics Card|
Rogue Company is a third-person tactical action shooter that puts the fate of the world in your hands. Defeat the opposing team in objective and action game modes that feature exotic locales, thrilling gunplay, and explosions…lots of explosions. Form a team and start playing for free right now!