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5 best Rogue Company characters to play in ranked

Published: 5/Nov/2020 10:53

by James Busby

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Whether you’re teaming up with a bunch of buddies or queuing up for some solo games, you’ll want to pick the very best Rogue Company characters. Make sure you use these five Rogues to help increase your ranked win rate.  

Rogue Company’s ranked mode is finally here, and players have been busy climbing the competitive ladder. Just like most ranked modes, you’ll need a decent understanding of the game’s core mechanics, good map knowledge, and mastery of each rogue’s abilities. After all, you won’t get very far without using the best tips and tricks

While Rogue Company’s competitive mode offers no difference in terms of gameplay, the overall skill level is much higher. To help you increase your eliminations and win rate, we’ve put together a list of the best rogues you should be using in ranked. These characters will give you the tools needed to gain that competitive edge, so be sure to check out our guide below before you queue up for that next ranked match. 

Saint

Saint abilities
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Saint is the backbone of the best-ranked team comps.

This lifesaving medic previously topped our Rogue Company character tier list, and it’s certainly not hard to see why. Not only does Saint’s MLX Mark 4 assault rifle deliver highly damage rounds, but it also is incredibly accurate. Saint is one of the few rogues in the current game who can scope in on their targets, achieving incredible accuracy during mid to long-range engagements. 

Not only does Rogue Company’s resident medic have decent kill potential, his Revive Drone and passive also allow him to effortlessly save any downed teammates. Being able to rescue an ally without leaving cover is huge, particularly in high tiers of play where positioning is vital. If you’re tired of your teammates going down in the final rounds or wish to increase your squad’s survivability, then you can’t go wrong with Saint. 

Talon 

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Talon’s Radar Dart provides game-changing info on enemy locations.

Having excellent map awareness and knowing the exact position of your enemies will drastically increase your ranked win rate. As a result, Talon joins those at the very top of the competition. The infamous enforcer provides vast amounts of intel with his Radar Dart, exposing any nearby enemies on your radar. 

Once you have spotted any targets, you can convey this information to your team and begin setting up deadly ambushes. Talon excels at taking down his foes before they can even react. This effectively allows his team to aggressively push or defend the objective. While having a decent aim can give you the advantage in 1v1 fights, grabbing enemy intel is even more beneficial. 

Chaac

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Chaac proves that you play solo and still be effective in ranked.

Until Rogue Company goes free-to-play later this year, there will be many of you who will be queuing up for ranked games alone. While solo queue can be a mixed bag at the best of times, we found that Chaac is a fantastic pick for those that truly wish to carry their team. A current problem in Rogue Company is the lack of team revives, with many players often choosing to not aid downed teammates. 

Fortunately, Chaac doesn’t need any help from his team. Should you get caught and enter the downed state, Chaac can simply use his Stim Pack to get back on his feet. If that wasn’t enough, his passive gives him increased health and grants him the ability to dodge roll when downed. This makes Chaac incredibly difficult to kill, particularly when you pair him with the supportive heals from Saint. His SKL-6 shotgun also does ludicrous damage and can quickly delete multiple foes during those sneaky close-quarter flanks. 

Ronin

Ronin abilities
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Ronin is one of the most versatile rogues in the current ranked meta.

Ronin is one of the most popular duelists in the game and while she may not share the enhanced movement abilities of Lancer, she does bring a lot of versatility to any team. The current meta favors rogues that can actively reveal enemy locations, so having a pick that can remain hidden from prying eyes is game-changing. 

Ronin’s Ballistic Knife can be used both offensively and defensively. When attacking, simply throw the knife towards grouped enemies to force them out of cover and into the open. Not only will this give you the opportunity to catch fleeing enemies, it will also allow your team to aggressively flank around them.

Ronin’s explosive knife can also be planted behind common walkways and areas that see high player traffic. Unlike the other duelists in the game, Ronin’s KA30 assault rifle deals great damage at mid to long-range firefights. This is huge as Ronin can safely down enemies without the need to get into close-quarter firefights. 

Dallas

Dallas abilities
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Ranked games are won and lost on enemy information alone, so Dallas is always a good pick.

Dallas has been tearing up the battlefield since day one. This deadly rogue has the ability to reveal the closest enemy on the map, effectively recharging his Target Finder whenever he successfully downs an enemy. While it may seem like a risk vs reward ability, Dallas’ assault rife and DMR allow you to easily poke down multiple foes. 

The additional 25 armor Dallas gets from the Headstrong perk also gives him a tremendous amount of survivability. In fact, killing this expert tracker can be incredibly difficult, especially when he knows your exact location. If you wish to actively hunt down your prey and send them reeling back to the spectator screen, then Dallas is your man. 

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell

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Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 footage
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The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.