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Rogue Company devs reveal leaver penalties coming next update

Published: 11/Aug/2020 23:02 Updated: 12/Aug/2020 0:16

by Bill Cooney

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Developers from Hi-Rez Studios will finally be implementing penalties for players who leave during Rogue Company matches in the next update, hopefully taking care of one of the game’s biggest issues so far.

The new cross-platform fps is currently still in beta, but one of the biggest problems players have faced is teammates leaving or timing out during matches.

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Of course, if you’re on the other team, it’s basically a free win – but even then it still takes some of the fun out of things when you’re only beating up on three people instead of asserting your dominance over a full squad.

Relief seems to be on the horizon though, as Rogue Company’s lead designer Scott Lussier announced via Twitter that penalties for deserters and leavers would be coming in the next update.

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Lussier said that one of the biggest pieces of feedback devs have received already has been about leavers and AFK players, but he assured us that devs were working “as fast as humanly possible” to get the new system in place.

“The deserter penalty will penalize players who quit out of matches prematurely, and go AFK,” the dev explained. “When this system goes live we will be monitoring it very closely to ensure that it’s meeting our expectations, and that there’s no emerging issues.”

“For the record,” Lussier continued, “I’m morally against quitters. If you’re willing to quit out of a multiplayer PvP game, what else are you going to quit at?”

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It remains to be seen what exactly the new “deserter penalties” will be.

While it’s clear how passionate the devs are about fixing Rogue Company’s leaver issue, but it’s currently unknown when we’ll see them arrive.

We do know how it will work though – the system will prevent players who have timed out of matches from queuing again for a set amount of time, starting with 10 minutes for the first offense. This increases based on the number of penalties all the way up to the fourth strike, which will cause a 24-hour lockout from the queue.

We do know there was supposed to be an update on August 11 that would have included the new system, but it doesn’t seem to have happened just yet. Follow us on Twitter @RogueCoUpdates to get the drop on when the patch does come out, and all the latest Rogue Company news, leaks, and info as well.

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Rogue Company teases new pics of Dr Disrespect’s map The Arena

Published: 12/Oct/2020 19:25 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 1:52

by Bill Cooney

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Hi-Rez devs have apparently moved at a blistering pace to build and fill out Dr. Disrespect’s custom map called ‘The Arena’ for Rogue Company, and new images make it seem like it will be ready to play before too long.

The saga all started back in August when Doc tried out Rogue Company for the first time. Impressed with the fast-paced multiplayer FPS, the streaming star half-jokingly suggested Hi-Rez devs should let him design a map for the game.

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Developers were immediately on board, as you would be too if you got a similar offer from one of the biggest names on YouTube and a former CoD map designer like the Two Time.

Since then we’ve seen a steady drip of content showcasing the development of The Arena, which has basically become a playable version of Dr Disrespect’s elaborate stream backdrop, complete with a gift shop that we finally got to see on Oct. 12.

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The Champion’s Club Pro Gear Shop is one of those video game locations you just wish were real.

Any true multi-million (or billion) dollar sporting complex needs a place to sell officially branded memorabilia, and The Champion’s Club Arena is no different.

The Pro-Gear shop might seem like it could use a few more racks of clothing and merch, but remember it does have to be a playable and easy to navigate map as well.

One area we’ve seen a bit of already is the Arcade, but a new exterior shot could provide another new clue to the map as well. In the image below, the sky appears to be red, which would make this map fit canonically into Doc’s stream.

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If you look past the Arcade sign, the sky above the Arena seems to be red.

You’ve got to give the people something to look at as they walk in to find their seats too, and the main entrance area to the inside of The Arena is decked out with Doc’s face and branding.

Champion's Club Arena
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We really can’t wait to try Doc’s custom Rogue Company map out.

These latest images from Hi-Rez are some of the most detailed we’ve seen yet, and could very well be a sign that The Arena will be coming out sometime soon.

When exactly is tough to say, but Rogue Company has been seemingly getting constant updates over the last few months, so stick with us on Twitter @RogueCoUpdates for all the latest news, patches, and more.

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