Rogue Company is a recent entry into the tactical shooter genre with a lot of potential. There are a lot of things that make the game interesting, but many players are asking the same thing: is Rogue Company crossplay compatible? Which consoles can do this, and does the game have cross-progression? Let’s begin.
What Is Rogue Company?
Rogue Company is a multiplayer tactical third-person shooter with heroes and free-to-play elements created by First Watch Games. The game was released by Hi-Rez Studios in Open Beta on October 1, 2020, on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the PS4. On PC, it was released on Steam and the Epic Games Store. An Xbox Series X/S release came later on November 25, 2020, while a PS5 release came on March 30, 2021.
The game takes inspiration from a few elements, but the main draw for the developers came from Counter-Strike. However, the third-person perspective adds a new flavor to the genre. Players play as various Rogues, mercenaries who have unique abilities and skills. Gameplay-wise, it’s similar to other tactical shooters but isn’t as focused on gunplay, thanks to the third-person perspective. Teamwork and abilities take a key role instead, with each Rogue having unique gadgets for the team to make use of.
There are also a few game modes available for players to enjoy. Extraction is a version of the usual Counter-Strike game mode where an attacking team tries to hack an objective. Then there’s Strikeout which gives players limited respawn, and the team that loses all their respawns loses. Demolition is the usual ‘Plant bomb in site’ mode, and lastly, Wingman, which is a 2v2 version of Strikeout.
Is Rogue Company Crossplay Compatible?
Luckily for everyone, Rogue Company has Crossplay integrated into its system. This allows players from PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch to play together in mixed teams. However, the player needs to toggle this option on. The reason for this is because Console players are usually paired against other Console players. Those that choose to do Crossplay will immediately be put on teams with both PC and Console players in it.
Does Rogue Company Have Cross Progression?
As an addendum to the above question, players can also use the same Rogue Company account on either PC, PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch. This is great because players can keep their account progress and any unlockable content on one account no matter what device they play the game in.
How Do You Link Your Rogue Company Account?
To benefit from Cross Progression, players need to link their various accounts. If they do this, they can enjoy many benefits like in-game and event rewards, Cross-save, Prime Gaming unlockables, and more. This is how to link your Rogue Company account:
- Go to the linking site located at https://link.roguecompany.com.
- Important: Ensure that the first account that you, the player, signs in on Rogue Company is the account that you’ll primarily use for playing the game. This ensures that said account shall be the Primary Account used on all consoles and will store progress for other platforms.
- After signing in with the account in question, proceed to add additional platforms based on user preference. Every time this is done, the game will redirect the player to the platform which will then ask the player to sign in using the account they used to log in.
- Repeat ad nauseam on all platforms for extra security so that regardless of where the user plays, progress is shared across all the accounts.
- Once the player finishes linking their accounts between multiple platforms there should be a box that states “Primary Account.” Make sure that the Primary Account that’s listed is the original Rogue Company account where any purchases or progress was made, as your unlocked cosmetics, purchased content, and progress are tied to your primary account.
Games Like Rogue Company with Crossplay/Cross-Platform Features
Now that we’ve talked about Rogue Company, let’s talk about games that also have Crossplay/Cross-Platform Features. We’ll start with Call of Duty: Warzone. Followed by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Minecraft, Street Fighter V, and Rocket League.
Call of Duty: Warzone
The first game on this list is Call of Duty: Warzone, a free-to-play Battle Royale that came out on 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s talk of a Mobile version, and a PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version will be released this year, which is something to anticipate. Warzone places up to 150 players on a single map and makes them kill each other with weapons found throughout the Call of Duty series. Sometimes this goes up to 200, but that’s only on limited game modes.
Now, we could’ve easily put Call of Duty: Vanguard on this list as well, but Warzone is just better overall. Now, don’t get us wrong, Call of Duty: Vanguard also gives users the ability to play cross-platform. However, Warzone is just overall better in every way and has a larger player base and weapon selection. This straight-up massacres Vanguard and makes it the lesser of the two games. For added salt to the wound, Warzone also has a lot of the weapons that Vanguard has, in addition to some added spice from earlier Call of Duty entries.
All in all, if you’re looking for a more tactical and gunplay-centered Battle Royale, getting Call of Duty: Warzone is a good idea. The game features Crossplay with all three platforms so you’re good to go on player density.
The next game on this list is PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds, and there’s a good reason for this. For one, this game’s the main reason why Battle Royales became Mainstream. The other is the fact that even if there are other Battle Royales out there, the game still rocks a solid player count. This is mostly because PUBG is an established Battle Royale in the gaming sphere.
When playing PUBG, the standard Battle Royale fare is expected. You drop in a parachute, by yourself or with a team, get weapons, gear, and other important stuff, and try to survive. The last man, or team, standing gets the chicken dinner promised at the end. Simple. However, PUBG adds to this by allowing players to customize their weaponry in the game. This means they can add in various peripheries like scopes, extended magazines, silencers, et cetera. Combine this with some pretty hectic battles on the map, a shrinking play area, and the occasional bombing run and you have a fun time.
All told, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a great Battle Royale to play if you’re looking for one. There are other entries on this list as well, but we’ll talk about them later.
The next game on this list is Fortnite, Epic’s battle royale fused with Minecraft building behemoth that continues its reign of terror in the gaming landscape. All jokes aside, Fortnite is one of the best multiplayer third-person shooter battle royales out there; with around 350 million players registered all around the world. This is mostly due to the game being geared towards the fun side of things rather than the gritty realism of shooters like PUBG. Combine this with a few events and crossovers, and you have a game that feels and looks fun to play. There are a few eh’s here and there, specifically the season where they brought in mechs (That season was utter chaos). But overall, Fortnite is just fun.
As per usual, players will need an Epic Games Store account to play Fortnite. However, to enjoy Crossplay, they need to have said Epic Games Store account linked to the platform of choice. By doing this, they can play alongside players that are on other consoles like PlayStation, Xbox, or even Mobile. Pretty versatile.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
The next game is Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, which is a spin-off game of the Borderlands series. Don’t let that fool you though, as the game’s pretty better than the Borderlands games in a few areas. For example, the classes and skills? They’re more intuitive and are better at allowing players to tailor their characters according to their wishes. In addition to this, the game’s writing is better, there’s way more humor, and overall, it’s just really fun to play.
Crossplay wise? Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands just comes on top compared to the original game as well due to having it on launch. Players on PC can play with Console players the moment the game is released unlike Borderlands 3. Combine this with the promise of more DLC for the game and you have a banger that deserves its spot on this list.
The next game with Crossplay on this list is Minecraft and for a really good reason. The game’s all over the place in terms of what consoles it’s in. You name it, Minecraft’s probably playable on it. Due to this, Crossplay is practically essential. However, there’s a bit of a catch. If you want to play Minecraft alongside players on PlayStation, Xbox, and other consoles, you will need to play in Bedrock Edition.
Not that this is bad, mind you. But a lot of Minecraft’s more famous mods are only playable on Java Edition, which is a bit sad. However, if you want to play alongside friends on other consoles, that’s the reality of the situation. Still, Bedrock has a lot of the hallmarks of Minecraft including building, crafting, and dying to zombies and endermen. All told, it’s a pretty great experience, especially with friends. If you’re looking for a good time, get Minecraft. You really wouldn’t regret it.
Street Fighter V
Next is Street Fighter V, and if we’re being honest here, people were pretty pissed when this game was released. Mostly due to the game state being a bit on the trash pile, but ever since Capcom’s been working hard to give this game the tender love and care it deserved, and it shows. There’s an Arcade Mode now, there are various bugs and other shenanigans that were fixed, and it’s just an overall good time. Compared to the earliest version where it looked rushed out the door, the current Street Fighter V is a polished gem. And yes, this includes Crossplay in it as well. Players on PC and PlayStation can play against each other, but not much else. After all, the game was only released in these two places, sadly.
However, there’s going to be a time when Street Fighter V will have to go. Mostly because Street Fighter VI has been announced, and people are gearing up for it. A dedicated community may form around the game, but we’ll have to wait and see for now.
Last but not least is Rocket League, which, despite being released back in 2015, is still going strong. Why? Because it’s just very fun to play. After all, you’re controlling a car that’s pushing a giant football against an opposing team of cars. The football also explodes when it hits the goal for extra awesomeness. Overall, it’s just straight-up fun.
Player base-wise, Rocket League is still at its best and wouldn’t be going away anytime soon. In addition to this, their Crossplay is pretty awesome. Players can disable it when they want to play with just their mates on their current consoles. Combine this with no matchmaking restrictions and you can have utter chaos. Overall, Rocket League is great and would remain great. Though we wouldn’t mind a Rocket League 2.
Play Rogue Company via Crossplay Today
Overall, Rogue Company is a great game and has a lot of potential. Combine this with the crossplay elements and a thriving player base is sure to form. Hopefully, the developers will continue to work on the game as it does this though.