Sumo Digital and Focus Home interactive have revealed the first class for the forthcoming multiplayer PvPvE game Hood: Outlaws & Legends. The Ranger is based on the famous English hero, Robin Hood. In Hood: Outlaws and Legends two teams of four, both outlaw gangs, compete against each other to find and steal treasures. Both teams also have to contend with the AI soldiers that are guarding the treasures. There are different approaches from going in face on or using stealth techniques to avoid detection and triggering the alarms.
Here’s more about the character class.
The Ranger represents a twist on the most well-known figure of the folk hero legend: Robin Hood. Specialised in taking down foes from a distance, the Ranger is a master of the longbow. From covering key areas of the map to pulling off game-winning headshots, the Ranger can turn the tides of battle with deadly efficiency.
Carrying out the perfect heist can require pulling off every trick in the book. Shoot down climbing ropes to allow your teammates to scale castle walls, use your unique gear to blind foes in a flash, use your special ability to tag enemies longer and help your team spot State soldiers and opposing players, or fire off special explosive arrows to unleash destruction in a wide area.
Pre-ordering the game will get you early access starting May 7th, three days before the official release on May 10th. You will also get Forest Lords cosmetic pack for free which includes a skin for each character and weapon in the game. There’s also a Year 1 Edition available with gives you the base game, the first season which is free to all players, plus the three Battle Passes due to be released post-launch. The game will launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Hood: Outlaws and Legends will make use of the DualSense controllers improve haptic feedback, and given the setting, plenty of emphasis will be put on how drawing back on a bow and arrow will feel compared to a DualShock 4. However, the developers have said, “we’ll have more details to share later on how the game will be optimised for each platform,” and that will include plenty of optimisations for Xbox Series X.
Source: Press release