<description/> <link>https://www.gameskinny.com/</link> <language>en</language> <copyright>Launch Media Network</copyright> <atom:link href="https://www.gameskinny.com/game-hood-outlaws-legends/?format=rss" rel="self" type="application/rss+xml"/> <item> <title>Hood: Outlaws & Legends Celebrates Samhain Early With Season 1 https://www.gameskinny.com/3bwwg/hood-outlaws-legends-celebrates-samhain-early-with-season-1 https://www.gameskinny.com/3bwwg/hood-outlaws-legends-celebrates-samhain-early-with-season-1 Thu, 02 Sep 2021 19:07:33 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The first season of Hood: Outlaws & Legends has arrived and brings with it a new character and three new co-op maps. It also makes adjustments to the game's winch system and marks the release of the game's battle pass, developer Sumo Digital has revealed. 

Available now on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, Season 1 is dubbed Samhain, though it's not exactly clear how it actually ties in with the Gaelic festival. 

Regardless, the new character is Eidaa, The Sellsword. She's a nimble and aggressive, though very susceptible to damage. A hybrid outlaw, Eidaa can both "dodge and parry," and her tar bomb slows enemies while dealing DPS in an area of effect. She also operates in a support capacity as her trait restocks gearboxes, and her ult is a magical shield. 

The winch system now "tracks the progress of both outlaw teams separately ... now your team's progress will be shown alongside the that of the enemy team's..."

The co-op maps are for Hood's PvE mode, State Heist. They include three new locales called Mountain, Coastal, and Marshland. Mountain is an overcast, dreary-looking map, while Coastal is rainy and dark. Marshland is adequately muddy. 

The new character, maps, and winch update are free to all players. 

The battle pass, of course, comes with a cavalcade of cosmetics. Those who one the Year One Edition of Hood: Outlaws & Legends will get immediate access to the battle pass, and those who wish to purchase it separately have two options.

The Year One Battle Pass Pack includes passes for Seasons 1-3 for $24.99, though it's currently on sale for $19.99. Or they can purchase just the Season 1 Battle Pass for $9.99. 

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends — How to Upgrade Your Hideout https://www.gameskinny.com/ci0jn/hood-outlaws-legends-how-to-upgrade-your-hideout https://www.gameskinny.com/ci0jn/hood-outlaws-legends-how-to-upgrade-your-hideout Fri, 14 May 2021 10:42:48 -0400 Jordan Baranowski

In Hood: Outlaws & Legends, your goal in this squad-based, PvPvE heist game is to break into a heavily guarded fortress, steal from the wealthy landowners, and make it out alive in order to redistribute that wealth to the poor. However, if you really want to get the most out of every heist, you need to know how to divide that money that you steal. That involves upgrading different elements, including your individual characters and your hideout.

Even though you'll spend most of your time in Hood in the different locations, you'll still spend a lot of time in the game's central hub: your hideout. Here's how you upgrade your hideout in Hood: Outlaws & Legends and what you'll get out of it.

How to Upgrade Your Hideout in Hood: Outlaws & Legends

To upgrade your hideout, you'll need gold. You can get gold from a variety of places, but your best bet is finishing heists. When you finish a round of Hood: Outlaws & Legends, your team will receive gold and XP based on your performance. A huge chunk of that comes from completing the final section of the winching process, so make sure your team finishes things out if you want the biggest reward.

Even if your team isn't left standing victorious, however, you'll still receive some rewards to distribute and build up. Your XP goes to the character class you played, unlocking new perk options for later matches. Your gold can go to a few different places, however, and where it goes determines what new unlocks you'll find.

At the end of each match, you'll have the option to split your gold between the purse and the people. On the scales of justice, you'll be able to distribute the gold you earned from your match as you see fit. Any money that goes into your purse is yours to spend on unlockable cosmetics for your weapons and characters. Each skin costs a set amount of gold, so you'll want to save up for the ones you want.

To upgrade your hideout, you'll want to channel your inner Robin Hood and give your money to the people. Any money you set aside for the people will automatically go towards upgrading your hideout to the next level. You don't have to actually do anything with that gold after you choose for it to go to the people.

You can see how close you are to your next hideout level on the rewards screen. You can also see your current hideout level in the top left of the screen when you are in your hideout, underneath your character name and gold total. After you reach a new threshold of gold given to the people, you should see this number tick up the next time you're back at your hideout.

Why Should I Upgrade My Hideout in Hood: Outlaws & Legends?

For the unlocks, of course! Every time your hideout goes up a level, you unlock more skins that you can then purchase for your weapons and outfits. You still need to spend the gold you've pocketed yourself on these items, so it makes sense to generally split gold fairly evenly between your purse and the people after each heist. This will give you a steady supply of new items to purchase, as well as the means to actually claim the ones you want.

That's all you need to know about how to upgrade your hideout in Hood: Outlaws & Legends. Though the game is a little rough out of the gate, we hope it can maintain enough of a player base to iron out some issues and capitalize on its strengths. For more on the title, including our full review, check out our game page.

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends — User Permissions Failed Fix https://www.gameskinny.com/bn1rf/hood-outlaws-legends-user-permissions-failed-fix https://www.gameskinny.com/bn1rf/hood-outlaws-legends-user-permissions-failed-fix Thu, 13 May 2021 10:56:34 -0400 Sergey_3847

Hood: Outlaws & Legends has been giving quite a few players on Steam and the Epic Game Store problems with server connectivity, with an error reportedly blocking users from authorizing. Our guide will provide you with a few possible solutions on how to fix the user permissions failed error in Hood: Outlaws & Legends.

One of the most plausible reasons for such an error may have been caused by the Easy Anti-Cheat software that's meant to be packaged with the game that allows players to connect to the game's servers.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends — How to Fix User Permissions Failed Error

Easy Anti-Cheat comes by default with the game, so it should be installed automatically on your system. It may not install for some users though, so try this first before flushing your DNS or taking other steps.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends Steam User Permissions Failed Error

Follow these steps to install Easy Anti-Cheat software on Steam:

  1. Start the Steam app
  2. Go to "Game Library"
  3. Right-click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends
  4. Select "Manage" option
  5. Select "Browse Local Files" option
  6. Go to "\Hood\EasyAntiCheat" folder
  7. Right-click on "EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe" file
  8. Select "Run as Administrator"
  9. Choose Hood: Outlaws & Legends option
  10. Press on "Install Easy Anti-Cheat" option

Hood: Outlaws & Legends Epic Game Store User Permissions Failed Error

  1. Go to "\Epic Games\Hood\EasyAntiCheat" folder on your PC
  2. Right-click on "EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe" file
  3. Select "Run as Administrator"
  4. Choose Hood: Outlaws & Legends option
  5. Press on "Install Easy Anti-Cheat" option

User Permissions Failed Error Fix Further Steps

In case the problem persists even after the fresh installation of the EAC software, you may need to reset your winsock and TCP/IP protocol. You can do this through the Windows PowerShell application in your start menu using the following three commands:

  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ip reset
  • ipconfig /flushdns

The last thing you can do is enable a universal Plug and Play service on your Windows 10 system:

  1. Right-click on the Windows Start button
  2. Select "Settings" option
  3. Go to "Network & Internet" tab
  4. Click on "Network and Sharing Center" feature
  5. Choose "Change Advanced Sharing Settings" option
  6. Check "Turn on Network Discovery" option
  7. Save and exit the window

Hopefully, some of these tips helped you fix the user permissions failed error in Hood: Outlaws & Legends. Also, be sure to read our official Hood: Outlaws & Legends review!

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends Review — Strong Ideas, Rough Execution https://www.gameskinny.com/4m67c/hood-outlaws-legends-review-strong-ideas-rough-execution https://www.gameskinny.com/4m67c/hood-outlaws-legends-review-strong-ideas-rough-execution Wed, 12 May 2021 14:59:17 -0400 Jordan Baranowski

Robin takes his place in a watchtower. John holds the portcullis open. Tooke marks enemies, and Marianne gets into position to assassinate the most dangerous targets. Their goal is to ambush the sheriff and grab the key to the vault.

At least, that's the elevator pitch for Hood: Outlaws & Legends. Unfortunately, that isn't usually how things play out. Like a lot of experimental, squad-based multiplayer games, your mileage with Hood is probably limited to one simple concept: "Can you consistently put together a squad of four people you know and enjoy playing with?"

If not, you're likely to have a rough go of it. If you can put a team together, you might still be in trouble because there are enough problems in Hood to be concerned about its staying power. 

Hood: Outlaws & Legends Review  Strong Ideas, Rough Execution

Hood: Outlaws & Legends draws on several inspirations for its central gameplay, but it's ultimately a fairly original beast. You play as a squad of four outlaws, roughly based on the mythology of Robin Hood. Your mission is to infiltrate a fortress, steal a vault key from the sheriff, grab the treasure, and make it back to your extraction point. You then protect your team as you use a machine to get the treasure out, all while enemies come pouring in to stop you.

For the most part, you work as a squad against AI enemies who patrol the castle and guard the vault. However, there's also a squad of player-controlled characters, just like your own, working to accomplish the same goal as you are. The best points of tension in Hood: Outlaws & Legends come from trying to outwit two different types of foes: the predictable (but still dangerous) AI and the unpredictable team of powerful players.

This PvPvE setup leads to some very difficult decision-making. Do you want to work to steal the treasure, or do you want to sit back, let the other player-controlled squad do the work, and swoop in at the end to steal it out from under them? Do you strike as soon as they unlock the vault, or do you wait until they've carted the treasure to the extraction point?

Being unpredictable and catching other players off guard is extremely satisfying, and the best games of Hood make you feel like you're starring in a medieval heist movie.

This same vibe comes through in the game's different character classes, each of which can essentially do anything but are best suited to certain tasks.

Robin is a ranged specialist who does his best work headshotting from afar with his deadly bow and arrows. Marianne is a transplant from Assassin's Creed, sneaking about and dispatching foes quickly and silently. Tooke is a solid support character who can scout and mark enemies, heal his allies, and more than holds his own in a melee battle with his unpredictable attacks. And John is the bruiser, holding open gates to let allies through before unleashing his massive war hammer.

When all of these elements come together, rounds of Hood are an exciting back and forth, as both squads jockey for control and surprise the other team at the most opportune moment to come away from the mission with a huge XP and gold boost. Rewards can be used to unlock additional perks for characters (many of which are must-haves if you're going to compete) and cosmetic items that will help you set your characters apart.

Even your character selection can be a surprise: though there are four classes and four players per squad, you don't have to each choose a different character. You can start a round with four Robins on your side, for example. It's not very wise to do so, but it certainly will give your enemies a little bit extra to think about.

Ultimately, however, all of these positives generally serve to make the lows of Hood: Outlaws & Legends even more frustrating. First off, it's practically essential to have a premade squad. Joining a team of randoms (or even adding in one or two randoms) in a competitive game that requires communication and playing your character the way they're meant to be played is an exercise in frustration.

This also leaves little room for experimentation: trying a new strategy or working to learn a new character, especially as Hood's meta solidifies, will cause further problems.

This also means matchmaking is a big variable too. If you've got a fine-oiled machine going up against randomly paired strangers, you're likely to smash them. If you're learning a new strategy or grinding to unlock perks and go up against players who know what they're doing, you'll likely have a rough time.

Hood runs into another problem of its own making: the final extraction is a complete pain. To win, you set the treasure on a winch and use one or two characters to slowly rotate a handle until you increase a meter. Meanwhile, enemies are alerted to your presence and converge in a bid to stop you. It becomes a slapstick effort of everyone using their abilities all at once, and it loses all the tension that should be involved in the finale of a heist.

The AI doesn't really help, either. Enemy soldiers can do a lot of damage, especially if you bumble into some as one of the squishier characters. Still, they're incredibly easy to fool and not much of a challenge to work around. Right now, it's far too easy to just run into a room and crouch in a corner until enemies start ignoring you again. Hopefully, as updates are introduced, there are improvements to pathing and decision-making. 

On top of all these issues, the gameplay just doesn't feel great. Hood looks a bit like Assassin's Creed on the surface, but maneuverability leaves a lot to be desired. You would expect a group of thieves to be extremely mobile, but environments are not built well as a 3D puzzle box. Working your way through building interiors, with their dead ends and stacked furniture blocking your path, takes a lot of the wind out of the game's power fantasy.

Combat is also chunky and frustrating, with easily telegraphed attacks and a punishing stamina system that will leave you unable to do anything other than strafe after just a few attacks.

It's hard to imagine Hood maintains a strong and diverse player count, which it will absolutely need to thrive. It's extremely frustrating because the little bits where it works are amazing, but it's difficult to unearth those little gems.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends Review  The Bottom Line

Pros:

  • Variety in class specialization makes everyone valuable
  • Fun concept that feels great when it fires on all cylinders

Cons:

  • Stamina and combat systems are not well implemented
  • Enemy AI is extremely underpowered
  • Not much incentive to do the work until the end
  • Without a premade squad, you probably won't have much fun

A game like Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a rarity: it takes some big swings to try and set itself apart from the pack. Unfortunately, it whiffs on a lot of them. There is a skeleton here that could turn into something really impressive, but it's hard to imagine a world where it attracts enough players to sustain itself long enough to evolve that far.

If it does find some footholds, there are many plans down the line for new maps, new characters, and other upgrades to keep players interested, as Sumo Digital has outlined in the game's Year One roadmap. Hopefully, Hood can find its footing, but I'm a skeptic right now: there are too many problems baked into the core that might keep it from ripening.

[Note: Sumo Digital provided the copy of Hood: Outlaws & Legends used for this review.]

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends Beginner's Tips Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/g4x6f/hood-outlaws-legends-beginners-tips-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/g4x6f/hood-outlaws-legends-beginners-tips-guide Mon, 10 May 2021 15:04:47 -0400 Kenneth Seward Jr.

It isn’t easy being an outlaw. Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor sounds simple enough. But considering the long hours, nonexistent health benefits, and constant threat of imprisonment, there’s a reason it’s not the most sought-after profession in Nottingham. Sumo Digital’s Hood: Outlaws & Legends does provide plenty of reasons to play, though.

This uniquely designed heist game tasks two teams of outlaws with infiltrating a military stronghold in hopes of stealing a treasure chest. The odds are stacked against them. Not only must they contend with their rivals, but they’ll also have to maneuver around a slew of deadly NPCs.

Thankfully, our Hood: Outlaws & Legends beginner’s guide below will help would-be Robin Hoods find success.

Hood Outlaws & Legends Beginner's Tips and Tricks

Tip #1: Form the Right Team

In most cases, the best team in Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a balanced team. Having one of each character class provides players with the most options during a given match. Unfortunately, this sentiment is frequently ignored during matchmaking.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends has four different classes:

  • Robin Hood (Ranger)
  • Little John (Brawler)
  • Marianne (Hunter)
  • Tooke (Mystic)

Each one brings something unique to the table.

The Hunter’s small stature and invisibility magic make her the best assassin in the game. The Ranger can spot/tag enemies from great distances. Even better, he can drop most anyone with a well-placed arrow to the skull.

The Brawler, on the other hand, can use his strength to open alternate routes in and out of a given stronghold. He’s also the best when it comes to carrying the heavy treasure chest. And the Mystic is the only support character and is able to heal and buff his teammates whenever possible.

There’s more to each character class, of course. Their passive abilities allow for interesting strategies; having two Brawlers could be beneficial given how quickly they can winch away the stolen goods.

That said, choosing to play as the same characters only works when everyone is on the same page about what it is they are trying to do. And that’s almost never the case when matched with random players who’re reluctant to use voice chat.

Basically, being flexible with your character choices will help when entering a lobby full of Robins.

Tip #2: Consult the Map

Most of the maps in Hood: Outlaws & Legends are large. There are several points of interest – a barracks, encampment, keep, etc. – multiple routes in and out of a given area, and plenty of opportunities to ambush the rival team. There are also random elements like the Sheriff of Nottingham’s whereabouts; players will need to swipe his key to unlock the vault containing the treasure.

Learning your surroundings is key. Pulling up the map from time to time will help in this regard. Just hit "TAB" on PC, and you’ll get a full layout, complete with little green dots representing your teammates.

Note: For some reason (at least on PC), the game doesn’t provide this information; it wasn’t located in the controller or mouse and keyboard settings at the time of this writing. We were only able to find it on accident after hitting “M” failed to produce the desired effect.

Tip #3: Share Information with Your Team

Hood: Outlaws & Legends utilizes a ping system. By pressing the middle mouse button (left bumper/L1 on console), you’ll be able to highlight items, points of interest like doors, enemies, and more. When this happens, your character will not only call out whatever you pinged, the item or enemy will also glow for a few seconds.

There are several reasons to share information with the team. One has to do with sharing experience and gold. When someone takes down a foe you pinged, you’ll get assist points that help in powering your special ability.

You can also warn people of impending danger. A quick ping might prevent a teammate from being assassinated by a sneaky hunter or prevent them from accidentally walking into the powerful Sheriff.

The most important bit of information comes from the keyholder. Only the person with the key is told where the vault is. So, it would make sense to share that info with your teammates before running off on your own. This can be done through voice chat or via the coms wheel – by holding down the ping button and selecting either “Go Here” or “Come to Me”.

Tip# 4: Alert the Guards

It’s wise to take a stealthy approach in Hood: Outlaws & Legends. Sneak past guards or quietly assassinate them. Take an alternate route into a stronghold. Avoid the seemingly unstoppable sheriff. Essentially, don’t draw any unwanted attention. Unless, of course, it’ll help your team secure the treasure.

Usually, alerting the guards is a bad thing. They’ll call for reinforcements, chase you about, and potentially kill you. The worst thing they can do, though, is lock down a given area. Having a large gate lowered, preventing the person carrying the treasure from leaving a stronghold, is rough.

So why not alert them when the opposing team is trying to escape? Better yet, why not lead the Sheriff straight to the opposing team? This walking behemoth can’t be killed; he can only be stunned for a short duration. That said, he can kill anyone in arm’s reach.

While your rivals are busy dealing with these additional threats, you can sneak up on them and take them out — or steal the treasure when they aren’t looking.  

Tip #5: Divide

It’s always good to have some backup during a skirmish. The last thing anyone wants is to be attacked from behind or assassinated by a rival while battling one of their teammates.

Staying near your allies is a smart move. That said, sometimes it’s good to separate from one another.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends is all about the heist. However, there are other objectives to worry about. Take a map’s spawn points, for instance. Each one provides two main spawn points (one for each team) and three optional points located in key areas. Capturing one or more of these allows fallen teammates to quickly rejoin the fray.

Straying away from the action to lock down one of these points could be the difference between winning or losing. This is especially true during the final moments of a match. It’s much easier to finish securing the treasure when your opponents are forced to march halfway across the map to stop you.

Another reason you’d want to venture off on your own is to gather information. When the opposing team grabs the treasure, they’ll start heading to one of the map’s exit points. At that point, it’s a race against time to stop them. The thing is, the game only discloses their general location when someone on your team sees the person carrying the treasure. Once spotted, the chest’s icon will appear on everyone’s hud, making it easier for your teammates to track it down.

Tip #6: Conquer

Hood: Outlaws & Legends rewards strategic play. Use stealth to sneak about. Assassinate NPCs to charge up your special ability. Check the map from time to time. Split up when needed. And don’t engage multiple enemies alone.

The biggest thing to remember is that you don’t have to complete every objective in order to win the match. It’s possible to let the rival team do most of the heavy lifting. Sure, you’ll miss out on some bonus gold and experience points, but the biggest payday comes from securing the treasure chest.

For instance, it’s possible to scope out your enemies without them knowing. I was able to do this on several occasions as the Hunter. Instead of rushing to attack the rival team as they loaded up the gold, I’d wait in the bushes near the exit point. From there, I’d ping each of our opponents, giving my teammates – who were running towards us – strategic information before the ensuing brawl.

Our rivals couldn’t hide. They fought back, of course, but they didn’t know that we knew where they were. This led to several assassinations and us ultimately stealing the win.

Tip #7: Have Fun

Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a third-person heist game that utilizes an entertaining PvPvE structure. It’ll take a little time to learn the ropes. Even more so to “get gud." Getting better at the game doesn’t mean much if you aren’t having fun, though.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Be kind in chat, and mute toxic players. Being an outlaw is tough. That doesn’t mean your time in-game has to be unpleasant.    

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends Crossplay Explained: Is There Crossplay? https://www.gameskinny.com/s59pl/hood-outlaws-legends-crossplay-explained-is-there-crossplay https://www.gameskinny.com/s59pl/hood-outlaws-legends-crossplay-explained-is-there-crossplay Thu, 06 May 2021 21:25:46 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a darker take on the lore of Sherwood Forest's Robin Hood. It's a multiplayer game where teams of outlaws try to steal treasures from one another while trying to get past guards and sheriffs. Seeing as gameplay revolves around co op play, some players are wondering about Hood: Outlaws & Legends crossplay between platforms. So is there crossplay? 

Yes, Hood: Outlaws & Legends does feature crossplay functionality. However, it is only between certain platforms. As a developer post in the Focus Home Interactive forums states, Hood: Outlaws & Legends crossplay works between Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It also works between PlayStation 4 and PS5.

That means players within the same platform ecosystem can team up or take each other on. Since PC is technically under Microsoft's umbrella, that platform is included in Xbox crossplay. Unfortunately, at least at the time of the game's release, crossplay does not allow PlayStation users to play with Xbox and PC users -- and vice versa. 

Hood: Outlaws & Legends crossplay is also based on matchmaking from a common group of players. Though it may be implemented in the future, cross platform invites are not possible at the time of launch, according to the developers. If your friends play on PS4 and you play on PS5, for example, you won't be able to invite them to join you. 

The developers said it's meant to streamline the process and cut down on pre-release development time, while also letting players jump straight into the action without having to make a central account. 

... we decided early in the project that we didn't want to impose an account creation on players.

It means you can play the game without having to create a "Hood account”, making for a smoother experience when you start the game, and we're happy about that!

But it also means we have no way to track each user outside of their own platform ecosystem (Steam, PlayStation account, Xbox account, etc.), which means we can't create bridges between platforms, including invitations.

So for now, there is crossplay in Hood: Outlaws & Legends, but there are a few caveats that keep it from being all-encompassing. There's a chance that will change in the future, but there's no word on when that might happen.

A recent gameplay trailer gives a greater look at the game's classes and how players will team up to achieve their goal and steal loot in each game mode, and developer Sumo Digital shared their post-launch plans with a Year One roadmapHood: Outlaws & Legends enters Early Access on May 7 for those who pre ordered the game, and it fully launches for everyone else on May 10. 

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends New Gameplay Trailer Ahead of May Launch https://www.gameskinny.com/mndqa/hood-outlaws-legends-new-gameplay-trailer-ahead-of-may-launch https://www.gameskinny.com/mndqa/hood-outlaws-legends-new-gameplay-trailer-ahead-of-may-launch Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:23:30 -0400 David Carcasole

Hood: Outlaws & Legends from developer Sumo Digital and publisher Focus Home Interactive is due out for release in May, and the game's latest gameplay trailer gives a full, in-depth overview of the different classes players will be able to choose at launch. Sumo and Focus have previously released individual class trailers, but this goes a bit further. 

The trailer takes an in-depth look at the different ways the classes can be used in Hood: Outlaws & Legends, as each has its own key strategic value in pulling off challenging heists. 

The four main classes players can choose from are the Ranger, Brawler, Mystic, and Hunter. They have unique abilities and perks that allow players to make many different builds that suit their playstyle. Some abilities allow for quick, life-saving decisions, while others are crucial for executing well-thought-out plans through solid player communication with a thorough ping system. 

Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a co-op/competitive PvE online game where two teams of four race against each other to be the first to the treasure. Along the way, they'll have to work together to avoid both the enemy team and the Sherriff and his men. 

Hood: Outlaws & Legends releases on Xbox and PlayStation consoles and PC on May 10, though if you're keen to get in on the action, you can pre-order now to gain access to the game on May 7.

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Hood: Outlaws and Legends Roadmap Details Free and Premium Content https://www.gameskinny.com/idvji/hood-outlaws-and-legends-roadmap-details-free-and-premium-content https://www.gameskinny.com/idvji/hood-outlaws-and-legends-roadmap-details-free-and-premium-content Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:17:47 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Hood: Outlaws and Legends isn't out just yet, but Sumo Digital already has an eye to the future. The developers announced the Hood roadmap with several seasons' worth of new content, including free and premium content.

The first season kicks off shortly after Hood's May 10 launch with a new map called the Mountain, a new mode, and new community events. The new character is an outlaw called Eidaa, and Sumo promises she'll bring "heist-changing abilities" to shake up your plans.

The second season adds a new character, new cosmetics, and more events, while seasons three and four tease "major new gameplay additions" plus more cosmetics. All this is free content.

The premium, or paid, part of Hood's seasons includes new outfits, weapon skins, and banners for your thieving party.

Pre-ordering Hood: Outlaws and Legends unlocks the game three days before its May 10 release and gives you a free Forest cosmetic pack into the bargain.

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends Brawler Gameplay Details Class Playstyle, Abilities https://www.gameskinny.com/wi0z1/hood-outlaws-legends-brawler-gameplay-details-class-playstyle-abilities https://www.gameskinny.com/wi0z1/hood-outlaws-legends-brawler-gameplay-details-class-playstyle-abilities Thu, 18 Mar 2021 15:16:31 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The world of Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a violent and chaotic one. Though publisher Focus Home Interactive has previously shown two of the game's other classes — the Ranger and the Hunter — that brutality and bedlam is perhaps best showcased by the tanky, hammer-wielding Brawler. In a brand-new class gameplay video, the brute takes center stage to smash skulls up close and personal. 

Narrated by Game Director Andrew Willans, the video, which can be seen above, outlines what fans can expect from the Brawler in Hood: Outlaws & Legends. Whereas the Ranger takes foes down from a distance and the Hunter specializes in stealth combat, the Brawler goes in loud, focusing on ferocious melee attacks.

"His weapon is the hammer," says Willans. "A deadly instrument capable of wide, sweeping attacks that can strike multiple enemies, or more precise, powerful overhead swings that can instantly kill the lesser-armored guards."

Wrath is the Brawler's ultimate ability. A berserker buff by any other name, Wrath allows the Brawler to overpower himself and wreak havoc on groups of enemies — all to some very bloody results (see 1:01 in the video above for a gnarly insta-kill example).

On top of that, the ultimate doesn't just imbue the character with amazing strength; it also gives him "increased durability and infinite stamina." These are perfect buffs for carving new paths through a map or closing them off, one of the class' key team-centric roles. 

Not everything is Hulk-smash with the Brawler, though. The class also comes equipped with a throwable bomb capable of taking enemies out from afar or disrupting patrol paths to gain the advantage. 

Of course, players will be able to tweak the Brawler to best suit their playstyle with various unlockable perks, including some that make Wrath even more powerful or others that make stealing from the rich faster and more effective. 

Hood: Outlaws & Legends is set to launch on May 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Those eager to play the dark PvEvP heist game inspired by the Robin Hood legend can pre order a copy now and get early access on May 7. Stay tuned for our review closer to that date. 

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