Hood: Outlaws and Legends is fast becoming an upcoming anticipated game. The multiplayer title PvPvE tasks players with executing perfect heists, and so far developer Sumo Digital has been promoting the game through various class-focused teasers. Each trailer reveals a new way to play Hood: Outlaws and Legends, with the last one featuring the class of multi-talented fighters.
The idea behind the Brawler class is that the character exchanges being a blacksmith for training in the ways of war. Suffice to say, they are not the most sneaky character classes. Instead, they are a melee-focused character built for endurance, chasing enemies, and maintaining defensive lines. They wield a hammer, can open paths that require the Brawler’s muscles, and can also carry chests at a higher rate compared to other classes.
The Brawler’s handy gear is an explosive grenade, making the class an incredible threat from any range. Brawlers can throw the grenade into a crowd or at an opponent’s feet to deal massive damage. The grenade is also sticky, so catching an unsuspecting player may mean they won’t be able to dodge the grenade blast regardless of whether they run away or dodge. You can even take down the Sheriff’s special character for a while. However, it is very noisy, so it should only be used in specific situations.
The Brawler’s ultimate ability makes them an even more intimidating threat. It’s called Rage, and while Digital Sumo doesn’t specify what the ability does, it clearly turns them into a monster. They can do swinging AoE melee attacks, powerful melee combos, and can run faster than usual. It’s unclear if the Brawler takes less damage during Rage as well, but it was shown that they don’t really care about incoming attacks.
For the moment, and barring surprises, Hood: Outlaws and Legends has four different classes to choose from. There’s the melee-focused Brawler, but there’s also the Ranger, the Hunter, and the Mystic. They deal with ranged damage and infiltration, stealth kill and mid-range burst damage, and crowd control healing, respectively. The Brawler fits the picture as a tank.
So far, only those four classes have been announced for Hood: Outlaws and Legends. It seems likely that if Hood turns out to be a hit, more characters could be added over time. The game is already confirmed to have season passes, so interested players will only have to wait for more information in the coming months.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends launches May 10 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.