Dirty Bomb has a new long-range merc


What is it with Australians and shooting people from far away in first-person video games? Redeye, the new merc for the free-to-play Dirty Bomb, isn't the first Aussie* to put eye-to-sight in an online battlefield.

Redeye carries a semi-automatic Grandeur SR that boasts a strong rate of fire and deadly stopping power. Also, there's smoke. His grenades can provide cover for teammates, and, with his IR goggles, he can highlight enemies and spot invisible Phantoms.

Also he has a Kukri, which... yeah.

I haven't played Dirty Bomb yet, but Andi's beta review had good things to say about the game. Evan, too, thinks you should be playing it.

*Okay, yes, technically TF2's Sniper is from New Zealand. That is now cannon.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.