Know Your Role — Double Agent
Ready to join the ranks of a Double Agent? If you’re one of the players randomly assigned to this role, you’ll be tasked with turning your back on the Investigator and Operatives to take the win.
The Double Agents must work together to deceive the others into thinking they’re innocent while working to undermine them, either by eliminating them or by successfully setting off bombs throughout the map. As a Double Agent, you’re vastly outnumbered, so be smart about it.
To help eliminate the opposition, Double Agents have access to the following:
First, everyone in the game has access to voice chat, but Double Agents are given access to their own Double Agent Channel where they can communicate with one another in private. Once roles are assigned, Double Agents can see one another, marked with a spy icon over the head, and talk freely in both channels. Needless to say, Double Agents should always check the channel they’re talking in before they discuss their plans. Keep in mind that eliminated players can still hear everyone, but can only talk to other eliminated players.
Another special Double Agent ability involves Field Mics, which can be activated around the map. Just like the Field Upgrade in a standard Multiplayer game, Field Mics will reveal enemy positions on your mini-map once activated. This can provide crucial intel about an Investigator’s or Operative’s movements, allowing you to track them down for a kill or use their location as false evidence. Be careful, however, that you don’t blow your cover and activate Field Mics near an Operative or Investigator, and note that Operatives and Investigators can destroy Field Mics outright to deny you of that precious intel.
Like Investigators, Double Agents also gain Skills for earning score in the match. Their Skills are Gas Mines, Counter Spy Planes, Combat Bows, and Attack Helicopters, the last of which can be the deadliest to the opposition. No Operative or Investigator can equip Cold Blooded, so if an Attack Helicopter gets into the air, it can easily wipe out an entire team and claim the round for the Double Agents.
Last but not least, Double Agents can gain access to Dead Drop Caches: powerful containers that contain unique weapons like Epic and Legendary Weapon Blueprints and the one-shot, one-kill R1 Shadowhunter crossbow. These destructible cases can only be opened by Double Agents, so Operatives and the Investigator should either destroy them before they can be opened, or note if someone is standing suspiciously close to one…
Feel like Double Agents get to have all the fun? Think again. There are plenty of containers around the map that have additional gear, as well as the occasional air drop for players willing to risk separating from the pack for the chance to get their hands on some powerful items.