Does Stray Have Combat?

Image courtesy of BlueTwelve Studio

With Stray's release just around the corner, players might be wondering about the gameplay — like whether or not is has combat. Here's what you need to know.

Stray, the new adventure game developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive is set to release in just a few days time, on July 19, 2022. The game follows a stray cat who uncovers the ancient mystery of a strange cybercity, occupied only by droids and dangerous creatures. 

The game has understandably caught the attention of cat-lovers, thanks to its depiction of an adorable ginger cat and its drone companion. With many eager to try out the upcoming game, players might be wondering if the game has combat.

Is There Combat in Stray?

With a small, feline protagonist, fighting might not always be the best option in Stray, opting for more stealth-based navigation. But there is some combat present in the game, according to one of its official descriptions. Our furry friend's companion drone, B-12, comes equipped with a number of tools to help move through the game's world.

One of these tools is an unlockable ability that allows the player to fight back against tick-like enemies called Zurks and other dangers. The combat skills are limited, however, and players will need to rely on quick reactions, stealth, and agility to escape these encounters unscathed.

You can push things off ledges, though. That's a cat's usual method of violence.

Stray releases on July 19, 2022 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.