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A Roll call is an event that happens between twice and three times each day in The Escapists.
Description[edit | edit source]
During a roll call, all of the prisoners report to a meeting area, and face the Guards. It is during this time that cell searches are announced.
What to do When a Roll Call Starts[edit | edit source]
When there is a roll call, you need to go to the meeting point before the timer ends. If you don't appear to the roll call, the prison will be put on Lockdown, and a 98 second long timer will start counting down. If you don't show up in time, the guards will call for backup and you will be thrown into Solitary. When guards see you outside the roll call area during a roll call, you will gain Guard Heat.
On the other hand, roll call can be a good time to buy items off of other inmates, because all of the inmates in the prison will be in the same general area.
It is important that you go to roll call so that you can see if you are getting your cell searched. If you don't know this information, you won't know whether to hide your contraband or not.
If roll call begins while you are executing your escape plan, you need to get out quickly.