I've noticed even on completely empty servers there is a delay before any block you do. This makes blocking really hard. I don't know if this was made to end melee quicker or whatnot, but it essentially removes blocking as a possibility because the enemy will just spam you to death, especially with a sword or sabre.
Add on top the lag if more than 50 people are on the server which makes melee quite the mess. This should be one of your top concerns right now, or you risk the chance of losing a lot of competitive appeal. I realize the game is Early Access so I am looking forward to improvements in that regard.
Graphics and sounds are gorgeous even on lower levels and I really like that you included a much higher bullet drop than for example NW had.
Congrats on the release