Year 6 for Siege will see the implementation of a "Reputation System" which should hopefully lead to a more positive environment in the game. The System has been working for some time now, and will continue to gather data throughout Year 6 even before the Reputation feedback itself is implemented — this is how they're going to try to stop people from gaming it and circumventing their rulesets.Click here for our full Crimson Heist hands-on.
Toxic players will suffer consequences like Ranked matchmaking bans, voice chat bans and others, while good players can expect to see some rewards — although Ubisoft hasn't yet revealed what those rewards might be.
This is a good move, in my opinion, and something a lot of long-term competitive style games have eventually implemented. No player should have to put up with toxicity from their teammates or opponents, and if the only way to stop players from being toxic is consequences, then so be it.
[The] Skyscraper map has been newly reworked with three major objectives. The first is driving Attackers inside by lowering the number of balconies and relocating them to remove some of the crossfire players could create previously from outside. An entirely new rotation between the two sides of the building on the second floor was also added. Lastly, the bombsites have been balanced to make them all more competitive.
"There's that one corner in Archives — just behind the shelving near the ledge window — where the Fuze grenades never seemed to get to, so you'd have three defenders clambering on top of each other all ready to spring out when the cluster finally finished. Peeking Attackers from the benchtop in Kitchen was always a dog move, but one of those things you had to do to help bambinos learn the ropes.There's more where that comes from, you just need to click here.
In Operation Shadow Legacy, players will be able to rediscover Sam Fisher as an Attacker named Zero, equipped with a new gadget, the Argus Launcher, a two-way drill camera. The cameras are launched to pierce soft or reinforced walls, windows, and hatches or stick to any surface. Once viewing the camera, the Attacker can rotate the camera’s vision to see the other side of the wall. Each camera is equipped with one lazer charge, usable to deal damages to Defenders or destroy gadgets. Sam Fisher is also coming with his unique weapon the SC3000K & melee weapon: the Karambit.That's a lot to take in, and we'd have to assume legacy players are big Ubi franchise fans, so this feels like a massive win across the board. And as mentioned in the intro, who knows, maybe this is just the first major step in bringing Fisher back in standalone capacity down the track.
In addition to Sam Fisher, players will be able to explore a reimagined Chalet map, which has been newly reworked. The team has improved the first and the second floors, and the roof is now traversable, among other features. Objectives have been the main focus of this rework, with a hallway added to improve rotation in the Basement, and the Trophy site has been switched for a new one in Dining.
Alongside this new season, Ubisoft unveiled that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free from August 27th to September 4th, depending on the platform. Interested players can join the more than 60 million players in the Rainbow Six Siege community across all platforms, including immediate access to all maps, modes, and 20 legacy Operators.
Ahead of this free week, Ubisoft also announced the launch of SquadFinder, a mobile and desktop web application designed to help players match with teammates according to their language, playstyle, and overall game habits. SquadFinder is now available at http://rainbow6.com/squadfinder.
Additional game updates include the following:
- Ping 2.0
- Map Ban
- New secondary gadget: the Hard Breach Charge
- New Optics and Sights Colors
- New Reinforcement Pool
The Test Server for Operation Shadow Legacy will go live on August 18th. The Test Server is an alternative version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, allowing players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game itself. Since this is a testing environment, a consistent gameplay experience is not guaranteed on the Test Server. Players are invited to submit the issues they encounter on the Test Server on the R6 Fix platform: https://r6fix.ubi.com/. The Test Server is exclusive to Windows PC.
Iana uses the Gemini Replicator, a remotely-controlled holographic copy of herself. When she deploys it, she can scout ahead with little to no consequences. It can move and produce sound like she would, but it cannot shoot, melee or use secondary gadgets. The Replicator has a time limit or can be exited at any time. The Replicator is all about fooling Iana’s opponents as well as collecting information. If the Gemini is spotted and destroyed by a Defender, it can help Iana deduce the threat’s location, but it will buy her opponents a few precious seconds to reposition.
Oryx’s signature move is the Remah Dash. Its speed allows him to roam efficiently and cover short distances with unprecedented swiftness and can also be used to knock down opponents. Oryx can also dash through breakable walls, creating a wide opening, though he loses health every time the Remah Dash is used for breaching. Additionally, Oryx has the unique ability to interact with broken hatches. He can climb straight through for a quick rotation, or he can hang on the edge to peek or wait for the perfect moment to go up. As long as he’s hanging, Oryx can also opt to drop down if the climb seems too dangerous.
Welcome to the Chinese Castle! pic.twitter.com/dfOmOAqoSk— ESL Rainbow Six (@ESLRainbowSix) November 10, 2019
In this exciting 5-vs.-5 Monster Hunt mode, players will have to choose between fighting or embracing the darkness. Exterminators: 5 Sledges wielding only 3 unique hammers as weapons and a selection of gadgets -- Eyenox Model III (Jackal), Heartbeat sensor (Pulse) and the EE-ONE-D (Lion) -- will face five Monsters: a cast composed of Lesion, Frost, Kapkan, Smoke, and Ela. The Monsters have no weapons but can use traps and have a unique ability created for this mode: they can turn momentarily invisible and run faster to escape. The Monster Hunters’ (Attackers) goal is to kill all monsters, while the Monsters (Defenders) try to survive the round.Jump in now while you can, and enjoy a trailer for the new content embedded below.
The Doktor’s Curse Collection will introduce brand new skins for five operators. Smoke, Kapkan, Frost, Lesion, and Ela each get their own set of four items, as well as Doc and Bandit, for a total of 28 items. Additionally, classic 2018 Halloween skins are once again available for a limited time.
A farm girl from Central Queensland, Tori “Gridlock” Tallyo Fairous learned from an early age that the best way through any hardship is with the help of family. Years spent running the family cattle farm honed her natural leadership skills, but her preferred method for dealing with problems is to get stuck into them herself and to ignore the inevitable paperwork that piles up afterward. Suffice to say, taking on a more formal role as an officer in the SASR hasn’t been one of her top priorities, despite the many attempts made to promote her.
Max “Mozzie” Goose is her opposite. Affectionately known as a “show pony” there’s no mistaking when he walks into a room. He can talk for hours about the wild stunts he’s pulled… But at the end of the day it’s his exceptional work ethic and ability to integrate with any team – as well as his unnecessary yet spectacular derring-do – that made him a candidate for Rainbow.
Welcome to the Outback! Set in Australia’s Red Heart, this map is an homage to all the dusty service stations and motels that populate the forgotten highways of the continent, places filled with hardworking locals and specialty menu items you’ll find nowhere else.Anyway, thanks Ubisoft, it's about bloody time aye.
Unfortunately for this particular pit stop, a passing nuclear convoy came crashing to a halt while under attack, forcing locals and patrons to flee and causing Rainbow to be called in. As to what inspired the team when designing the game’s 21st map, Assistant Level Design Director Jacques Wong says they referred to two fan favourites – Oregon and Clubhouse.
“We divided the map into three distinct sections – the Garage, the Motel, and the Restaurant – and put a lot of effort into making sure each section is recognisable, even from far away,” Wong explained. “There are specific colours for each section, and we used lighting and geometry to direct the player’s gaze to where they need to go.”
Additionally, the focus was on returning to a style of gameplay that players have enjoyed in the past, while keeping the meta in mind. “We wanted to emphasise the impact of player decision-making, so for example, there’s a limited number of doors between each sections” Wong continued. “Roamers can still create new paths by destroying walls, and there’s always the option of changing floors as a flanking strategy. It’s a medium-sized map, so players won’t need to go far to find alternative routes.”
Meanwhile, the three sections are as unique inside as they are out. Get ready for rooms packed with souvenirs and cultural artifacts from many a roadside petrol station across the Great Southern Land. You might even run into our friendly resident mascot, Norman, in the restaurant, though we do ask that you try not to stare.
Additionally, the Volcano Signature weapon skin will be offered to those who purchase the Year 4 Pass before March 4th, 2019. As a reward for our players’ loyalty, owners of the Year 3 Pass will receive an additional 600 Rainbow Six credits when they purchase the Year 4 Pass. For more information on the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Pass, visit rainbow6.com.Just one thing fro us, Ubisoft: PLEASE drop an Aussie operator in 2019. We deserve it.
Players who try the game during the free weekend can carry over their progress and continue to play uninterrupted if they purchase the game. They will also benefit from a discount up to 70% off on the Starter, Standard, Advanced, Gold, and Complete Editions between November 16th and November 30th, depending on the platforms*.Check out the free weekend trailer below:
*Free Weekend discount available on select dates for PC, Xbox and PlayStation stores. Dates will vary.
Year Three Season Four features the GIGR (Groupe d'Intervention de La Gendarmerie Royale). We’re bringing forth a map that represents the pinnacle of military training facilities and we’re introducing two Operators from the Kingdom of Morocco.The larger question, of course, is when will we see Aussie Operators? I mean, our SAS is regarded as one of the most elite forces in the world, and there are a lot of Rainbow Six Siege players here in Oz. C'mon, Ubi, get this shit rolling!
For Operation Wind Bastion and following a written agreement with the resident Commander, Rainbow Six has secured permission to use the renowned fortress located in the Atlas Mountains. You’ll have the rare opportunity to test your skills inside a stunning mudbrick kasbah. Enjoy unprecedented roof access, but do try to stay focused despite the breathtaking oasis just next door.
The first Operator is a Defender and the Commander himself who is as stoic as the mountains are immovable. He is stationed at the country’s legendary kasbah, a training ground that has shocked and awed thousands of incoming soldiers. Strict and imposing, he inspires respect and has taken it upon himself to guide the future of Moroccan Special Forces.
The second Operator is an Attacker who travels wherever the wind takes her. She’s among the few explorers who can cross the Sahara, climb up the Alps, trek through Asia’s rainforests, march along the Arctic Circle…and still return to her unit in operational shape. Perceptive and resourceful, she’s an expert on environmental operations with a knack for pushing the enemy back.
Visit our Rainbow Six Twitch Channel on November 17th and 18th for the full reveal of Operation Wind Bastion during the Pro League Finals.
Correction of the weapon sights misalignment that caused automatic weapon to diverge from where the reticle was positioned. From now on if players are not able to select an Operator before the end of the selection phase, they will no longer be assigned Recruit, but will be assigned a random Operator from the list they have already unlocked. Ability to mute the text or voice chat of each player individually. Hatch Reinforcements will now allow for partial destruction. Finally, in addition to gameplay and technical fixes, players can expect some map balancing adjustments on Consulate.
Players who try the game during the free weekend can carry over their progress and continue to play uninterrupted if they purchase the game. They will also benefit from a discount of up to 60% off on the Standard, Advanced, Gold, and Complete Editions between August 16 and August 27, depending on the platforms.If you haven't jumped in yet, here's our in-depth review to help you make that jump.
The full details and timing of the free weekend and the discount are available via the following link: http://rainbow6.com/freeweekend.
The upcoming Operation Grim Sky will feature two new operators, one American Attacker and one Defender hailing from Great Britain, and the first ever fully reworked map, Hereford Base. The full reveal of the Year 3 Season 3 content for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be made on August 19 during the Six Major Paris.
PRO LEAGUE SEASON 7 FINALISTS
- FNATIC (Australia)
- PENTA Sports (EU)
- Millennium (France)
- Team Liquid (Brazil)
- FaZe Clan (Brazil)
- Evil Geniuses (US)
- Rogue (US)
- Nora-Rengo (Japan)
SIX MAJOR QUALIFIERS
- I Don’t Know (EU)
- OrgLess (Germany)
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (Brazil)
- Immortals (Brazil)
- Obey Alliance (US)
- Element Mystic (Korea)
FRENCH CUP WINNER
- Mock-it (France)
DREAMHACK VALENCIA WINNER
- Team Vitality (France)