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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

2 weeks ago

Feature: Getting back into the fray

Rainbow Six Siege guide: tips and tricks to win matches

With over three years worth of additions and balance changes since its launch, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege could be quite the daunting game to get into for new and returning players. So to get you up to speed, this guide has been prepared with sections dedicated to ensuring you're playing optimally and know some of the more basic tactics that can be utilised going…

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Feature: The big re-reveal

Rainbow Six Siege Hereford map: how to defend and how to attack

With Operation Grim Sky comes the first of the reworked maps in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Hereford Base is one of the oldest maps in the game and as such seemed a bit behind the times. This guide will go over all of the changes that have been made to the new map, as well as point out the attacking entry points, places to defend…

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Rainbow Six Siege Clash: what she can do and how to use her

Clash represents the first of her kind in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, as she's the only defender that uses a shield. This presents players with some interesting interactions, as well as a bit more variety in how a team defends their various objectives. However there is an art to using Clash's shield effectively, so our guide will detail just how best to use it, as well…

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Rainbow Six Siege Maverick: what he can do and how to use him

Most breaching attackers in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege make a lot of noise, but Maverick takes a slightly more stealthy approach. His blowtorch can bore holes into just about anything, but its limited fuel capacity makes it tough to use right. This guide will go over how to use the blowtorch effectively, as well as the stats, weapons, and gadgets that Maverick has to offer.

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Rainbow Six Siege operators: who to pick, which abilities are best

As the third year of updates begins to draw to a close, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege now has a massive roster has 42 operators. All of them are vastly different in terms of their weapons loadout, the gadgets they can bring, and the abilities they offer. As each one is essentially their own class, knowing their limitations and strengths is key to getting the most out…

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Season 3: what we know about Operation Grim Sky, new operators, reworked map, balance changes

Operation Grim Sky is now upon us, bringing new stuff and major changes to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. It marks the third season of new operators and map changes this year, in addition to the two years' worth of DLC prior. It also comes with some rather hefty changes that are coming to the game. This guide will tell you all about the new operators,…

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3 weeks ago

Rainbow Six Siege mobilises its final patch notes for Operation Grim Sky tomorrow

The Rainbow Six Siege competitive scene is bracing for a shakeup - Operation Grim Sky looks like it might force some rethinks in the twitchy tactical shooter. While the update doesn't land until tomorrow, September 4th, Ubisoft Montreal have released the complete and extensive patch notes for the operation. Hereford Base is getting a major rework, new operators Maverick (Attacker with a pinpoint blowtorch) and…

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4 weeks ago

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Steam Charts: Morbidly Repetitive Edition

Thank God you're here. Listen, I don't want to over-hype things, but this might be the most essential and life-changing article you ever read. Because if you only click through to read this, you will LITERALLY find out the top ten (nine) grossing games on Steam last week, and seriously, if you bought one of them, you will feel so bloody validated.

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1 month ago

Meet Rainbow 6 Siege’s next characters and map

As Rainbow Six Siege continues smashing through its third year of contents updates, Ubisoft have shown off the two new characters coming in its next big patch, Operation Grim Sky. The fella known as Maverick has a blowtorch to cut wee holes in walls, while Clash is a London rozzer armed with an electrozapping bulletproof shield. Arriving alongside them is a new version of Rainy…

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Steam Charts: Stale Blood Edition

The grim effects of the Steam Summer Sale are finally wearing off, and we've got a bunch of new entries this week! Along with, of course, the usual hoary old guard of dreary regulars. So hold my hand as I guide you through the most exciting article of your life.

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2 months ago

Rainbow Six Siege teases Operation Grim Sky and its upcoming Operators

Tactical wall-smasher Rainbow Six Siege is going stereotypically British for its next update. Not only is the Hereford Base map getting a makover, complete with "high chance of rain", Operation Grim Sky brings us a London cop Defender to play as. Presumably because our island is so underwhelming, they'be balancing out all the rain and gloom with an American Attacker, fresh from the dusty streets of…

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Steam Charts: Life Changing Edition

Welcome to the Award Winning Steam Charts! Yes, you heard that right! I wrote "Award Winning"! It hasn't technically won any awards, but since everyone can agree it should have, it seems like it would almost be lying not to write it. But enough about how bloody brilliant I am, here are the top grossing games on your Steams this week.

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Feature: It's no one's fault but your own

Steam Charts: There Are Consequences Edition

Words are ill-equipped to describe how dull this week's Steam Charts truly are. Read on to see how I combat that. But also, thank goodness there's at least the interesting feature that Plunkbat has, for the first time since it shot to the top of the charts on its release, dropped to third place. Its year-long grip on the top spot was beginning to waver…

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Rainbow Six Siege Buck: what he can do and how to use him

As one of the first DLC operatives for the attackers in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Buck changes the game in some rather significant ways, being able to deal with both long and close range threats with a press of a button. He may not have the fanciest skill out there, but our guide features some important information about how to use him and what other…

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Rainbow Six Siege Castle: what he can do and how to use him

As far as defensive operators go in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Castle couldn't be simpler to understand conceptually. However there is a huge difference between being simple to understand conceptually and simple to use. This guide will show you the things you should, and shouldn't do with Castle, as well as go through his weapons and gadgets.

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Rainbow Six Siege Blackbeard: what he can do and how to use him

Blackbeard is another DLC operative in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and sadly has seen many changes since he burst onto the scene. There's a lot to learn about his guns and personal shield which will be covered in this guide, as well as how he can best support the team.

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Rainbow Six Siege Mute: what he can do and how to use him

Mute is perhaps one of the more annoying operators to deal with in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. His jammers can render drones useless if they get too close, as well as jam the signal to other devices. This guide will take you through exactly what his skill can tamper with, as well as the weapons and gadgets he has on his person.

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Rainbow Six Siege Capitão: what he can do and how to use him

While some operatives in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege have one job they do really well, Capitão has a little more going on for him. His crossbow can be used in multiple ways, either to directly damage his opponents or confuse them enough for allies to take them down. This guide will go over how to effectively use his crossbow, as well as the weapons and gadgets…

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Rainbow Six Siege Jackal: what he can do and how to use him

As one of the few attackers that can track enemies, Jackal can be a particular nuisance to roaming defenders in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Tracking where they have been is one important part of the puzzle of knowing where the enemy currently is. In this guide, you'll find out how to use the ability and what to do with this vital information.

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Rainbow Six Siege Hibana: what she can do and how to use her

Sometimes in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, making an explosive entrance isn't as useful as making a smaller explosive hole in your enemies' defences. Hibana's particular method of penetrating fortified walls can be surprisingly effective and one to consider playing, so this guide will take you through the nuances of her ability, and the guns and gadgets she has to offer.

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