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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

1 day 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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2 weeks 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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1 month ago

Rainbow Six Siege now auto-bans players for bigotry

We've known for a while that Ubisoft have been trying to curb toxicity in Rainbow Six Siege, but their latest phase in their war against awful people brightened up my weekend. The popular tactical FPS now automatically and immediately issues short-term bans for racist and homophobic slurs in text-chat.

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2 months ago

The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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3 months ago

R6 Siege invades Villa in Operation Para Bellum today

Summer's almost here, so Rainbow Six Siege is kicking in the door of a nice Italian villa ostensibly to stop terrorists or something but more likely to claim a place in the sun. Operation Para Bellum launches today, the latest free content update, with the new map, new operators (well, not for everyone just yet), bug fixes, tweaks, and balance changes. The reviled 'dropshot', which…

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Rainbow Six Siege does all the big reveals for Para Bellum

During today's Terrorism Shooty Championship, Ubisoft revealed the entirety of the new Rainbow Six Siege Para Bellum-- the Italian season for the online surprise-em-up. The new operation adds balancing changes, a secondary gadget, and some map buff alterations. But the two new operators and the Villa map are the most exciting parts. Well-- that and the promise that entire maps are about to get rebuilt…

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Rainbow Six: Siege is free to try & on sale this weekend

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (to drop its seldom-used full name) really has come from strength to strength. Once an also-ran, now a genuine esports phenomenon. For those fashionably late to the party and confused as to what's going on, imagine Counter-Strike, but where all but the sturdiest of walls, floors and ceilings can be shot to ribbons, and where every single player has a bag full…

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Catch a glimpse of Rainbow Six: Siege’s new Villa map

Tom Clancy just keeps churning out excellent video games. Despite, you know, the obvious. Both TC's Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Rainbow Six: Siege are experiencing the sort of lifespan that I thought, for sure, would have been comparable to say... Evolve? Jokes on me: both titles are going strong and only getting better. TCR6S is entering the second season of its third year, which is…

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4 months ago

Rainbow Six Siege prepares for Operation Para Bellum

Si vis pacem, the old adage says, para bellum. No one knows what it means, the original language long since lost to history, but it's believed to broadly translate to "If you don't sit down and shut your mouth, I'll belt you one." That message of shoving will carry over to the next Rainbow Six Siege update, named Operation Para Bellum, which will add the…

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Rainbow Six Siege rolls out its mid-season v1.2 tweaks

I do not envy the job that Ubisoft Montreal have set themselves with Rainbow Six Siege, balancing their increasingly popular FPS to esports standards. Counter-Strike's gameplay can be upset with a single tweak, and that isn't a class-based, multi-phase game like Siege. Still, the past few major updates for the game have felt confident, and no massive community uproar has resulted, so clearly they're doing something…

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Rainbow Six Siege tests tweaks, dumps dropshotting

There's something about serious modern tactical shooters that just makes them a breeding ground for bizarre, alien movements that would never make sense in a gunfight. Who here remembers Dolphin Diving in Battlefield 2? Well, the Rainbow Six Siege equivalent is the Dropshot, a trick carried over from the likes of the Call of Duty series, and Ubisoft have finally decided it's just a little…

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5 months ago

Rainbow Six Siege’s devs outline plans to curb toxicity

With great esports comes great bigotry. Not quite the snappiest of mottos, but relevant to Rainbow Six Siege, which has gone from strength to strength this past year at the cost of an increasingly ornery playerbase. In an attempt to help reduce the awfulness of public play, Ubisoft have outlined plans for the coming year to keep both verbal and mechanical abuse to a minimum.

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Rainbow Six Siege overhauling recoil to fix accuracy

From the playground to Uplay, one persistent problem of simulated cartoon violence is baddies refusing to fall down dead no matter how accurately you shout "Bang bang!" at them. Video games can mediate these negotiations of "I got you!" "Nuh uh you didn't!" but lag and glitches often mean it's still a little fuzzy. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege intends to remove one of its…

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6 months ago

Operation Chimera brings 2 new operators and zombie co-op to Rainbow Six Siege

In Adam's review of Rainbow Six Siege, he mentioned how he'd love to see Left 4 Dead 3 take place in Siege's impressively destructible buildings. Three years on, he's about to (sorta) get his wish. Outbreak mode is a co-op event that'll run until April 3rd, in which three players have to help each other survive against zombie hordes. The new mode is live now,…

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Rainbow Six Siege improving chat bans in war on toxicity

In their ongoing mission to make people on the Internet behave, god damn it, just behave for five god damn minutes, Ubisoft this week are overhauling the system which bans players from Rainbow Six Siege for saying terrible things. Ubi already ban players for awfulness, but say this week's improvement "is going to make us significantly more efficient" in cracking down on racial and homophobic…

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Rainbow Six Siege’s next operators deploy drones and medical nanomachines

The next two characters coming to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege will bring the superpowers of surveillance and cyberdrugs, Ubisoft announced over the weekend. Lion and Finka, as they're named, will arrive as part of Operation Chimera, the first big update of the wall-busting tactical shooter's third year. Lion can scan the whole battlefield several times per round, while Finka can buff her whole team…

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Rainbow Six Siege Invitational’s Quarter-Finals are live

It took a lot of tactical face-shooting to get here, but the virtual bloodbath that is the Six Invitational is in its final days. Down to just 8 teams, the final few matches will be playing out over the course of today and the weekend. At the time of writing, Brazil's Faze Clan are in a very close-fought match against US-based Evil Geniuses. The high stakes match…

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7 months ago

Rainbow Six Siege’s Outbreak event bringing zombie horrors to the tactical FPS

An old Russian space capsule, a mutagenic parasite and a small, backwoods American town sealed off behind a quarantine zone as its inhabitants mutate into horrible monsters. Pretty boilerplate videogame stuff, but a definite break from the norm for rising esports darling Rainbow Six Siege. After months of teasing, Ubisoft have finally revealed the nature of their upcoming time-limited 3-player co-op event for the competitive…

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Rainbow Six Siege halts plan to replace standard edition with pricier one

Ubisoft have reversed plans to replace the $40 Standard Edition of Rainbow Six Siege with one that cost $20 more but offered only some virtuacash and a few of the new cosmetic-only loot crates in return. This $60 'Advanced Edition' did not seem a good deal and, with Ubisoft having managed to rebuild and improve Siege to become an actual hit, it seemed daft to…

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9 months ago

Rainbow Six Siege ends year with Operation White Noise

Rainbow Six Siege’s second year of updates has closed with Operation White Noise, the natural enemy of insomnia. It launched yesterday and introduces a new map, Mok Myeok Tower in South Korea, along with three new operators with diverse skills. One of them can even hack your phone to distract you. Stop reading messages from lonely singles in your area, there’s a mission to finish…

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