Posts Tagged ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’

Rainbow 6 Siege Gone Boating In Operation Black Ice

A fancy yacht crashed in cruel Canadian ice (quite contrary to the nature of its countrymen, Canadian ice) is now available for your recreational raiding in Rainbow Six Siege [official site], added today in the free ‘Operation Black Ice‘ update. It also brings two new operators with new toys (a leg trap is v. Canadian), though until next Tuesday they’re only for people who’ve bought the season pass – the rest of y’all will have to make do with getting shot in the face by them.

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Rainbow Six Siege Operation Black Ice Operators Leak

Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is a great game, so I am eager for news of how it’ll be expanded in future. Eager enough to not care that these details of its next DLC, Operation Black Ice, are from a leak and therefore unconfirmed and maybe garbage. They look real, they taste real, so let’s give Reddit the benefit of the doubt and say that February 2nd will bring two new Operators called Frost and Buck.

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Rainbow Six Siege Cracks Down On Cheaters

Make my day.

For a game so tough on crime – eagerly blasting through the walls of a suburban home and charging in guns blazing – Rainbow Six Siege [official site] was relatively lenient on cheaters. If its automated detection spotted a cheater, for the first offense it’d slap them on the wrist with a three-day ban. “They’re good kids,” it’d say like a village bobby, a big smile across its ruddy digital face, “I’m sure they won’t do it again.”

Presumably one cheater returned to nick the cyberbobby’s bike and ditched it in the village pond, as the digirozzer has cracked right down. As of Patch 1.3, there’s zero tolerance for cheaters, and the virtuacop is far more vigilant too.

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Rainbow Six Siege Patch 1.2 Addresses Tick Rate Issue

I’ve been having a rollicking good time with Ubisoft’s cops-versus-other-cops game Rainbow Six Siege [official site] over the past few weeks, but if you were to take a cross-section of random internet people’s opinions you might think I was the only one having fun. Complaints, complaints, complaints, as far as the eye can see, and all centered around one stat: tick rate.

Well you can stop complaining, or at least find a different excuse. Patch 1.2 fixes the issue.

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Rainbow 6 Siege’s HD Texture Pack & Friend Weekends

Hey, do you have a friend playing Rainbow Six Siege [official site] and fancy a go yourself? Bug them for an invite, as Ubisoft are running an invitation-only trial weekend that’ll let folks play the whole dang game for free.

Hey, are you already playing Siege and do you have a beefy PC? You might want to download the “Ultra-HD” texture pack Ubi have released, adding high-res textures for sharper-looking murdertimes. Oh, and invite your pals to play too, sheesh – I’d thought that was implied.

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Wot I Think: Rainbow Six Siege

When firefights break out, bullets sending plaster dust into the air and punching holes through walls and doors, Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is as effective a depiction of close quarters first-person combat as I’ve ever seen. It reminds me of F.E.A.R., Monolith’s horror-themed FPS. Take away the slow motion and the scare tactics, and F.E.A.R. is still fantastic, thanks to some of the crunchiest and weightiest shooting in gaming.

As in intense and grimly beautiful depiction of firefights, Siege is on the same level.

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Rainbow Six Siege Gets Shakespearean Launch Trailer

After a spot of D-Day turbulence that saw the Rainbow Six Siege [official site] open beta delayed, Ubisoft’s tactical FPS has pulled itself from the trenches and is now well into its second day of public testing where it’ll be stationed until Sunday. If you can’t manage along, you might want to whet your military whistle with a look at Siege’s Shakespearean launch trailer below before it launches on Tuesday. Ten-hut!

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Rainbow Six Siege Open Beta Delayed By Bug

You know how the open beta test for Ubisoft’s wall-breaching tactical FPS Rainbow Six Siege [official site] is meant to be going on now? By this point, you should’ve been gleefully barrelling through walls, turning floors into doors, and generally murdering people. Alas, technical problems popped up, and Ubisoft have kept the beta closed for a while longer while they figure it out. No firm word yet on when it will launch.

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Rainbow Six Siege’s Final Beta Begins Today For Some

If you were previously given access to one of the Rainbow Six Siege [official site] closed betas, you can now preload the game’s final beta and start playing later today. If you’ve not previously had access, then no matter: the beta will explode open its doors to everyone tomorrow and run for all through till Sunday.

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