Posts Tagged ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’

Every PC game at Ubisoft’s E3 Press Conference

Ubisoft’s conference included everything we expected, from a closer look at Beyond Good & Evil 2, to confirmation of the leaked Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, to the now traditional (and delightful) Just Dance dancy party. If you don’t have time to watch the conference in its entirety however, here is a showcase of the trailers that were shown and links to the associated news from Ubisoft. Read the rest of this entry »

R6 Siege invades Villa in Operation Para Bellum today

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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 let players drop to prone without upsetting their aim, diving to the floor and murderising the poor opponent who’s left shooting at air above them, is banished for starters. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: A New Hope Edition

It's arguable Raft still has a couple of bugs to fix.

Please sit down. Make sure you have a friend with you, or available on the telephone. Plunkbat isn’t at number one. Somehow, it’s something even more boring. But the rest of the charts are a splendid sight! No GTA, no CS:GO, no Witcher 3, no Skyrim! Read the rest of this entry »

The 50 best FPS on PC

The best shooters endure. While the state of the art moves on in other genres and leaves old designs in the dust, it’s as fun to fire a well-made shotgun from an early 90s FPS as from one released today. For that reason, this list runs the gamut from genre classics to those released in the last year. There’s bound to be something for you inside.

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Steam Charts: Flipping Great Edition

A live feed of the RPS offices

A pleasingly fresh collection of games dominating the top ten Steam moneymakers this week, along with the shock absence of Counter-Strike: GO! No shocks at the #1 spot, but a couple of surprising appearances in the top 5. Read the rest of this entry »

Rainbow Six Siege does all the big reveals for Para Bellum

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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 from the ground up.

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

Maestro is so hardcore, he plays via Steam Link in touchscreen mode, just to keep things fair.

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 of fancy gadgets and traps to flummox their opposition.

It’s best played with friends on voice-comms, but hugely popular nonetheless. This weekend is a fine time to give it a try for yourself. From now until Sunday evening, the game is completely free to try on Steam, and discounted for those who decide they’ll be sticking around.

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

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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 just gosh dang commendable in this cluttered multiplayer market. The Para Bellum update comes with two new operators and an impressive map. Today, we get our first look at it, and it is genuinely a thing of beauty.

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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 game’s nineteenth map and two Italian new characters. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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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 right. Today, patch 1.2 rolled out for the game, tweaking, tuning, and buffing several LMGs .

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Rainbow Six Siege tests tweaks, dumps dropshotting

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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 too much for their game of breaching and clearing. Its removal is leading the charge along with a bundle of other balance tweaks currently in public testing.

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Rainbow Six Siege’s devs outline plans to curb toxicity

She spends 5 hours a day trolling Reddit

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 little dead/notdead quirks by fixing weapon sight alignment issues within its recoil system that mean players can sometimes miss targets even if the crosshair is right over a face – or hit when it isn’t. Ubisoft have been working on this for a while, and a new solution hits the test servers today. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: The Rat Plague Edition

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Greetings, readers. John, your regular guide to this hollow summary of ceaseless material consumption, is missing. We presume he has angered the company overlords with some sort of ill-judged diatribe against corporate consolidation, and has subsequently been reassigned to another media outlet, possibly The Re-education Supplement, or Gulag’s Weekly. Well, you won’t find any such insubordination from me. I have only the purest intentions of telling you the top ten best sellers on Steam this week, with a secondary goal of reinforcing the cold emptiness of our predominant mercantile culture. Let’s buy some games! Read the rest of this entry »

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

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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, and it’s just one head of the Operation Chimera update which also adds 2 new operators, weapon skins and balance changes. Read on to get acquainted with Lion and his scanning drone, plus Finka and her healing nanites.

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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 slurs and other hate speech.

Depending on how awful they are, players could be banned for two days, one week, fifteen days, or full-on forever. Ubi call this their “first step towards managing toxicity in Rainbow Six Siege”, promising more changes to come. So please, just behave. Read the rest of this entry »

Steam Charts: Taxidermy Edition

A lot of people have tried to argue over the years that it’s simply impossible to collate the top ten selling games on Steam from the last week, and then write a small comment accompanying each, beneath a screenshot. But today, for the first time, we hope to prove those people wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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 at once with a heal and a number of perks. Sounds like a party to me. Ubi also showed a little of Chimera’s weird co-op zombie mode, Outbreak. Read the rest of this entry »

Rainbow Six Siege Invitational’s Quarter-Finals are live

And boom goes the dynamite

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 is being broadcast live via Ubisoft’s official Twitch stream, and if the action unfolding tickles your fancy, there’s a free weekend for Rainbow Six Siege running alongside the tournament.

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

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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 FPS. While it sounds like there are some zombie-like things involved, there’s a few interesting wrinkles that should make this an enjoyable three-player romp, at least while it lasts.

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