Rainbow Six: Siege

rainbowsix-siege-logoToday, Ubisoft announced that Operation Velvet Shell, the first free update of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Year 2, will be available for Xbox One, Sony Playstation®4 and Windows PC from February 7th, 2017. Year 2 pass holders will instantly receive the two new Operators of the Spanish Counter Terrorist Unit as well as their four signature weapons skins. Non-Season Pass owners will be able to unlock them using the ‘Renown’ in-game currency or R6 Credits from February 14th, 2017.

The new Coastline map featuring Operation Velvet Shell
In Operation Velvet Shell, players will assume the role of two Spanish operators from the Grupo Especial de Operaciones and attempt to regain control of the Ibiza coastline using their unique tactical expertise:

  • Mira has proven her strength and endurance in tactical situations, but her best asset is her technical expertise. Her specialty is creating Black Mirrors, nearly indestructible horizontal one-way windows that can be punched into barricades or destructible walls. Combined with the Vector 45 ACP and ITA12L as her primary weapons, enemies can rapidly go from “spotted” to “dead.”
  • Jackal has developed his expertise in tracking down High Value Targets and intercepting narcotics shipments with the G.E.O.s. Equipped with the C7E and PDW9 as primary weapons, Jackal can also activate his Eyenox Model III headset to track enemy footprints. The more recent the prints, the “hotter” they’ll appear in Jackal’s view, so if you see bright red bootprints, there’s likely an enemy nearby!

Additionally, as part of the ongoing commitment to enrich the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow: Six Siege playing experience, Year 2 will start with a new dynamic navigation interface, making player activity such as challenges, news and boosters available in the same place. Xavier Marquis, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow: Six Siege Creative Director explains, “We are working hard on ensuring the game’s longevity. We are here to stay so want to make sure that you’re getting comfortable”.

To learn more about Operation Velvet Shell, please visit www.rainbow6.com/VelvetShell

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is currently available worldwide for consoles and Windows PC. More information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, is available on rainbow6.com.

rainbowsix-siege-logoOperation Red Crow, the fourth major content update for Rainbow Six: Siege, is out now. As with previous updates, it adds a new map – Skyscraper, which blends modern design with classic Japanese architecture – and two new Operators, Echo and Hibana, who each bring unique new weapons and gadgets to the field. Here’s what to expect from Rainbow’s two new faces:

Hibana
A member of Japan’s elite Special Assault Team, Yumiko “Hibana” Imagawa is a fast, lightly armored Attacker who excels at charging through obstacles. Key to this particular talent is her X-KAIROS, a unique 40mm launcher she developed in collaboration with fellow Operator Thermite. Able to fire multiple explosive pellets and detonate them simultaneously, the launcher offers a way to rapidly breach walls to create new pathways or lines of sight for teammates, or to distract enemies with decoy explosions.

Echo
The Defender half of the new Operator set, Masaru “Echo” Enatsu is a robotics prodigy who commands the Yokai drone. The drone can cruise along the floor or fly up and perch on the ceiling, allowing versatile visibility though its camera feed and unleashing ultrasonic bursts that disorient all targets nearby. From hunting down roamers to disrupting a coordinated team assault, Echo’s remote-controlled ally will be a powerful counter to aggressive Attackers.

Both Echo and Hibana can be equipped with SuperNova pump-action shotguns and the same sidearm options – the P229 and BEARING 9 – but Hibana can also carry a TYPE-89 assault rifle, while Echo has the option of an MP5SD submachine gun. Additionally, Hibana can deploy an M18 Claymore or a stun grenade, while Echo has the option of a nitro cell or deployable shield.

Operation Red Crow also introduces new customization options, including new signature weapon skins based on classical Japanese art and the introduction of Elite sets. Elite sets are coordinated player assets which include a matching uniform and headgear, an Operator card, an Operator name, a signature victory animation, and a charm. The first to roll out are the Vympel, L Detachment, and Vintage Bureau sets, which will be available for Kapkan, Sledge, and Thermite.

The Skyscraper map, perched high above the streets of Nagoya, Japan, is available to all players starting November 17. Season Pass owners will have immediate and exclusive access to the new Operators from November 17 until November 24, when other players will be able to unlock them with R6 Credits or Renown. New experiences in high-tension counterterrorism are waiting for you, so suit up and get ready to breach.

The Rainbow Six: Siege team has also announced its plans for a second year of post-launch content that will follow a similar structure as the first year. This content will include new Operators, new maps, as well as a variety of other updates and improvements. New maps and modes will remain free to all players, while Operators and most weapon skins will be unlockable with Renown or R6 Credits. Year two content kicks off in February with the Rainbow Six Invitational.

Watch the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Operation Red Crow Trailer here.

For more information on Rainbow Six: Siege, visit the official site.

rainbowsix-siege-logoToday, Ubisoft announced that Operation Red Crow, the fourth major update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege will be available on November 17th for Xbox One, Sony Playstation4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. In line with the studio’s commitment to provide new post-launch content for the game and complete the Year One road map, this content update introduces a free new map and new gameplay features. Once again two new Operators will be available for Season Pass holders on November 17th and for all players on November 24th.

Ubisoft also announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege will be available for free from November 10th to 13th, for the first time on PlayStation4 system, as well as on Windows PC via Uplay and Steam.

In the lead up to the fourth major update, the Rainbow Six community remains strong and continues to increase with more people playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege than there were at launch. There is no better time to join the strong community of more than 10 million players and discover Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege firsthand.

For more information about the game and news on the upcoming title update, Operation Red Crow, please visit: www.rainbow6.com

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The Rainbow Six: Siege PC Starter Edition is back! Available for a limited time, you will be able to purchase the Starter Edition on PC through Uplay.

PC players looking for an inexpensive way to jump into Rainbow Six: Siege no longer have to wait to get their fix. Starting September 15th on Uplay, a special Starter Edition of the game will be available for $15/€15 on PC for a limited time. The Starter Edition offers the full Rainbow Six: Siege experience, with all maps and Operators available, but unlocking new Operators works a little differently.

If you’re familiar with the Starter Edition from June, it is exactly the same as last time. For new players, those who buy the Starter Edition will immediately get access to two Operators, along with 600 R6 Credits to spend on two more Operators (or other unlocks) of their choice. The two initially available Operators are randomly chosen from a pool of six – Rook, Sledge, Ash, Fuze, Mute, and Smoke –determined to be the most intuitive for entry-level players. Additional operators can be unlocked in the Starter Edition by earning 12,500 renown (compared to 500-2,000 renown in the Standard Edition).

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The third major content update for Rainbow Six: Siege is now available, bringing with it two new Operators from Brazil’s elite BOPE – Caveira and Capitão – as well as a highly destructible new map set in a Brazilian favela. Operation Skull Rain also introduces a Tactical Realism mode aimed at veteran players, which strips away nearly all of the HUD elements and pushes teammates to stay in constant communication.

As with previous updates, the map is free to all Rainbow Six: Siege players, while the new Operators are available immediately to Season Pass holders, who have exclusive access to them for seven days. For their part, the new Operators bring potentially game-changing new abilities to bear on the action, with Capitão packing an asphyxiating, oxygen-burning crossbow and Caveira able to move silently and interrogate enemies to reveal opposing players on the map. Rounding out the package are a new angled grip attachment that speeds up switching between hip fire and ADS, and a surrender system that lets your team vote to forfeit a match if things aren’t going your way before the third round.

Operation Skull Rain is available now as an update for Rainbow Six: Siege on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Watch the official release trailer here.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, please visit the games official website.

rainbowsix-siege-logoStarter Edition priced at $15/£12. Available only until June 19.

By Andy Chalk @ PCGamer

If you think Rainbow Six: Siege looks cool—and if you don’t, Shaun’s excellent “Why I Love” column on the sweet stress of waiting may change your mind—but don’t want to drop $50 just to give it a try, the new, PC-exclusive Rainbow Six: Siege Starter Edition might be just what you’re after. It’s available now on Steam for $15/£12, and includes all of the maps, modes, weapons, and other features from the standard edition, with no restrictions or time limits.

The only difference between the Starter and Standard Editions is in how the Operators are unlocked. The Starter Edition will include just two Operators instead of the usual 20, randomly chosen from a pool of six of the game’s most “intuitive” for newcomers: Rook, Sledge, Ash, Fuze, Mute, and Smoke. Additional Operators can be unlocked for 12,500 renown each (a much higher rate than the Standard Edition) or purchased outright with a $35 R6 Credits bundle.

The Starter Edition also comes with 600 R6 Credits that can be used to unlock two more Operators of your choice (from the pool of six) or on other stuff if you prefer, and it works with the Rainbow Six: Siege season pass, which gives access to eight post-release Operators that will be added over the course of the year.

So it’s Rainbow Six: Siege with fewer guys and more grinding, then, although if you’d like a more specific breakdown of what’s what, a Starter Edition FAQ is available here. There is one other point to be aware of, however: Even though this seems like a pretty good idea to me, the Starter Edition will only be on sale from today until June 19.

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The Rainbow Six team has announced the official release date for Operation Dust Line. The desert-themed DLC will be available May 11 and will feature two new operators from the US Navy SEALs: Valkyrie and Blackbeard. Valkyrie takes the defensive role, and is equipped with sticky cameras that provide an extra level of surveillance. Blackbeard is the attacker, and will sport a shield-and-rifle combo, allowing him to take point in tough situations. You can catch a special live demo of the two new Operators in action on May 7 on the Rainbow Six Twitch channel before the start of the PC Pro League Grand Final. View the Rainbow Six: Siege – Dust Line Teaser Trailer here.

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The Rainbow Six: Siege team has revealed early details on Operation Dust Line, the second major content update for the game, which is scheduled for release in early May. Much like Operation Black Ice before it, Operation Dust Line features two new operators from a counterterrorism unit. For this update, it will be Valkyrie (defense) and Blackbeard (attacker) from the US Navy SEALs. Valkyrie will have access to deployable sticky cameras while Blackbeard will come equipped with a rifle and shield. You can tune into the PC Rainbow Six Pro League Finals on May 7 to learn more about Valkyrie, Blackbeard, and the rest of the content coming in Dust Line. Rainbow Six: Siege Season Pass holders will get access to the new Operators the week of May 9.

Operation Dust Line is the second of four major content updates scheduled for the year. It comes after Operation Black Ice, which featured two new Operators from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2 – Frost and Buck – as well as the new Yacht map.

Rainbow Six: Siege is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. We’ll post more details on Operation Dust Line as they become available.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, please visit the games official website.

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A new patch is now available for Rainbow Six: Siege, updating the tactical shooter to version 2.2. Included are some measures intended to combat cheating, including a ranked kill cam, and the new version also includes spawn kill countermeasures, matchmaking improvements, and bug fixes. All the details are in the Ubi Forums, and here’s word on the anti-cheating stuff from the UbiBlog:

Rainbow Six: Siege is about to become a harsher environment for cheaters because Patch 2.2 is bringing a new wave of fixes designed to deter cheats and exploits, with a special eye toward keeping players from being killed as they spawn. The biggest addition is a “Report” button players can use to flag behaviors they think are suspicious. To help eliminate any confusion about whether an opponent cheated, kill cams are being introduced to ranked matches, letting players see for themselves whether any foul play was involved in their deaths.

Also, tweaks are being made to multiple spawn points across eight maps, in some cases altering scenery to protect Attackers from being immediately killed by Defenders. For example, the Oregon map’s Construction Site now features added fencing and a higher, now-bulletproof wall to keep Defenders from firing on Attackers at the start of the match.