Rainbow Six: Siege

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege invites players to master the art of destruction. Intense close quarters confrontations, high lethality, tactics, team play, and explosive action are at the center of the experience. The gameplay sets a new bar for intense firefights and expert strategy in the rich legacy of past Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six games.

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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.

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The latest Rainbow Six Siege patch may have introduced a series of new glitches to the game. On the Rainbow Six: Siege Reddit players are reporting issues with hit registration, rendering problems (operators become black shadows), and problems with knife melee attacks, such as those demonstrated in the video here.

“Nothing was as game breaking before as I’m seeing now,” said one player, while another added: “I don’t play that often, but yesterday I got a headshot bonus without getting a kill. Is that normal?”

Updating its forum post, Ubisoft has responded to a list of player issues and complaints but is as yet unable to confirm when we can expect some errors to be resolved.

We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for comment and will report back as/when they get back to us. The next Rainbow Six: Siege patch is expected mid-February.

rainbowsix-siege-logoTHE FIRST OF FOUR MAJOR CONTENT UPDATES INTRODUCES NEW OPERATORS, A NEW MAP AND MORE

Ubisoft announce that the Operation Black Ice free update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

As part of the ongoing commitment to provide new content on a regular basis for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, the Operation Black Ice content pack includes the new yacht map, two new operators, Frost and Buck, from the elite Canadian special operations JTF 2 force, and new weapon skins. Additionally, the Spectator Camera feature will be available online for all platforms in custom games.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege post launch philosophy is to avoid any split in the community, consequently all gameplay elements will be available with no additional costs. Maps and modes will be free and available immediately for everyone. New operators and most weapon skins can be unlocked with earned currency, called Renown, or with R6 Credits.

Season Pass holders will instantly receive the new JTF 2 operators and non-Season Pass owners will be able to unlock them using Renown in-game currency or R6 Credits starting on February 9th.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is currently available worldwide for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

Watch the Operation Black Ice trailer here.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, visit: rainbow6.ubi.com.

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The Ubisoft Forums offer details on a new patch that’s now live in Rainbow Six: Siege, updating the first-person shooter sequel to version 1.3, and the UbiBlog has further word. The patch notes outline what’s changed, including anti-cheating improvements, an update to their ban policy, and an exploit fix that’s being tested and should go live on all platforms today. Here’s the overview:

Today we are sharing our third update. This one is smaller because we felt we needed to quickly fix some issues. The changes described below will take effect on January 13th for PC and on January 20th for consoles, except the server tick rate improvement, the anti-cheating and banning policy improvements as well as the out-of-zone insta-kill option which is effective for all immediately (read below for details). This patch will be released on PC first because of the faster deployment process, in order to test the impact the fixes have and adjust if needed. Note that tomorrow, January 13th, Patch 1.2 takes effect on consoles. A much bigger patch, Patch 2.0, will be released at the same time as Season 1, on February 2nd. This update will be made available on PC and consoles at the same time.

Please refer to our post about our top priorities and known issues to see our current plans and steps we are taking to improve the game as we move forwards. Note that this update, Patch 1.3, will not fix all of our current top issues and that we are actively working on fixing them as soon as possible.

rainbowsix-siege-logoPlayers Can Refer up to Four Friends and Get Rewards

Today, Ubisoft announced a friend referral program for owners of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege on Windows PC. Starting now, all existing Windows PC players can give up to four friends full access to the game this weekend by visiting rainbow6keys.ubi.com. Whether these recruits want to play 5 vs. 5 multiplayer, co-op Terrorist Hunt or one of the solo Situations, the entire game will be available to them for free this weekend without restrictions.

· Existing PC players can visit rainbow6keys.ubi.com right now to receive four referral keys.
· Recruits can start pre-loading the game as of now, through Uplay™.
· Free weekend access begins Friday, December 18, 12:01 am CET and lasts through Sunday, December 20, 06:01 am CET.
· Each recruit who redeems a key will reward referrers with a 24-hour Renown Boost that they will receive shortly after the program ends.
· Recruits who decide to purchase the full game will receive a 25% discount from the Uplay Shop and keep their in-game progression.

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

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If you’re playing Rainbow Six: Siege on PC, there’s an extra treat waiting for you today alongside the latest update – and it’s one you’ll definitely want to grab if you’re playing on a higher-end rig. Download the Ultra HD Texture Pack, and you’ll get new weapon and character textures that look amazing at resolutions up to 4K.

You don’t need a 4K monitor or ultra-high-end graphics card to take advantage of the new textures, however. For example, if you’re running a GPU with at least 4 GB of memory, you’ll notice a difference when using the new textures between 1080p and 1440p resolutions. Rainbow Six: Siege looks even better on a GPU with 6 GB or more, which lets players take full advantage of the Ultra HD Texture Pack at 4K resolution.

Finally, those running dual GPUs with 6 GB or more each will be able to breach walls and rescue hostages with the game looking its absolute sharpest, with 4K resolution, Ultra HD textures and the highest settings for lighting and shading.

The Ultra HD Texture Pack is available today as free DLC through Uplay and Steam. It’s separate from the update that’s also available now – which brings an auto-kick feature for intentional team killers, closes an exploit that let defenders leave their building duras well as bug fixes, matchmaking changes and a number of other improvements – so if your hardware is up to the challenge, be sure to grab it and make sure your Operators always look their best. Details on the larger update can be found here , and there’s always more news at the Rainbow Six: Siege blog.

rainbowsix-siege-logoUbisoft has launched a new video for Rainbow Six: Siege, a reboot of the series that puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarters confrontations.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege promises to give players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position – by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire, deployable shields and mines, and more – or breach the enemies’ using observation drones, sheet charges, rappelling, and more.

Click here for more game information.

rainbowsix-siege-logoRainbow Six’s long-awaited revival leaves us wanting more – a little too much more.

By Ryan McCaffery, IGN

Rainbow Six: Siege pulls me in opposite directions at the same time. On the one hand, the moment-to-moment gameplay experience is fantastic. Every second of the short rounds matter, walls and floors won’t protect you, and sound tactics win matches. But, like other 2015 multiplayer-focused shooters such as Evolve and Star Wars Battlefront, there’s not a lot of there there. My time with Siege leaves me feeling like this Rainbow Six revival is a skeleton with not a lot of meat on its bones.

Read on…

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The Rainbow Six website announces Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is now available, offering the chance to siege the day with the latest installment in the tactical shooter series. The GeForce website offers a Graphics & Performance Guide on how to get the best visuals for the game on their hardware. The game is available on Steam and Steam announces that if you buy the game there before December 14th you get a free copy of Rainbow Six Vegas 1. This offering is being applied retroactively to all who preordered the game as well. Here’s the description of the game:

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege invites players to master the art of destruction. Intense close quarters confrontations, high lethality, tactics, team play, and explosive action are at the center of the experience. The gameplay sets a new bar for intense firefights and expert strategy in the rich legacy of past Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six games.

Key Features
THE SIEGE GAMEPLAY
For the first time in Rainbow Six, players will engage in sieges, a brand-new style of assault. Enemies now have the means to transform their environments into strongholds: they can trap, fortify, and create defensive systems to prevent breach by Rainbow teams.

To face this challenge, players have a level of freedom unrivaled by any previous Rainbow Six game. Combining tactical maps, observation drones, and a new rappel system, Rainbow teams have more options than ever before to plan, attack, and diffuse these situations.