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First details for Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Season 1 operators leaked

Published: 12/Nov/2019 1:31 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 2:18

by Andrew Amos


Just after the reveal of Rainbow Six‘s final expansion for Year 4, Operation Shifting Tides, Ubisoft has leaked details about the next set of operators in line for Year 5 Season 1.

After Rainbow 6’s Year 4 brought in a bevy of map updates, changes to matchmaking, and eight new operators, players are hopeful for what’s to come in Year 5.

While next year feels so far away, that hasn’t stopped the leaks coming through thick and fast early, with some eagle-eyed players spotting out some new information on the next operators to hit Team Rainbow.

UbisoftOperation Shifting Tides was announced as the final operation for Year 4.

The leak, which is up on the Rainbow Six Siege Test Server, shows what weapons the new operators will be using (H/TWindowsCentral). 

The attacker will have the option of the G36C and ARX200 as primary, which were previously used by Ash and Nomad respectively. For sidearms, they’ll have the MK1 9mm pistol, which came in with the release of Frost and Buck.

The defender will have a choice between the MP5 and the SPAS-12 shotgun, which appear over a variety of operators including Doc, Rook, and Valkyrie. The USP40 and the Bailiff 410 will be the two secondaries players can choose from.

Ubisoft / WindowsCentralThe ARX will be making an appearance during Y5S1.

There’s no official information about the operator’s gadgets, or even what they look like, however, there’s been speculation about where they’ll be coming from. 

The Year 4 teaser for Rainbow 6 featured images of Australia, Denmark, India, and Greece. Operators for the first three countries have come out during Burnt Horizon (Australia), Phantom Sight (Denmark), and Shifting Tides (India), with Greece the only country not ticked off the list yet.

The leaks come after Operation Shifting Tides’ official announcement at the Season 10 Pro League finals in Tokoname, Japan on November 10. The final operators for Year 4 will be Kali, an attacker with a bolt-action sniper rifle that one-shot downs any operator from almost anywhere.

The defender, Wamai, has a magnetic grenade trap that works similarly to Jager’s Active Defense System without destroying the nades. He regens them throughout the round, like Legion’s GU Mines, and they can only draw one deployable per charge, but they can completely mess up a team’s push.

UbisoftA collage of photos from different countries, including Greece, is on the top-right of the board.

Operation Shifting Tides also included a full rework of Theme Park. The train in the center of the map has been removed, as well as the main door, with the map getting a brighter touchup across the board.

Further details of the next Siege operation is expected to drop in February 2020 during the Six Invitational. For now, players will have to keep an eye out for any new information to satisfy them over the long three-month wait.

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How to upgrade Rainbow Six to next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:01 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:12

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege is hitting the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on December 1. If you’re looking to make the jump, here’s exactly what you need to do to upgrade. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Every title is trying to make the jump to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles. The next generation is here ⁠— just in time for Christmas ⁠— and while grabbing some new games is always high on the list, old favorites shouldn’t be left behind.

If you’ve picked up a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege for the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to make the jump to the next-gen consoles on December 1. Here’s how you can upgrade.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
Get ready to jump into Siege on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, starting December 1.

How to upgrade Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

If you own a copy of Rainbow Six on PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free ⁠— providing that you upgrade to a console in the same family.

That means the upgrade won’t work if you go from the Xbox One to PS5, or the PS4 to the Xbox Series X. Also, if you own a physical version of Rainbow Six, you won’t be able to transfer to discless consoles.

From there, it’s as simple as linking your console to Ubisoft Connect, downloading the game again, and jumping right into the action. Here’s a full step by step list of what you need to do.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect account to your Xbox or PlayStation account here.
  2. Log onto your console and download Rainbow Six Siege (or insert your physical disc).
  3. Launch the game.
Operation Neon Dawn header for Rainbow Six Siege
The launch of Rainbow Six on next-gen consoles on December 1 will likely align with the release of Operation Neon Dawn.

Rainbow Six cross-play and cross-progression confirmed

Once you upgrade your console, you won’t have to start from scratch. Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six will not only have cross-progression, but also cross-play between console generations.

You’ll keep all your progress, including Operators, in-game items, stats, and more, and you’ll also be able to play with friends if they don’t make the jump to next-gen just yet.

However, cross-play and cross-progression won’t be coming to PC in the near future. While Ubisoft aims on implementing it for the PS5 and Xbox Series X down the line, they will not be available on launch.