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Five Ace tips to help you dominate in Rainbow Six: Siege

Published: 26/May/2020 6:41

by Andrew Amos


Ace is the latest attacker to be added to Rainbow Six: Siege as part of Operation Steel Wave. Before you get your hands on the Norwegian hard breacher though, here’s a few tips so you can know what to expect.

Ace arrives in Rainbow Six’s Operation Steel Wave as the fourth hard breacher in the game’s roster. However, the Norwegian attacker has a unique method of doing so.

To maximise your chances of winning with Ace, we’ve compiled a guide with a few tips you need to know about him before you jump into game. If you can master these, you’ll be well on your way to climbing the ranks with Siege’s newest attacker.

Finally ⁠— a viable attacker with the AK-12

The AK-12 is one of the best assault rifles attackers can get their hands on. Before now, you’d have to pick Fuze to make use of it, which is less than ideal. However, Ace is bringing the Russian primary back, and it’s bound to cause waves.

Fuze’s AK-12 will finally have a place in the game on Ace.

It does 44 damage per bullet and fires as a rapid rate of 850 rounds per minute. While its recoil can be difficult to control, especially with an ACOG equipped, if you can master it, it’ll be a handy tool in your arsenal as Ace.

Make your breaches as big as you want

One of Ace’s quirks is that he has the ability to choose how big he wants to breach a reinforced wall. Ace can destroy his Selma gadget early to stop it from climbing down walls before all three explosions go off. This is good for opening up murder holes and small sightlines.

You can make your breaches on Ace as big as you want.

However, it can also be destroyed by enemies. If deployed on a soft wall, enemies can shoot through the wall to hit the gadget and stop it from deploying further.

It can also be used on hatches in this manner. Because Ace requires two Selma gadgets to blow open a hatch, the hole left by the first one can be used by allies and enemies alike to fire back.

Care for enemies prefiring through your breaches as Ace.

Care for enemies using breach as bait

Ace’s hard breach is the slowest in the game to deploy, aside from Maverick’s torch. This gives enemies an opportunity to set up and wait for a hole to be blown open before firing back.

Given the first hole in the breach is a murder hole only, this can leave your team in the dust before the wall is completely opened. You need to be aware of where enemies could possibly be holding an angle, and try to avoid fire.

Better yet, if you pre-fire an angle as soon as the next hole opens, you could find yourself on the winning end of the gunfight instead.

Jager in Rainbow Six Siege
Jager’s ADSes can capture Ace’s SELMA gadgets.

Check for Wamai and Jager devices

While its ability to be deployed from range with a throw is a huge boon for Ace, it can also be the Selma gadget’s downfall.

Ace’s hard breach is treated as a grenade in game, which means you have to watch out for Wamai and Jager devices if you are using it indoors. You’ll also have to mind for players shooting it out of mid air too.

Aside from Wamai and Jager, attaching the Selma gadget to electrified walls will break the device. Mute jammers can stop Ace’s gadget from activating until it’s cleared, but once it is, it’ll deploy automatically, so be careful.

Don’t bring Ace as your only hard breach

Ace’s hard breach capabilities are solid for the most part, but there’s some areas where he falls flat.

Consider bringing a hard breacher like Maverick alongside Ace.

His ability to open reinforced hatches is worse compared to Maverick, Hibana, and Thermite, as he needs two charges to open up them. On top of that, his device is the most prone to being shut down by defender utility.

If you are relying on Ace as your only hard breach, your team may fall flat against a more organized team.

While you can bring a Thatcher to try and solve some of the issues, bringing someone like a Maverick or Hibana alongside him might be a good option if you aren’t confident you’ll be getting the walls and hatches you need opened ⁠— open.

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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.