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G2 Pengu explains how Rainbow 6 Siege will become a top-tier esport

Published: 10/Mar/2020 15:30

by Jacob Hale

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G2 Esports’ star Rainbow 6 Siege player Niclas ‘Pengu’ Mouritzen has explained why he believes 2020 will be the year Siege becomes a tier 1 esport.

Ubisoft’s hit FPS has been steadily growing as an esport in recent years, with progressively growing prize pools, viewership, and interest in the game, which is a difficult task when you’re competing against the likes of CS:GO and Call of Duty.

Now, though, at the start of Year 5, Pengu believes Siege is finally ready to take the reins and become a truly tier 1, global esport.

The Rainbow Six Invitational trophy.
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The Six Invitational 2020 had a $3m prize pool – up $2m from the year prior.

After the global release of the Year 5 update, with the Season 1 Operation being named Void Edge, Pengu took to Twitter to explain why he believes this to be so.

Though he acknowledges that the game “isn’t perfect” because “no game is,” Pengu explains that he “sees great things coming this year,” clearly optimistic at the potential of Year 5.

In a follow-up tweet, he explains that while issues with cheaters and the lack of map bans in ranked are annoying, Ubisoft “has plans in place being worked on to help with these things,” including FaceIT, who will be working on Europe’s pro league and helping to root out cheaters.

Speaking exclusively to Dexerto, the Dane continued: “[Ubisoft] announced a bunch of features, ideas, reworks, and what they intend to do. The extension of the Pilot Program making Siege profitable for big organizations, long term 4-year goals, splitting with ESL and joining FaceIT.”

“Obviously, there are a few things I know or have heard, but there’s nothing I can really comment on specifically. Ubisoft has been in a limbo of “do we commit or not,” and kind of half-a**ing it, and now they’ve shown and said that they are in it for real.”

Although Pengu remained tight-lipped on what he has heard about Ubisoft’s secret plans for Rainbow Six Siege, he’s clearly extremely excited and optimistic about what’s to come.

Operation Void Edge is available to players right now, with brand new operators, bug fixes and game health updates looking to bring the game to the forefront of the FPS and esports worlds.

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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

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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
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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
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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.