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Handy Rainbow Six trick can help you breach bomb sites quietly

Published: 13/Jan/2020 3:24

by Andrew Amos


A new trick has been discovered in Rainbow Six: Siege involving breach charges, allowing players to enter sites silently without blowing open barricades and catch defenders by surprise.

Being able to take map control in Rainbow Six without being spotted is key. Sound plays a massive role in hunting down enemies across the map as defenders, so attackers have to be cautious of running around and blowing open walls.

However, a new trick can help the attackers get an edge on the defenders by breaching into sites silently with just a breach charge in their back pocket.

UbisoftStep aside Sledge, there’s now an easy and quiet way to get into bomb sites.

Reddit user ‘atDords’ shared the sneaky breach charge trick onto the Rainbow Six subreddit, alongside a number of example spots to use this rappel trick.

It’s easy to replicate after a bit of practice as well. You place the breach charge on the bottom-right corner of a barricade, before centering yourself over the hatch and launching in. Instead of detonating the charge though, you melee the barricade in the top-left of the X, breaking it silently.

The reason why the bug works is because the breach charge is treated as two melees towards breaking the barricade. Players have the option to launch in a barricaded window when they have a breach charge on it they can detonate mid-flight, but the mechanic is abusable with a third melee to break the hatch.

As promised, a tutorial on how to Silent Breach (or "Cold Breach"). Enjoy this little edit! from Rainbow6

Showing off the maneuver, atDords was able to get past a Mozzie without any reaction from the defender. “Notice how he didn’t even hear me come in,” they said. “A normal hot breach would have forced him out of his drone and I probably would have died.”

It works on all of the popular rappel spots on every map. You can jump into Armory on Border, Piano on Bank, or even Hookah on Coastline with the trick.

However, because it works on every map, attackers might have to be wary of defenders adapting tactics to compensate for quieter breaches. Defenders might stake out a window, collecting attackers for easy pickings.

UbisoftThe breach trick only works while rappeling on barricaded windows, so don’t be taking it inside.

It’s also likely that the rappel trick isn’t an intended feature and is just a bug, so it’s likely Ubisoft are working out a way to patch it out before Year 5 starts.

A silent breach like this can be the difference between a successful execute and an outright failure if you can catch the enemy off-guard. If you want to try the ‘cold breach’ for yourself, practice the trick in a custom game before taking it straight into Ranked so you can nail it every time.

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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.