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INTERRO explains why Rainbow Six Siege desperately needs tutorials

Published: 10/Apr/2020 16:12

by Joe Craven


Parker Mackay, popular commentator for the ESL Rainbow Six Siege Pro League, has explained why Ubisoft Montreal’s tactical first-person shooter desperately needs a ‘tutorial’ mode in its fifth year. 

Rainbow Six Siege has done what many games cannot do; remain successful for an incredible period of time. While new Call of Duty games come and go annually, Ubisoft’s tactical FPS is into its fifth year and is going as strongly as ever. 

However, despite its popularity and longevity, one of the game’s professional casters – Parker ‘INTERRO’ Mackay – has criticized the game for its lack of a tutorial mode, arguing that it ‘throws new players to the wolves’.

INTERRO has been described as ‘the voice of Rainbow Six Siege’.

In a series of tweets on April 9, the ‘voice of Rainbow Six’ explained why he thinks the game desperately needs a tutorial mode for new players. 

“Rainbow 6 would really benefit from a proper tutorial,” he said. “New players are thrown to the wolves, expected to learn an extraordinarily deep & complex game with very little assistance. A tutorial system would ease frustration while teaching newer players how to properly play the game.”

He explained that the tutorials should focus on the game’s basics like Operator roles, map layouts and how to drone properly.

With entirely destructible maps and over 50 operators, Rainbow Six takes an incredible amount of gameplay to understand how all the abilities interact, as well as how to attack and defend on its many maps.

In response to Mackay’s suggestions, a number of fans suggested that new players seek out YouTube videos explaining the various basics. 

However, INTERRO cast his doubts upon the legitimacy of these ideas. “A few people have mentioned making YouTube videos to help new players. An overwhelming majority of players will *never* search out tutorial/how-to videos outside of the Rainbow 6 client.”

He continued his argument by revealing that he faces Gold and Platinum ranked players daily, many of whom are still using operators incorrectly. He name-checked Thatcher, whose EMP grenades are crucial to hard-breaching on many maps. 

Finally, INTERRO called out the game’s ‘Situations’ as insufficient. “They don’t adequately prepare new players for this game,” he concluded. “That’s my point. Rework them or replace them with a better tutorial system that is relevant for the game we play today.”

Rainbow Six’s ‘Situations’ put players into the shoes of one operator to complete a specific mission. For example, when playing as IQ, players have to penetrate a building strewn with Nitro Cells. 

However, there are far fewer situations than there are operators and, as many Twitter users pointed out, the situations have not been changed in years. 

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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.

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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
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.