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KFC Gaming to offer chicken prizes at upcoming Rainbow Six event

Published: 10/Sep/2019 23:23 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 23:49

by Andrew Amos

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KFC Gaming has teased a Rainbow Six: Siege event with “cash and chicken” to be won, after the Ubisoft title won the World Cup of Games earlier this month.

KFC Gaming burst out onto the scene in September 2018, with the fast food franchise looking to capitalize on the gaming market. While their presence on Twitter for the last year has been mostly memes and parodies involving Colonel Sanders in popular games, they have run some events for Call of Duty in the past.

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However, it’s now time for an event for the best game in the world – that’s according to KFC Gaming fans. Ubisoft’s shooter Rainbow Six: Siege took home the World Cup of Games, beating out Minecraft in the final vote 70-30, and the organization has teased some finger licking good tournaments for the game’s community.

UbisoftRainbow Six won KFC’s World Cup of Games in a landslide victory over Minecraft.

On a September 9 tweet, KFC Gaming released a video with footage from prominent Rainbow Six streamers and Pro League matches with the simple caption of “Stay tuned.”. 

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The video looks towards hinting at an event later in the year, with a further announcement to be made on September 23. There will be “cash and chicken to be won,” which means KFC is staying pretty true to their brand with the prizes on offer.

Rainbow Six players were promised some sort of reward after taking out the World Cup of Games, and whatever the colonel has in store for September 23 is probably it. 

Everyone from professional teams to casual players are eagerly waiting for the official announcement for what is actually going to take place. Raleigh Major winners Team Empire tweeted out a simple “howdy” at KFC Gaming after the teaser, while America’s Spacestation Gaming “heard there was free chicken.”

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There’s no information aside from the teaser floating around for the event, meaning that no one really knows the format, who will be attending, or what will actually be taking place.

There is a pretty big gap in the pro tournament schedule between the Season 10 Pro League Finals in November and the annual Six Invitational next February though, meaning that the event could take place in that window if KFC wanted some pro teams on board.

The Raleigh Major and Dreamhack Montreal has given the Siege community some great moments in 2019, but a tournament run by KFC with their prized chicken on the line might be the best of them all.

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Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, gameplay, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:04

by Andrew Amos

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Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft has shared more details with the playerbase. We’ve got everything you need to know, from what he will look like, to when you can start playing him.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.

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The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft have dropped more details about Tachanka’s rework, and you’ll be able to get your hands on it soon. So soon in fact, that if you have the test server installed, you can start playing the Lord from October 8. Here’s what you need to know.

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Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.

We’ve seen the major changes before. Tachanka will now wield a Shumikha incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas, but comes with two magazines of five and a high rate of fire to spread flames quickly. They also bounce.

“The incendiary grenade launcher not only fits his theme of like World War II, old weapons, but also adds a real interest into his gameplay that’ll move him from being a meme character to a meta pick,” game director Leroy Athanassoff told Dexerto.

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He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about. If that’s not tickling your fancy, you can also choose the 9x19VSN SMG.

Tachanka will have access to the PMM and GSH-18 sidearms, as well as Barbed Wire and Proximity Alarms as his secondary gadgets. These two gadgets work well in tandem with his new ability, where Tachanka can keep an ear out before firing off grenades to further slow pushes.

“Tachanka is still very much a backline anchor, but he has a bigger sphere of influence as he can now rain down literal fire from long range,” developer Chris Wallace explained in the October 7 reveal.

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Tachanka has also inherited Zofia’s withstand ability, meaning that if you get caught up in the flames, you can get yourself back up without ally assistance.

The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

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When is the Tachanka rework being released in Rainbow Six?

The Tachanka rework is set to go live on Rainbow Six’s TTS on October 8. Usually new content is tested out for about three weeks on the test server, so you can expect his debut on live servers at around the end of October.

It’ll be a nice little content boost ahead of Siege’s next Operation, which is set to launch before the end of the year.