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MacieJay explains how to balance Rainbow Six Siege’s Deployable Shields

Published: 17/Oct/2020 15:29

by Joe Craven


Popular Rainbow Six Siege YouTuber MacieJay has explained how Ubisoft could balance the controversial Deployable Shields in Operation Shadow Legacy. 

As far as Rainbow Six content creators go, few have reached the level of TSM’s streamer and YouTube star MacieJay. Many years playing Ubisoft’s tactical FPS have seen him accumulate upwards of a million YouTube subscribers who tune in regularly to see what genius tactics the 29-year-old has come up with.

On October 16, the Rainbow Six veteran turned his attention to Deployable Shields, the in-game equipment that has grown to be quite controversial of late. Recent patches added the ability to see through the shields, as well as making them far harder to destroy.

Deployable Shield Rainbow Six Siege
The pre-rework Deployable Shields were not see through, and easier to destroy.

Get Flanked, a Rainbow Six YouTuber, shared their opinion on Deployable Shields, calling for Ubisoft to straight-up revert them, returning to their original state.

MacieJay, however, took a more conservative approach, arguing that they were “virtually useless” before their buff, but the changes have indeed made them too strong.

“I’d prefer a balance rather than a revert,” he said. “Instead maybe add a Mira like canister on the back so vertical play can counter it. Also allow Hibana to counter the shield.”

In a second tweet, Macie reiterated the need for more counters, suggesting a Mira-like canister could open them up to destruction from operators like Twitch.

Finally, he said that there needs to be a re-assessment of which operators have access to Deployable Shields given their new-found strength. Equipment being used to balance operators is very common in Rainbow Six.

One issue some players noted is that allowing certain operators to destroy Deployable Shields more easily would constitute a buff for them, so other balancing concerns could come to the forefront.

How Ubisoft navigate this issue is still up in the air, but Macie’s opinions were echoed by many. Only time will tell.


Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Autumn update: Zenvo TSR, challenges, Forzathon

Published: 29/Oct/2020 15:30 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 15:34

by Kieran Bicknell


Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 has proven to be quite a lucrative update, with plenty of new cars and even new features on offer. With October 29 bringing about the move to autumn, players have a chance to get their hands on some legendary vehicles and more.

Forza Horizon 4 is still a firm fan favorite in spite of its age, with plenty of new vehicles and challenges available each week. For Series 28 autumn season, the legendary Zenvo TSR-S and Volkswagen I.D. R have taken their place as ‘star’ prizes for playlist completion.

Not only are there two legendary cars up for grabs, but a whole host of other rare, hard-to-find cars are available through the challenge playlist. There are also the usual super wheelspins up for grabs, along with a legendary piece of apparel too.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Autumn cars

Fans of hard-to-find cars will be very happy to see two ‘hero’ cars as the playlist completion bonuses for the autumn season of series 28.

While neither of the cars are completely new to the game in the way the GMC Syclone was for Summer, both of the vehicles up for grabs are extremely hard to get in-game, and disappear almost instantly from the auction house.

Autumn season completion bonus cars

Completion percentage Car name Car rarity / traits
50% season completion Zenvo TSR-S Legendary, hard-to-find
80% season completion #94 Volkswagen I.D. R Legendary, hard-to-find

Autumn season challenge cars

Event name Event type Car reward Car rarity / traits
Getting Gnarly The Trial 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE Common, hard-to-find
Autumn Games Seasonal playground 1969 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport 396 Forza Edition Forza Edition, wheelspin car
Hyperspace Express Season event 2018 Italdesign Zerouno Epic, hard-to-find
One Of Us Season event 1974 Toyota Corolla SR5 Rare, hard-to-find
Forza Horizon 4 Autumn DriveSeries 28 Autumn season has plenty of cars and prizes on offer.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 seasonal events – rewards

Autumn also brings several new and exclusive events for Forza Horizon 4 players. Along with the cars above, there are also several other prizes on offer.

Event name Event type Reward
#MiniMountain Photo challenge Super Wheelspin
Forest Sprite Showcase remix Super Wheelspin
Sylvan Hollow Seasonal PR Stunt (Speed trap) Super Wheelspin
Reservoir Ridge Seasonal PR Stunt (Danger sign) Super Wheelspin
The Orchards Seasonal PR Stunt (Speed Zone) Super Wheelspin
Tourist Trap Season event [Legendary] Classic race helmet

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Autumn Forzathon

Forzathon for the autumn season is centered around the theme “Executive Saloons” and features a number of challenges for drivers of either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4 saloons.

Weekly challenges unlock as you progress through them, with a total of 4 ‘chapters’ available for completion.

There are also seven ‘daily challenges’ with skill and event objectives to complete. Daily challenges are unlocked with each consecutive day of the season, but do run out over time.

Forza Horizon 4 Series 28 Autumn RS4Series 28 Autumn Forzathon revolves around the 2006 Audi RS4 and the 2005 BMW M3.

Series 28 Autumn weekly challenges

Completion of each weekly challenge earns players 200fp (Forzathon points) to redeem in the Forzathon shop.

Weekly challenge name Challenge requirements
Chapter 1 – Executive Saloons Own and drive either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4.
Chapter 2 – A Step Ahead Earn a total of 12 stars from Speed Traps in either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4
Chapter 3 – Track Day Win three Road Series events in either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4
Chapter 4 – Impressive Performance Earn drift or pass skills to collect 3 Showoff Skill combos in either the 2005 BMW M3 or the 2006 Audi RS4.

Series 28 autumn daily challenges

Completion of each daily challenge earns players 20fp (Forzathon points) to redeem in the Forzathon shop.

Daily Challenge Name Challenge Requirements
#1 Stars And Garters Earn 1 star or better at any Speed Trap
#2 Slick Performance Win a Road Circuit event
#3 Gotta Go Fast Earn 3 Speed Skills
#4 Go-Faster Stripes Earn 1 Ultimate Speed Skill
#5 Get Rekt Earn 1 Wreckage Skill
#6 Eye of the Storm Earn 3 Great Drafting Skills
#7 Massive Damage Earn 2 Awesome Wreckage Skills

Series 28 Autumn Festival Playlist rewards

The Autumn season of Series 28 also sees the first time a Backstage Pass is offered as a prize.

Festival Playlist Completion Reward
50% Horizon Backstage Pass
80% Toyota Trueno (AE86)

Series 28 Autumn Forzathon Shop

For series 28 Autumn season, there are a number of items up for grabs in the Forzathon shop. Here, you can get rare, sought-after items in return for Forzathon points.

Forzathon Shop Item Price (Forzathon Points)
2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (Epic car) 600fp
1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Forza Edition (Forza) 350fp
Super Wheelspin 150fp
Pumpkin Hat (Legendary clothing) 75fp
Skeleton Morph Suit (Legendary clothing) 75fp
Wheelspin 40fp