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Maverick buffed in Rainbow Six Y5S3 update to compete with new gadget

Published: 18/Aug/2020 5:30

by Andrew Amos

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While Operation Shadow Legacy shipped major changes to Thatcher and added Zero, there’s been one Team Rainbow operator overlooked ⁠— Maverick. The hard breacher is getting a big buff in the Y5S3 update to help him compete as the new hard breach gadget enters the fray.

Maverick, in the right hands, is one of Siege’s best operators. His blow torch is the most versatile hard breaching gadget. It can’t be Bandit tricked or denied by a Mute. However, its power comes at a cost ⁠— it’s extremely hard to use.

You can often waste more gas canisters than you need trying to open hatches or walls, especially if you are a Maverick novice. Obviously, losing this efficiency can quickly turn Maverick from powerful to inadequate.

Maverick on Hereford Base in Rainbow Six Siege
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Maverick is getting a huge buff to his gadget in Y5S3.

With five canisters, the margin for error was really small. The devs have noted this though, and are looking at giving him a bit of a buff to make him easier to use at all levels of play.

“Currently, Maverick needs 2.3 canisters to open a hatch with the Suri Torch. The previous number of Gas Canisters left very little margin of error to open two hatches, even for pro players,” the devs stated in an August 17 blog post.

Obviously, the easiest way to fix this is by giving him another gas canister, and that’s exactly what Ubisoft is doing. Maverick now has six gas canisters instead of five. This will give him a margin of error of 1.4 canisters, instead of 0.4 canisters.

“By increasing the number of Gas Canisters at his disposal, we would like to give him a slight Presence bump in the Casual player spectrum.”

Obviously, the increase won’t allow him to open more hatches. However, he will be able to create extra sight lines if he so chooses with the extra gas. Plus, if you make a mistake, it’s not the end of the world.

“This change will not allow Suri Torch experts to open more than two hatches, which was already the case in Y5S2. However, resource management should now be easier to handle for everyone.”

It couldn’t have come at a better time. Eight operators were given a new secondary hard breaching gadget on attack, which could be used to break open hatches and walls. With breaching seemingly easier than ever, making dedicated operators more appealing is a must.

This change has also been coupled with a significant rework to how reinforcements work, specifically hatches. Each hatch will have a health pool of 1,000,000 HP, with each device doing a different amount of damage. This will mean if you screw up a Maverick torch, or a Hibana charge, you won’t have to start all over again to open up the hatch.

Hibana elite skin in Rainbow Six Siege
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Hibana is another operator to benefit to the reinforcement hatch changes.

The damage each device does can be found below:

  • 1 Exothermic Charge: 1,000,000
  • 1 Hard Breach Charge: 1,000,000
  • 1 Selma: 500,000 (two needed to break open hatch)
  • 1 X-Kairo: 250,000 (four needed to break open hatch)
  • 1 Breaching Torch impact: ~8.7k (around 115 impacts)

Operation Shadow Legacy is a huge update for Rainbow Six: Siege. The new attacker joining the fray in Zero, aka Sam Fisher, and the Chalet rework are only the tip of the iceberg. You can find out about all the changes here. They’ll be available for testing for the next few weeks on the TTS before being shipped to live in mid-September.

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Rainbow Six Siege Major how to watch hub: schedule, streams

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:17 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:32

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rainbow Six: Siege’s next massive event, the Six November 2020 Major, is starting soon and the best teams from all four corners of the globe will duke it out to determine who is the cream of the crop in each region.

Rainbow Six: Siege is thrilling to play, but it’s even more intense to watch. The nature of the cat-and-mouse gameplay makes it an absolute spectacle, especially when you’re watching the best players and teams in the world.

The Six November 2020 Major is the next premier event in the professional scene. A stacked lineup of teams will be pitted against each other in separate regional divisions to determine who is the best.

If that’s not enough, it also has a global prize pool of $500,000 split across each region. The Six November 2020 Major will happen in four different stages throughout the upcoming weeks.

If you’re as excited to watch it as we are, here’s everything you need to know.

Rainbow Six: Siege Six November Major 2020
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It’s been a while since the last live Rainbow Six: Siege event due to the pandemic.

Six November 2020 Major stream

Ubisoft will host all of the matches on their Twitch channel which can be found here. The schedule is organized in a way where there will only be one series on at any given time. That means you won’t have to have multiple tabs and streams open. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Six November 2020 Major teams and regions

The Rainbow Six: Siege November Major 2020 was originally supposed to take place in Europe. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, it was divided into an online event split across each region.

Unfortunately, that means there is no group stage. Instead, there will be four teams in Latin America, Europe, and North Americal, and six teams in Asia-Pacific.

Other than that, it will follow a traditional double-elimination format with best-of-three series and a best-of-five grand final. Here’s a list of all the teams in each region.

Latin America

MIBR
Team Liquid
Ninjas In Pyjamas
Team oNe eSports

Europe

BDS Esport
Team Empire
Tempra Esports
Virtus.Pro

North America

DarkZero Esports
Oxygen Esports
Spacestation Gaming
Team SoloMid

Asia-Pacific

Cloud9
Cyclops athlete gaming
FAV Gaming
Giants Gaming
GUT Gaming
Xavier Esports

Six November 2020 Major schedule

October 31st, Latin America

Round Teams PT ET BST
Semifinals oNe – MIBR 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Semifinals NIP – Liquid 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM
Lower Bracket R1 TBD 3 PM 6 PM 11 PM

November 1st, Latin America

Round Teams PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Final TBD 9 AM 12 PM 5 PM
Lower Bracket Final TBD 12 PM 3 PM 8 PM

November 2nd, Latin America

Round Teams PT ET BST
Grand Final TBD 11 AM 2 PM 7 PM

November 6th, Europe

Round Teams PT ET BST
Semifinals BDS – VP TBD TBD TBD
Semifinals Empire – Tempra TBD TBD TBD
Lower Bracket R1 TBD TBD TBD TBD

November 7th, Europe

Round Teams PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Final TBD TBD TBD TBD
Lower Bracket Final TBD TBD TBD TBD

November 8th, Europe

Round Teams PT ET BST
Grand Final TBD TBD TBD TBD

November 13th, North America

Round Teams PT ET BST
Semifinals Darkzero – Spacestation TBD TBD TBD
Semifinals Oxygen – TSM TBD TBD TBD
Lower Bracket R1 TBD TBD TBD TBD

November 14th, North America

Round Teams PT ET BST
Upper Bracket Final TBD TBD TBD TBD
Lower Bracket Final TBD TBD TBD TBD

November 15th, North America

Round Teams PT ET BST
Grand Final TBD TBD TBD TBD

November 25th, Asia-Pacific

Round Teams PT ET BST
Quarterfinals FAV – Xavier TBD TBD TBD
Quarterfinals GUTS – Cloud9 TBD TBD TBD

November 26th, Asia-Pacific

Round Teams PT ET BST
Semifinals Giants – TBD TBD TBD TBD
Semifinals Cyclops – TBD TBD TBD TBD

November 27th, Asia-Pacific

Round Teams PT ET BST
3rd Place Playoff TBD TBD TBD TBD

November 29th, Asia-Pacific

Round Teams PT ET BST
Grand Final TBD TBD TBD TBD