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What to expect from Operation Shifting Tides, Rainbow Six Siege’s next op

Published: 7/Nov/2019 0:24 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 1:13

by Bill Cooney


Rainbow Six Siege began teasing their all-new upcoming Operation “Shifting Tides” with a short video hinting at what could be coming in Season Four of 2019.

Season four will be the final season of new content for Rainbow Six Siege in 2019 and will introduce two new operators to the game.

Rainbow Six will also see a revamped Theme Park map arrive during Season four, as well as a still-unannounced mid-season event.

What do we know about the new operators?

The two new operators will be from Kenya and India, but other than their nationalities, not a whole lot is known about them.

With the nautical theme of the teaser, it’s not ridiculous to think that the new operators could be nautically themed in some way, maybe a marine or Kenya/India’s version of a Navy SEAL.

India’s navy does have a renowned special forces unit called MARCOS akin to the US SEALs, but whether the new Indian operator will be a member remains to be seen.

UbisoftWe know the nationalities of the upcoming Operators thanks to the official RS6 2019 roadmap.

The map getting a rework for Season Four is Theme Park, an abandoned amusement park on the shores of Hong Kong.

As with the upcoming operators, we don’t know exactly what kind of changes we’ll see to the map during Season Four – but during Season Three Kanal received an extensive rework that increased the playable areas on the map.

Theme Park being on the coast also goes along with the “Shifting Tides” theme, but that still leaves plenty of questions about the new mid-season event.

UbisoftTheme Park will be getting a makeover for Season Four.

What could the next Rainbow Six event be?

We haven’t seen anything about Season Four’s event, but there’s a good chance it could be holiday-based, like Season Three’s Halloween event Doktor’s Curse.

Rainbow Six had a Christmas-themed event called Christmas Challenge all the way back in 2016, could it come back for 2019? Only Ubisoft knows for sure.

A New Year’s Eve event could also work very well with Rainbow Six, seriously, who doesn’t want to see Tachanka in a tux?

Thanksgiving is more of a long shot, and there’s always the chance that the event won’t be based on a holiday at all, at this point, your guess is as good as ours.

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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.