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R6 community disappointed with bug-riddled Road To S.I. Battle Pass

Published: 15/Jan/2020 23:23

by Andrew Amos

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With the Six Invitational around the corner, Ubisoft has released their annual Road To S.I. event, featuring a ton of in-game rewards and a new map, and while most of the community is happy with what’s on offer, numerous bugs have made the event a hassle.

The Six Invitational starts on February 7, with 16 of the best R6 teams from around the world colliding in Montreal to battle for millions of dollars in prizes.

To help bolster the prize pool and get players excited, Ubisoft puts on the Road To S.I. event, usually featuring a new game mode and rewards.

They also chucked in a battle pass for 2020, and while it’s gotten players interested, some are disappointed with the amount of bugs hindering progress ⁠— right from the moment you first purchase the cosmetics-based addon.

The Rainbow Six Road To S.I. Battle Pass for 2020 has three pricing tiers: you can get the base levels for free, pay 1200 credits to unlock more levels, or pay 2400 credits to fast track your progress.

It’s discounted for Year 4 Pass owners, who can save 30% on purchasing both the Premium Track and Premium Bundle Battle Passes.

However, players looking to buy the Battle Pass with credits have been struggling to do so, with massive delays in the in-game currency being added to player’s accounts. Some players have been waiting upwards of four hours.

Ubisoft is aware of the issue and has asked for players to wait for up to 24 hours for their purchase to appear.

On top of that, progression in-game is not showing up correctly in the Battle Pass menu. This leaves players getting stuck on some levels of the pass, not able to progress and continue getting the awards.

However, Ubisoft has explained that this bug is “only a visual issue,” and have aimed to get a fix out over the coming days.

Outside of the bugs, players are generally happy with the event. The premium Battle Pass gives players access to a bunch of exclusive cosmetics, including skins for Mozzie, Caveira, Blitz, Hibana, Sledge, and Thermite.

Rainbow Six Road To S.I. 2020 Battle Pass Rewards
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There’s plenty of rewards on offer in the Road To S.I. Battle Pass.

The Stadium map, set in Greece, has also been praised. It introduces new surfaces like bulletproof windows, which allows you to see enemies rotate around but not shoot them, with players asking Ubisoft to add it to regular rotation.

“They need to make the map permanent,” said Reddit user ‘MaggieEsmeralda.’

If you want to jump in on the action but are concerned about the bugs, you can start your pass for free, then buy it later to unlock all the rewards retroactively.

Rainbow Six

Rainbow Six Road To SI 2021 event details: Stadium map, battle pass, more

Published: 21/Jan/2021 7:25 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 7:26

by Andrew Amos

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The Rainbow Six Invitational is right around the corner, and that means the Road To S.I. 2021 in-game event is on. Stadium has returned, and the biggest battle pass in Siege history is up for grabs. Here’s what you need to know.

20 teams are set to descend on Europe in early February at the Six Invitational to determine who the best Siege squad on the planet is.

To celebrate, Ubisoft has brought back the Road To S.I. in-game event for 2021. Old favorite Stadium has returned with a twist in the latest limited-time game mode, while the latest battle pass is the biggest in Siege’s history. Here’s what you need to know.

New-look Stadium map returns in 2021

After debuting at the Road To S.I. 2020 event, the Stadium map is back in Rainbow Six. You can play the map in the new Road To S.I. 2021 queue.

The battleground has been renovated to emulate a couple of different maps. The layout is reminiscent of Coastline and Border with a couple of changes ⁠— most notably, the bulletproof glass has returned.

You are able to play as any Operator in the game mode, so if you have wanted to perhaps try out Aruni since her release in Operation Neon Dawn, you can do so in the Road To S.I. game mode.

Stadium 2021 in Rainbow Six Siege
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The new Stadium features a mix of Coastline and Border.

Rainbow Six Invitational 2021 battle pass the biggest yet

The Rainbow Six Invitational 2021 battle pass has been out for a few weeks already, so you’ll want to start ramping up your grind with the event truly kicking off now.

With 100 tiers and 135 rewards, there’s plenty of reasons to jump in. It’ll only set you back 1200 R6 Credits ⁠— and even less if you have a Rainbow Six Year 5 pass. Plus, you get extra XP for playing the limited-time Road To S.I. 2021 game mode.

You can find out more details, including exactly what outfits, weapon skins, and more you can get right here.

Rainbow Six Invitational 2021 battle pass
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The Six Invitational 2021 battle pass is chock-full of new content.

When does the Road To S.I. 2021 event end?

The Road to S.I. event kicks off on January 21, and will run until February 22. After that date, Stadium will be leaving us once again, and the battle pass will expire ahead of Year 6 Season 1.