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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.

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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

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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.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
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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
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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.