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Rainbow Six devs offering bounty to players who find Clash exploits

Published: 27/Feb/2020 1:00

by Andrew Amos

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Clash has been re-enabled on the Rainbow Six Test Server (TTS), but Ubisoft are still on the hunt to squash all of her bugs, offering a bounty to players who help them fix exploits.

Clash is Siege’s most problematic operator. The only shield operator available on defense, her electricity-firing CCE Shield has been the reason behind many game-breaking exploits since her release in Operation Grim Sky.

She was taken offline again on February 21 for the third time in a year, and in an effort to make sure they don’t have to disable the operator again, Ubisoft is putting a bounty on Clash’s head.

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Ubisoft is employing the community to help them solve all of Clash’s bugs.

On February 26, the Rainbow Six developers announced that players who find Clash exploits on the TTS will be rewarded with a bounty for their efforts.

The conditions of the bounty are pretty strict, but allow Ubisoft to make sure all current bugs involving the glitched operator are actually removed from the game. Players have to report exploits on the R6Fix website, and must be related to Clash’s CCE Shield.

The bug has to be new, and the player report needs to have a full step-by-step description and video proof so devs can recreate it easily. It also needs to be on the latest TTS update, pushed on Feb 26, or newer, with a visible version ID.

Recently fixed bugs, including friendly operators clipping through her shield to shoot from safety, will not be eligible for bounty hunting unless a new method is found.

Players will have about a week ⁠— until March 3 ⁠— to find as many Clash bugs as they can to get the Frost Raptor Leg charm. If players find multiple bugs, or already own the charm, they’ll receive an “additional surprise” from Ubisoft, although what that surprise is remains unclear.

The R6Fix Bug Hunter Program has helped Ubisoft squash thousands of bugs, with over 7,000 reports since its release in April 2019. However, the Clash bounty goes above and beyond what Ubisoft usually offer to bug hunters.

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The Rainbow Six Bug Hunter program has helped fix thousands of bugs.

If you want to jump onto the bug hunting train, be sure to download Rainbow Six’s TTS client, which is separate from the live client. As an added bonus, you’ll also be able to try out the new operators, Iana and Oryx, as Operation Void Edge is currently live on the test server.

It’s unclear as to when Clash will be re-enabled on the live servers, but with players working around the clock to discover exploits, it shouldn’t be long.

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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.

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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.