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Rainbow 6 Operation Void Edge reveal: Iana and Oryx, Lesion nerfs, more

Published: 15/Feb/2020 21:09 Updated: 15/Feb/2020 21:15

by Andrew Amos


After initially being teased on February 12, players were treated to a first look at Rainbow Six: Siege’s new operators, Iana and Oryx, during the Operation Void Edge reveal at the Six Invitational.

Operation Void Edge is kicking off what’s set to be a massive year for Rainbow 6 in 2020, with two new operators, major gameplay changes, as well as a whole new look Oregon all going live on February 17.

Iana and Oryx were announced as the two new operators on February 12, confirming leaks in the lead-up to the game’s hallmark event, the Six Invitational, about the future of Siege.

Iana in Rainbow 6
Iana’s hologram (left) is a good way to scout ahead and trick enemies.

New operator: Iana

Iana is a two-speed, two-armor attacker from the Netherlands, utilizing holograms as her gadget. Her Gemini replicator spawns a clone of herself, which can walk around the map as she would move usually.

However, there are a few drawbacks to her hologram. She can’t shoot from it, and she’s also left in a vulnerable state on the map when she’s controlling it. It will also be destroyed by a single tick of damage, including Maestro’s Evil Eyes, electrified barbed wire, and even Mute jammers block it.

It’s a good resource to use for scouting though, much like a drone. She can walk through defender gadgets without triggering them, and while she can’t ping them, she alerts teammates to what’s ahead once they start attacking the bomb site.

New operator: Oryx

Oryx is far less subtle with his movements. The two-speed, two-armor defender from Jordan is all about making a ruckus, barging through walls to open up new sightlines and surprise attackers.

His Remah Dash gadget allows him to break soft walls and barricades, as well as knock over any enemies in his path. However, if he runs into an un-reinforced wall, he will take ten damage, and will be unable to shoot for about a second, leaving him vulnerable to enemy fire.

Oryx also has the ability to jump up through open hatches, making him the ultimate roamer to catch attackers off-guard from any angle. With a choice of shotguns in both primary (SPAS-12) and secondary (Bailiff .400), taking one is essential to getting the most use out of him.

Oryx leap gadget in Rainbow 6
On top of charging through walls and barricades, Oryx can leap up through open hatches.

Oregon map rework, and more

Year 5 Season 1 for Rainbow 6 isn’t all about the new operators though. The Oregon rework will be released, with a remodeled basement making way for new strategies. There will also be new rotations through the attic and office tower, with the map being more open as a whole.

Lesion and Twitch have also received slight gameplay changes. Lesion’s Gu Mines will no longer deal damage on impact, instead doing six damage for every tick.

Twitch’s drones will also do one damage instead of 10 to enemies, but she can recharge shots throughout the round, making it useful all game to clear enemy gadgets.

Developers completely reworked Rainbow Six’s Oregon map for Operation Void Edge.

Barricade debris will also be a thing of the past after the Year 5 Season 1 update. Debris will no longer block line of sight, instead smashing into smaller pieces when players melee or shoot at windows.

Operation Void Edge for Rainbow 6 will be playable on February 17.

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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.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
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.