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Rainbow Six Alibi rework would make her holograms incredibly useful

Published: 13/Jul/2020 7:46

by Andrew Amos


Alibi is one of Siege’s most underutilized operators. Despite being a three-speed defender, her gadget leaves much to be desired. However, this slight rework could bring her back to prominence.

Alibi is the more neglected half of Siege’s Italian G.I.S. operators. Her partner in crime, Maestro, is one of the most hotly contested picks in the game, with the super-powerful Alda alongside the potent Evil Eye cameras.

Alibi, on the other hand, is stuck with the Mx4 Storm SMG ⁠— which. while not terrible, isn’t as good as Lesion’s T-5 SMG ⁠— and her holograms which ping out enemies when they shoot or pass through them.

Alibi and Maestro in Siege
Maestro is one of the most popular defenders in Rainbow Six: Siege. Alibi is on the other end of the scale.

Her holograms often get criticized for being woefully underpowered compared to other defender utility. For one, they are really easy to spot out for experienced players. On top of that, they are extremely fragile, with a stray bullet taking them out.

However, the biggest drawback of Alibi’s holograms is their flexibility, or lack thereof. They only spawn a clone of Alibi’s player model standing up. It’s also only the base skin of Alibi, so if you are running the Police uniform for example, it’ll be incredibly obvious which is the hologram.

In order to increase Alibi’s competitive viability though, some players have pushed towards a rework of her hologram addressing these complaints. “I’d like to propose an idea for Alibi, allow her hologram to take different poses, crouching, prone, etc,” said Reddit user ‘Alissan_Web’

The trick then lies in how you determine its position. Alissan’s idea was to force Alibi to crouch or prone to deploy them in the different states. However, this could easily be changed ⁠— after all, there are seemingly more complex gadgets in Siege.

Some players have noted that deploying the drone in a prone position could potentially make them indestructible without shooting the hologram and revealing yourself, however. “A prone hologram would cover the strip you shoot to destroy it, making it impossible to destroy without pinging yourself,” one user said.

I’d like to propose an idea for Alibi, allow her hologram to take different poses, crouching, prone, etc. The position that Alibi throws her ability out is the position her hologram will take! from Rainbow6

However, the changes could make her a more viable operator. In pro play, you only ever see Alibi situationally — most commonly on Villa, but also on some other maps. Despite the fact that she is picked unlike other operators, she still boasts once of the lowest play rates.

Ubisoft has highlighted this in previous Designer Notes too. The most recent Win Delta chart from Y5S1 noted Alibi has a presence of less than 10%, putting her in the bottom half of defenders.

As far as three-speed defenders go, she’s one of the lowest picked⁠— second to Caveira. Could this be the change Alibi needs to be picked more? Potentially, but it’d be interesting to see the rework in practice regardless.

Rainbow Six

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.