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Rainbow Six Alibi rework would make her holograms incredibly useful

Published: 13/Jul/2020 7:46

by Andrew Amos

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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
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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.

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Rainbow Six Siege is finally going free-to-play on Xbox Game Pass

Published: 19/Oct/2020 3:51 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 5:35

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rainbow Six Siege is a little under five years old, but the tactical shooter is still one of the most popular games on the market. Its player base is about to even bigger too after it looks set to become free-to-play on Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Pass has been making strides in recent months. It started as a decent range of in-house exclusives. Now, it’s grown into a stacked list of amazing titles including everything from Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy XV, and Forza Motorsport 7 to Nier: Automata. 

It even had Red Dead Redemption 2, although it was only available between May and September. Still, it’s a pretty good deal since you’re only paying a pocketful of money each month. 

Now, it looks like it’s about to get a whole lot better.

The official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account tweeted an interesting ‘teaser’ image, which made them seem absolutely bonkers at first.

However, if you break it down a little further, you might be able to figure out the hidden message behind it.

The rainbows stand out the most, and there are six of them in total. They’re floating above a castle, which looks to be under ‘siege’ from a small army and a trebuchet. All in all, it can only mean one thing. Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Of course, there hasn’t been an official statement yet. But if that image doesn’t mean what we think it does, then we’re well and truly baffled.

Xbox Game Pass
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Some of the amazing games that have been added to Xbox Game Pass this month.

Rainbow Six Siege has been around for a while now, but it’s still one of the most popular competitive games in the world. It also had a brilliant competitive scene.

It’s unique in the sense that it’s highly tactical and all about intense close-quarter siege combat. Some might find it a little slow and realistic, but that’s exactly what makes it appealing to many. The fact its player base is still going strong says it all.

Either way, now that Rainbow Six Siege looks set to become free-to-play on Xbox Game Pass, there’s no reason to not try it.

Rainbow Six Siege Xbox Game Pass
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Rainbow Six Siege will be coming to next-gen consoles as well.

Once it’s all made official, existing players will love to have you on board. Some might show you the ropes, while others will make your life hell.

All is fair and love is war in one of the most genuine and authentic shooters to date.