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Rainbow Six disables MUTE Protocol playlist due to invincibility exploit

Published: 6/Aug/2020 3:03 Updated: 11/Aug/2020 1:35

by Andrew Amos


August 11 Update (5:30pm PT): Ubisoft has re-enabled the M.U.T.E. Protocol playlist in Rainbow Six after almost a week of downtime.

They have also extended the event until August 24 to compensate for lost time. 

Earlier: Ubisoft has taken the drastic step of disabling the new M.U.T.E. Protocol game mode just hours after launching it after players were abusing an invincibility exploit introduced by the new droning mechanic.

M.U.T.E. Protocol put an interesting twist on the core mechanics of Rainbow Six. You could drone ahead and ‘teleport’ right to your camera to appear in front of your enemy. Defenders could also use bulletproof cameras to jump across the map.

However, the new mechanic has proven to be the game mode’s downfall. As with everything new, there’s bound to be some bugs. The exploits found in M.U.T.E Protocol were on another level though.

Attackers could become invisible and invincible thanks to an easy exploit with their drones. There was a way players could become invincible, invisible, and immortal ⁠— making it impossible to win as Defenders without running down the clock.

All players had to do was rappel down to the bottom of the map from their spawn, throw their drones over the edge, teleport to them, and then teleport back up with another drone.

When they came back up, their player model, as well as all gun models, would be invisible. Enemies would be able to see certain things like Frag Grenades or Sledge’s Hammer swinging, but there’d be no way to fight back.

The exploit was rarely used at first, but it spread like wildfire. You weren’t able to queue a game in M.U.T.E. Protocol without seeing at least one player abusing the exploit. It was more common to see entire teams using it than not.

This glitch forced Ubisoft to bring down the playlist early to try and iron out the bugs. “The M.U.T.E Protocol Event has been temporarily deactivated after the discovery of an exploit,” they said on Twitter.

The mode was only expected to be around until August 17, however Ubisoft have also extended the length of the M.U.T.E. Protocol event so everyone gets a chance to play.

“We are working on a fix and hope to deliver it very soon. The event and Club Challenges will be extended once the fix is out. We will update everyone as soon as we have more to share.”

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Rainbow Six Siege Halloween 2020: skins, leaks, Sugar Fright LTM, more

Published: 26/Oct/2020 6:06

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Rainbow Six: Siege has always been a game that keeps players on the edge of their seats, but it’s about to get a whole lot spookier to celebrate Halloween after a leak revealed we can expect a new LTM, cosmetics, skins, and more.

Rainbow Six: Siege is still chugging along after all these years. However, to keep things fresh, Ubisoft has spoilt its dedicated fanbase with new content. Other games have been focusing their next events around Halloween, and it looks like Rainbow Six: Siege will follow suit.

A Reddit user named Zer0Bytes found evidence hinting that an upcoming Halloween event is in the works. He shared all the details on the Rainbow Six: Siege subreddit.

Of course, nothing is set in stone until it becomes official. But he has built up quite a case to support his claims, and if it ends up being true, it looks like players will be in for a treat without any tricks.

Here’s everything we know so far.

Rainbow Six: Siege Halloween Leak 2020
Rainbow Six: Siege celebrated Halloween last year with the Doktor’s Curse event.

Sugar Fright LTM

Rainbow Six: Siege’s Halloween event will include a new limited-time-mode called Sugar Fright. It appears to be some kind of kill-confirmed mode in which players will have ten minutes to kill enemies and hold onto an item.

The best part is, it’s all about total, non-stop action. Respawns will be enabled and players will have an unlimited supply of flashbangs, grenades, and smoke grenades.

Of course, to keep things in line with the spirit of Halloween, it has to include a creepy theme. Players will also automatically wear an eerie-looking puppet on their heads.

Sugar Fright LTM has been more or less confirmed by a leaker named Benjaminstrike, who showcased the mode on Twitter. It looks like the perfect balance between spooky and fun, which is what Halloween is all about.

Halloween-themed skins and cosmetics

Unfortunately, no Halloween-themed skins and cosmetics have been confirmed yet. However, it’s inevitable that they will in due time. After all, it’s how most games embrace the occasion, and Rainbow Six: Siege won; ‘t be any different.

Players can expect everything from pumpkins and candy to ghouls, monsters, and skeletons. Last year, the event included some awesome monster skins for Bandit, Doc, Ela, Frost, Kapkan, Lesion, and Smoke.

Rainbow Six: Siege Halloween Leak 2020
A team of players enjoying their skins from a previous Halloween event.

Start Date and Time

Until an official announcement has been made, it’s impossible to know what date and time the event will begin. However, since Halloween falls on October 31st, which is just around the corner, it can’t be too far away.

Until then, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and camp behind every door and corner to scare the wits out of your opponents.