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Rainbow Six hackers are playing the Tachanka rework early

Published: 14/Sep/2020 3:29 Updated: 14/Sep/2020 3:50

by Andrew Amos


The Tachanka rework for Rainbow Six: Siege was revealed at the Six Invitational in February, but since then, there’s not been a peep out of the Ubisoft camp. However, hackers have managed to get their hands on the Russian’s rework early, hinting at a release soon.

Tachanka’s rework was met with the most rapturous applause at the Six Invitational in 2020. The Russian turret operator is the Siege community’s deity, above all else, but in game, he’s a bit useless.

His stationary gadget had no place in Siege, where fast-paced gunfights are the norm. Also, without his turret, the rest of his kit was pretty weak. Once he was flushed out, he didn’t have much else to play with.

The Rainbow Six team spent plenty of time figuring out how to make Tachanka relevant. His rework is the first major operator overhaul in Siege history. While it’s been ‘look, don’t touch’ for months, hackers have finally got their hands on the Tachanka rework in-game, and that’s only good news.

According to Twitter user ‘PigeonR6,’ cheaters have gotten access to the Tachanka rework early on Operation Shadow Legacy. While there was no mention of the lord’s rework in the patch notes, it appears that Ubisoft has managed to chuck it in.

How exactly they’ve managed to get it to work is unclear, but it’s legit. Tachanka can now run around in Siege proper with his incendiary grenade launcher and LMG primary ⁠— as revealed at the Six Invitational.

Of course, if you were to find this in a ranked game, you’d be feeling pretty left out. However, it’s important to note that because it’s in the game files, it has to be coming soon.

A Ubisoft support employee mentioned earlier this week that Tachanka was meant to be coming out in Year 5 Season 3. That post has since been amended to say this year, which could mean either Y5S3 or Y5S4.

If you haven’t seen the Tachanka rework in action, it gives the once-stationary Russian a more active playstyle. He can cut off areas of attack with molotovs, much like how Capitao can flush out defenders with his bolts. He reportedly has 10 of these grenades, which is a lot of denial.

His LMG is now also his primary weapon, with supreme wall destruction capabilities to blow open rotate holes between bombsites ⁠— or just entire walls if you feel like it.

The Tachanka rework could be launching soon, so keep your eyes peeled. Once a date is locked in, we will let you know.

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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.