Rainbow Six launches new MUTE Protocol event & arcade game mode - Dexerto
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Rainbow Six launches new MUTE Protocol event & arcade game mode

Published: 4/Aug/2020 2:46

by Andrew Amos

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Rainbow Six has been thrown into the future with a new event titled M.U.T.E. Protocol. A new arcade playlist on Tower has been released, as well as over 20 sci-fi cosmetics for eight operators.

Siege’s Tower is getting a futuristic facelift in the latest limited-time game mode. The M.U.T.E. Protocol event has arrived, and it apparently marks the “final battle…[of] the war between attackers and defenders.”

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It sounds a bit over-the-top, but that’s exactly what the Y5S2 arcade playlist is. Set in a near future ⁠— although the event does state “Tower 2020” ⁠— M.U.T.E. Protocol will include more than just a new game mode, but also new cosmetics you can get your hands on.

The M.U.T.E. Protocol game mode is a new spin on Secure Area, one of the three base game modes in Siege. It plays out like a regular Secure Area game on Tower ⁠— attackers will be trying to get into one of the four select sites, while defenders will be doing all they can to stop them.

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However, like every arcade playlist, there’s a twist. M.U.T.E. Protocol features a new ‘morphing’ feature that allows players to swap forms. Attackers will be able to morph into Drones, while defenders will be able to ‘ride’ through bulletproof cameras they set up like teleporters.

Because of the nature of the game mode, some operators have been disabled. All of the camera operators on defense ⁠— Mozzie, Maestro, Valkyrie, and Echo ⁠— and Twitch on attack have been removed. Thatcher, and somewhat ironically Mute, are also disabled due to their intel denial capabilities. Dokkaebi, Goyo, Clash, Montagne, Blitz, Caveria are absent too.

Much like the Grand Larceny event earlier in Year 5, there will also be special cosmetics on offer. Uniforms for Jackal, Lion, Ying, Kapkan, Mira, Mute, Oryx, and Vigil will be available.

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Ying, Lion, and Jackal's MUTE Protocol Uniforms
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Ying, Lion, and Jackal (L-R) are all getting cyberpunk-esque skins in the M.U.T.E. Protocol event.

With Y5S3 potentially just around the corner, the M.U.T.E. Protocol event could be the last hurrah for the season. While there are limited details out about the next update, leaks have pointed fingers at a Splinter Cell-inspired operator and a rework for Skyscraper.

The M.U.T.E. Protocol event will kick off on August 4. It will run for two weeks until August 17, so get in quick if you want to play one of the more interesting arcade game modes in Siege.

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How to watch Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32

by Andrew Amos

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Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft is sharing more details with the playerbase very soon. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Tachanka rework presentation right here.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.

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The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft are set to drop more details about Tachanka’s rework very soon. In fact, it could be coming in just a matter of weeks, or even days, on Operation Shadow Legacy. Here’s what we know about the full reveal coming soon.

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Rainbow Six Tachanka rework stream

It’s unclear if the Tachanka rework full reveal is going to be streamed on Twitch, or just be a video uploaded to Ubisoft’s accounts globally. However, we do have a set date for when you should expect more info: October 7.

The full reveal will go live on October 7 at 10am ET / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.

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We’ve already seen the major changes. Tachanka will now wield an incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas.

“The incendiary grenade launcher not only fits his theme of like World War II, old weapons, but also adds a real interest into his gameplay that’ll move him from being a meme character to a meta pick,” game director Leroy Athanassoff told Dexerto.

He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about.

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The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

The Tachanka rework will likely arrive in Operation Shadow Legacy. However, a firm release date hasn’t been locked. We will keep you posted as new info arises.

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