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Rainbow Six leak reveals Tachanka Elite skin coming in Year 5

Published: 22/Jun/2020 2:39

by Andrew Amos


The Lord of Siege himself Tachanka is getting a rework in Year 5, but that’s not the end of it all. Everyone’s favorite Russian gunner is also getting an Elite skin in the coming months, just ahead of the release of his gameplay overhaul.

The Lord and Savior of Siege, Tachanka, is beloved despite his meme status in the tactical shooter. However, he remains one of the few starting 20 operators without an Elite skin to show off.

That’s changing in Year 5, with the Russian gunner getting a skin in the special cosmetic line in the coming months.

Tachanka in Rainbow 6
Tachanka is getting an Elite skin soon in Siege.

Snippets of the skin have been shared by various dataminers, giving us a new look at the otherwise heavily armored turret operator.

Tachanka’s Elite skin features the fan-favorite topless, showing off his tattoos on his chest and his back. He does keep the pants on, opting for a mix of navy, green, and brown. It’s a lot like Bandit’s Axle 13 Elite skin, which was released in May 2019.

However, there’s one thing that stays on ⁠— and that’s the helmet. After all, it wouldn’t be Tachanka without it, and who wants to know what’s truly under the mask?

Tachanka Elite from r/Rainbow6

It comes just in time for Tachanka’s rework, expected to drop sometime in Season 3 or 4 this year. Instead of having a turret, he runs around with his LMG, blowing open holes to shoot his new incendiary grenade launcher through.

“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 back in February.

The operator rework is the first of its kind in Siege. While individual gadgets have been overhauled ⁠— like Amaru’s Garra Hook in Operation Steel Wave ⁠— this is the first head-to-toe rework in the game’s history.

Tachanka grenade launcher in Siege
Tachanka is getting a rework later in Year 5.

There’s no set release date for the Tachanka rework ⁠— or the Elite skin ⁠— currently. It’s unlikely to drop in Year 5 Season 2, given there’s two new characters in Ace and Melusi to play around with.

However, with the number of new operators dropping to one from Season 3 onwards, it should fit perfectly with giving the fan-favorite Russian operator a new lease on life in Siege.

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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.