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Rainbow Six players ask Ubisoft to add Iceycat charm after his passing

Published: 29/Jun/2020 2:31

by Andrew Amos

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Rainbow Six players are mourning the passing of prominent YouTube content creator ‘iceycat25’. However, the community has called on Ubisoft to introduce a commemorative item into Siege to celebrate his love of the game.

News of Iceycat’s passing began circulating on June 28, after podcast co-host ‘kapdansghost’ shared a post on Reddit.

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The YouTuber, who has over 300,000 subscribers, has been a cornerstone of the Siege community since the game’s release. He has released helpful guides ever since Year 1, breaking down new content and how it works into the game with his “Operator Profiles.”

The Siege community has gotten together though in support of Iceycat’s family ⁠— and his legacy ⁠— after his passing. Players have asked Ubisoft to commemorate one of the game’s most prolific content creators in the best way possible: within Siege.

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Reddit user ‘OperationRainbowSix’ created a special universal skin design called “Iceycat” in the YouTuber’s honor. Featuring a tundra background, and a cat stalking across the bulk of the gun, it’s an amazing recreation of Iceycat’s logo.

Rest In Paradise Icey, You will be missed. Ubisoft please make this a skin??❄️ from r/Rainbow6

Another suggestion floated was adding a creator charm. Usually reserved to prominent Siege Twitch streamers and their subscribers, many fans have called on Ubisoft to make a special case for Iceycat.

With the upcoming Chalet rework too, others have asked Ubisoft to create a memorial of him on the French ski resort-themed map. “A cat sculpture made out of ice would fit the map, and he would be remembered in a way he would want to be,” said ‘GravyMask’.

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It comes after a number of Siege personalities paid tribute to Iceycat. “His videos were invaluable for those interested in Siege, and undoubtedly helped our community develop a deeper love of the game,” said caster Parker ‘INTERRO’ Mackay.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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