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Rainbow Six pro banned for a year following Pro League NDA controversy

Published: 5/Jun/2020 13:36

by Jacob Hale


Rainbow Six Siege professional player Kian ‘Hyena’ Mozayani has been hit with a one-year ban from Ubisoft’s hit FPS title, just weeks after his Luminosity Gaming team seemed to be unceremoniously ousted from the Pro League.

On April 14, Hyena posted a Twitlonger about how he and his LG teammates were “left in the dark” throughout the org’s discussions with Ubisoft in regards to the LAN league.

Eventually, this led to the team no longer being in the Pro League and without any real plan on what to do next – but it appears, in Hyena’s case at least, that a decision may have been made for him.

The latest Rainbow Six Operation, Steel Wave, is due later in June 2020.

When Hyena first revealed what was going on behind the scenes, he opened his statement by saying “F**k an NDA,” implying he was going against a Non-Disclosure Agreement set up by Ubisoft or Luminosity.

You don’t often see players get year-long bans – not least professional players – but Hyena has become the exception after posting a tweet he received from Ubisoft, saying that his account has been banned for 12 months following a breach of Rainbow Six Siege’s Code of Conduct.

It’s not quite clear why exactly Hyena was suspended, or what exactly occurred to “breach” the Code of Conduct, but some seem to believe that it may come down to the aforementioned NDA that he ignored.

This claim hasn’t been verified yet but it appears to be the most likely cause as of right now, despite neither party coming out and clarifying.

Hyena isn’t the first professional Rainbow Six player to be banned by Ubisoft, with French star Stéphane ‘Shaiiko’ Lebleu also being handed a two-year ban in October 2017 after an investigation found he had used macros in a Pro League match. His ban was lifted after 18 months, so it’s possible that we don’t see Hyena face the full ban.

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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.