Rainbow Six reveals Grand Larceny event with Stolen Goods arcade mode - Dexerto
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Rainbow Six reveals Grand Larceny event with Stolen Goods arcade mode

Published: 6/May/2020 3:00

by Andrew Amos

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Ubisoft have surprised Rainbow Six players with the release of a new event titled Grand Larceny, with a new arcade playlist just weeks out from the expected release of Year 5 Season 2 content.

Waiting for Year 5 Season 2 to finally come out? Ubisoft is looking to fill the content gap with a fun event while you wait for the next operators to come out.

The Grand Larceny event features over 30 new cosmetics and a limited-time game mode with an all-new objective.

Stolen Goods arcade playlist

While players have known about the Stolen Goods arcade playlist for some time ⁠— having been leaked in March ⁠— they weren’t expecting it to come in Y5S1. The Golden Gun event ran back earlier in Operation Void Edge as the designated one arcade playlist per season.

Stolen Goods is set on a reworked version of the old Hereford Base map. It’s a 5v5 game mode where attackers have to open a number of safes. Defenders will obviously have to defend these safes.

All operators will be equipped with a shotgun to open up the completely destructible floors, so some characters without shotguns have been excluded.

17 of the game’s 26 attackers are available, while 23 defenders (Tachanka, Mozzie, Clash excluded) are available.

Kali, Nomad, Lion, Blackbeard, Buck, Montagne, Twitch, Blitz, IQ, and Glaz won’t be available for play in Stolen Goods.

Grand Larceny cosmetics

There are 31 cosmetics available in the Grand Larceny event. A Legendary uniform for Wamai, named Striped Syndicate, tops the list as the most valuable. However, nine other operators are getting some decent looking cosmetics yet.

Amaru, Echo, Fuze, Gridlock, Hibana, Kaid, Maestro, Maverick, and Warden all have new uniforms that can only be obtained from Grand Larceny event packs.

You can earn these event packs through playing the Stolen Goods arcade playlist, or buying them in the in-game shop for 11,250 renown each, or 270 R6 credits. Buying all 31 packs will set you back 348,750 renown, or 8,370 R6 credits.

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Isn’t this quite the dapper cast?

The Grand Larceny event is only building hype for Year 5 Season 2 content. Operation Hidden Eyes is expected to feature a South African defender Philisiwe and Norwegian attacker Odin. House is also getting a map rework.

The expected reveal of Y5S2 is just around the corner, having originally been billed for May 17 in time for the Pro League Season 11 Finals. While the dates haven’t been confirmed yet, be sure to keep your eyes peeled in the coming days.

The Grand Larceny event is only here for two weeks. Be sure to log on before May 19 to play the new mode and grab the cosmetics you want before they disappear.

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Team Liquid suspend Rainbow Six coach Mav over abuse allegations

Published: 7/Jan/2021 1:57

by Andrew Amos

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Team Liquid Rainbow Six coach Rafael ‘mav’ Loureiro Freitas has been suspended six months into his tenure over allegations of domestic violence. The former FaZe Clan star has denied the allegations, stating they aren’t “as pictured.”

Mav has been accused by his former partner of instigating domestic violence while they were in a relationship with the Rainbow Six coach.

‘SilverMistR6’, who has now locked her Twitter account, claimed that Mav slammed her against a wall in a bar after he got drunk one night while still on the FaZe Clan roster. Other users backed up her story with screenshots and videos.

The allegations caught wind on January 5, with Team Liquid suspending the coach within 24 hours.

“These are extremely concerning and serious allegations. We want to assure the community and those who raised these concerns that we are investigating thoroughly, and all work with Mav has been suspended until we complete our investigation,” the team said in a January 6 statement.

“After first learning of these incidents [on January 5], we immediately began conducting a formal review to determine the appropriate course of action. We’ll share an update as soon as the investigation is complete.”

Mav himself has denied some of the claims. While he admits he “was wrong to push [his partner],” he claims there’s more to the story.

“I said I was wrong to push my ex ⁠— you shouldn’t push anyone, period. It wasn’t as pictured, but of course I’ll always be canceled and have to read things like an abuser when I pushed her away,” he said on Twitter according to a translation.

Mav is one of numerous people within Brazilian esports to be swept up in sexual assault allegations over the last few days. CS:GO pro Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau was accused of leaking a private video from Twitch streamer and host Renata ‘Elfa’ Schozen without her permission.

The two were in a relationship in 2019 when fnx recorded an intimate video of them, which he allegedly shared in a WhatsApp group without her consent. Three people told Schozen about the incident, and she has also threatened legal action.

Brazilian League of Legends caster Gabriel ‘MiT’ Souza was also dropped by Riot for the 2021 CBLoL Season after he was also accused of sexual assault by members of the community.

Team Liquid are expected to take part in the Six Invitational 2021. It’s unclear if Mav’s suspension will jeopardize his ability to travel to Europe to coach the squad.