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Rainbow Six Shadow Legacy battle pass details: all rewards & missions

Published: 11/Sep/2020 8:52

by Andrew Amos


Ubisoft are kicking off Rainbow Six: Siege’s Y5S3 expansion with a bang. To celebrate Sam Fisher, aka Zero, making his way onto Team Rainbow, the biggest battle pass in Siege history is being released alongside Operation Shadow Legacy.

Operation Shadow Legacy has finally been shipped to live servers. After an extensive period on the TTS, you can now get your hands on Sam Fisher, aka Zero, in the live game.

On top of that, the Chalet rework is out, Thatcher has been reworked, Ping 2.0 is here, and a new hard breach gadget too. However, if you’re fanging for even more content, this season’s battle pass has you covered.

It’s the most stacked battle pass in the history of Siege so far, with 70 tiers making it almost double previous ones. With dozens of operator uniforms on offer, as well as stacks of renown, R6 credits, and alpha packs, this is one pass you won’t want to miss.

How many tiers are in the Rainbow Six Shadow Legacy battle pass?

The Shadow Legacy battle pass is split into two ⁠— the free track and the premium track. The free track gives you access to 21 tiers of rewards without having to pay a dime. This includes headgear for Finka and Zero, alpha packs, and charms.

However, if you really want to get the most out of Shadow Legacy, you’ll want the premium track. It’ll set you back 1200 R6 credits ⁠— or 840 if you have a Year 5 pass ⁠— and gives you access to those 21 tiers of rewards, plus an additional 70 through the premium side.

This includes full uniforms for: Amaru, Finka, Fuze, Gridlock, Hibana, Iana, Jackal, Lesion, Melusi, Mute, Nokk, Sledge, Vigil, and Zero. There’s also weapon skins, charms, renown boosters, alpha packs, and more available. Plus, you’ll even recoup most of the cost of your battle pass. It’s the best deal yet.

Zero Detection Headset headgear in Rainbow Six Siege
The star of the show, Zero, has some fresh cosmetics in the Shadow Legacy battle pass.

Shadow Legacy battle pass challenges

70 tiers is a bit of a daunting task to get through. Thankfully, Ubisoft is putting on some challenges to make the XP grind a bit easier. You’ll have five personal challenges to complete, plus an additional team challenge every week that’ll net you bonus XP. Each challenge equates to nearly one tier’s worth of experience (1000 XP).

Here’s a list of all the challenges you can complete in the Shadow Legacy battle pass:

  • Below The Radar: Destroy 15 surveillance cameras (850 XP)
  • Blind enemies: Blind 30 enemies with stun grenades, Ying’s Candela, or Blitz’s Shield (850 XP)
  • Explosive kills: Kill 20 enemies with explosives (850 XP)
  • Rifle Expert: Reach the 50 rifle kills threshold (850 XP)
  • Sharpshooter: Reach the 50 headshots threshold (850 XP)
Rainbow Six Shadow Legacy battle pass challenges
Ubisoft will release new team challenges every week. These five personal challenges will be active throughout the whole battle pass.

When does the Rainbow Six Shadow Legacy battle pass expire?

You’ll have 39 days to complete your battle pass from September 10, the launch of Operation Shadow Legacy. That means you’ll have until October 19 to unlock all 70 tiers and get all the rewards you could possibly want.

After that, they’ll be gone for good, so be sure to get the most value for money ⁠— especially if you buy the battle pass ⁠— by grinding your way to the top.

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Rainbow 6 team admits to throwing match for better Major seed

Published: 22/Oct/2020 16:41

by Jacob Hale


The coach of Rainbow 6 Siege team CYCLOPS athlete gaming has admitted to throwing a competitive match to secure a better seed for the upcoming Six Major, sending the R6 community into frenzy.

With the Six Major coming up in November, the world’s best Rainbow Six Siege teams are looking to secure their spots in the tournament to compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

This is especially important in the lead-up to the annual Six Invitational, which takes place each February and crowns the best team there is as world champions.

Now, though, over in the Asia-Pacific region, the coach of top team CYCLOPS athlete gaming has admitted to throwing one of their matches.

Rainbow 6 APAC CYCLOPS athlete gaming
Rainbow 6 APAC
The CAG team might be punished after their coach as good as admitted to throwing a pro match.

Though his original tweet has now been deleted, head coach Hibiki ‘XQQ’ Motoyama let it be known that he and his team of top Japanese talent played poorly in their match against QConfirm, with the seeding system the reason.

With the way seeding works in the APAC League, teams earn points based on where they finish in the final standings, and CYCLOPS were looking to lock in as high a seed as possible — and by doing so, they couldn’t let Cloud9 overtake QConfirm in the standings.

For that reason, it seems XQQ and his team opted to throw their match against QConfirm, preventing Cloud9 from finishing above them and earning more points, hence keeping Cyclops’ higher seed.

Although the points system seems excessively convoluted, with fans calling it into question thanks to it allowing these kinds of matches to be thrown, CYCLOPS had obviously done the math and figured that their spot was safest with a loss.

The coach later Tweeted: “worst day of my competitive career so far,” and intimated that it would be his last ever match.

Perhaps, were it not for XQQ admitting to it so brazenly, the team may have gotten away with it. However, the Operator picks and style of play definitely made some viewers raise their eyebrows.

Despite no punishment being formally handed out yet, or any suggestion from Ubisoft and league operators on how they might treat this situation, it’s not looking great for XQQ and co. We’ll be sure to update this article as and when there are new developments.