Rainbow Six Siege launches new limited-time Attrition arcade playlist - Dexerto
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Rainbow Six Siege launches new limited-time Attrition arcade playlist

Published: 10/Jul/2020 7:10

by Andrew Amos

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The new Attrition arcade playlist for Rainbow Six is here. If you’re a one-trick pony, you might wait to stay away though, as it’s going to test how deep your Operator pools are in Siege.

New season equals new Arcade playlist. Siege players have been treated to some pretty amusing modes so far in Year 5, including Golden Gun and Stolen Goods.

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However, Attrition is taking a turn to something that, while fun, also has a bit of strategy behind it. It is also a chance to learn some new Operators, as some of your favorite, meta-defining picks will be quickly locked away from you.

While we originally predicted Attrition to come in Year 5 Season 3, it’s here early. If you want to learn more about the new gamemode, including how to play, read on below.

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What is Attrition in Rainbow Six?

Attrition is a new arcade playlist for Rainbow Six: Siege. The general overview of how it works is if you win a round, you won’t be able to select the Operators you used again for the rest of the match.

“In this Arcade, winning is the challenge. Every time a team wins a round, the Operators selected on that round remain locked for that team for the rest of the match. It’s time to switch things up and see who else you can play with,” the in-game tooltip states.

This means that as you win more rounds, the number of Operators you can use decreases. If you want to play this mode strategically, then you’ll have to be careful about overloading your squads early ⁠— like don’t pick all the hard breachers and win the first round if you are on attack.

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However, like all Arcade playlists, they are better if you take them less seriously. By the end of it, both teams could be running some pretty funny compositions. Who knew Warden would finally be meta in Attrition? Plus, if you beat your opponents 3-0, it’s one hell of a flex.

Attrition in Rainbow Six Siege
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Get ready to dust off some off-meta picks in Attrition.

How long will the Attrition playlist run for?

The Attrition arcade mode is only live for a few short days in Rainbow Six. If you want to try out the fun mode for yourself, you’ll have until July 13 to do so.

There’s no guarantee that the mode will ever make a return, either. While Ubisoft has pledged to bring more Arcade playlists to Siege, it could be some time until they get repeated. So, if you want to play Attrition, you’ll need to download the new patch and get cracking.

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How to watch Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32

by Andrew Amos

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Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft is sharing more details with the playerbase very soon. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Tachanka rework presentation right here.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.

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The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft are set to drop more details about Tachanka’s rework very soon. In fact, it could be coming in just a matter of weeks, or even days, on Operation Shadow Legacy. Here’s what we know about the full reveal coming soon.

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Rainbow Six Tachanka rework stream

It’s unclear if the Tachanka rework full reveal is going to be streamed on Twitch, or just be a video uploaded to Ubisoft’s accounts globally. However, we do have a set date for when you should expect more info: October 7.

The full reveal will go live on October 7 at 10am ET / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.

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We’ve already seen the major changes. Tachanka will now wield an incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas.

“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.

He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about.

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The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

The Tachanka rework will likely arrive in Operation Shadow Legacy. However, a firm release date hasn’t been locked. We will keep you posted as new info arises.

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