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Rainbow Six Siege leak suggests new co-op Arcade game mode coming soon

Published: 26/Mar/2020 0:14

by Andrew Amos

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Didn’t get the chance to try out Golden Gun in Siege? Don’t fret ⁠— a new Arcade playlist called Stolen Goods will be coming to Rainbow Six soon, and it looks to be quite destructive.

The Golden Gun Arcade playlist in Rainbow Six was a throwback to Goldeneye 64 days for many FPS players. However, for the younger generation of gamers, it was a nice change of pace from the ultra-competitive tactical shooter.

While players have had event-specific events like Doktor’s Curse and Rainbow is Magic in the past, Ubisoft are making a commitment to bring more arcade modes in Year 5. Now, we might have just gotten a glimpse of the next one, and if you’re a Buck or Sledge main, you’re going to love it.

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The next Arcade playlist is reportedly taking players on a trip down memory lane to old Hereford Base.

Rainbow Six dataminer ‘Roly Noly’ discovered the upcoming Stolen Goods playlist on March 25. The new game mode, which is expected to be released in Year 5 Season 2, takes place on a reworked version of the old Hereford Base map.

The reason why it’s reworked is so it can be opened up entirely. Most of the walls, and every single floor on the map is destructible. It’s unclear as to if defenders get reinforcements, but either way, they’ll basically be entirely useless when the entire floor can be opened up.

There’ll also be no metal bars impacting movement, so you can freely drop down between floors if you open them up like breaking open a hatch. It’s basically a dream for all soft-breach operators like Buck, Sledge, Ash, and Zofia, and makes breach charges and impact grenades incredibly powerful.

The gameplay of the mode itself seems to be heist-based. Attackers will have to complete a series of objectives, including securing safes and extracting hostages, to win rounds.

Given the number of objectives, and the size of the map being pretty small, the team size has reportedly been dropped to just three-versus-three for the game mode. This is to make it harder for defenders to keep track of objectives.

However, for now, this is all speculation, with no news coming out of the Ubisoft camp just yet to confirm whether the mode will be released in Y5S2.

Aside from this short gameplay leak, nothing else is known about the event. However, as next season approaches, players should keep their eyes peeled.

We will keep you updated with any new information about the Stolen Goods playlist as it becomes available.

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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

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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.

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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
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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.