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First look at Rainbow Six: Siege’s replay system revealed

Published: 20/May/2020 2:37 Updated: 20/May/2020 2:50

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six’s replay system is finally on its way after being teased at the Six Invitational, and Ubisoft has given players a first look at how it’ll work in-game.

After five years, Rainbow Six is finally getting a replay system. You won’t need to constantly screen capture to relive your ace clutches ⁠— it’ll be as easy as opening up a file in-game.

While it’s coming a bit later in the year, Siege’s developers have given players a first look at how the replay system will work, and what to expect when it finally launches.

The Match Replay system will save your 10 most recent games locally, clearing them with every new patch. While there’s not a clipping feature like League of Legends or Overwatch currently implemented, it looks like it could be on the way.

Match Replays are on their way for Rainbow Six: Siege.

All matches regardless of the queue will show up in your recent replays. This includes any custom games, quick matches, unranked, ranked, and arcade playlists.

You’ll be able to watch replays from all perspectives, not just your own. You can flick between enemies, scrub back and forth, get a birds-eye view ⁠— everything the game’s current spectator mode can do, you’ll be able to do in replays.

“Our goal with Match Replay is to provide players with an interactive tool that will provide full coverage and perspective on their last 10 games,” Ubisoft said in a May 19 blog post.

“Once you’re in the replay, you can use the Spectator mode tools to relive your clutch plays, scrutinize missteps, and analyze your strategy to level up your game.”

You can rewatch your games from any perspective.

This shell is only the beginning of replays in Siege. Ubisoft has stated they want to give the system “even more functions.”

This includes storing files online, the ability to share replays with others, and downloading official esports matches on top of your own.

It’ll launch onto test servers soon, although no date has been revealed. The project has been slightly delayed, but it’ll be well worth the wait.

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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.

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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
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.