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Rainbow Six Siege Operation Ember Rise revealed – new operators, battle pass and more

Published: 18/Aug/2019 19:14 Updated: 18/Aug/2019 19:31

by Eli Becht

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The curtain has been dropped on Operation Ember Rise for Rainbow Six Siege, which revealed two new operators and a battle pass will be coming to the game.

This news was revealed during Six Major Raleigh on August 18 and brings a new attacker and defender into the mix, and perhaps most exciting, a battle pass.

Battle passes have increasingly become more common in games that receive long-term support so it’s not all that surprising to see them make their way to Siege.

UbisoftAmaru is the new attacker.

Who are the new operators?

The attacker that is debuting with the new operation is Amaru while the defender is Goyo from Peru and Mexico respectively. 

Amaru has a grappling hook that will help her gain the high ground and bring more verticality to the game. She can also instantly take down an enemy by a window, making her the perfect flanker.

Goyo has a shield that can be deployed to block pathways while also boasting an attached incendiary bomb that could make for an excellent trap.

What to expect from the Battle Pass

If you’re familiar with how Battle Passes operate in other games, then you already have a good idea what to expect here.

Rainbow Six Siege will also introduce a Mini Battle Pass named “Call Me Harry”. By earning Battle Points, players will unlock tiers and rewards, and get an exclusive Harry Chibi charm upon completion. This is just phase one and it will be releasing for free.

UbisoftGoyo is Siege’s new defender.

Kanal reimagined

The map Kanal has received a rework that will make it easier to rotate and navigate with a new path linking the eastern and western buildings. 

Two additional staircases have been added to make the entire map more vertical, which will benefit Amaru. The number of indoor playable areas has been increased, with some rooms also receiving an increase in size. 

Finally, all bomb sites have been changed from the Kitchen to the Security Room and the site in the Radio Room is now found in the expanded Lounge Room.

When is the release date?

Operation Ember Rise is set to hit the test server on August 19 where players on PC will get to see how everything looks and feel.

Outside of that, there is no official release date.

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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.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
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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.