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Rainbow Six Siege players not happy as Ubisoft confirm Clash return

Published: 11/Jan/2020 15:20

by Joe Craven


Fans of Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft’s tactical first-person shooter, have expressed frustration with the announcement that operator Clash will be making her way back into the game, following a temporary absence. 

Rainbow Six Siege has transcended what is expected of typical FPS titles. Despite launching back in 2015, the game has remained incredibly popular thanks to the support of Ubisoft; bringing a host of new operators and maps over the last few years. 

However, the game’s longevity does not mean it is immune to glitches and bugs, particularly surrounding the newer operators. Clash, who boasts an electrified riot shield, was added in Year 3. 

UbisoftClash and her electrified shield.

She became a fairly controversial figure in the Rainbow Six community, with many frustrated at another riot shield operator. This was worsened by the fact her shield also boasts the ability to damage and slow enemies with its taser. 

It also became clear in the months after her implementation that she could be exploited massively, to the point where she had a gun out, but could not be hit from the front, as the game mistook her character model as having its shield out. 

In response to the issue, Clash was temporarily disabled from all game modes. 

On January 10, Ubisoft confirmed that she will finally be returning to Rainbow Six, as part of the Year 4 Season 4.2 patch. The Clash exploit will be fixed with the 4.2 patch and she will be re-enabled at that time,” they said. “More news on the Y4S4.2 patch will be provided later.” 

They also confirmed that other adjustments to the game will accompany the return of Clash. Despite the fact her exploit has been fixed, many players were reluctant to see her return. 

Streamer and ex-Rainbow Six world champion George ‘KingGeorge’ Kassa said to Ubisoft: “Please take your time with the update, every day without clash is a good one.”

Other Rainbow Six players echoed this opinion. One said: “Just get her off the game once and for all to be honest”, while another went for: “No don’t do this leave her disabled”.

Clash is set to be reimplemented soon, regardless of the fan backlash. Whether or not she will be nerfed in the future as a result of community feedback remains to be seen. 

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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.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
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.