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Why Rainbow 6 players think Colorblind mode is coming soon

Published: 12/May/2020 9:43

by David Purcell


Players of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege have their suspicions about a Colorblind mode coming soon in the first-person shooter game – and they might be onto something. 

The popular title is updated routinely during the course of each season, with fresh Operators and weapons being brought into the action. However, rather than building up the excitement for a major update like that, it appears fans are curious about a much more subtle tweak that could be in the works.

Other games like Fortnite Battle Royale and Overwatch have incorporated Colorblind modes in the past – and proved to be quite successful – but will Rainbow Six be next?

Ubisoft might be looking to add a colorblind mode in the near future.

These suspicions have been lingering now for some time, as some players put the prospect of this addition right up there at the top of their wish lists, although nothing has ever come to fruition.

What appears to be the biggest hint so far in the wait for this particular mode was potentially dropped on May 12, during an interaction between Siege esports commentator Parker ‘INTERRO’ Mackay and Jean-Baptiste Halle – who is a lead game designer on Siege.

INTERRO tweeted: “Rainbow 6 Siege really needs a colorblind mode,” to which he responded with an eyes emoji. Since then, it’s left some fans wondering about the possibility.

In other titles mentioned earlier, like Fortnite and Overwatch, the introduction of colorblind settings were seamless. They were added as optional settings, and Rainbow Six players appear to want the same for Ubisoft’s popular title.

Whether or not that was the first official indication for what’s to come in the future remains to be seen, but it shows that the dev team are aware of the demand for such a feature – and that’s always an encouraging sign for players.

Should Ubisoft make anything official in terms of announcements for a new mode, we’ll be the first to let you know. This, however, is anything but that, at the time of writing.

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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.