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Why Rainbow 6 players think Colorblind mode is coming soon

Published: 12/May/2020 9:43

by David Purcell

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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?

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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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Team Liquid suspend Rainbow Six coach Mav over abuse allegations

Published: 7/Jan/2021 1:57

by Andrew Amos

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Team Liquid Rainbow Six coach Rafael ‘mav’ Loureiro Freitas has been suspended six months into his tenure over allegations of domestic violence. The former FaZe Clan star has denied the allegations, stating they aren’t “as pictured.”

Mav has been accused by his former partner of instigating domestic violence while they were in a relationship with the Rainbow Six coach.

‘SilverMistR6’, who has now locked her Twitter account, claimed that Mav slammed her against a wall in a bar after he got drunk one night while still on the FaZe Clan roster. Other users backed up her story with screenshots and videos.

The allegations caught wind on January 5, with Team Liquid suspending the coach within 24 hours.

“These are extremely concerning and serious allegations. We want to assure the community and those who raised these concerns that we are investigating thoroughly, and all work with Mav has been suspended until we complete our investigation,” the team said in a January 6 statement.

“After first learning of these incidents [on January 5], we immediately began conducting a formal review to determine the appropriate course of action. We’ll share an update as soon as the investigation is complete.”

Mav himself has denied some of the claims. While he admits he “was wrong to push [his partner],” he claims there’s more to the story.

“I said I was wrong to push my ex ⁠— you shouldn’t push anyone, period. It wasn’t as pictured, but of course I’ll always be canceled and have to read things like an abuser when I pushed her away,” he said on Twitter according to a translation.

Mav is one of numerous people within Brazilian esports to be swept up in sexual assault allegations over the last few days. CS:GO pro Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau was accused of leaking a private video from Twitch streamer and host Renata ‘Elfa’ Schozen without her permission.

The two were in a relationship in 2019 when fnx recorded an intimate video of them, which he allegedly shared in a WhatsApp group without her consent. Three people told Schozen about the incident, and she has also threatened legal action.

Brazilian League of Legends caster Gabriel ‘MiT’ Souza was also dropped by Riot for the 2021 CBLoL Season after he was also accused of sexual assault by members of the community.

Team Liquid are expected to take part in the Six Invitational 2021. It’s unclear if Mav’s suspension will jeopardize his ability to travel to Europe to coach the squad.