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Zero revealed as new Rainbow Six attacker in Operation Shadow Legacy

Published: 12/Aug/2020 2:00

by Andrew Amos

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The crossover is real. Sam Fisher, the Splinter Cell hero, is joining Team Rainbow in Siege. He will be the only operator released in Rainbow Six’s Operation Shadow Legacy in Year 5 Season 3.

The leaks were true. Splinter Cell fans get hyped, because you’ll have the chance to play Sam Fisher in Siege. Fisher, codename Zero, will be joining Team Rainbow in Y5S3 as part of Operation Shadow Legacy.

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Ubisoft shared a teaser on August 11, showing off the Splinter Cell veteran. “You should know better than writing me off. Consider this a teaching moment,” Fisher tells players.

There could have even been a subtle hint towards what his gadget might be. As he walks onto screen, the video turns green, like a radar image. Zero could potentially be equipped with cameras with that green hue on them which he can deploy.

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This gadget would fall in line with leaks discovered earlier in the year. Then named Scout, Fisher’s gadget is a pistol that deploys a camera that can drill into walls. This camera will have a one-shot charge ⁠— like a Twitch drone ⁠— to take out utility, or be used as a regular cam.

However, this is all speculation for now, and will only truly be confirmed once the full reveal for Operation Shadow Legacy drops later this week.

When is the Rainbow Six Operation Shadow Legacy full reveal?

You won’t have to wait long to see how Sam Fisher works himself into Team Rainbow’s lineup. The official reveal for Operation Shadow Legacy will release on August 16 at 11am PT. If you are on the east coast, that’ll be 2pm ET, while those in Europe need to tune in at about 7pm BST.

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Zero will be the only attacker released in Operation Shadow Legacy, as Ubisoft swap towards a new system of only releasing one operator a season.

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This will free up development space to ship more features in Y5S3, like a potential replay system, or possibly the Ping 2.0 rework teased at Six Invitational.

A map rework is on the way, with either Chalet or Skyscraper getting an overhaul in Y5S3. Whichever map doesn’t get selected in Shadow Legacy will be reworked for Year 5 Season 4, Ubisoft has also confirmed.

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How to watch Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32

by Andrew Amos

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Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft is sharing more details with the playerbase very soon. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Tachanka rework presentation right here.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.

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The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft are set to drop more details about Tachanka’s rework very soon. In fact, it could be coming in just a matter of weeks, or even days, on Operation Shadow Legacy. Here’s what we know about the full reveal coming soon.

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Rainbow Six Tachanka rework stream

It’s unclear if the Tachanka rework full reveal is going to be streamed on Twitch, or just be a video uploaded to Ubisoft’s accounts globally. However, we do have a set date for when you should expect more info: October 7.

The full reveal will go live on October 7 at 10am ET / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.

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We’ve already seen the major changes. Tachanka will now wield an incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas.

“The incendiary grenade launcher not only fits his theme of like World War II, old weapons, but also adds a real interest into his gameplay that’ll move him from being a meme character to a meta pick,” game director Leroy Athanassoff told Dexerto.

He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about.

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The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

The Tachanka rework will likely arrive in Operation Shadow Legacy. However, a firm release date hasn’t been locked. We will keep you posted as new info arises.

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