Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege, the excellent team-based tactical shooter, will be free to play this weekend as part of a limited-time event. Everyone on PS4, Xbox One, and PC can play completely free from February 15 through February 20. If you decide to buy the game after the free play weekend wraps up, you might be happy to know that all of your progress will carry forward. Another nice thing is that Siege is currently marked down on all platforms, so you won't have to pay full price, either. More details on Siege's free play weekend can be found here on the game's website.In other Siege news, the game's Year 3 Season 1 content, called Operation Chimera, will launch on PC starting on February 19 through the testing realm. It will later roll out to all players on all platforms on March 6. Additionally, the co-op mode Outbreak launches on Siege's test server on February 20 before coming to all systems for a limited time from March 6 through April 3. Ubisoft will announce more details on … [Read more...] about Play Rainbow Six Siege For Free This Weekend On PS4, Xbox One, And PC
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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter that is, for the most part, grounded in realism. But a forthcoming event, titled Outbreak, will apparently give the latest Rainbow Six some sci-fi flavor in the form of ... aliens? Ubisoft has been teasing out details about Rainbow Six Siege’s third year of content, which includes Operation Chimera, with two new operators who specialize in biological and chemical attacks, and the upcoming Outbreak event. Ubisoft’s early promotion for Outbreak seemed to indicate that the Rainbow Six team might be facing a zombie-like threat, but a new teaser trailer now makes it look like the game’s counter-terrorist operatives will face a threat from outer space. You can watch that teaser above, but it appears the residents of a small, real-world town in New Mexico have recovered a Russian spacecraft, leading to an outbreak of an extraterrestrial nature. “[An] infestation of unknown origin is attacking the small town of … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege is getting … aliens?
Rainbow Six Siege developer Ubisoft has kicked off this year’s balance updates with the Operation White Noise mid-season patch. The update goes live today on Rainbow Six Siege’s test servers, bringing a host of balance changes and bug fixes, as is typical with mid-season patches. Some of these, like the Ela nerf, were communicated ahead of time. Ubisoft did not set a date for when patch 4.2 will hit live servers just yet. Starting off with Ela, her SMG’s magazine size has been lowered from 50 to 40 bullets. This was done partially to make her less desirable as a pick, since she’s very popular right now which is affecting the metagame. Ela is also getting another nerf, but that’s because concussion effects are getting reduced across the board. Both Ela, and Zofia will be affected by this. Concussion will no longer disable sprinting, but will still to cut movement and camera rotation speed. Concussed players will be able to recover in four seconds instead of … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege Operation White Noise mid-season patch nerfs Ela, Ash, concussion effects
The Rainbow Six Siege patch 4.2, also known as the Operation White Noise Mid-Season Reinforcements, is now live on the technical test server. The update nerfs Ela, with reductions to her SMG magazine size from 50 rounds to 40 and also to the effects of her concussive mines, which will still reduce the movement speed of enemies caught in their impact zone but will no longer disable sprinting. "Ela overpowers her competition. Players select her almost every round, and for a good reason. All of the data we have on her (such as win ratio, K/D ratio, and Kills per round) shows that she needs to be nerfed. We have found this to be primarily because of her SMG and to a lesser extent her concussion mines," Ubisoft wrote in the patch notes. The SMG was nerfed slightly in a previous update, but it wasn't enough to achieve the desired effect. "For now, we’re trying to balance her while keeping her SMG’s uniqueness, which lets her fight several opponents at a time better … [Read more...] about Ela nerfed again in the Rainbow Six Siege ‘Mid-Season Reinforcements’ update
The mid-season reinforcements update for Operation White Noise is finally here for Rainbow Six Siege. It is scheduled to hit the Technical Test Server (TTS) tomorrow, and will then grace the live servers sometime next week. Patch 4.2 brings significant changes to several operators in the game, some of which have frequently been requested by the community for several quarters now. Fair to say, the following operators are set to find new standings in the meta. The raw damage of the Para-308 is finally being increased for Capitao and the overall amount of recoil has also been slightly reduced. The primary weapon for the Brazilian operator, as well as his other offensive options, endured a severe gutting a while back. Ubisoft hopes that he will become a popular pick once again with the new buffs. Twitch and Ash, two staple picks in Rainbow Six Siege these days, are being nerfed for balance. The maximum amount of ammunition for the Shock Drone is being reduced to just 5 from 15 for Twitch. … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege Patch 4.2 Finally Buffs Capitao’s Para-308, Nerfs Ash and Twitch