At this year’s Rainbow Six Siege Invitational (SI 2020), Ubisoft announced some nifty new features headed to the game as part of its Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 and Year 6 roadmap plans: match replays and a new ping system. However, as part of a Steel Wave reveal stream, Ubisoft has announced it’s needed to postpone their release in-game due to challenges arising from the outbreak of COVID-19 around the world.
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Anticipation for Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Season 2 is gathering steam, now a teaser trailer has landed and an Operation Steel Wave leak has given us an idea of who the two Rainbow Six Siege new operators might be. Now, another clue has popped up online – and it looks like Defender Echo is in for a new Elite set.
A brand-new limited-time mode drops into Rainbow Six Siege today, with a Red Dead Redemption 2-meets-Peaky-Blinders kind of a twist. The mode, called Grand Larceny, adds a new 5v5 game mode to the FPS game’s old Hereford map and pits the best Rainbow Six Siege Operators, shotgun in-hand and kitted out with new skins, against eachother as rival gangs – all with the aim of scooping or defending precious safeboxes.
There will be no new Rainbow Six Siege maps in Year 5, as developer Ubisoft’s decided to rework all of the FPS game’s existing battlegrounds first. Now it seems a fan’s been inspired to do their own ‘overhauls’ of Rainbow Six Siege maps, but in a whole other game – one Siege player has recreated the tactical shooter’s Villa map in Minecraft.
Rainbow Six Siege keeps going from strength to strength. Since the FPS game’s launch in December 2015, the number of players regularly diving in has steadily risen, with just a few dips in player count here and there. Now, it’s just broken a player count record, posting a new, all-time high number of concurrent players on Steam.
Rainbow Six Siege players are once again losing access to Clash. The on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, and now off-again Operator is the subject of yet another exploit, so she’s off the table for Siege fans. Ubisoft has not provided details on the nature of the exploit, but one nasty glitch in particular has been making the rounds among players.
Rainbow Six Siege doesn’t feature respawning. Once you’re dead, you’re dead, until the next round begins. It’s a distinctive feature of the tactical shooter, but that nearly wasn’t the case – publisher Ubisoft initially suggested that, in order to appeal to more players, this aspect would be “the first thing that’s going to get cut”.
When Rainbow Six Siege arrives on the next generation of Xbox and PlayStation consoles, it’ll be the same Siege PC players are already playing. Ubisoft says the transition to next-gen consoles will be completely seamless for PC.
Rainbow Six Siege is ready to begin what Ubisoft is calling a ‘transitional’ year for the game, one that’s bringing significant changes to its cadence of new content. Year 5 will see six new operators instead of the customary eight, and the development team tells us we won’t be seeing new maps until reworks of all existing maps have been completed.