We’re closing in on the end of the current year of Rainbow Six Siege, and you know what that means: it’s time to start picking apart the clues for Year 5. There’s a new one in the game’s recent mini battle pass, and it ties together a whole heap of clues going back multiple years in previous Siege updates. The short version: it’s a decent bet that the first Year 5 operator will be the Greek sniper, Kure Galanos.
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Warden has had a rough go of it since his debut in Rainbow Six Siege, as the operator has quickly devolved into the realm of joke picks. The developers brought us some Warden buffs aimed largely at increasing his mobility ahead of Ember Rise, but it hasn’t been enough – and today’s test server update takes the step that many players have been asking for.
The mid-season balancing patch for Rainbow Six Siege is on its way, and Ubisoft has provided a preview of some of the changes involved and player-data behind the rework.
Rainbow Six Siege’s latest test server has gone live, and it looks like Ubisoft has some big changes in mind for Jackal. The TTS has brought some major changes for the operator, most of which focus on Jackal’s scan ability. The devs hope that these changes will give players better information and more interesting decisions to make – and they’ll certainly give us something interesting to consider as we look down the Year 4 roadmap.
E3 viewers were charmed this summer by Ikumi Nakamura, the creative director at Tango Gameworks who has had a hand in shaping games like Okami, Bayonetta, and The Evil Within. As it turns out, she’s also a Rainbow Six Siege fan, and she’s got a soft spot for the most meme-worthy operator of them all, Tachanka.
Ubisoft has to get increasingly creative from here when it comes to Rainbow Six Siege operators, as the roster is getting thick, and year 4 roadmap still has a stop to make – and presumably further trips will follow. Players have wondered over the years whether we’d get a new operator with a furry companion, but there are some specific considerations holding back a possible K9 unit.
As Rainbow Six Siege continues its years of success, the developers are going to have to keep building new ops with new abilities and gadgets to keep things fresh. One possible idea is an operator with dual pistols, old-school Lara Croft style. Ubisoft has experimented with just such a new operator, but definitely don’t expect it in the near future.
It looks like some operators in Rainbow Six Siege could be getting two or even three elite skins. Developer Ubisoft has been answering some players’ questions, from whether Rainbow Six will see dual pistols in the future or even include canine operators. One player asked about whether operators might one day get second elite skins – and it looks like the answer could potentially be yes.
Putting together the right ensemble is serious business in the world of Rainbow Six Siege. There’s even a Subreddit dedicated to ‘Siege Fashion Advice’ packed with posts showcasing the looks that players have created using the game’s array of skins. Recently, Ars Technica asked users there, as well as on the main Rainbow Six Subreddit, to send in some of their operators’ outfits and gear, and now they’ve got a professional inspection – Ubisoft’s presentation art director Alexander Karpazis has cast his expert eye over what players offered up.
When you run into cheaters in Rainbow Six Siege, they’re usually running some combination of aimbot, wallhack, or DDoS routine, all of which are fairly straightforward ways to get easier kills and keep losses off their records. But at least one player has encountered a hack that lets the cheater alter their opponent’s team composition by switching operators after team selection.