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Rainbow Six Siege Update Now Out, Check Out the Patch Notes

As we mentioned late yesterday, the Rainbow Six Siege update for all platforms seems to be out — at least on the PlayStation 4. Given that this is the shooter’s first update since last year (well, December), it brings with it a host of new fixes and tweaks. Check out the full patch notes below for Rainbow Six Siege update 5.3 and see what’s new. General Pause Button in Custom Lobby During Operator Selection Phase We have added a Pause button to the UI that will allow the host of a Player-hosted lobby to pause the match during the Operator Selection phase. To utilize this functionality, the host will need to press [End]/[Start+D-Pad Up] to stop the timer. Press the button again to resume the timer. Gameplay Fixed – Barricade pieces remain stuck in place if hit from a perpendicular angle.Fixed – In rare instances, a drone is able to use a dead Attacker’s shield to move the Defuser.Fixed – When deploying a reinforced wall, it is possible to pass through the reinforcement.Fixed – Muzzle brake also hides the flash for side arms.Fixed – When a shield user goes prone while attempting to use an observational tool (drone), READ FULL…

Rainbow Six Siege Update 5.3 Welcomes a Slew of Requested Fixes

On the eve of release, Ubisoft has published the official patch notes for Rainbow Six Siege patch 5.3, which welcomes a slew of requested fixes. It’s the first major update to Siege since the rollout of the shooter’s hefty December update, and the primary concern here appears to be bug fixes. There is one admittedly small change coming to custom lobbies, as players will soon be able to pause proceedings while selecting their Operator of choice. Have a gander at the full patch notes below and remember, update 5.3 will go live tomorrow, January 11, for all platforms. General Pause Button in Custom Lobby During Operator Selection Phase We have added a Pause button to the UI that will allow the host of a Player-hosted lobby to pause the match during the Operator Selection phase. To utilize this functionality, the host will need to press [End]/[Start+D-Pad Up] to stop the timer. Press the button again to resume the timer. Gameplay Fixed – Barricade pieces remain stuck in place if hit from a perpendicular angle.Fixed – In rare instances, a drone is able to use a dead Attacker’s shield to move the Defuser.Fixed – When deploying a reinforced wall, it is possible to…

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Rainbow Six Siege Update 5.2 Today Buffs Tachanka, Adds University Map to PvP

Available by 8:30am PT/11:30am ET on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Rainbow Six Siege update 5.2 is a Mid-Season Reinforcement patch that adds the Bartlett University map to PvP, introduces major changes to Tachanka, and more. Reportedly a 2.18GB download on PS4, here’s the highlights of today’s Rainbow Six Siege update (version 1.22 on PS4): Reworked Operators Tachanka – Game Design Notes Since the launch of Rainbow Six Siege more than a year ago, Tachanka has been the weakest Operator, even if he has become one of the most loved. This has most clearly been reflected in his pick rate, which is the lowest in the game. When looking at Tachanka, the biggest downside lies in the gadget. The tradeoff between his turret’s stopping power and his lack of mobility isn’t good enough. Attackers have several ways to deny him with the element of surprise, and can easily headshot him once they know his position. In order to introduce a counter to this weakness, we’ve added a shield in front of the turret which protects him from frontal headshots. The objective is for Tachanka to be the king of the angle that he positioned into, while being very vulnerable to other angles. The…

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Rainbow Six Siege Will Have “Another Full Year of Content” in 2017

[embedded content] During the Rainbow Six Pro League Finals this weekend, Ubisoft officially announced that Rainbow Six Siege will be getting another full year of content in 2017. “The past year has been an incredible journey, and we are excited to have you join us for another full year of content!” they said on Twitter. If 2017 is anything like 2016, there will be four “seasons” worth of content. Operation Red Crow, the final season of 2016, goes live on November 17, adding the new Skyscraper map and two new Operators, Echo and Hibana. If you missed the Rainbow Six Pro League Finals livestream, you can re-watch the entire thing in the above video. Over on Reddit, users compiled a list of some of the changes Ubisoft discussed during the livestream. Some of the changes/additions coming in Patch 5.0 on Thursday include new special Operator full body skins, shield skins, a redesign for Twitch and her drone’s initial screen, new charms, new universal skins, new seasonal skins, and the ranked round timer will be reduced to three minutes. Stay tuned for full details on the new patch once it’s released on Thursday. Will you continue playing Rainbow Six Siege in 2017? [Source: Rainbow Six (Twitter), Reddit] READ…

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Steam’s Weekend Deals Featuring Rainbow Six Siege, Party Hard, and Many More

At the end of a particularly long week for many, this weekend (more than any) might just be the perfect time to relax and enjoy some great games with the company of others, as Steam’s latest weekend …Read More The post Steam’s Weekend Deals Featuring Rainbow Six Siege, Party Hard, and Many More by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend Starts November 11 on PS4 & PC

[embedded content] If you haven’t picked up Rainbow Six Siege yet, Ubisoft has announced that a free weekend will run from November 11 to 13 on PlayStation 4 and PC. This marks the first time the free trial has come to PS4, and it will allow anyone to join the over 10 million current players. “In the lead up to the fourth major update, the Rainbow Six community remains strong and continues to increase with more people playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege than there were at launch,” Ubisoft said about the upcoming trial. “There is no better time to join the strong community of more than 10 million players and discover Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege firsthand.” Further details on how to access the free trial weekend weren’t given, but it should just be a download from the PlayStation Store tomorrow. [embedded content] On November 17, Ubisoft will release the Operation Red Crow update for Rainbow Six Siege on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In addition to the new Skyscraper map and new gameplay features, the update will include these two new Japanese Special Assault Team (S.A.T.) Operators: Hibana is an expert at gaining entry in high risk areas thanks to her explosive…

Rainbow Six Siege Season 4 Reveal on November 13, Skyscraper Map Previewed

[embedded content] During the PC & Xbox One Pro League Finals on November 13 on Twitch, Ubisoft will officially reveal the Rainbow Six Siege Season 4 Red Crow map and operators. Ahead of the full reveal, new details will be posted daily on the Operation Red Crow website. Today, Ubisoft brought out a preview trailer for the Skyscraper map, saying, “Our fourth post-launch free map is perched high above the streets of Nagoya, Japan, set on top of The Skyscraper.” As for the new Operators in Operation Red Crow, they’re called Echo and Hibana, leaked images posted by Reddit user cheesetoaster13 reveal. Full details on Rainbow Six Siege Season 4 will be posted prior to launch, but for now, Ubisoft has revealed that caliber-based destruction for all weapons is coming, they’re working to address accurate hit registration, and better ping reporting will be introduced: For our first look at what the season brings, we’re going to be introducing caliber-based destruction for all weapons. Up until the launch of Season 4, every bullet has created the same size hole. The impact zone and fragility sphere are now weapon-specific, which means stronger calibers will create bigger bullet holes and generate larger impulses. This will create an even more realistic experience…

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Rainbow Six Siege Update 4.3 Today Improves Network Infrastructure, Activates Anti-Bullying

After suffering a short delay, Rainbow Six Siege update 4.3 is now rolling out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, following some scheduled maintenance. With today’s update, Ubisoft has made improvements to the network infrastructure in hopes of creating a more reliable service: Today we will be updating to our latest internal network library. This upgrade does not come without risks, but is a pivotal steps toward having a more reliable service, as well as give us the tools we need to correct connectivity issues more quickly. While this update will not correct all connectivity problems right now, the update to our infrastructure is aimed more towards preparing us for the road ahead. You will see a reduction in connectivity issues in future patches as we continue to utilize these improvements to positively impact your gaming experience! If there are any major issues with these changes, Ubisoft may roll back to Update 4.2, correct the problems, and re-deploy the changes in the patch notes (below) ahead of Season 4. Here’s everything else included in Rainbow Six Siege Update 4.2 today (version number may be different on your PS4): Caveira’s Interrogations Some players would exploit a bug that would prevent Caveira from successfully finishing an…

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Ubisoft Plans to Support Rainbow Six Siege for Years to Come

Ubisoft has developed and published games with the same formula for the last several years: create a massive open-world single-player campaign that is ripe for sequels. The Rainbow Six franchise has been no exception to their formula until they released Rainbow Six Siege. The game released on December 1, 2015, and since then, the studio has cranked out three seasons of content, including new maps and agents as well as bug fixes and performance improvements. According to Ubisoft VP of Live Operations Anne Blondel-Jouin, this is all part of Ubisoft’s plan to deliver games as a service. Our idea with games as a service is to deliver not only the AAA games we’re used to delivering at Ubisoft, but also AAA services so that each time a gamer connects to our game, they’re having quite a different experience and want to spend as much time as possible [playing]. We want to make sure we’re as gamer-centirc as possible, meaning everything related to the games–gameplay, game design, marketing, PR, community development, community management–all of that is very much linked to the global gamer experience. We’re making sure everything we’re pushing to gamers is in line with the experience we want to deliver to them…

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Rainbow Six Siege Update 4.2 Today Includes Operator Changes, New Gadgets

Going live within the next few hours on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Rainbow Six Siege update 4.2, titled Operation Skull Rain Reinforcements, includes adjustments to Twitch, Doc, and Blackbeard. On top of that, you’ll find a new gadget, attachments, adjustments for less commonly used weapons, bug fixes, and more. Ubisoft says, “You can expect these kinds of updates for future seasons as we try to implement changes we think will help improve the game, while incorporating feedback from the community.” Since there’s only one more Rainbow Six Siege season planned (a Japan-themed one in October), it sounds as though the developers will come out with another season pass. You can check out a partial list of some of the biggest changes below: Operators Twitch Twitch is a good example of an Operator that is popular, has satisfactory pick and win ratios, yet her unique gadget, the Shock Drone, is quite underwhelming. Because of this, we have decided to change the utility of the Shock Drone quite drastically, in order to reinforce the uniqueness of her gameplay and the threat her Shock Drone (err… Drones). The most notable change to Twitch is that she will now deploy a fully…