Rainbow 6 getting a new map – what’s new in the update

Rainbow 6 getting a new map - what's new in the update 1

The popular FPS is getting another content update even though it’s a pretty dated game now.

They just keep on releasing more and more maps, weapons, and content for this game as the playerbase and community remains pretty stable over time. Ubisoft announced that Rainbow 6 Siege will be getting a new map based on a Tuscan Villa. And it’ll be named “Villa” as appropriate.

Villa is a part of the upcoming Operation Para Bellum update which will include two unknown GIS Operators. It’ll be the most competitive map ever made by Ubisoft and features staircases, tunnels, and plenty of nooks and crannies. The floors will also be destructible.

Operation Para Bellum will include a new internal gadget, buffs for Echo, and adjustments for the Clubhouse map as well as dropshotting. There will also be a new system to Pick and Ban which allows for an “extra layer of strategy between teams” because each side allows the other to counterpick during the banning phase. This will allow some interesting combinations the 6th Operator pick is chosen and teams will have to react to it accordingly.

Villa will be the next location as it’s owned by the Vinciguerra, a family rooted in crime and smuggling art pieces. They’re trying to rid their documents and save their prized valuables before the counter-terrorists investigate the villa.

Stay tuned for more news on the latest Rainbow 6 Siege update on the 20th of May during the Pro Finals.

R6S Outbreak update introduces new maps, items, and “Pandemic” difficulty

R6S will be getting some new goodies in the Outbreak update.

In March, Rainbow Six Siege will be getting a nice special, limited time co-op event.

It’s called Outbreak and it’s part of the Operation Chimera content pack. This pack marks the beginning of RS6’s third year of content seasons. Ubisoft has listed a breakdown of how the event will function and even a nice teaser trailer that shows off the new alien threat in Outbreak.

Only a few Operators will be playable in Outbreak. It’s a PvE game mode so only select Operators can be used. Chimera introduces Lion and Finka, but players will be able to choose from Ying, Buck, Kapkan, Ash, Doc, Tachanka, Glaz, Recruit, and Smoke. After your Operator is chosen, you’ll be forced into the town of Truth or Consequences in New Mexico where you’ll take on some aliens called Apex. They’ve transformed all the local people into horrifying monsters.

Outbreak introduces 3 different maps- each taking place in a different part of town. Ubisoft states that the maps will be a lot bigger than the traditional R6S map, but they’ll be more linear as well. Player’s won’t get confused and always know where to go. They’ll also have destructible environments (as expected) and players will be able to create a new path by destroying elements in the environment. Outbreak also introduces a Pandemic difficult which is even harder- friendly fire is on and monsters are a lot more difficult.

Some new cosmetic will also be implemented and some loot boxes called Outbreak Packs. A total of 50 items will be yours to purchase. The Packs will also not award duplicated items as well. If you manage to get all 50, you’ll get all 50. Every player will get 4 for free. All you need to do is log in to Outbreak.

If you’re a beta tester, you’re already eligible to try out Outbreak starting on 2/20. Ubisoft states they’ll release another update for Chimera and Outbreak during the e-sports event on 2/18-2/19. The official launch date for the update is March 6 and will last about a month, so players will be able to play for just a short period.

Lastly, Ubisoft has decided to keep the game at $39.99 instead of $59.99 due to fan backlash. Good on them.

Fans react to Rainbow Six Siege price increase; Ubisoft responds

R6S Advanced Edition increased in price by $20.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (R6S), has bumped up the price of its game based on a news post on their site.

This didn’t go through silently and smoothly though, as tons of fans showed some hatred towards the price increase- especially from the Rainbox Six Siege subreddit.

The game was originally released in 2015 and is still played today as a tactical FPS game. It features two teams of five players against each other in small maps and focuses heavily on using strats to beat the enemy team. It has a defending team which can use a variety of objects like traps and barricades to set up defensive positions to gain an advantage over the attacking team, which uses gadgets and rappelling gear to get around these obstacles.

It’s not the first game in this genre, but it’s probably one of the best as of recent, modern times.

The developers removed the Standard Edition which was priced at $39.99 and substituted the Advanced Edition priced at $59.99. This means new players had to buy the Advanced Edition rather than the Standard Edition for $20 extra. The AE only includes some 10 Outbreak packs, loot boxes, and some cosmetic stuff- nothing that special. It does also include 600 credits as well. The loot crates are worth 300 credits each. It pretty much includes everything and makes the original 20 Operators easier to unlock.

There’s also a Starter Edition, which also increased in price and lots of fans backlashed at this as well. For players who aren’t fimilar with it and just wantt a taste of it, it’s a tough bullet to bite. Ubisoft has then decided to make things right for the community. It’s available for the PC only and comes with all content, 600 credits, but takes more time to unlock the 20 original Operators.

First, they decided to keep the Standard Edition instead of removing it.

Second, anyone who plays a match in the game between now and March 6 will unlock the Ash Sidewinder skin for free. And they’re also in discussion about acquiring Operators in the Starter Edition as well.

However, the Advanced Edition will remain at the $59.99 price point on Steam.

Image via Ubisoft blog post.