Velvet Shell
Jan23

Velvet Shell

Ubisoft have revealed Operation Velvet Shell : Coastline Map with this new video….   We’re really digging the art direction that Siege has taken, every new release looks fantastic! Start Year Two on the rocky shore of Ibiza, Spain, with Rainbow Six Operation Velvet Shell. The vivid new multiplayer map “Coastline” both available in PVP and PVE is designed to drive a surround flow of combat for a final rush at its core....

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Some Can Play, The Rest Watch Twitch
Dec20

Some Can Play, The Rest Watch Twitch

Some games are just as fun to watch as to play, and Rainbow Six Siege falls into that category – perhaps one reason that Siege is a popular Twitch destination. This week we are recommending AmperCamper’s Twitch stream, not just because Amper is a cool guy and the streams are fun to watch, but he has some cool regulars on his channel. If you’re looking for tips, hints, strats or just something to watch for a few...

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Reaction to Ubisoft’s +12 months Siege Commitment
Nov14

Reaction to Ubisoft’s +12 months Siege Commitment

Ubisoft really do need to be congratulated on what they have achieved with Rainbow Six Siege. In the face of early criticism that without a single player campaign Siege was stepping away from Rainbow Six roots, and would suffer as a result – Ubisoft have steadfastly supported Siege for a year – and have just recently promised another year of support and new content. With the release of regular updates featuring fixes and...

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Siege Is #1
Nov13

Siege Is #1

Rainbow Six Siege is topping the Steam Sales Charts this weekend, knocking the massively popular Football Manager 2017 off the top spot! Equally impressive is that Siege is outselling much newer titles in the Top 10, including big hitters such as Squad and Dishonored...

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Siege Awareness Fail
Oct19

Siege Awareness Fail

Two Siege players on opposing teams – oblivious to each other although they rubbed shoulders! Credit : GruntKiller57 on Xbox.

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Siege – Best Multiplayer Game? [VOTING OPEN NOW]
Oct19

Siege – Best Multiplayer Game? [VOTING OPEN NOW]

The Golden Joystick Awards are open for voting, and Rainbow Six Siege is shortlisted in the Multiplayer Category. Other shooters nominated for best multiplayer include COD Black Ops 3 and Overwatch. There are pages of categories from Best Audio through to Best Original Game and Best Gaming Moment so even if you don’t feel like voting, you might see a game worthy of adding to your...

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If you answer these 2 Q’s YES – you need to take action now
Sep19

If you answer these 2 Q’s YES – you need to take action now

Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Rainbow 6 Siege, Ghost Recon, Prince of Persia, Rabbids, Splinter Cell, Rayman, The Division, Just Dance Have you played and enjoyed any of those Ubisoft titles? Ghost Recon Wildlands, For Honor, Watchdogs 2, Steep, South Park: The Fractured But Whole Are you excited for that list of upcoming Ubisoft games? If you answered those YES to those two questions, you need to take action now...

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Six-Step Guide to Siege Success
Sep19

Six-Step Guide to Siege Success

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Rainbow Six Siege Anime Intro
Sep03

Rainbow Six Siege Anime Intro

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Jake Tucker Likes Siege
Aug05

Jake Tucker Likes Siege

Jake Tucker likes Siege, a lot. That’s pretty cool because Jake is “one of the 30 brightest and most talented people under the age of 30 currently working in games….”  according to MVC last year in their 30 under 30 2015 list. Tucker has been one of the hardest working freelance journalists working in the games media in the last few years, and has had bylines at the likes of Vice, Pocket Gamer and Bit Tech. Now...

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Skull Rain Launch Trailer
Aug01

Skull Rain Launch Trailer

Ubisoft have launched a fast paced Skull Rain action trailer before its launch tomorrow. The trailer is only 90 seconds long but packs in a lot of detail about the content, including : Bope Operators Caveira and Capitao Silent Step and Interrogation Smoke Bolt and Asphyxiating Bolt Free Favela map 50+ Fixes and Improvements All Available Tomorrow!

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Operation Skull Rain
Jul25

Operation Skull Rain

Ubisoft are going all out on their pre-launch promise that Rainbow Six Siege will be heavily supported with plenty of resources with Season 3 – Skull Rain.  Demonstrating their commitment to R6 Siege longevity, the dev team have announced a number of features to be released with Season 3 on August 2nd 2016 that  are designed to provide a stable gaming platform that will remove the major frustrations seen thus far, and these...

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Rainbow Six’s service to online gaming
Jul11

Rainbow Six’s service to online gaming

The gaming industry is at better place than ever before. With new and exciting business opportunities arising all the time, the global game’s market’s worth is set to soar from $91.8bn to a total of $118.6 billion by 2019. Many people this growth is due to sites such as Royal Vegas Casino and other affiliate casino sites growing rapidly. However, much of the growth is down the MMO’s and FPS games.   Now, over a fifth of gamers...

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Siege Patch 3.3 Notes
Jun06

Siege Patch 3.3 Notes

Ubisoft have made over 65 fixes in Rainbow Six Siege Patch 3.3, with some awesome improvements. General Tweaks and Improvements Kapkan can place his gadget at any height and it is now harder to spot Mute’s Signal Disruptor has increased range Th new range will let you jam larger areas around walls as well as reinforced ones, as well as making it almost impossible for drones to jump through. Ranked Team Killing If a player repeatedly...

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Siege Prime Restricted
Apr25

Siege Prime Restricted

Amazon seem to be experimenting with a new initiative that restricts access to new games to paid up Amazon Prime members – including Rainbow Six Siege. Amazon are pushing their Prime service hard right now, with new exclusive to Prime streaming TV shows, music streaming, free e-books and a new monthly rather than annual subscription model. If you have not already tried it out, the current trial offer is 30 days for free. Try...

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Siege Rappelling Source!
Feb22

Siege Rappelling Source!

Let’s face it, Ubisoft did a great job of the whole rappelling thing in Rainbow Six Siege; it’s great fun, it looks great in first person or watching your colleagues, and it just “works”. It could have been a glitchy mess, but the dev team pulled it off and it’s a hugely fun part of Siege. But where did the inspiration to include rappelling come from? Thanks to Jeza, one of our new hounds, we think we...

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Siege Black Ice Wallpaper Pack
Feb02

Siege Black Ice Wallpaper Pack

To celebrate the release of the first DLC for Rainbow Six Siege we have a cracking Black Ice HD wallpaper pack to adorn your PC with! Download...

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Siege Black Ice is Out!
Feb02

Siege Black Ice is Out!

FULL PRESS RELEASE FOR SIEGE BLACK ICE LONDON, UK — February 2, 2016 — Ubisoft® announce that the Operation Black Ice free update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.   As part of the ongoing commitment to provide new content on a regular basis for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, the Operation Black Ice content pack includes the new yacht...

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R6:Siege Netcode Explained
Jan29

R6:Siege Netcode Explained

Did you know Siege had a character orientation issue, and did you know your internet connection could be DDOS’d for $4 after playing Siege? This and more explained in this superb Rainbow Six Siege Netcode analysis video from Youtube’r BattleNonSense and the subsequent Reddit discussion. Maybe I’ve been lucky having never experienced any netcode issues with Siege, but this video was certainly extremely interesting,...

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Siege Textures
Jan22

Siege Textures

Lucas Granito, Senior Technical Artist at Ubisoft explains how Substance Painter was used to successfully create the visually appealing graphics in Rainbow Six Siege. The software is not prohibitively expensive and is even available on steam. There is also a twitch channel with  live seminars covering Substance software. Game modders might also want to check out the Showcase section of their discussion forums....

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Rainbow Six Siege Bared
Jan11

Rainbow Six Siege Bared

Ubisoft will reveal the inner workings of the technology behind Rainbow Six Siege at the 2016 GDC conference in in San Francisco this March. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the “world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.” Ubisoft will hold seven detailed workshops, three of which will examine the various aspects of Rainbow six Siege. In the Rendering Rainbow Six | Siege...

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Rainbow Six Siege Knowledge – Episode 2
Dec24

Rainbow Six Siege Knowledge – Episode 2

Deosl releases his second video on Rainbow Six Siege Knowledge, hope you enjoy it!  

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Here’s Why Siege’s Meta Score is Less than 80%
Dec13

Here’s Why Siege’s Meta Score is Less than 80%

With Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft pulled off an all too rare feat in the game industry – a pretty successful launch across all major platforms; there were no show stopper bugs, no game stopping server issues, and no massive day 1 patch. With the final release version they also released a product with enough content to silence one of my own fears after seeing it at E3 earlier in the year – that without a single player campaign...

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Siege Open Beta Coming!
Nov18

Siege Open Beta Coming!

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC gamers rejoice – you can play Rainbow Siege for FREE in the days leading up to its full retail release thanks to a new open beta running from November 25 to 29! You can pre-load it the 23rd and If you played in the closed beta you can start playing the 24th! Stay tuned on the official Siege site for information on how to get...

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Siege TV Ad Campaign – Idris Elba
Nov18

Siege TV Ad Campaign – Idris Elba

Ubisoft has released a super hyped new television campaign for Rainbow Six Siege starring no less than Idris Elba. These are high action trailers guaranteed to get some hype behind the game prior to it’s release in 2 weeks! See them all...

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RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE SEASON PASS
Nov12

RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE SEASON PASS

  RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE SEASON PASS Full Press Release LONDON, UK — November 12, 2015 — Today, Ubisoft® revealed details of the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Season Pass, a year-long premium membership featuring exclusive early and instant access to post-launch operators, a permanent boost to allow players to unlock content quicker, exclusive weapon skins, and more.   The Rainbow Six Siege Season Pass includes: Seven day...

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege – Art Of Siege Edition
Nov04

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege – Art Of Siege Edition

This special edition siege book looks extremely cool, check out the video…. • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege game • A Collector’s Box. • An Exclusive 120 page Tactical Guide, allowing you to better approach and plan your siege strategies before a mission starts. This high quality guide includes every single key element of the game – detailing each Counter Terrorist Unit, Operators, weapons, and maps with the highest level of...

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Inside Rainbow #5 – The Spetsnaz Unit
Nov02

Inside Rainbow #5 – The Spetsnaz Unit

With Ubisoft’s latest Inside Rainbow installment, we get our first detailed look at the Spetsnaz Siege operators, the Russian counter-terrorism unit. Watch the video now to meet Glaz, Fuze, Kapkan and Tachanka and plan our best to use their skills next month!

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Interview with Rainbow Six: Siege Animation Director
Oct12

Interview with Rainbow Six: Siege Animation Director

GodIsAGeek.com have just published an interview with Rainbow Six: Siege Animation Director Scott Mitchell on many aspects of the latest Rainbow Six title. They cover the destructible environment, and how this affects gameplay and tactics, and how the AI has been rebuilt from the ground up for awareness of the every changing environment, before moving on to discuss the various gametypes. It’s a good read check it out...

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Inside Rainbow #4 – The GSG 9
Oct12

Inside Rainbow #4 – The GSG 9

Inside Rainbow #4 – The GSG 9 Rainbow is an elite team composed of members of the best Special Forces units from around the globe. In this new episode of Inside Rainbow, we invite you to learn more about the GSG 9 Siege operators, the German counter-terrorism unit. Follow the blog at rainbow6.com/blog to learn even more about I.Q., Blitz, Bandit and...

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Siege Frames
Oct05

Siege Frames

Game Debate took advantage of the Rainbow Six Siege closed beta extension to run some numbers on performance. Using a system comprising an Intel Core i5-4690K, Radeon HD 7850 XFX Ultra OC Edition with 8GB system Memory running at 1920×1080 they benchmarked perfromance at a variety of graphics settings and posted the frames per second. If you’ve not been to Game Debate before, it’s a pretty slick operation that...

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Siege Beta Concludes, Step Up Epsilon
Oct04

Siege Beta Concludes, Step Up Epsilon

As the Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta draws to a close, shooter fans may be looking elsewhere for their gaming fix pending Siege’s retail release this coming December. Up steps Epsilon, a tactical shooter from Christian Allen that is currently boasting 100% recommended feedback (30 minutes gametime or greater) from its steam early access launch a few days ago.   Epsilon’s gameplay is based on squad based tactics, with...

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Morgan Freeman on Rainbow Six Siege
Sep21

Morgan Freeman on Rainbow Six Siege

Morgan Freeman on Rainbow Six Siege

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Siege Beta Content Revealed + T-Shirt Draw + Codes + More!
Sep18

Siege Beta Content Revealed + T-Shirt Draw + Codes + More!

It’s not long now until the Rainbow Six Siege Beta kicks off, so we have a triple treat for R6 fans. Before we reveal the treats, some breaking news – the closed beta on the 24th is being preceded by an invite only technical test on 21st of September! Watch your e-mail to see if you have been selected, then log in to uPlay and pre-load the 8Gb Siege technical test! CLOSED SIEGE BETA CONTENT Firstly we are revealing the...

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XBox Achievements Siege Interview
Aug22

XBox Achievements Siege Interview

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Happy Birthday Rainbow Six
Aug22

Happy Birthday Rainbow Six

It was exactly seventeen years ago that Rainbow Six was released to huge acclaim. Red Storm are celebrating with this reminiscent Facebook post, which has already gathered over 7,000 likes from fans of the original Rainbow Six. Happy Birthday Rainbow Six and once again, thank you Red...

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December Doom For Rainbow Six Siege?
Aug21

December Doom For Rainbow Six Siege?

Podcast Unlocked take a look at the potential for disaster as Ubisoft announce R6:Siege is delayed to December 2015.

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IceyCat – Siege Live Stream Q/A
Jul21

IceyCat – Siege Live Stream Q/A

Twenty Five minutes of great inside information on Rainbow Six Siege, don’t miss it.

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Rainbow Siege Live Twitch Breakdown
Jul17

Rainbow Siege Live Twitch Breakdown

It was exactly a year ago today that Twitch hosted a successful Ubisoft live stream for Rainbow Six Siege, and today they ran a brand new live stream ending with an awesome Developer v Fans match featuring none other than our very own Deosl. This was a great live stream with some great action and a real chance for gamers to get a look at how Rainbow Six Siege plays out in a 5 v 5 match. Here’s our recording of the live stream,...

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Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta Keys
Jul16

Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta Keys

Don’t be left out; get in early, learn the maps, pick your favourite operator and get ahead of the masses with a beta access key activated on the 24th of September 2015. To maximise your chances, we are listing everywhere you can enter for a free Siege Beta Code. Remember that at the moment the only way to get GUARANTEED BETA ACCESS is to pre-purchase the game. Okay, here it is, a constantly updated list of every opportunity to...

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