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Rainbow Six Siege gets better with age

Published : Dec 20, 2017, 12:10 am IST
Updated : Dec 20, 2017, 12:42 am IST

The game stands out from other shooters in its unique mechanics and playstyle.

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Video Games have an expiration date. A life cycle that starts at launch and ends with an ultimate content update and for most multiplayer games its not more than a year. However much like fine wine, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege keeps on getting better with age.

What started out as a very promising new shooter quickly spiralled downwards thanks to poor netcode, no servers and too many hackers. However, Ubisoft had grand plans in mind for Rainbow Six Siege and as we complete two years since launch with the year two pass contents kicking in we can finally see what Ubisoft saw before. A diamond in the rough, an amazing and in depth multiplayer experience that definitely took its time to reach the users. Ubisoft’s continued support for the game and willingness to listen to community feedback has helped the game get over 25 million players.

The reason Rainbow Six Siege stands out from other shooters is its unique mechanics and playstyle. Destructible environments, diverse operators with varying skillsets combine to make each map different and unpredictable.  Break a ceiling as a diversion, throw in multi-flashbangs that don’t affect your operator or if you’re on the defensive side setup a one-way mirror. There is just so much you can do and with each new operator the rules of engagement keep on changing. While those who buy the base edition of the game end up grinding a lot for new operators, buying the full game makes it feel like less of a chore. The new operators can be acquired without spending money if you’ve spent enough time collecting in game currency which is a great way to keep players motivated.

The latest operators with Operation White Noise add the South Korean Dokkaebi and Vigil alongside the Polish operator Zofia. Dokkaebi can hack enemy gadgets, making them pretty much useless — taking out one of the key features of the game making her extremely useful in most situations. Upon killing an enemy she can also hack defender cameras, a brand-new mechanic in the game. Vigil on the other hand is an attacker who can hide from defender surveillance making him near untraceable. The third operator Zofia, sister of the popular operator Ela is a much more versatile attacker who roams around with an under-barrel grenade launcher that is equipped with both an impact grenade and a concussion grenade. She can also self-revive upon getting downed, once per round making her invaluable for most squads.

Overall, the latest operation has once again helped players stay on their toes and rethink their strategies with the amazing new operators. Hopefully, we still have a lot more to expect from Ubisoft and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

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