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Is Rainbow Six Siege cross-play? PC, Xbox & PlayStation guide

Cross-play and free-to-play models are now the industry standard for multiplayer games, so here’s what that means for Rainbow Six Siege.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular and competitive FPS titles in the world, so it’s no surprise that players want to team up and play with friends no matter their preferred device. Rainbow Six: Siege does have cross-play, with improvements coming.

Cross-play has become the industry standard for multiplayer games. Gaming has never been more connected, with players across Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Switch, and even mobile playing together.

What’s also begun to rise in popularity is the free-to-play model. Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and more all offer their full multiplayer experience for free with cross-play across multiple platforms.

At Ubisoft Forward in June, we finally received new information about crossplay in Siege, with some big updates to come to the game in early 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about Rainbow 6 Siege cross-platform play.

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Rainbow Six Siege cross-play

Rainbow Six Siege does feature cross-play, but only for consoles in the same family, and between PC and Stadia. That means if everyone in your party owns a PS4 or PS5 you’ll be able to play together, but not with those who own Xbox consoles.

The good news is that this will change in early 2022 when cross-platform play will be opened up to everyone who plays on consoles. This means that anyone on any console can team up, regardless of whether it’s a last-gen or next-gen device.

However, Ubisoft have made it clear that they don’t intend to mix console and PC lobbies, so you’ll never find a PC player in your lobbies.

How to turn off cross-play in Rainbow Six Siege

If you’re not keen on playing with players from different consoles than your own, it is possible to turn off cross-play in the game’s settings. If you should decide to do this, then fair warning – this will likely make it harder to find games.

To turn off Rainbow Six Siege cross-play:

  1. Open Rainbow Six Siege, and go to the settings menu by selecting the ‘cog wheels’ on the top-right.
  2. Head to the General section, and scroll down to Crossplay Matchmaking.
  3. Set it to off, then move to Crossplay Communication and turn it off too.
Rainbow Six Siege crossplay settings

Rainbow Six Siege cross-progression

On top of cross-play, Rainbow Six Siege will also be getting cross-progression. That means your inventory will carry from one platform to another, free of charge, as long as they are linked on the Ubisoft website.

It’s important to note that your rank won’t transfer with you though. For example, if you’re Platinum on your console, don’t expect to log in on PC and see the rank there. Ubisoft will also be unable to refund players who purchase items on two different platforms.

Will Rainbow Six Siege go free-to-play?

Rainbow Six Siege operators

With the free-to-play model being so popular in the industry, Rainbow Six Siege’s devs have previously discussed the possibility that the game will be free in the future.

Speaking to PCGamer in 2020, Siege game director Leroy Athanassoff discussed making the game free-to-play. They said, “We want the game to be accessible to everyone,” but there are certain hurdles that must be overcome first.

The main one is smurfing – when an experienced player creates a new account to match against newer and lesser-skilled players. NICKMERCS has previously shown the power of smurfing in Warzone, and Siege’s devs are worried that it would plague Siege if it ever became free-to-play.

So, Siege may become free-to-play in the future, but the devs first need Siege to have “certain features ready to be a good and successful free-to-play game.”

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FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Black Friday promo: FUT Signature Signings & Best of TOTW 1

Black Friday in FIFA 22 is set to start soon – here’s everything we know about the next FUT event including new Signature Signing cards.

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FIFA 22’s Black Friday promo is finally here, bringing new Ultimate Team Signature Signing cards, Best of TOTW packs, SBCs, coin discounts, and much more.

The Black Friday promotion is a yearly Ultimate Team tradition, giving players their best chance yet to open a boatload of packs – and burn through some FIFA Points.

It’s also a chance for EA to bring back some of the best TOTW cards of the year so far that fans might have missed out on.

FIFA 22 is no different, so here’s everything coming as part of this year’s FUT Black Friday bonanza.

FIFA 22 Black Friday start date

FIFA 22 Black Friday loading screen

This year, Black Friday falls on Friday, November 26, 2021. FIFA fans can expect the event to kick off in-game at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT on the day.

EA surprised players in FIFA 21 by starting the festivities with pre-Black Friday content a day early. If they take the same approach this year, drop into FUT on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

As soon as the time comes, the bombardment of lightning rounds, SBCs, and objectives will begin. It will conclude four days later on Tuesday, November 30, after another day of Cyber Monday celebrations.

FIFA 22 Black Friday Best of TOTW Team 1

FIFA 21 best of TOTW

A staple of Black Friday in FIFA has always been Best of TOTW packs. The 11 best in-forms from the year so far return to packs alongside the current TOTW.

They tend to be accompanied by a ‘Best Of TOTW Upgrade’ SBC, guaranteeing one of these unreal cards walks out of the pack.

This year’s Best of TOTW has not only re-released the best cards from the season so far, but have also included hand-selected cards to receive a boots, leaving out players like Neymar and Mane who were expected to get upgrades.

You can view the 11 Best of TOTW Team 1 cards below.

  • Kylian Mbappé (92 – ST) – PSG
  • Mohamed Salah (91 – RW) – Liverpool
  • Son Heung-min (90 – LM) – Spurs
  • Luis Suárez (90 – ST) – Atletico Madrid
  • Leon Goretzka (88 – CM) – Bayern Munich
  • Phil Foden (90 – LW) – Manchester City
  • Jesus Navas ⁠(86 – RB) – Sevilla
  • Roberto Firmino (86 – CF) – Liverpool
  • Theo Hernandez (86 – LWB) – AC Milan
  • Vinicius Jr. (85 – LW) – Real Madrid
  • Dayot Upamecano (84 – CB) – Bayern Munich

FIFA 22 Black Friday Signature Signings

FIFA 22's FUT Signature Signings cards

While last year’s Black Friday event introduced Record Breakers, EA Sports have taken a slightly different route for 2022’s Ultimate Team event.

Signature Signings takes a look at the “best and most impactful transfers” in recent football history, picking out players who have made incredible contributions to their new teams. There are 11 players in total, who are:

  • Kevin De Bruyne (93 – CAM) – Manchester City
  • Milan Skriniar (88 – CB) – Inter Milan
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (87 – ST) – AS Monaco
  • Axel Witsel (87 – CDM) – Borrusia Dortmund
  • Raul Jimenez (86 – ST) – Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Andrej Kramaric (86 – ST) – Hoffenheim
  • Diego Carlos (85 – CB) – Sevilla
  • Youcef Atal (85 – RB) – OGC Nice
  • Renato Sanches (84 – CM) – Lille
  • Marcus Edwards (84 – RW) – Vitoria De Guimaraes

FIFA 22 Black Friday SBCs, objectives, and packs

Ronaldo walkout pack

Over the course of the Black Friday promo, FUT fans are showered with players to grind for and packs to open.

Lightning rounds of high-value packs will hit the store regularly. These can be bought with coins and FIFA Points as normal, but there are only so many for the entire player base to fight over. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

You can also expect to see promo packs on the store at a discount. For example, Prime Gold Players Packs (45k) could be on sale for 22,500 coins.

Daily SBCs are a common feature of Black Friday, giving out both pack and special player rewards, such as Flashbacks. These only last 24-hours, so be sure to check the back every day not to miss out.

Finally, there will be objectives to complete, again offering pack and player rewards. These can range from scoring a certain number of goals with players from a certain league, to having to build a special squad and play FUT Friendlies.

With the promos we’ve seen so far in FIFA 22, there’s also a chance we might also see some of the best Rulebreakers, Ones to Watch, or Road to the Knockouts cards come back. However, this is not confirmed.

That was everything we know so far about Black Friday in FIFA 22. We’ll be updating this page as EA drop more details about this wallet-shredding event, so check back here for future updates.


For more on FIFA 22, check out the best strikers in FUT this year, and the latest Premier League Player of the Month.

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How to get Fortnite Nick Fury skin: S.H.I.E.L.D Set bundle & price

Fortnite has added the Marvel character Nick Fury as a new skin, and here’s how you can get your hands on the S.H.I.E.L.D Set.

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Epic Games have added the Marvel character Nick Fury as a new skin in Fortnite, and here’s everything you need to know about the new S.H.I.E.L.D Set, including the price.

Fortnite has done multiple collaborations with Marvel in the past, with Carnage and Venom joining in Season 8, and the Season 4 Battle Pass consisting of superheroes. Spider-Man is also rumored to be arriving soon.

Epic Games aren’t done with Marvel characters just as Nick Fury has been added as a brand-new skin for players to unlock in Fortnite, complete with his own back bling, glider, and bundle.

Here’s how you can add these to your inventory.

How to get Nick Fury Fortnite bundle

Fortnite S.H.I.E.L.D. Set Items

Nick Fury is the director of the organization S.H.I.E.L.D and works closely with the Avengers. Epic Games added his outfit to the Fortnite Item Shop on November 26, and you can also get the S.H.I.E.L.D Set.

Here’s everything in the S.H.I.E.L.D Set:

  • Nick Fury outfit
  • F.I.E.L.D Pack Back Bling 
  • Director’s Scythe Pickaxe 
  • First-Strike Infiltration Glider
  • Quinjets in Flight Loading Screen

Fury has played a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, and his Fortnite skin is based on his appearance in those. The Back Bling is included with the outfit, but you’ll have to purchase the Pickaxe and Glider separately.

Fortnite Nick Fury bundle price

Fortnite Nick Fury bundle

Nick Fury’s outfit and Back Bling bundle cost 1,500 V-Bucks while the Glider and Pickaxe cost 800 V-Bucks each. Alternatively, you could spring for the whole S.H.I.E.L.D set for just 2,000 V-Bucks.

This costs the same as a Legendary skin includes all of these items, making it one of the cheapest bundles in the game. You can then equip the Nick Fury outfit as you battle Sideways Cube Monsters.

This bundle is an exciting addition for both Marvel and Fortnite fans. Epic Games might introduce even more crossovers before Season 8 ends, as there are other popular franchises that they can collaborate with.


For more Fortnite, check out our guides on how to watch the Fortnite Chapter 2 finale event and how to turn on split-screen in Fortnite.

Image credits: Epic Games

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Furious Shroud explains why weapon bloom is making Battlefield 2042 a “sh*t game”

Twitch star Shroud has chimed in on the issue of Battlefield 2042’s weapon bloom, explaining why he hates this mechanic.

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Former CS:GO pro Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has expressed his frustration with Battlefield 2042’s weapon bloom mechanic, claiming that it’s ruining the game in its current state.

Battlefield 2042 has finally arrived on PC and consoles, but the game’s launch has come with a few problems. Many players have complained about the weapon bloom mechanic, claiming that it is affecting their accuracy.

Twitch streamer Shroud has joined the ranks of players fuming with this issue, saying he hates the mechanic so much that it caused him to fly off the handle in the middle of a match.

Battlefield 2042 character holding an Assault Rifle

Many of Shroud’s shots were barely hitting their targets during his playthrough of Battlefield 2042. Considering that he’s known for having great accuracy thanks to his CS:GO career, he attributed this problem to the weapon bloom.

“Hello?” he yelled. “Dude, the gun bloom! Why is there so much? I’m shooting right at him and there’s just nothing happening, the bullets keep missing.”

Shroud was firing directly at his opponent’s head ⁠but the bullet spread was making it impossible to hit them. He cursed at the mechanic and explained that it completely ruined his accuracy.

“You can’t even predict bloom either, because if the gun does randomly go straight you have to be aiming there,” he elaborated. “Aiming to the side, there’s just no point doing that really. None of it makes sense.”

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This mechanic messes with weapon accuracy, and many players have noted that it has made weapons like Assault Rifles impossible to use. Shroud angrily stated that weapon bloom just makes the game “sh*t.”

“Only really bad games stop you from shooting straight,” he stated. “I mean, hopefully, DICE will fix it soon, but that feels like copium, honestly.”

The November 25 update made some changes to try and fix this issue. At the time of writing, it remains to be seen whether or not the developers will implement some more adjustments to weapon bloom soon.


For more Battlefield, check out which vehicle damage feature Battlefield 2042 players are begging the devs to bring back.

Image Credits: EA / Dice

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