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Is Rainbow Six Siege cross-platform & free-to-play?

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 has remained one of the most popular shooters on the market since its release in 2015. Now in Year 6, we’ve got everything you need to know about its cross-play, and how it could go free to play in the future.

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.

It was recently confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will feature cross-play and cross-progression, and there have been calls for Rainbow Six Siege to follow a similar model.

Here’s everything we know about Rainbow Six Siege’s cross-play, cross-progression, and free-to-play status.

Does Rainbow Six Siege have cross-play & cross-progression?

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Rainbow Six Siege does feature cross-play and cross-progression, but only for consoles in the same family, and between PC and Stadia.

Siege has a next-gen upgrade for those who have upgraded to the next generation of consoles, and your progress will remain when you choose to upgrade. Also, you’ll be able to play with those still on the previous gen, e.g PS4 and PS5 players can play Siege together.

Ubisoft plans on including cross-play and cross-progression between different platforms in early 2022. However, they clarified that “PC players will not be matched with console players, and vice versa.” You will also be able to disable cross-play if you desire.

And for cross-progression, you will be able to “use the same inventory, progress, and Player Stats across any platforms that the features are available on.” But if you purchase the same item on two different platforms, they will be unable to refund you.

Will Rainbow Six Siege go free-to-play?

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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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How to unlock the GTA Online Prize Ride vehicle

As part of the Los Santos Tuners update, players can now earn a Prize Ride vehicle, and here’s how you can do it.

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Another incentive for GTA Online players to take advantage of is the new Prize Ride vehicle challenge in which players can win a ZR350 for free. Our quick guide will show you what to do, and how to do it.

The Los Santos Tuners update is certainly up there with the Cayo Perico update in terms of importance. Many players love to earn lots of money, buy cars, mod them how they see fit, and parade them around the city.

As well as adding new cars and collectibles, the new update has also welcomed a fun new challenge for players to complete. GTA Online’s Prize Ride can be obtained by meeting a certain requirement, and we’ll detail everything below.

How to unlock GTA Online’s ZR350 Los Santos Tuners Prize Ride

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With GTA 6 apparently in the wilderness until 2025 and no new information about the game, Rockstar has stepped up its efforts to make GTA Online even bigger and better.

The Los Santos Tuners update has cool cut-scenes, meet-ups, and all sorts of content to satisfy car enthusiasts. But if you’re looking to extend your garage’s repertoire of wheels, then you have a chance to add the ZR350 to it – for nothing at all.

To acquire your own ZR350, you’ll quite simply place in the Top 4 in 5 Pursuit Races in GTA Online.

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That’s the simple condition you will need to meet to win a free ZR350. Given that it normally costs $1,615,000, it’s definitely worth going after!

Here’s the official description of the ZR350:

The nods of recognition, the pointing, the fanboys passing out in ecstasy. Witnessing the big power ZR350 revving up to tear a hole through an underground parking lot never gets old. And when you burn these tires out, they’ll fight to see who gets to breathe in your polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – because this much clout is seriously intoxicating.

Also, check out the new cars in the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update.

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How to equip a Detector & disable Alien billboards for Fortnite Quests

Here’s where you can find Detectors and disable Alien billboards for Fortnite’s Season 7 Week 9 Legendary Quest.

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It’s another week, which means there are new Fortnite Quests to complete! One of the more difficult tasks in the new set wants players to find and equip a Detector, then disable an Alien Billboard.

Fortnite’s 17.30 update officially kicked off another week in Fortnite, introducing the highly-anticipated Grab-itron weapon, and setting the stage for Ariana Grande’s Rift Tour concert.

While there weren’t many map changes of note, one thing that eagle-eyed Fortnite fans will have noticed is the appearance of billboards, which the Aliens have programmed to say “SUBMIT” whenever a player gets close.

Now, it’s up to you to stop the Alien’s message to players by finding and equipping a Detector and then disabling the billboards.

Here’s everything you need to complete Week 9’s Legendary quest.

Alien "SUBMIT" billboard at Pleasant Park

Where to find and equip a Detector in Fortnite

The good news is that finding the Detectors are relatively easy, as they are all located in named Fortnite locations where there is also a billboard.

There are seven locations where players can head, which are:

  • Believer Beach
  • Boney Burbs
  • Craggy Cliffs
  • Lazy Lake
  • Misty Meadows
  • Pleasant Park
  • Retail Row
Fortnite Billboards & Detectors map

Once you choose a location to land at, you’re looking for a black crate somewhere in the area. The boxes are found outside somewhere, so don’t worry about searching every building you see.

Once you spot it, simply head over and interact with it. You’ll then be able to equip the Detector and start the second part of this quest.

How to disable an Alien Billboard

A Detector at Fortnite's Misty Meadows

The final part of this challenge is pretty straightforward. Once you have your Detector equipped, look for the billboard which has been planted in the area, walk over to it, and interact with it. The billboards are usually just outside the POI, but they’re big enough that you should spot them pretty easily.

It’s important to note that this challenge doesn’t track across multiple games, which means you must complete both parts in the same match. If you get the Detector but die before you get to the billboard, you’ll need to start from scratch.

It’s well worth taking on this Quest though, as the XP reward will help you rank up your Season 7 Battle Pass before Fortnite Season 8 kicks off.

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GTA Online update & patch notes Aug 5: Seminole Frontier Podium Vehicle, new cars, 3x GTA$ & RP

The GTA Online Weekly Update returns for August 5 with the Seminole Frontier Podium Vehicle, new cars to buy, and 3x GTA$ & RP.

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GTA Online is back with another weekly update, this time for Aug 5. It includes the Seminole Frontier as a Podium Vehicle, brand new test track cars including the Dominator ASP, and 3x GTA$ and discounts.

The GTA Online Summer update is in full flow as new cars are being added, new Survival modes are here, and there are even new collectibles too.

GTA Online is in thriving right now, but in terms of Grand Theft Auto’s future, the latest rumor suggests that GTA 6 will now only be released in 2025, and a recent report about a GTA 6 amusement park map has been outed as false.

Until GTA 6 is official and we can be more certain, we will remain focused on GTA Online, and our usual GTA Online leaker TezFunz2 has been able to get early info on the new update.

Also, find out how to hide radio stations in GTA Online and how to drift cars in GTA Online.

GTA Online Aug 5 patch notes

Seminole Frontier Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel Reward

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The Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel has put a free Seminole Frontier up for grabs for Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel players to try and spin to win this week.

The big off-road bad boy that is the Seminole Frontier is center stage on the podium this week. It’s not the most expensive vehicle the podium has seen clocking in with a price tag of $678,000, but free is free, and it’s great for when you need to leave the tarmac.

Here’s the official description of the Seminole Frontier:

When a responsible adult buys a car, it’s a question of making sensible compromises. Your heart wants a feral, mountain-chewing 4×4 with bullbars and more torque than a Panzer division. Your spouse wants a family SUV with childproof locks, powerful aircon, and an airbag so big it’ll break your jaw if a fly hits the bumper. But look around you. Do we live in the age of responsible adults or sensible compromises? Enter the Seminole Frontier. Be safe, look reckless, have it all.

New Test Track Cars in GTA Online: Dominator ASP, RT3000, Vectre

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The new Los Santos Tuners update has really kickstarted the driving scene and given it a new lease of life.

A big part of it is the introduction of several, hot new sets of wheels for keen GTA Online players to enjoy.

The following new vehicles have been added to GTA Online this week:

  • Dominator ASP
  • RT3000
  • Vectre

3x GTA$ RP & 2x GTA$ RP

Players can earn 3x GTA$ & RP on Business Battles this week, with a further 2x GTA$ & RP on Street Races and Survivals.

Huge Property & Vehicle discounts

This week sees a return of Property discounts with 50% Off Executive Offices being included. As well as this, there are an array of sparkling vehicle discounts too.

40% off

  • Ellie ($339,000)
  • Itali GTO ($1,179,000)

30% off

  • Alkonost ($3,045,000)
  • Tigon ($1,617,000)
  • Squaddie ($791,000)

That’s your lot for this week’s Aug 5 update, and we’ll be back at the same time next week with more GTA Online update & patch news.

Also, check out our ranking of the GTA games from worst to best.

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