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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 23 Bundesliga ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Bundesliga is expected to supply some of the best players in FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga Ratings

The Bundesliga will be the battleground for some of FIFA 23’s highest-rated stars, with players from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund set to impact Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top Bundesliga ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Each new FIFA title brings new Ultimate Team ratings based on player performances in the previous season, and FIFA 23 will be no different. To discern which players are deserving of an upgrade or downgrade, EA will analyze the 2021/2022 season.

In Germany, the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season saw Bayern Munich cruise to a tenth straight title. The battle for Champions League spots was a fierce one as Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, and RB Leipzig should all expect player rating upgrades in FIFA 23.

But who will be the best players in the Bundesliga? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Bundesliga players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich92
Sadio ManeBayern Munich+190
Joshua KimmichBayern Munich+190
Manuel NeuerBayern Munich-189
Leon GoretzkaBayern Munich87
Thomas MullerBayern Munich-186
Kingsley ComanBayern Munich86
Filip KosticEintracht Frankfurt +286
Koen CasteelsWolfsburg-185
Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzig+485

It’s been quiet summer so far when it comes to Bundesliga transfers. However, things in Germany can still heat up with the summer transfer window open until September 1.

All eyes will be on Bayern Munich as they look to keep a hold of disgruntled star striker Robert Lewandowski. At this moment, the striker is attempting to force a move to Barcelona, but if he remains, there’s no doubt he’ll be the highest-rated FIFA 23 player in the Bundesliga.

Bayern dominates the predicted list of top ten Bundesliga players in FIFA 23. The illustrious German club won ten Bundesliga titles in a row and they’re the clear powerhouse option to pick up an eleventh straight title in 2023.

Elsewhere, Filip Kostic enjoyed a fantastic season in which Frankfurt secured a Europa League trophy. FIFA 22 delivered a whopping ten separate special Christopher Nkunku cards and the midfielder’s performances should see him rise to 84 or 85 in FIFA 23.

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FIFA 23 Bundesliga rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The Bundesliga is dominated by Bayern Munich players when it comes to landing a player in the top 10. Nonetheless, it’s still fascinating to see how EA upgrades and downgrades players from across Germany with each new title. In the 2021/2022 season, every team had both surprises and disappointments that should be reflected when FIFA 23 is released.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Bundesliga club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

Augsburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Daniel Caligiuri+279
Niklas Dorsch+277
Iago+176

Bayer Leverkusen

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Moussa Diaby+283
Florian Wirtz+381
Patrik Schick+180

Bayern Munich

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Robert Lewandowski92
Sadio Mane+190
Joshua Kimmich+190

Bochum

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Danilo+277
Manuel Riemann74
Anthony Losilla+173

Borussia Dortmund

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mats Hummels-185
Marco Reus85
Raphael Guerreiro84

Borussia Monchengladbach

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Yan Sommer-184
Matthias Ginter-183
Florian Neuhaus+183

Eintracht Frankfurt

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Filip Kostic+286
Kevin Trapp+284
Martin Hinteregger+181

FC Koln

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jonas Hector+179
Ellyes Skhiri+178
Salih Ozcan+275

Freiburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christian Gunter+281
Vincenzo Grifo+180
Ritsu Doan+177

Hertha BSC

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Dedryck Boyata-177
Kevin-Prince Boateng-177
Marc-Oliver Kempf76

Hoffenheim

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Andrej Kramaric-182
Oliver Baumann-280
David Raum+578

Mainz

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Silvan Widmer+176
Dominik Kohr+176
Jeremiah St. Juste-175

RB Leipzig

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christopher Nkunku+485
Peter Gulacsi-184
Angelino83

Schalke 04

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Simon Terodde+277
Ko Itakura+175
Thomas Ouwejan+274

Union Berlin

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Christopher Trimmel+279
Robin Knoche+177
Jordan Siebatcheu+274

VfB Stuttgart

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wataru Endo+179
Borna Sosa+178
Konstantinos Mavropanos+376

Werder Bremen

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jiri Pavlenka-179
Niclas Fullkrug76
Leonardo Bittencourt75

Wolfsburg

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Koen Casteels-185
Max Kruse81
Ridle Baku+181

EA are yet to reveal the full slate of Bundesliga ratings in FIFA 23. As soon as they do, we’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information.


For more on FIFA 23 player ratings, be sure to check out our rating predictions for the Premier League and Serie A.

Image credits: EA Sports / Bundesliga

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Fortnite 21.20 early patch notes: Downtime, Indiana Jones, No Sweat Summer, map changes

Here are the early patch notes for Fortnite Season 3’s 21.20 update in which Indiana Jones is finally set to arrive.

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Indiana Jones in Fortnite 21.20 update

Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is nearing its halfway point, with the 21.20 update set to add even more content to the game. Here’s everything we know so far, including when to expect the downtime, Indiana Jones’ arrival, and map changes.

Fortnite shows no sign of slowing down with Chapter 3 Season 3 adding even more to the blockbuster battle royale such as the new Ripsaw Launcher and Grapple Glove. The 21.10 update brought Darth Vader to the island and added the Super Styles, and the upcoming 21.20 update brings even more to the battle royale.

Here are the early patch notes for Fortnite’s 21.20 update, including the server downtime, the Indiana Jones skin, bug fixes, and map changes.

Rave Cave POI in Fortnite Season 3

Fortnite 21.20 update release date & downtime

Fortnite’s 21.20 update will go live on July 5, with downtime beginning at around 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST and matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.

The downtime usually lasts for a couple of hours, and then you can launch the game and experience all of the new content on offer.

Indiana Jones arrives in Fortnite 21.20 update

Indiana Jones skin in Fortnite chapter 3

Each Fortnite season comes with a bonus skin that Battle Pass owners can unlock a few weeks in, and Season 3’s 21.20 update finally brings Indiana Jones.

Although the skin isn’t set to arrive until July 7, two days after the update, Epic sometimes unlock the skin early — we’ll just need to wait and see.

Once the Indiana Jones Battle Pass page is unlocked, Fortnite players can start completing challenges to unlock the Harrison Ford skin and associated cosmetics.

Fortnite 21.20 map changes

The Fortnite Competitive Twitter account has confirmed that the Tumbledown Temple landmark will undergo “significant changes” with the 21.20 update.

While some expect the temple to get an Indiana Jones-themed makeover, it’s also possible that the Reality Tree will infect the area, giving the area a different theme each match.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer challenges

Peely in Fortnite No Sweat Summer event

Epic Games added the Island Hopper Creative Quests as part of the No Sweat Summer event and suggested that more challenges are still to come.

At the end of the Island Hopper blog post, Epic teased: “Want more summer vibes? No sweat, more summer is coming. Stay tuned for more.”

The Island Hopper Quests are only live until July 6, so it sounds like there will be even more challenges to complete after they conclude.

Fortnite 21.20 update bug fixes

Fortnite Reality Falls POI

Thanks to Epic Games’ Trello board of Fortnite Community Issues, we can see the major bug fixes that are set to arrive in the 21.20 update.

  • Battle Royale: Sapling Icon can be misplaced on the Map/Minimap
    • Players may see their Sapling Icon out in the ocean or otherwise off of the actual map and not anywhere near where they had planted it.
  • Creative: Tracker Device
    • We’re aware of an issue that is causing the tracker device to not update correctly for teams when multiple teams are able to use it.

For more Fortnite Season 3, be sure to check out everything we know about the potential Juice WRLD and Dead by Daylight collabs.

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FIFA 23 Ones to Watch: OTW promo explained & predictions

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch is set to be the first major promo of FUT 23, so here’s everything we know about the event so far.

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FIFA 23 Ones to Watch is expected to be the first major promo of this season’s Ultimate Team, celebrating the most exciting moves from the summer transfer window. Here’s how FIFA 23 OTW will work, along with the players likely to feature.

Ones to Watch is always one of the most interesting and exciting promos in any FIFA, mainly because it tends to be the very first major event of the year. FIFA 23 will be no exception, as EA look to shine the spotlight on the biggest transfers of the summer.

FIFA 22 OTW was arguably the biggest ever, as both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo switched clubs in a crazy end to the transfer window. While FIFA 23 OTW is unlikely to have as many groundbreaking signings to choose from, some of the game’s highest-rated players have been on the move.

Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 23 Ones to Watch, from how the cards will work to the players we expect to see.

Is there a FIFA 23 Ones to Watch start date?

Haaland playing for Man City in FIFA 22

EA are yet to confirm when FIFA 23 Ones to Watch will kick off, but we can look at previous years to gain a pretty good idea.

Last year, OTW got underway on October 1, the same day as FIFA 22’s worldwide release. With this in mind, we’d expect FIFA 23 OTW to begin on Friday, September 30, 2022.

This is the expected FIFA 23 release date based on various leaks and the usual schedule, but we’ll add new information to this section once it’s available.

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch explained

Ones to Watch Team 2 FIFA 22

FIFA 23 OTW will award special live cards to players who have recently moved to a new club. These dynamic items will go up in rating depending on how well the player performs for their club in real life.

Each time a OTW star is handed a TOTW after a top display in their domestic league, the card will increase in rating and stats to match the most recent one.

For example, in FIFA 22, Dayot Upamecano started out at an 82-rated card after his move to Bayern Munich. But, by the end of the year, he was 87-rated and one of the best center-backs that the Bundesliga had to offer.

They will also receive an extra +1 boost for winning a certain number of matches after the promo begins. Last year, the threshold was five wins out of 10 games after October 2.

We’ll update this section with more specific information once EA officially announces the promo.

FIFA 23 Ones to Watch predictions

Mane in FIFA 22

The summer transfer window is far from closed, but we’ve already seen some major signings that are a shoo-in to be a FIFA 23 OTW. On top of that, there are plenty of deals that are on the verge of going through that will surely make the cut.

Here are our predictions for FIFA 23 Ones to Watch so far:

Player NameTransferTransfer Confirmed?Predicted Rating
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich to BarcelonaNo92
Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund to Manchester CityYes90
Sadio ManeLiverpool to Bayern MunichYes90
Paulo DybalaJuventus to Inter MilanNo87
Romelu LukakuChelsea to Inter MilanYes86
Paul PogbaManchester United to JuventusYes85
Franck Yannick KessieAC Milan to BarcelonaYes85
Gabriel JesusManchester City to Arsenal Yes83
Aurelien TchouameniAS Monaco to Real MadridYes82
Boubacar KamaraMarseille to Aston VillaYes82
RicharlisonEverton to SpursYes82
Darwin NunezBenfica to LiverpoolYes81
Mario GotzePSV to Eintracht FrankfurtYes81
Ivan PerisicInter Milan to SpursYes81
Ryan GravenberchAjax to Bayern MunichYes80
Karim AdeyemiRB Salzburg to Borussia DortmundYes76

We’ll be keeping this page up to date with all the latest confirmed transfers that we think will make the cut in FIFA 23 Ones to Watch, so be sure to keep checking back.


For more on FIFA 23, check out the brand-new Icons and FUT Heroes confirmed for the game so far.

Image credits: EA Sports

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