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Rainbow Six Siege favela map changes in Operation North Star

Rainbow Six Siege has made some changes to its Favela map that has seen it tone down the destruction in Operation North Star.

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 2 has kicked off with a big map update, changing Favela in a big way for Operation North Star.

The new Operation North Star update has dropped for Rainbow Six Siege, ushering in Year 6 Season 2. Along with a new Operator and many other changes, Ubisoft has also decided that it was time to shake things up with Favela.

Christ the Redeemer is still overlooking your game from a distance, but he will be witnessing less damage being done to the map itself. The devs felt that it was time to rework Favela and make it more competitive.

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Well into its sixth year of Operation, Rainbow Six Siege is continuing to make handy alterations to the game to keep its player base excited.

Defenders were very much at the forefront of the devs thoughts when it came to changing Favela, as it was too easy for Attackers to bulldoze their way through various destructible parts of the map, and multiple entrance ways.

Here’s what Ubisoft had to say regarding Favela and the changes:

“The two main entryways on Favela’s roof have been preserved. They were previously named 3F Main Stairs, 3F Back Stairs, and 3F Packaging and are now named 3F Red Stairs, 3F Trash Chute, and 3F Electrical. The map’s small size, irregular exterior, and verticality also remain. The rest of the map, including the overall structure of the main building, has been completely remade, so players will get to experience a virtually new location that retains the same theme as the original Favela.”

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The idea is to make Favela more structured and visibly clear. Defenders will now have ample opportunities to anticipate incoming threats. Plus, the nighttime aesthetic gives Favela a new look, and it feels fresher as a result.

The new layout is far more strategic and will allow for a more competitive game of Rainbow Six Siege that is more balanced.

Also, check out all the changes concerning Rainbow Six Siege Y6S2 here, the full reveal of Rainbow Six Extraction, and Battlefield 2042 gameplay.

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Rainbow Six Mobile: Release date, platforms, trailer, & gameplay

Here’s everything we know about Ubisoft’s upcoming Rainbow Six Mobile game, including release date, gameplay details, and how to register.

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The Rainbow Six franchise is making its way to mobile devices as Ubisoft officially revealed details on Rainbow Six Mobile. Here’s everything you need to know about the mobile game including the release date, platforms, and gameplay features.

Ubisoft’s goal with Rainbow Six Mobile is to bring Rainbow Six Siege to the vast population of mobile gamers. Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular tactical FPS games around and soon fans will be able to enjoy its fierce gameplay in handheld form.

Rainbow Six Mobile will be more than just a mobile port of R6S as Ubisoft plan to implement major changes to attract a brand-new audience.

Here’s everything we know about Rainbow Six Mobile so far.

Rainbow Six Mobile release date

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Rainbow Six Mobile currently does not have a release date, but Ubisoft confirmed that a 2022 release window is to be expected as the development of the game ramps up following the announcement.

Once an exact date is revealed we’ll be sure to update this information to get you prepared for the mobile FPS.

Rainbow Six Mobile platforms

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As you may have already guessed, Rainbow Six Mobile will be available on mobile platforms. Once the game releases to the public, players will be able to download it via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Like most expansive mobile games, you’ll need to ensure that your device can meet the minimum requirements for the game to function properly. Once we know what these requirements are, we’ll be sure to share that with you.

How to register for Rainbow Six Mobile

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To register for Rainbow Six Mobile early access, players will need to head over to Ubisoft’s official webpage for the upcoming game. Once there, you’ll see an option to register based on your app store and you must simply follow the instructions on the screen.

Once the release date is revealed, players will likely also receive more details regarding early access, including when the game will be available for download.

Rainbow Six Mobile trailer & gameplay

Ubisoft revealed the official announcement trailer for Rainbow Six Mobile on April 5 and players can take a look at what’s in store by watching the video above. Pre-Alpha footage was used for the trailer therefore the complete version of the game should fully polished.

Nonetheless, fans of the franchise can get a glimpse at the iconic Attackers vs Defenders five-versus-five gameplay that is expected to thrill players. Rainbow Six Mobile will deliver unique Operator skills and the destructible environments that are synonymous with Siege.

R6 Mobile Maps

The official webpage also reveals information concerning the first two announced maps for Rainbow Six Mobile. Fans of the franchise will notice the inclusion of classic Rainbow Six locations. So far, both Bank and Border have been confirmed as maps with more to be announced at a later date.

Rainbow Six Mobile Operators

The official website has also revealed ten total operators as of now. The five Operators on the Attacker side include Ash, Sledge, Twitch, Thermite, and Hibana. Meanwhile, the five Operators on the Defender side are Caveira, Bandit, Smoke, Valkyrie, and Mute.

Each Operator will have unique skills that are sure to add to the tactical gameplay of Rainbow Six Mobile.


That just about covers everything we know about Rainbow Six Mobile so far, but be sure to check back in as we’ll be updating this section with new information as it comes to light.

For more mobile gaming content, check out how CoD Mobile players are slamming the insane cost of unlocking the Snoop Dogg Operator.

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Is Rainbow Six Extraction cross-platform? Current cross-play status

Does Rainbow Six Extraction have cross-play and cross-progression? We have everything you need to know about its cross-platform status.

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Rainbow Six Extraction will release soon, bringing horror to the Tom Clancy universe. Fans are keen to know if the Rainbow Six Seige spin-off will be cross-platform, so here’s everything we know about Extraction’s cross-play features.

Rainbow Six Siege’s horror spin-off comes straight to Xbox Game Pass when it releases on January 20, but it’s also available for PC, Stadia, and PlayStation players. This has left fans wondering if they can play Rainbow Six Extraction with their friends on other platforms.

Here’s everything we know about Rainbow Six Extraction’s cross-play and cross-progression status.

Is Rainbow Six Extraction cross-platform?

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Yes, Rainbow Six Extraction features cross-platform play across Xbox consoles, PS4, PS5, Stadia, and PC. No matter what console or system you play on, you’ll be able to party up with your friends.

And it appears that Discord will be coming to PlayStation this year, so it’ll be even easier for PC and PlayStation players to party up together.

Can you turn off cross-play in Rainbow Six Extraction?

Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay

Players will be glad to know that you can disable cross-play in Rainbow Six Extraction.

While cross-play appears to be on by default, you have the option to disable it and only matchmake with players on the same platform.

Rainbow Six Extraction doesn’t seem to have a console-only cross-play option though, so you’ll need to either allow everyone or stick to your own platform.

Does Rainbow Six Extraction have cross-progression?

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Rainbow Six Extraction features cross-progression, so you can keep all of your progress when switching between platforms.

Ubisoft explained that “If you start your experience by playing on PC but want to switch over to the PS5 don’t worry, you’re covered.” Your Operators, content, and progression will all be there no matter what platform you play on.

They noted that Achievements/Trophies don’t carry over, though. You’ll need to obtain them again if switching from Xbox to PlayStation.


For more Rainbow Six Extraction, you can also check out the PC requirements to see what you need to run it at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K.

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Rainbow Six Extraction: Release date, platforms, crossplay, Xbox Game Pass, & more

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six spin-off looks to shake things up, and here’s everything we know about Extraction’s release date, gameplay, and more.

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Ubisoft’s newest Rainbow Six tactical shooter aims to add a horror twist to the successful Siege formula. This is all the information known about Rainbow Six Extraction, including its release date, whether it’s on Game Pass, and its crossplay status.

The Rainbow Six division of Ubisoft has proven to be very successful since the game’s first entry in 1998. The franchise built up a great following during the early 2000s and gained serious traction with the R6 Vegas games. The series recently hit new heights thanks to the unbelievable success of Rainbow Six Siege too.

But whilst Siege continues to grow from strength to strength, Ubisoft is also making another game in the franchise – Extraction. Focusing less on human threats, Rainbow Six Extraction is favoring infected, less humanlike foes.

We’ve put together a handy guide that contains all the important information about Rainbow Six Extraction so far and what we can expect.

Rainbow Six Extraction release date

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Rainbow Six Extraction will release on Thursday, January 20, 2022, and will allow you to use the Buddy Pass to allow your friends to play with you for free.

Rainbow Six Extraction owners can invite two friends to join them in Rainbow Six Extraction to play up to 14 days together for free.

Rainbow Six Extraction platforms

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The release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S means for the first year or so people will be wondering which platforms a game will appear on.

Unless you’re exclusively a Nintendo Switch owner, then it will be music to your ears that Rainbow Six Siege will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and PC.

Does Rainbow Six Extraction have crossplay?

Rainbow Six Extraction will include full crossplay across all platforms, so you don’t need to worry about which system your friends are on.

Also, the Buddy System is crossplay too, so your friends on other platforms can play with you even if they don’t own the game.

Is Rainbow Six Extraction on Xbox Game Pass?

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Yes, Rainbow Six Extraction will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on Day One. Xbox and PC players who own the Game Pass will be able to play the game at launch, at no extra cost.

Rainbow Six Siege is also available on Xbox Game Pass, so feel free to try out both Rainbow Six games.

Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay

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Whereas, Extraction aims to shake up the Rainbow Six Siege formula by having teams comprised of three Operators work together to take down waves of infected enemies in full-on PVE action.

The Ubisoft Forward event during E3 2021 brought a deep dive trailer that showed the community a great deal of what they can expect when they play Rainbow Six Extraction.

You can check out the official gameplay reveal for Rainbow Six Extraction below:

It’s also been confirmed that Rainbow Six Extraction will have at least 18 Operators, similar to the system used in Rainbow Six Siege, and they will have their own abilities as well.

The official Rainbow Six Extraction website lists 12 ones that we know of and keeps the other six a secret for now.

Rainbow Six Extraction trailers

The first glimpse at the game that fans and would-be players got to see was a brief teaser trailer back in 2019 – when the game was still called Quarantine.

You can check it out in its entirety here.

The public got its first official look at Rainbow Six Extraction with the release of the game’s reveal trailer during E3 2021.

You can check it out below.

And to really get the juices flowing, Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021 also had a hot 2-minute video showing off more of the game.

Here’s the trailer from PlayStation Showcase 2021.

On November 11, we got the released date announcement trailer, revealing some new gameplay of the shooter.


There’s still plenty of time between now and Rainbow Six Extraction’s release date, so as Ubisoft release more details about the shooter, we’ll keep you in the loop.

You can also check out all of the most anticipated FPS games set to release in 2022.

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