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Ubisoft Announce New Crisis Event NIGHTMARE FOG For RAINBOW SIX EXTRACTION

Ubisoft have announced Rainbow Six Extraction’s newest Crisis Event, Nightmare Fog, is now available until 2nd June. This limited-time event will test each Operator’s senses as an unavoidable fog of toxins makes its way through the Containment Zone. This ambitious update also adds a new deadly enemy, Protean Vigil. From now on, players can earn additional XP to grind out their Operators by ten extra levels with a new Prestige System.

As players make their way through the Containment Zone, they will be exposed to a fog that increases their Neurotoxin level. After exposure reaches a certain level, this toxin creates Psychedelic Effects for Operators, such as enemy hallucinations, disruptions that affect their vision, and deterioration that causes damage.

To cure themselves, players can find a Neurostim supply case that can temporarily remove a portion of an Operator’s Neurotoxin level – but there is limited amount of Neurostim supply cases available in each Sub-map. This limited supply challenges players to adapt new strategies for incursions and be prepared to take on Archæans while fighting off psychedelic effects.

Alongside Nightmare Fog, players can discover more exciting content:

Ten New Prestige progression levels

New Protean Vigil enemy

New REACT Rush Pistol

Five new Crisis Studies

Themed Charms for players to keep

Extra XP towards Milestone Progression.

Nightmare Fog is the newest content added to Rainbow Six Extraction, and players can look forward to more in the future. Players can jump in now with their squad via Game Pass on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Windows PC, as well as on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Stadia, Amazon Luna, Ubisoft+, the Ubisoft Store, and the Epic Games Store.

For more information about Rainbow Six Extraction, please visit r6extraction.com.

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Ubisoft Announce RENGOKU Event for RAINBOW SIX SIEGE

Today, Ubisoft announced Rengoku, a new limited-time event for Rainbow Six  Siege, available tomorrow, 26th April, until 17th May. Rengoku introduces a new control area game mode with unique Kiba loadouts and fast respawn, creating a fast-paced and action-packed event.

Set in Japan, Rengoku unveils a temple in the sky and a fight for eternity, where Operators are Samurai warriors possessed by spirits fighting for the honour of the gods in a revisited Skyscraper map. In the 5v5 control mode, players must stay near altars for five seconds unopposed to score control points or steal control points from the opposing team – the first team to reach 300 points wins the match. Every two minutes, the control points will change location.

Operators will wield a one-hit kill explosive Kiba on top of shotguns and pistols. Fuze, Osa, Rook, and Thunderbird can choose between a Fire or Poison Kiba, while Twitch, Capitão, Zofia, Kapkan, Bandit, and Maestro can choose between the Flashback or Knockback Kiba to unleash the ultimate chaos.

This event brings with it the Rengoku Collection, which contains uniforms, headgear, weapon skins and Operator Card Portraits for the Rengoku competitors. Rengoku also introduces the Battlefield Spirit Bundle which includes a signature weapon skin, a universal attachment skin, charm and background. The Rengoku Collection packs can be obtained by completing the special Event Challenges, or by purchasing them for 300 R6 Credits, or 12500 Renown each. The individual Bundles may also be bought directly for 1680 R6 Credits each.

To learn more about the event, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/rengoku.

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Ubisoft Announce New EMERALD PLAINS MP for RAINBOW SIX SIEGE

Today, Ubisoft announced that Emerald Plains, the first new map added to Rainbow Six Siege in three years, is now available for all players on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Windows PC including on Xbox Game Pass, Ubisoft+, Ubisoft’s subscription service, Amazon Luna, and Stadia.

Experience the rolling hills of Northern Ireland in the Emerald Plains country club and private ranch. In the idyllic setting, players can explore the grounds to develop the best approach for their matches, whether it be risking a rappel through the skylight, taking advantage of the three interior stairs, or seeking cover beside the fireplace atrium.

The two floors inside Emerald Plains are distinct, with a modern bottom floor contrasting against the classic style of the manor’s upper floor, to emphasise clear call-outs and orientation landmarks. Partially inspired by Bartlett and Border, these spacious rooms provide a large playground in this medium-sized map. Players can jump into Emerald Plains as part of Year 7 Season 1 Demon Veil with new Operator Azami. The new Defender is equipped with the game-changing Kiba Barrier gadget that repairs holes in walls and floors, offering a more mobile and versatile defensive approach.

Year 7 will bring more new maps, cross-play and cross-progression, continued efforts to encourage positive player behaviour with a Reputation System, new permanent game modes including Team Deathmatch, and many more updates.

For more information about Rainbow Six Siege, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com.

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ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA: DAWN OF RAGNARÖK Review

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Developed/Published By: Ubisoft

Platforms Available On: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5/4, Google Stadia and PC.

Reviewed on Xbox Series X, a code for the DLC was very kindly supplied for the purpose of this review.

This is an expansion for the main game of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, to play Dawn of Ragnarök you will need to have the base game.


Overview

In a stunning world of Norse myth, invaders of frost and flame threaten the fate of the Nine Realms. The dwarven kingdom of Svartalfheim is crumbling, and amid the chaos, Odin’s beloved son, Baldr, has been taken prisoner by the immortal fire giant, Surtr.

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök, the most ambitious expansion in franchise history, Eivor must embrace their destiny as Odin, the Norse god of Battle and Wisdom. Unleash new divine powers as you embark on a desperate quest through a breathtaking world. Complete a legendary Viking saga and save your son in the face of the gods’ doom.


Gameplay

If you’ve seen my previous reviews of the other Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC then you’ll probably know that I am a big fan of the series, loving playing out the Viking mythology. Now as soon as Dawn of Ragnarök was announced I just knew that I would need to get my hands on it for not only would I be playing more Vikings this time I would be playing as and against Viking gods, epic is not the word.

The DLC is billed as the most ambitious yet and to be fair they’re not wrong, I thought the other DLC were intense, Dawn of Ragnarök is next level. The great thing is about this DLC is unlike the previously released ones you don’t have to reach a certain point in the campaign to play it, you are able to start a new game from the main menu from there you can select Dawn of Ragnarök and begin a new game where the game will increase your character’s level to get you to the desired level along with the powers ups and upgrades you need.

However you won’t be able to carry this through back to the main game once finished, those who are already at the desired level can continue as normal and can carry over any weapons or power ups. For your reference the level needed to start the game is 340 minimum, those players that already meet the level needed for Dawn of Ragnarok can simply load their save file and start working towards the new DLC content.

Along with the level requirement you need to have also and that’s played or completed the mission “Restless Dreams” which is the last mission you need to complete before playing Dawn of Ragnarök.

You unlock Dawn of Ragnarök by completing the following steps:

  1. Get to Ravensthorpe and speak with Valka. For you to be able to do this the Seer’s Hut needs to be built.
  2. Find and return the mistletoe Valka needs for the Ritual.
  3. Put the mistletoe at the marks indicated around the circle, this will enable you to advance the quest.
  4. Lastly interact with the middle of the circle to start Dawn of Ragnarok.

As apposed to the main game focusing on Viking history Dawn of Ragnarok focuses entirely on the Norse Mythology side of things with the story focusing on events after the Asgard and Jotunheim parts of the story which you find when playing the main campaign. In this particular story campaign you play as Odin who must rescue his son Baldir from the fire giant Sutr. Now if you thought that the main game was a challenge just wait until you face off against the battles in Dawn of Ragnarök don’t forget you are going against Viking gods so they’re not going to be weeping willows, these guys are colossal, although the gameplay itself is a little more tricky the game is still enjoyable and the combat it next level, using the array of weapons and powers on offer really give you that edge when it comes to battle.

I like the way that Ubisoft have made the game accessible to all players even if they haven’t got to the desired level yet, I believe this will open up the game to more players that possibly haven’t picked the base game up yet (strange people I know). This expansion is indeed colossal in size and does take a while to get into the shear size of it but bare with it the grind is well worth it.


Graphics and Sound

As you probably know from playing the main game the graphics of this are next level and when you play on next gen consoles through a 4k set up then you really see the quality shine through. The shear scale of game would give any developers a headache but they seemed to have pulled it off as the game is stunning, the god battles are just jaw dropping.

As with most Ubisoft games the soundtrack is amazingly good (available on streaming services) The in game voice acting is incredible and works well, the sound effects are great and work together to give an all round good experience.


Summary

As an expansion Dawn of Ragnarök works well with the base game bringing more depth to the overall story. Even if you haven’t played the game before now is best time to jump on it, if you have played the game and already enjoy it then it really is something you need to carry on your journey.


Verdict-Out of 5🌟

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Excellent

I give Dawn of Ragnarök an excellent full marks score of 5🌟 a colossal expansion epic in quality and epic in size, if you’ve enjoyed the Valhalla experience so far then you really need to get into this.

Grab your Dawn of Ragnarök DLC on Xbox now

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Ubisoft Announce SIX CHARLOTTE MAJOR

Today, Ubisoft announced that its next international esports competition for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, the Six Charlotte Major, will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 16TH to 22ND May, with tickets for the final three days of the event going on sale in the coming days. More information on ticketing and the venue will be shared soon on https://twitter.com/R6esports.

The Six Majors are amongst the biggest international esports events for Rainbow Six Siege, scheduled to take place in May, August, and November this year. After Raleigh in 2019, the competition is coming back to the United States this May, as the top 16 teams across Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America will compete for the title, prize money, and points in the Global Standings to qualify for the Six Invitational 2023.

Group Stage: 16TH to 18TH May– behind closed doors

Playoffs: 20TH to 21ST May– open to the public

Grand Final: 22ND May – open to the public

The health and safety of pro players, fans, staff, and partners being a top priority, the event will follow dedicated sanitary guidelines in line with local regulations.

“After over 2 years without a live audience attending our international events, we couldn’t be happier to open the doors of the Six Charlotte Major and welcome back our community on site for the Playoffs.” shared François-Xavier Deniele, Senior Director, Esports and Competitive Gaming at Ubisoft. “We’re excited for fans to discover everything we have planned for them during the event”. 

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports, please visit http://www.rainbow6.com/esports and follow us at https://twitter.com/R6esports and https://instagram.com/R6esports.

*Tickets only on sale for the Playoffs & Grand Final taking place between 20TH – 22ND May.

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TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX Mobile Announced

Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Mobile, a new free-to-play, tactical first-person shooter mobile game from the renowned Rainbow Six franchise, for iOS and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play.

Led by a new and dedicated team at Ubisoft Montreal, Rainbow Six Mobile delivers a true Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege experience, where tactical gameplay meets fast-paced action. Players will face off in 5v5 Player-vs-Player (PvP) matches in the core game mode: Attack vs. Defense. Attackers will deploy observation drones to gain intel and strategically breach through destructible walls, floors and ceilings, while defenders will barricade all entry points and use spy cameras or traps to secure their location. By blending strategy with teamwork, players will experience the thrill of intense close-quarter combat as they alternate between attacking and defending to win it all.

Players will assemble a fully customisable team of highly trained operators from the Rainbow Six universe, each equipped with their own unique skillset, weapons and gadgetry. The game will also reintroduce iconic maps from Rainbow Six Siege, including Bank and Border, and feature PvP game modes such as Secure Area and Bomb. With high stakes and only one life to spare, players will need to quickly adapt to their environments and master the art of fortifying locations and breaching enemy territory to lead their team to victory.

Rainbow Six Mobile has been developed and optimised for mobile platforms, with exclusive modes and customisable controls to fit players’ level of comfort to play on the go.

Players can now sign up for a chance to participate in upcoming tests at rainbowsixmobile.com.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Mobile and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

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Ubisoft Announce FREE Weekend For FAR CRY 6

Today, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 6 will be available to play for free from 24th to 27th March on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, as well as Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on PC, Stadia and Amazon Luna.

New players can pre-load the game starting today, 22nd March at 7pm (UK time) and will have access to the full game, including all free downloadable content published to date, (all playable together in co-op) when the Free Weekend starts on 24th March. Players who want to continue exploring the island of Yara in Far Cry 6 will keep their game progression and enjoy discounts on the game and Season Pass:

Ubisoft Store – From now until the end of March, 40 percent off as part of the Spring Sale.

 

Xbox – As part of Xbox’s Deal of the Week, from 24th to 28th March, 50 percent off all editions of the game, and 35 percent off the Season Pass.

 

PlayStation – As part of PlayStation Store’s Deal of the Week, from 23rd to 30th March, 50 percent off the Standard and Gold Editions of Far Cry 6, and 35 percent off the Season Pass.

 

Epic Games Store – As part of the Epic Spring Sale, 50 percent off all editions of the game, and 35 percent off the Season Pass. The Epic Games Store is also offering 35 percent off the Vaas: Insanity DLC, and 25 percent off the Pagan: Control DLC.

 
Stadia – From 24th to 31st March, 50 percent off the Standard, Gold and Ultimate Editions of the game, and 35 percent off of the Season Pass. From now until 31st March, 40 percent off of the Deluxe Edition.

Since its worldwide launch on 7th October 2021, Far Cry 6 has added new Special Operations, free Danny Trejo and Rambo crossover missions, as well as three major downloadable content episodes as part of the Season Pass, including: Vaas: Insanity, Pagan: Control, and Joseph: Collapse.

 
For more information on Far Cry 6 and its Season Pass, visit: Farcry.com


For the latest news on all of Ubisoft’s games, visit: news.ubisoft.com

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Ubisoft Announce The Return of TRIVIAL PURSUIT LIVE 2

Ubisoft have announced that the most famous Trivia game is back with Trivial Pursuit Live! 2, available now globally. This new sequel brings back the TV show format that made the original live game so successful, while elevating it to the next level. Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Nintendo Switch, Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S through backward compatibility.

Trivial Pursuit Live! 2 takes the beloved trivia game to the next level with brand new questions, several question formats, two levels of difficulty for all player types, a diverse lineup of characters to choose from, and a new Twitch streaming mode.

With the new family questions set, all family members can show off their trivia knowledge. Play with up to three other players in the Classic Mode or team-up for intense 2v2 battles in the Versus mode. Not only can players compete against friends and family, but they can also face other players from across the globe by bringing the challenge online. With the brand new Twitch Mode streamers and viewers can now compete against each other in their favourite quiz game.

For more information about Trivial Pursuit Live! 2, visit ubisoft.com/r/trivial-pursuit-2

For the latest news on Ubisoft’s games, please visit news.ubisoft.com

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Ubisoft Announce 2022 Plans For RAINBOW SIX SIEGE

Ubisoft have announced an ambitious 2022 roadmap for Rainbow Six Siege, which recently surpassed the 80 million player milestone. Year 7 will bring new maps for the first time in three years, new permanent game modes including Team Deathmatch, continued efforts to encourage positive player behavior, and many more updates.

During Year 6, Rainbow Six Siege introduced four new Operators, multiple thorough map reworks, numerous Operator balancing updates, Privacy Mode, UI and HUD improvements, and more. In Year 7, Ubisoft continues its long-term commitment to make Rainbow Six Siege an exciting, thoughtful, and fair game.

YEAR 7 ROADMAP

Demon Veil, the first season of Year 7, will bring the Japanese Defender Azami, a new country club map set in Ireland, and a Team Deathmatch permanent game mode. Season 2 will introduce a Belgian Operator and an exclusive Team Deathmatch map set in Greece. Season 3’s Operator arrives from Singapore, bringing a new competitive map. The last Operator of the year will be from Colombia.

PLAYER BEHAVIOUR & REPUTATION SYSTEM

Throughout Year 7, the development team will take steps towards addressing specific player behavior to further anti-cheat efforts introduced in Year 6 like the Reputation System. Season 1 introduces improvements towards detecting griefing and player disconnects. Season 2 tackles players who misuse friendly fire through sanctions restricting reverse friendly fire as well as improving match cancellations.

In Season 3, players can access reporting options in Match Replay to address harassment in voice and video chat. Season 3 also introduces Reputation Scores for players, which will launch in Season 4 and start deploying rewards and sanctions to block repeat offenders. In Year 7, the development team strives to meet their continued goal of creating a secure and fair environment.

YEAR 7 PASS

From tomorrow until 21st March, players can purchase the limited-time Year Pass or the Premium Year Pass. The Year Pass unlocks the four seasonal Battle Passes – which includes a 14-day early access to new Operators when they launch – while the Premium Year Pass unlocks four Battle Passes, the early access to new Operators, exclusive Exotic weapon skins, VIP credits, and more. Players who purchase the Premium Year Pass will also unlock 20 extra Tiers out of 100, receiving rewards quicker.

CONSOLE GAMEPLAY

Console players will receive several dedicated updates this year including aim control personalisation, new controller input presets, and field of view settings.

ONBOARDING FEATURES

To better introduce new players to Rainbow Six Siege, Year 7 adds a Shooting Range: playable spaces to practice, train, and experiment without the pressure of a match. Another onboarding tool, Operator Tips, will let players get to know each Operator, their gadgets, and any tips that might be helpful for Attacker or Defender strategies.

BALANCING AND PLAYLIST UPDATES
The development team will continue reworking several Operators this year including Zero, Bandit, Dokkaebi, and Thatcher. Year 7 will add Team Deathmatch and Arcade permanently to the playlist, as well as revamping the Ranked experience to reflect a player’s progression better.

Rainbow Six Siege will be adding cross-play and cross-progression near the end of 2022.

To learn more about Year 7 roadmap, please visit: https://rainbow6.com/roadmap.

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Ubisoft Unveil RAINBOW SIX SIEGE Year 7 Season 1 With DEMON VEIL

Today, Ubisoft revealed the first season of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 7 Season 1, Demon Veil. This season introduces Azami, a new Japanese Operator, a new map, a permanent Team Deathmatch game mode, gameplay updates including Attacker Repick, universal sights and more.

In Demon Veil, uncover the secrets of Azami, an enigmatic new Defender – equipped with the Kiba Barrier gadget, her throwable canisters deploy an expandable material that solidifies into a bulletproof surface, providing fast cover. Azami’s gadget allows her to quickly repair holes in walls and floors, creating for a more mobile and versatile defensive approach. Azami is a medium speed, medium health Operator, and her loadout features a 9X19SVN or an ACS12 as a primary weapon and a D-50 as a secondary weapon.

Alongside Azami, an exclusive new map arrives mid-season for the first time in Rainbow Six Siege in three years: Emerald Plains. Set in Ireland, this modern country club challenges players to master a new environment and its multiple levels.

Attacker Repick arrives in Year 7 Season 1, allowing Attackers to change their Operator and loadout during the Preparation Phase. The change aims to bring more impact during the Preparation Phase by allowing Attackers to use the intel gathered and adjust their strategy. In addition, the match header has been updated to help make informed decisions when changing their Operator or loadout. Attacker repick is available for all game modes in the Quick Match, Unranked, Ranked, and Pro League playlists.

Demon Veil brings further important gameplay updates: a permanent Team Deathmatch game mode, created to provide the perfect environment for players to warm up and practice their aim before competitive matches, as well as offer a more casual gameplay experience within Rainbow Six Siege; Match Replay for console players, a spectator mode that has been available on PC since 2020; Operator balancing updates for Goyo and Valkyrie; and an exclusive Elite skin for Nomad.


Y7S1 will also introduce a new Incentive Program: when players report issues on R6Fix and have their status reach “Under Investigation,” they will receive one reward per season, determined by the highest severity issue out of all their reports. Players on both the Test Server and the Live Server can report issues and have a chance to receive each season’s reward during the following season’s Test Server.


Rainbow Six Siege is now available to play on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, the Xbox One family of consoles, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, including on Ubisoft+, Ubisoft’s subscription service, Amazon Luna, and Stadia.