Ubisoft Forward: Rainbow Six Siege Provides Updates on Crossplay and Cross-Progression

A better way to play with others.
A better way to play with others. Ubisoft

Something big is coming to Rainbow Six Siege this month. The game is going to launch on Google Stadia on June 30, and on the same day, Stadia players and those on PC and Amazon Luna can now queue for matches together. There’s also a unified account progression on these platforms with crossplay and cross-progression features on PC and cloud-based platforms.

What about the other platforms? Chris Watters of Ubisoft revealed that crossplay and cross-progression are coming to PlayStation and Xbox sometime in early 2022. Regardless of the platform, this should be good news to all R6 Siege players.

New Season

The news of crossplay and cross-progression is a good update since the newest season launches today. North Star introduces a new Operator in Thunderbird, who can deploy static gadgets called Kóna Stations. Players, whether ally or enemy, can stand next to them, and when they consume the charge, they heal themselves. The charge returns to the device after a cooldown. The Kóna Stations can overheal any player for as much as 120 HP and can even revive any player as long as they’re down but not out. Learn more about the new Operator here.

Map Rework

The new season reworks the Favela map. When it was first introduced to players, Favela was supposed to offer a new destruction experience and was not planned to be used for competitive play. There’s no question that the exterior walls of the map, which are destructible, have allowed for some interesting strategies. However, the gameplay it offered was never balanced. In particular, attackers had a lot of entry points which made it very difficult for defenders to guard.

As a result, a rework was done on the map to make sure that gameplay was more balanced and competitive while keeping it fun. The two main entryways, small size, irregular exterior, and verticality have all been retained but the rest was remade.

Price Reduction

Players can now enjoy the price adjustment for the five operators. The new prices are:

  • Zero
    • 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits
  • Amaru
    • 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits
  • Goyo
    • 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits
  • ​Maverick
    • 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits
  • Clash
    • 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits

Read all about the new season here.

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