Crossplay between cloud-gaming platforms and PC will be available after Stadia launch on June 30, with console crossplay and cross-progression across all-platforms coming early 2022
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — June 15, 2021 — At Ubisoft’s digital press conference, Ubisoft Forward, the company announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow SixSiege is coming to Stadia on June 30. From this date on, PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna will have the opportunity to enjoy unified matchmaking and progression. Crossplay between console players and cross-progression for all platforms will be available early 2022. In addition, North Star, the second season Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 6, is launching today, introducing the new operator Thunderbird and the reworked map Favela, amongst many other updates.
While crossplay is already available amongst consoles from the same family, crossplay will be possible between Xbox players and Playstation® early 2022, along with cross-progression between all platforms.
In North Star, players will discover a brand-new Defender: Thunderbird. She can deploy a Kóna Healing Station, which heals any player – ally or enemy – close to this device, even if they are downed. The Kóna Station has a cooldown between each charge. Thunderbird is a low armor, high-speed operator, equipped with a SPEAR .308 or SPAS-15 as primary weapon, and BEARING 9 or Q-929 as a secondary weapon.
North Star introduces a reimagined Favela map with better map overview and improved navigation. These changes will improve readability, making sure players always know where they are and where they are going when playing on Favela.
Additional updates coming with North Star include:
- Scoreboard 2.0
- New corpse icons
- Bullet holes fix
- Operator balancing (Melusi, Mira, and Maestro tweaks and Gas Propagation rework)
This season comes with a new 100-tiers Battle Pass, including a premium and a free track. Premium Battle Pass owners will have the opportunity to play Thunderbird from today, while other players will be able to unlock her with Renown or R6 Credits starting June 28.
For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit rainbow6.ubisoft.com.
About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 70 million registered players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. With access to dozens of Operators inspired by real world counter-intelligence agents from around the globe, players can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. Through the constant addition of new Operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and combat, the unpredictability of each round of Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in gaming.
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