Siege is the only shooter that I can play a controller with
I know what a lot of you are going to say, why would you play Siege with a controller when you can use a mouse & keyboard? And my response is that I primarily play Siege with a mouse & keyboard because that's the best way to play FPSs. With that said, Siege has some really tight ass controls for controller users. Every joystick move feels really precise, and not loose like in other shooters. I've played an ass ton of shooters on consoles and man do they usually feel terrible. This isn't the case for Siege. Shooters on consoles need to adopt whatever Ubi is doing in terms of programming controllers on their games. Maybe I'm just weird, but that's okay with me lol.General
Technical Servers Will Be Opening Back Up 9/26/2018
The Test Servers will be re-opening this week on Wednesday, September 26.
The TS will remain open beyond Friday, and a closing date for the TS will be announced later in the coming weeks.
There is now a toggle activated by default for Montagne and Pulse's special abilities
Placing a deployable shield perpendicular near a window will block the vault action for some windows in progress
Glaz's OTs-03 now destroys Castles Armor Panel when shooting it
Enabling/Disabling Mouse scrolling inputs for weapon swap is no longer missing from control settings
Fixed - Mavericks blowtorch makes no sound on the first use on a wall.
Fixed - Clash is not able to use Observation Tool while shield is extended
Fixed - An LOD allows players on the Spitfire Courtyard roofs to see behind a corrugated steel wall through a 3rd floor window of Hereford Base
Fixed - Equipping a shield drops the fps by 10-20 on Hereford Base
Fixed - The FPS in Hereford Base Map Rework is unstable.
Fixed - Instead of disappearing when Echo's Yokai hover drone is disabled, the "Jump" button appears greyed out
Fixed - Maestro's gadget is vulnerable when placed on certain destructible surfaces and the surface is broken, specifically small pinstripe carpets
Fixed - Players can't pick up Rook's armor plates if the armor bag is deployed on a kettle in 3F Cigar Lounge in Kafe
Fixed - The Mouse Scrolling Wheel Functionality can't be disabled (\it can now be disabled)*
Fixed - While prone, using melee and standing up will switch the knife animation to shield.
Fixed - End of round timer does not stop when initiating the defuser plant at the last moment
Fixed - If Buck mounts Tachanka's LMG Turret with the Skeleteton Key on and leaves, no interaction can be made with the turret afterwards
Fixed - The Bulletproof camera can't be access by pressing Secondary Gadget button while you are in prone stance
Fixed - The caster is able to mute the voice chat of the player during a match by pressing tab
New Bundles for Frost, Buck, & Valkyrie
Ubisoft just keep it coming okay because these new bundles are really cool. The two new bundles aren't fantasy type skins, but are more down to Earth types of skins. The skins look like something an operator would use. Valkyrie's bundle sets her up for night time operations in terms of her looks. As for Frost & Buck, they got on some forest type camo going on. Here are the screenshots:
"Hunt in the darkest nights with Valkyrie's Umbrage Bundle. Includes the Anti-NV uniform, Prowler headgear, Bubo charm and Nightgrid weapon skin for the MPX."
"Blend into the Canadian wilderness with the Bold Cedar Bundle. Unlocks the Bold Cedar headgears and uniforms for Frost and Buck."
POPULARUbisoft is Temporarily Reducing the Price for Year 1 OPERATORS - Sept. 25, 2018 & March 4, 2019
If any of you have missed out on any of the 1 year operators, now is a perfect time to play as operators that you weren't quite sure about. Since they are cheaper, you can now experiment without breaking the bank. The sale will be going on from September 25th, 2018 to March 4th, 2019. I'll definitely be trying out Echo because I never unlocked him. The cost will be reduced from 600 R6 Credits/25,000 Renown to 360 R6 Credits/15,000 Renown. Here's the full list of operators that are on sale:
POPULARRejoice, an R6 Movie is in Development
This one caught my eye as I was catching up on some gaming news. According to a PC Gamer article, Paramount Pictures is developing a film adaptation centred around the R6 universe. The movie is going to be based upon the novel, "Without Remorse" which focuses on the creation of the famous R6 team. Hopefully it's contain more story than Siege (sorry not sorry😛). Maybe the movie will also focus on R6 fighting each other in training matches like in Siege (god please don't allow that lol). Here's the article that I found:General
POPULAR[Map Bank] Things to be aware of when choosing spawn!
Unlike most other maps Bank comes with huge widespread areas, lobbies and staircases. There are many deadly angles, peeking spots and hiding opportunities for defenders making it even harder to attack than it already is!
But still it is one of my favorite ranked maps but next to all the dangers which already exist when attacking I still see a lot of avoidable mistakes made by attackers of which I want to raise awareness in this post.
The main „avoidable“ mistake is the choice of spawn locations - some spawns seem to be the perfect as most are located very close to the certain OBJ rooms or seem to give many benifits to the attacking team but there are several things to be aware of
Starting off with the Jewelry Front: Being located closest to the sewer access this spawn seems perfect for attacking the basement. To be honest, although there seems to be nothing wrong with using the sewer access I don‘t like it at all!
Keep in mind: Defenders aren‘t heedless! If defenders choose basement they will expect you to come from the sewers access, they will place traps, create peeking hole, place black eyes, sometime they even hide behind the servers and peek as soon as you approach.
If you still want to enter via the sewer: Always drone! If you don‘t and decide to go in blind you can already consider yourself dead! Keep in mind there is also a rotation route via the stairs on the right hand side when entering from sewers, so most likely you will get flanked in case you survive the push towards CCTV room!
I hope you get an idea of why I don‘t like attacking the basement fron sewers, it wastes a lot of time and you need to be a cordinated team in order to succeed, which sometimes isn‘t the case!
Instead use Jewelry Front if the OBJ is located in the CEO office! If you rappell up and Fuze through the windows you will scare the hell out of anchors in CEO!
The second spawn is Parking Front.
This spawn however is my preferred spawn to attack the basement!
You can access via garage to have a perfect line of sight into the Objective in Lockers and you have enough cover behind that armored truck.
However those who enter the basement via garage should only support your other team mates entering the building via the windows of Loan office and go for the hatches on the first floor. So while the defenders are busy with those giving suppressive fire from garage you will open the hatches around Open Area and go for some sneaky suprise kills!
Generally if the OBJ is in Basement you should always have 1-2 hardbreachers to care about the hatches while the rest pretends to be attacking from somewhere else.
Another thing about the Parking Front spawn is the parking front itself. Especially Glaz players but also other Operators (me included!) tend to stick around on the parking front if the OBJ is in CEO or Tellers office in hope to get some sneaky kills on rotating roamers. However experience taught me that this mostly is a waste of time! Sometimes roamers even want you to go up there to prefire and kill you - so I don‘t recommend doing that.
Before I go on with the last spawn I still want to get rid off something: The main entrance is still the most popular entry point into the map but you really have to be careful!
The ATM section, so the little department between Lobby and Main Entrance turned out to be a lethal roamer spot in the last ranked game I played on bank.
The thing was: One roamer hid in that ATM section and 3 of my teammates weren‘t aware of that and just entered without caution - the round had just started and it was already a 2 v 5 in favor of the defending team!
So what can you do? Of course you can drone and scare the roamer away so that it is safe to enter, but you can also bait him!
On the left and right side there are those huge windows giving a perfect sight into the ATM section. The roamer will most likely aim at the doors to be able to kill anyone who comes through, so he will for sure not be aware of you rappelling up those windows! Like that you can turn the tides easily and make it a 5v4 in favor of you!
So the last spawn is in Back Alley. The most hated throughout attackers but still my favorite spawn. The thing is that you can be spawnpeeked from everywhere and run outs are very common, but in return you will have alot of benifites once you secured back alley. Like always: As soon as you are aware of that defenders might do run outs or spawnpeek attempts you can turn the tides heavily!
Most importantly if you choose to spawn in Back Alley: Don‘t go alone! Always have a mate with you to cover your back!
Don‘t rush! Be prepared for run outs - almost EXPECT runouts!
Destroy the camera in the back alley and then send two mates up that roof on your left hand side. One covers the terrace and the other one electrizity room, so the remaining three can completely devote their attention on the printer room window.
Drone the electrizity room first - just in case somebody is camping in there, then secure stock trading.
Back alley is the perfect spawn if the OBJ is in Open Area. When stock trading is secured you can go for the attack. Make sure the hatches get opened first then open the printer room window. If the OBJ is in Open Area the suprise effect will be on your side!
Attacking Archives you can head behind those plants close to the stair well which will prevent you from being spotted.
Be aware of that the plants are also a good Valk Cam hiding spot so make sure to bring IQ or Thatcher (another Valk Cam spot would be between the railing and that american flag - you will find it if you see it.)
From behind the plants you can easily peek defending anchors in Archives!
I hope this could help you a little! Just keep the mentioned things in mind and you will have a better match next time you play ranked on Bank!
If you still feel like adding or criticizing something - go for it! I‘m just one person with one opinion and our Moot-community is nourished by advises from all of us!