Ubisoft officially revealed Rainbow Six: Siege back at E3 2014 and since then we’ve gradually found out more information about the upcoming shooter. Today, Ubisoft released a brand-new trailer for Siege, confirming the game would be arriving this fall for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Recently, Ubisoft has been focusing on several key Operators that people will be able to choose from when Rainbow Six: Siege launches later this year. Rainbow Six: Siege Gameplay Designer Andrew Witts talked a bit about the combination of Mute and Castle, and how people should think about their abilities.
“Mute and Castle (Defenders) work really well together because once everyone spends their wall reinforcement, you’re kind of left wondering how to protect other walls from a breach during that round. Mute’s jammer will prevent all breach charges in a certain radius from going off. So it’s another means of protecting your objective room or certain walls you don’t want to be destroyed.
“Castle just has the ability to shut down choke points. He has a way stronger barricade that he can throw up that’s just like a mini wall. It gives the Defenders one more layer the Attackers will have to try to go through or around. If you put down a Castle barricade and set up Mute’s jammer right next to it, you can’t blow up that barricade. You’re going to have to use Sledge or find a way to disable that jammer in order to take out that Castle barricade,” Witts said.
Each Operator will have a very unique part to play during the course of a team achieving victory or suffering defeat. Your selections will always depend on the types of people you are teaming up with and how their play styles compliment the available Operators.
Pairing up Operators is another element of strategy and thinking people will need to go through before jumping into battle. Much like an Operator’s abilities compliments a person’s play style, so does how one Operator’s abilities play off of another. Witts went on to talk about the combination of Sledge with Thermite.
“The thermite breaches are very loud when they go off and they draw everyone’s attention with all of the noise and the sparks going off. If you time it just right and use Sledge’s sledgehammer at the same time, you can make a hole somewhere else and the other team won’t even notice, allowing the Attackers to sneak around the Defenders barricades,” Witts said.
The combinations seem to be plentiful and gamers will get the chance to experience them as we get closer to launch. The upcoming beta for current-gen consoles and PC will surely peel back another layer of the game, but when that occurs has yet to be specified. E3 2015 is always a candidate for finding out that sort of information.
Rainbow Six: Siege will release later this fall. It will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.