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Ubisoft reveal Rainbow Six mobile FPS game – does it have a release date & what we know so far?

Ubisoft reveal pre alpha footage of a Rainbow Six mobile Siege game.

Updated: Apr 21, 2022 3:19 pm
Rainbow Six Mobile announcement

Ubisoft, the developers behind the Tom Clancy IP of games, announced the all-new Rainbow Six mobile. The game takes a whole new spin on the Rainbow Six Siege experience, grating players a whole new format to experience the game on.

The studio behind Rainbow Six Siege, Montreal, has a brand new team working on the mobile adaptation of Rainbow Six Siege. The core of the game remains the same, with five versus five PvP experience being the core gameplay experience with attacked and defender teams.

Moreso, we got an idea of who and what maps are coming to the game. So far, the announcement trailer only shows the classic bank map in the works. Meanwhile, we got to see a few operators, featuring Thermite, Hibana, and Sledge, with the defenders showing off Caviera, Bandit and Jager. However, we know there will be more. However, don’t expect the full arsenal of Siege Operators, as there will be announcements about the full siege line-up at a later date.

On top of this, Ubisoft has announced that the casual fun game mode, Secure Area is making an appearance, as is the competitive Bomb mode. As it stands, the game is still in pre-alpha and is going to be worked on throughout 2022. The devs are still working out the details, including unique mobile progressions systems that differ from the base game and all of its various editions, since the mobile game is going to be an entirely different experience and starting point for the game. One of those ideas is the one-off try them out and unlock them later, which allows you to unlock operators passively

Lastly, the developers have confirmed they are working on a brand new UI. The current Rainbow Six Siege content is designed for PC and Consoles, but mobile platforms are different. So, there will be extensive optimization of the UI and a new gameplay control system to reflect the mobile experience. This is no matter which mobile device you use, whether that is Ios or Android.

For those interested in experiencing Siege on the go, then you can sign up and get the chance to playtest the game on mobile as Ubisoft prepares Alpha and Beta invites to test the game. You can sign up for testing here, and read the full news post-interview on Ubisoft’s website.

Rainbow Six Mobile trailer

Rainbow Six Mobile release date

The best guesses right now seem to suggest a 2023 release date. At this stage, we are just a simple press release into the cycle, so we will be expecting more news in the coming months so bookmark this page and check back regularly. No doubt we will get an idea of the Rainbow Six Mobile release date after several playtests have been successful and the devs can have a better idea of when to expect it.

Rainbow Six Mobile Operators

So far, the confirmed Operators in the Rainbow Six Mobile game are five for each team. We shall expect the following attacking operators in Rainbow Six Mobile:

  • Ash
  • Sledge
  • Twitch
  • Thermite
  • Hibana
  • Thatcher

On the other hand, the defender operators in the Rainbow Six Mobile roster include:

  • Caveira
  • Jager
  • Bandit
  • Doc
  • Mute
  • Smoke
  • Valkyrie

Note, the trailer and the website for the game show very different operators, so there could be several in the works. For example, the trailer shows the iconic blue latex glove of Doc and Jaeger placing his defence systems down, but, he is not listed on the website. The interview on the website also references Thatcher’s EMP grenades to counter Mute, but did not feature on the website and the trailer. So, it is very possible the list of Operators is not yet complete.

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