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Rainbow Six Siege’s last update revealed as Operation White Noise

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Rainbow Six Siege has gone from strength to strength and with a third-year plan involving bioterrorism (read: probably zombies), it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The last seasonal update for 2017 is called Operation White Noise and involves siblings, phone hacking and a brand new map.

This final update for 2017 sees Team Rainbow going to Korea, with three new operators joining the roster.

The new map is Mok Myeok Tower, a high-tech communications tower that’s very reminiscent of the first Die Hard. With big open spaces as well as enclosed offices, it offers a nice mix of shooting opportunities. There’s also no external areas, save for the spawn points on top. Every member of the attacking team will need to rappel down and make a grand entrance through the windows.

Mok Myeok Tower also offers significantly more verticality than previous maps, spread over three floors.

Obviously, the other important aspect of Operation White Noise is the operators. There are three new ones, two attackers and a defender.

Zofia, big sister of Ela, is the first attacker and comes packed with a monster of a grenade launcher. More accurately described as a cannon, it can fire breaching rounds as well as bouncing stun grenades. Paired with fairly average stats and a 150-round LMG, she’s not exactly interested in sneaking around.

Her final ability also allows her to revive herself if downed, albeit with 1 hp. Still, it should make Zofia a potent attacker for any team, especially if you’re unable to finish her off.

Zofia Rainbow Six Siege

Next up is Vigil, the first Korean operator in Rainbow Six Siege. Vigil is a high-speed, low-armour defender that specialises in stealth and hacking. He essentially has an invisibility cloak for drones, a cooldown-based ability that allows him to remove himself from their vision. While the cloak can be shorted out by Thatcher EMP’s or Twitch’s drone, it’s a powerful tool for getting into position early on or avoiding drones as you flank.

Vigil has two weapons, either choosing between a sub-machine gun or a shotgun capable of firing slug shells, giving it a fair amount of accuracy.

Vigil Rainbow Six Siege

Lastly is Dokkaebi, the Korean attacker that has an… interesting ability. She has balanced stats, an accurate DMR and similar alternate weapons to Vigil. That’s where the similarities end. You see, with her custom tablet, Dokkaebi is capable of hacking into enemy operators phones and making them ring. Turns out sneaking around a large, terrorist filled office block is difficult with your phone going off.

Players suffering from an unfortunately timed call can either let it ring out or frantically fumble to turn it off. Dokkaebi can also grab dead enemy’s phones and use it to view the entire enemy camera network, including Valkyrie cams.

Luckily for Echo players, he’s sensible enough to turn his phone off before he goes on a life-threatening mission. Dokkaebi is also highly susceptible to IQ’s scanner, which can pick up her tablet through walls.

Operation White Noise is going live on the Rainbow Six Siege test server on November 20, giving us a fair idea that it’ll be available publically soon.

 

 

UK based gaming writer, raised on a diet of Street Fighter and Isometric RPG's. I enjoy playing every game I can get my grubby little hands on.

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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