In a forum post, Ubisoft reveals plans to sync up the HUD elements in both ranked and casual playlists and also add a dedicated hardcore mode for Rainbow Six Siege.
Ubisoft is planning to make a few changes to the current casual and ranked playlists available within Rainbow Six Siege later this month. In a post on the official Ubisoft forums, the developer outlined its plan to synchronize the HUD elements within the casual and ranked playlists in order to make the experience as consistent as possible. The idea also aims to make casual player feel more welcome in the more competitive playlist while also allow veteran players the ability to test out new strategies in the casual playlist without compromising their ranking.
With this update, the playlists will be very similar looking, though both casual and ranked will have a couple of minor differences. With ranked playlists, killcams are completely disabled, as Ubisoft revealed that it’s more of a learning tool, something that veteran players no longer need by that point. For casual playlists, the ability to vote on spawn points is no longer available, which the developer believes will help newer players learn the maps faster and speed up the matches. Finally, casual playlists remain best of five, while ranked playlists are now best of six, with the option of three more rounds in case of a tie.
Fans of hardcore modes in shooters will also be happy to note that Ubisoft is currently working on a true hardcore playlist and plan on releasing it sometime in 2016. The company is choosing to take their time with it, listen to feedback, and build it properly for fans. For now, fans should be using the Hardcore Pre-set found in Custom Games settings, which will disable the HUD entirely.
It’ll be interesting how the community reacts to these changes, but for many players, the major issue with Rainbow Six Siege (outside of the technical problems) is the low amount of content found in the game. With no single player mode to speak of, the lifeblood of this shooter remains with the online fanbase, and any change or tweak could certainly be disastrous if not handled with care.
The good news is that Ubisoft plans to address these issues by releasing all post launch maps for free. Currently the game stands at 10 total maps for all game modes, so an influx of new content would certainly help keep things fresh for players. For those willing to throw a little money at the game, Ubisoft has also revealed a Season Pass which will offer new operators, weapons, cosmetic items and new game modes.
How do you feel about these changes? What else would you like to see Ubisoft update sooner than later in the game? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.
Rainbow Six Siege is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Ubisoft Forums