19 May 2023

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This Week at Ubisoft: Rainbow Six Siege Reveals New Season, Brawlhalla Reaches 100 Million Lifetime Players

This week at Ubisoft, Rainbow Six Siege revealed its new season, Operation Dread Factor; Brawlhalla kicked off the 100 Million Brawlers event celebrating their newest milestone; Trackmania launched for free on consoles; and Ubisoft Forward opened co-streaming applications for creators. Check it all out and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft news.

Rainbow Six Siege - Operation Dread Factor Operator and Gadget Guide

Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 Season 2: Operation Dread Factor is coming soon, bringing a new defending Operator and unique gadget to the game. Fenrir wields terrifying F-NATT Dread Mines that deploy a purple gas whenever an Attacker steps into range, and his loadout features the MP7 submachine gun or SASG-12 Shotgun and the Bailiff 410 revolver. The season is also bringing new updates including an extensive rework of the Consulate map, new shooting range lanes, a permanent arcade mode, and more.

Brawlhalla Celebrates 100 Million Lifetime Players With In-Game Event

Brawlhalla recently reached 100 million lifetime players, and the team is celebrating with a special in-game event. 100 Million Brawlers will bring new Epic Skins, themed login rewards, and more, so be sure to jump in today! 100 million players is a huge achievement, so Ubisoft News spoke with Managing Director Zeke Sparkes and Lead Producer Uyen-Anh Dang to learn more about the early days of Brawlhalla and how community feedback directly changed the game.

Trackmania Available Now for Free on PlayStation and Xbox Consoles

For the first time, Trackmania is now available on consoles and the cloud, bringing the racing game to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and Amazon Luna. Trackmania is free to play, and crossplay and cross-progression are enabled across all platforms.

Ubisoft Forward Co-Stream Applications Now Open

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Ubisoft Forward kicks off at 10:00AM PT on June 12, bringing exciting updates and announcements. If you're interested in co-streaming the event and getting drops for your channel, you can register today by applying to the Ubisoft Creators Program. All eligible creators who apply by June 5 will be guaranteed the opportunity to co-stream Ubisoft Forward.

How Assassin's Creed Unity Can Break Down Architectural Boundaries

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Carte Blanche is a Ubisoft initiative created to show off  inspiring aspects of its games, and the Assassin's Creed Unity Architecture Project is its latest entry. Created by Luke Pearson and Sandra Youkhana, the project looks at how real-world architecture in games can impact players and how games can break boundaries.

Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Rayman Legends

(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by Ubisoft News team writers that feature games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you'll enjoy reminiscing with us, or perhaps discover something new.)

Brittany Spurlin, Writer/Editor: Rayman, Globox, Barbara, and the Teensies need your help to get home in Rayman Legends! The group of friends were walking through an enchanted forest when they came upon a mysterious tent filled with paintings, only to be sucked into the works of art and landing in the mythical worlds they depict. Now, Rayman and co. must run, jump, swing, and slap their way through each world to save the day and get back to the Glade of Dreams, learning the secrets of these magical paintings in the process.

Rayman Legends uses several of the same gameplay mechanics as Rayman Origins, but one unique aspect of gameplay is the boss fights. Bosses in Rayman Legends are in 3D, while Rayman and his friends are still 2D, adding a literal extra dimension to the battles as enemies can attack from angles Rayman doesn't have access to. Don't worry - you can play with up to three friends to help in your fight to save the Glade. Plus, for some rhythm-based fun, you can play Rockin' Rayman, where you have to time your actions to the beat of drums, bass, and guitars. As an action platformer with over 80 maps, Rayman Legends is sure to keep you on your toes as Rayman jumps, ziplines, and punches his way home.

You can play Rayman Origins today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.

Game Updates

On May 16, Rainbow Six Siege updated the R6Fix Rewards program to include more rewards for reporting in-game issues.

In addition to the 100 Million Brawlers event, Brawlhalla implemented a number of balancing updates and bug fixes.

  • Battle Boots Neutral Air recover time after a miss is increased
  • Blasters Down Air an Recovery attacks total damage has been decreased
  • Fixed a memory leak in Training mode that caused the game to slow down

The Settlers: New Allies underwent server maintenance on May 16 addressing the FOREST error code players have been receiving.

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