This week, Rainbow Six Siege's MUTE Protocol: Flesh and Metal event returns with an all-new gameplay mode for a limited-time; meanwhile, Assassin's Creed Valhalla kicked off a new, free-to-play game mode inspired by the roguelite genre, Far Cry 6 has a free weekend, and Rainbow Six Mobile kicked off beta pre-registrations. Check out all this and more in this week's roundup of Ubisoft News:
Rainbow Six Siege's MUTE Protocol: Flesh and Metal event is live now through Aug. 23, bringing a new gameplay mode to the battlefield. The event is set in a neon sci-fi version of the Tower Map. Players can earn a free MUTE Protocol Collection Pack just for logging in which will contain a uniform, headgear, weapon skin, or Operator card portrait with the event's unique cosmetic flair.
On Aug. 2, Assassin's Creed Valhalla launched Forgotten Saga, a new free game mode that sends players to a fight to the death in the depths of Niflheim. The roguelite-inspired adventure lets you once again play as Odin, who must complete his run through the realm of death in one go, or start over from the very beginning. The new game mode is accessible to any Assassin's Creed Valhalla owners who have already reached Asgard, and is the final chapter in Odin's saga.
When Emmanuel Yao was young, he wanted to be a pilot; he never thought of working in videogames. But that's exactly where life took him. Now, after 17 years at Ubisoft, his career has spanned four countries and many roles. Yao spoke with Ubisoft News about his wide-ranging career path, the importance of flexibility, and his advice for young professionals to succeed in the videogame industry.
From now until Aug. 7, play Far Cry 6 for free on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC through Ubisoft Connect or Epic Games Store. The free weekend grants access to the full game, as well as access to the Danny Trejo, Rambo, and Stranger Things Crossover missions. Those who want to purchase the game after the free weekend will be able to carry over their progression. This weekend also marks the start of Far Cry 6's Photo Mode contest, which gives players the chance to enter to win prizes for submitting in-game photos, videos, or GIFs that they feel best capture "summer vibes."
On Aug. 4, pre-registrations for Rainbow Six Mobile's beta phase opened, giving players a chance to sign up for the test phase happening later this fall. The game is a 5v5 tactical FPS, designed to be playable in short, accessible bursts on mobile devices, and will feature iconic maps and Operators from Rainbow Six Siege.
Starting Aug. 4, Ubisoft Forward opened co-stream registrations for the Sept. 10 event. Any streamer over the age of 18 is eligible to register regardless of audience size, and those selected will be provided exclusive Twitch drops for their communities.
Ubisoft+ Spotlight - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
(Editorial note: This is a series of quick weekly highlights written by our 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.)
Youssef Maguid, Manager, Editorial Communications: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag places you in the boots of Edward Kenway: a privateer turned pirate turned reluctant Assassin. Set in the Caribbean in the 18th century, the adventure sees Kenway fraternizing with history's most infamous pirates including Charles Vane, Stede Bonnet, Benjamin Hornigold, Bartholomew Roberts, and of course, Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch. Black Flag sets you loose on an open-world Caribbean as you captain your ship, the Jackdaw, from one end of the sea to the other, leaping off at a moment's notice to explore islands, hunt animals, liberate plantations, and search for treasure.
Speaking of the Jackdaw, while Black Flag didn't pioneer Assassin's Creed's naval combat, it undoubtedly perfected it, allowing you to take part in epic sea battles. Duke it out with a deadly array of ship weapons and top it off with a daring boarding maneuver by swinging onto the deck of the opposing ship to dispatch its crew. Upgrading and customizing your ship's armor, weapons, sails, paint, and more remains a satisfying gameplay loop and using your fully upgraded ship to track down and take out legendary ships is the game's ultimate challenge. Set sail in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag today with a Ubisoft+ subscription.
Forgotten Saga wasn't the only part of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's title update 1.6.0. On Aug. 2, the patch notes deployed additional new content, as well as gameplay improvements and bug fixes.
Sigrblot festival returns to Ravensthorpe from Aug. 4-25
Reda now offers two daily contracts instead of one
Can now complete the Wedding Horns quest
For Honor launched patch notes 2.37.2 on Aug. 4, addressing an issue with the Medjay Hero after his launch July 28.
- Medjay can cancel recovery of a missed Throne Room Clutch