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Rainbow Six Siege coming to Game Pass ? It surely looks like it

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While not good news for any Siege player (watch just how toxic it's going to get), I guess this is probably not a bad time to do it, since they got rid of vote to kick recently. That was some of the most toxic shit ever and heavily abused on console. It still pisses me off it took them 5 years to remove it...I can only just now start recommending the game again. If they had done this before removing vote to kick, I can only imagine how much worse it could have gotten.
 
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Surprised it isn't FTP already
They need to implement the reputation system first before they do this. They promised it like 18 months ago and has literally never been spoken about since. The potential for toxicity to explode without something in place is far too great if it goes F2P. This is more for console.

And on PC they need to get the cheating under control first otherwise the flood of Chinese players would just render this game unplayable.
 
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Makes sense. The game should 100% be free to play. They just need to find some barrier to entry to keep people from creating alts to grief or wreck unsuspecting players. The game in incredible unforgiving if you are a brand new player matched against a veteran more than most any other FPS out there.
 
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While not good news for any Siege player (watch just how toxic it's going to get), I guess this is probably not a bad time to do it, since they got rid of vote to kick recently. That was some of the most toxic shit ever and heavily abused on console. It still pisses me off it took them 5 years to remove it...I can only just now start recommending the game again. If they had done this before removing vote to kick, I can only imagine how much worse it could have gotten.
Toxic waste dumpster fire is being kind to the shitshow, the community just tries to find new ways to be more toxic. The last big special event was so toxic that the community exploited a glitch so much they had to shut it down for about a week to figure out the issue.
 

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Toxic waste dumpster fire is being kind to the shitshow, the community just tries to find new ways to be more toxic. The last big special event was so toxic that the community exploited a glitch so much they had to shut it down for about a week to figure out the issue.
I thought getting rid of vote to kick would force people to be more creative with their toxicity and it would manifest itself elsewhere. I at least expected team killing to be on the rise. But credit where credits due...so far it's actually been ok. Granted I barely play on console now, vote to kick pushed me onto PC where it was never abused (I seriously only saw it invoked once every few weeks...so damn rare on PC for some reason, older audience I guess).
 

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I thought getting rid of vote to kick would force people to be more creative with their toxicity and it would manifest itself elsewhere. I at least expected team killing to be on the rise. But credit where credits due...so far it's actually been ok. Granted I barely play on console now, vote to kick pushed me onto PC where it was never abused (I seriously only saw it invoked once every few weeks...so damn rare on PC for some reason, older audience I guess).
On PS4 toxic fucks have found new ways to be shitty toxic players.
 

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the vote to kick removal was a pretty good move and it has helped in making things less toxic but there are no shortages of idiots on comms
thats why the mute function is a lifesaver
 

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On PS4 toxic fucks have found new ways to be shitty toxic players.
Move to PC. There's rarely a non-technical reason to move to PC for 99.99% of games, but Siege is one of them. It made the game fun again for me. The community is so much better.
 

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Seems like a pointless add to gamepass. Anybody who was interested would have bought this by now and anyone who wasn’t really interested interested will download, play a few rounds and say screw this.

I love siege, been playing since day one, but it takes some investment and a willingness to be involved with some of the biggest assholes in gaming.
 

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Anybody who was interested would have bought this by now and anyone who wasn’t really interested interested will download, play a few rounds and say screw this.
It's on sale every 3 months before each new season for...I think $11.99 or something? Every 3 months, without fail, on the dot. Yeah you're right it's kind of pointless at this stage.
 

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Move to PC. There's rarely a non-technical reason to move to PC for 99.99% of games, but Siege is one of them. It made the game fun again for me. The community is so much better.
I have a potato PC that can’t run it, I shouldn’t have to chase platforms, UBI really needs to get its shit together.

I was a player back when they had just Blackbeard and the community was a good size, the games went smooth and toxicity was a minimum. The thing is this is a niche game by nature morons can’t help but be toxic to “make their own fun”. It’s really UBI’s fault for pushing it to an audience that can’t handle this style of game.
 

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I have a potato PC that can’t run it, I shouldn’t have to chase platforms, UBI really needs to get its shit together.

I was a player back when they had just Blackbeard and the community was a good size, the games went smooth and toxicity was a minimum. The thing is this is a niche game by nature morons can’t help but be toxic to “make their own fun”. It’s really UBI’s fault for pushing it to an audience that can’t handle this style of game.
Going to gamepass is going to make this potentially unplayable really. If you don't find a way out (to PC), then you might be forced out anyway. I don't know how many team kills one could endure before just walking away.
 
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I have a potato PC that can’t run it, I shouldn’t have to chase platforms, UBI really needs to get its shit together.

I was a player back when they had just Blackbeard and the community was a good size, the games went smooth and toxicity was a minimum. The thing is this is a niche game by nature morons can’t help but be toxic to “make their own fun”. It’s really UBI’s fault for pushing it to an audience that can’t handle this style of game.
You're not missing anything on PC, I stopped playing this on PC because of hackers constantly fucking up ranked and boosting. This going FTP on PC like CoD.....
 
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Going to gamepass is going to make this potentially unplayable really. If you don't find a way out (to PC), then you might be forced out anyway. I don't know how many team kills one could endure before just walking away.
I play it in waves, there are 3-4 month periods where I can’t stop playing and manage to have fun from the sheer amount I play and luck of the draw I get games with good players. I’m currently coming out of one of those waves now.

I’m really sickened how UBI hypes every little patch,that fixes stupid shit they broke in the last as if we’re supposed to be excited that they’re making the fucking thing function as intended. I care very little for the overlapping characters they keep cluttering their roster with and the shitty hype cycle they play for those too.

It’s awful that they’re dragging this dinosaur of an engine that was never meant for half the shit they’re shoehorning into it.

We need a NEW R6 not this rotten shit on new consoles.

Its pretty cool that there are still about 50ish people playing Vegas 2 on Xbox Live(game works on Xbox One also). I really loved the Vegas series.

This series needs to go back to being niche, fuck the trolls it abandons, the best we can ever hope for is a breakaway studio making a new game. UBI is too scared to take any chances on R6, I really wish we could have the old Red Storm shit back.
 
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I play it in waves, there are 3-4 month periods where I can’t stop playing and manage to have fun from the sheer amount I play and luck of the draw I get games with good players. I’m currently coming out of one of those waves now.

I’m really sickened how UBI hypes every little patch,that fixes stupid shit they broke in the last as if we’re supposed to be excited that they’re making the fucking thing function as intended. I care very little for the overlapping characters they keep cluttering their roster with and the shitty hype cycle they play for those too.

It’s awful that they’re dragging this dinosaur of an engine that was never meant for half the shit they’re shoehorning into it.

We need a NEW R6 not this rotten shit on new consoles.

Its pretty cool that there are still about 50ish people playing Vegas 2 on Xbox Live(game works on Xbox One also). I really loved the Vegas series.

This series needs to go back to being niche, fuck the trolls it abandons, the best we can ever hope for is a breakaway studio making a new game. UBI is too scared to take any chances on R6, I really wish we could have the old Red Storm shit back.
Great post.

im still bitter we didn’t get rainbow 6 patriots.

i loved rainbow 6 siege for the first 2 years. After they they just kept adding more DLC characters and the game got more try hardy and sweaty and I noped Out of there
 
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They need to implement the reputation system first before they do this. They promised it like 18 months ago and has literally never been spoken about since. The potential for toxicity to explode without something in place is far too great if it goes F2P. This is more for console.

And on PC they need to get the cheating under control first otherwise the flood of Chinese players would just render this game unplayable.
Siege is a wonderful game, but the programmers behind the game seem like primitive apes sometimes. They manage to fuck up even the easiest things. Last patch broke the aim down sight sensitivities, took them two or three weeks to fix it. What's wrong with them?
 
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jigglet

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im still bitter we didn’t get rainbow 6 patriots.
I can understand peoples' desire to see R6 in a different style. What I can never understand however is peoples' rose tinted glasses when it comes to Patriots. It was the very epitome of what everyone hated at that point in the industry - QTE heavy gameplay, highly scripted sequences, minimal pre-deployment planning that R6 vets longed for. If you made a list of all the stuff people were sick and tired of towards the end of the PS3 / 360 generation, Patriots would have been it. I'd love to see a single player focused R6 but Patriots was not it at the time, and I don't agree it's still it now. The OG R6 and Rogue Spear is what needs to return.
 
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Siege is a wonderful game, but the programmers behind the game seem like primitive apes sometimes. They manage to fuck up even the easiest things. Last patch broke the aim down sight sensitivities, took them two or three weeks to fix it. What's wrong with them?
It's getting better. I'd say it's pretty solid these days. The first few years were rough.
 

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Great post.

im still bitter we didn’t get rainbow 6 patriots.

i loved rainbow 6 siege for the first 2 years. After they they just kept adding more DLC characters and the game got more try hardy and sweaty and I noped Out of there
There are so many stupid operators that add nothing except frustration in having to learn their little quirks so you can not be killed by it all.
 
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With it coming to PS Now and more Gamepass it is surely just a matter of time before it actually becomes free to play.
Yeah it should be free to play. Biggest challenge will be preventing good players from creating alts and absolutely wrecking new player's first matches and souring them on the game.

That is something I love about Siege though. Incredibly unforgiving for new players and yet it still has done incredibly well. Constantly near top of most played charts. Proof that competitive games can have mass appeal and not every shooter should try to clone COD.
 
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While not good news for any Siege player (watch just how toxic it's going to get), I guess this is probably not a bad time to do it, since they got rid of vote to kick recently. That was some of the most toxic shit ever and heavily abused on console. It still pisses me off it took them 5 years to remove it...I can only just now start recommending the game again. If they had done this before removing vote to kick, I can only imagine how much worse it could have gotten.
Going to get? Its one of the more toxic games around. Hahaha.

It makes sense to move it to GamePass. You can get Deluxe Digital Editions on XBox Live (and PSN) for $10-$12 on a good sale. So move it to GamePass and increase the base.