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The Wasteland has Come to Rainbow Six Siege
Posted by Raphael Leynes May 05, 2021

Rainbow Six: Siege has an awesome new event out right now called Apocalypse that brings the post-apocalyptic wasteland in Ubisoft’s elite tactical shooter.

 

 

Apocalypse takes inspiration from the dreary, anarchic, dystopia of dying worlds the likes of Mad Max, Book of Eli, and The Road. Humanity’s last hope lies in the form of the last known plant on Earth. The Keepers who possess the plant seek to protect it from The General, a warlord in charge of the Warband, vicious scavengers who take what they want in order to survive.

 

Additionally, if you’re the type of person who worries about the lore of Siege, you don’t have to fret, Apocalypse clearly seems to be some alternate universe stuff.

 

The New Rule


There is a surprising amount of detail and variation in Apocalypse that make the event more than a shiny new reskin of its classic gameplay. A match plays out like a variant of Bomb named Canister where the Warbound (Attackers) storm the building to scan the Canister containing the plant. The Keepers (Defenders) must prevent them from doing so. There’s no reinforcements and no prep phase. 

 

However, unlike your regular match of bomb, Apocalypse’s nifty new mechanics add an additional layer of strategy. The Keepers can actually move the Canister around and place it anywhere they want on the map. Any Keeper can also hold on to the Canister themselves and run around the map, in the ultimate battle of keepaway. Since the objective is so mobile, the Canister can be detected by The Warbound through the Geiger counter ticks it produces that grows louder the closer you get. The Canister itself is like a defuser, once a Warbound scans (counter-defuses) it, they win the round. 

 

Additionally, the game mode introduces alarm rooms that both sides can activate and take control of using panels on the rooms’ walls. Once an alarm room is activated, if an opponent sets foot inside, they will be detected by the room’s controllers giving away information.

 

The Clash in the Cataclysm

 

The event is played on a version of Outback modified to look like a post-apocalyptic locale named the Eden Motel. It’s a phenomenal re-imagining of the map that covers Outback in the wreck and ruin of the post-apocalypse making the map almost unrecognizable at times. The Eden Motel is also situated in the barren desert where old abandoned nuclear reactors lay aging in the background. 

 

There are also a handful of new voice lines and new announcers with dialogue for each side. Around the map, you’ll see graffiti, mold, and dust just covering the place and even the various radios play messages of people trying to survive, discovering the plant, and radioing S.O.S.

Fashion: Disaster

 

Of course, there are the hot new skins and cosmetics that come with the event! We have the Keeper-themed garb for Maestro, Melusi, Rook, Smoke, Valkyrie, and Warband gear for Fuze, Gridlock, Maverick, Nomad, Twitch. All-in-all it’s a total of 34 cosmetics in the new collection with 10 Headgear, 10 Outfits, 11 skins, 1 Attachment Skin, and 2 Charms.

 

There’s our favorite has got to be this Legendary Head Gear for Maestro that make me feel like he had massive FOMO from not being included in the last Rainbow is Magic Event

 



When you log in to the event, you get a free Apocalypse Pack which may contain the seasonal weapon skin on 1 of the 2 charms. The cosmetics will be available via Operator Bundles priced at 1680 R6 credits each or by purchasing Apocalypse Packs for 300 R6 Credits or 12,500 Renown.

 

We’ve played a few rounds of Apocalypse ourselves and it’s a fun, fast-paced shake up of the traditional formula while incorporating interesting gameplay elements that would be unwelcome in the core game. Ubisoft has been putting out really well made and surprisingly involved and complex one-off game modes all throughout the history of Siege, which gives us hope for its forthcoming story focused spinoff project set in the Siege Universe, Rainbow Six: Quarantine

 


Ready to go to the wasteland? Let us know in the comments below! For more R6 check out Aimlab Now Has Training Regimen Specifically For Rainbow Six Siege and Rainbow Six: Siege Year 6 is Kind of InsaneㅡExplosive Drones, Streamer Mode, and Jill Valentine Skin Incoming

 

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