Rainbow Six Siege crosses 25 million registered players
Today, right after the two year anniversary of Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft announced that Operation White Noise is now available for all platforms.
However, that's not the biggest news of the day. According to the publisher, Rainbow Six Siege has now surpassed the 25 million registered players mark. Keep in mind that this figure represents "registered players" which means that it includes gamers who have purchased used copies, tried the game during a free trial, or game share between friends. This is not an accurate reflection of sales. Alexandre Remy, the Brand Director for Rainbow Six Siege, issued the following statement:
The new Rainbow Six Siege season includes the new Mok Myeok Tower map set far above Seoul. Operation White Noise also introduces three new Operators — Dokkaebi, Vigil and Zofia — who each have signature weapons. Players can purchase the Year 2 pass now until December 12, 2017 to gain early access to Operation White Noise Operators.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Rainbow Six Siege is a new approach to the first-person shooter experience. Players choose from a variety of unique Counterterrorism Operators and master their abilities as they lead their teams through tense, thrilling, and destructive combat. The game had a lot of issues when it launched but Ubisoft fixed many problems including team killing and balancing.
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Active users on a weekly basis is the only number that would be relevant. I am counted as registered on both PC and Xbox One on this game and I really disliked it and won't play it again.
Did you ever venture into ranked? Casual matches are a shitshow of team kills, people without mics, and people abandoning the match. Ranked with a squad of mics is totally different
I tried it a couple of times for a few games and had 0 fun or interest to it. I don't like "pseudo realistic and/or camping based/strategic some call them" shooters overall. Except maybe for Rocket League, I have no interest in any Ranked game modes that require a full squad to be played decently (Overwatch, Paladins, PUBG and others...)
While I agree with your gripes about the casual matches, for someone like myself who isn't good enough to play ranked and never will be, casual is much better than other games I've played with only a single multi-player experience. The players in ranked are too brutal when you really just want to have fun. The tradeoff is sometimes you lose many rounds consecutively when you have a poor team composition.