Rainbow Six Siege PS5 upgrades are a big improvement over PS4

We’re just a few days away from the hotly anticipated next-gen upgrade for Rainbow Six Siege on PlayStation 5. Ubisoft will be deploying this free update next week on December 1st, allowing anyone who owns a copy of the popular tactical shooter to make that leap to PS5.

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Although Siege is currently playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility, this new version of the game comes tagged with several notable improvements setting it way above its older, ageing PS4 counterpart.

The team at Ubisoft Montreal have posted an extensive breakdown via the PlayStation blog. In a nutshell, here’s what you can expect from Rainbow Six Siege on PS5:

  • Performance Mode: Target 120 fps with 4k Dynamic Resolution Scaling
  • Resolution Mode: Target 60 fps with 4k Resolution
  • Activity Card support for Ranked, Unranked, Newcomer, Quick Match, & Events so players can dive into the game faster

Other improvements include DualSense integration faster loading time thanks to the PS5’s SSD, shaving off some valuable seconds of waiting time.

With the DualSense, Rainbow Six Siege is dialling up the immersion by simulating the trigger pull effect across its arsenal of weapons. This will be paired with overall improvements to haptic feedback, the DualSense rumble being context sensitive.

In other Siege news, last week saw one of the game’s very first Operators undergo a makeover. The armour-clad Tachanka now carries a Shumikha incendiary grenade launcher instead of his previous static turret gadget. Speaking of which, this LMG has been torn from its mount and can now be used as Tachanka’s primary weapon. There’s also a new elite skin available to celebrate his rework as seen below.

There’s more Siege goodness to come even after the game’s leap to next-gen. Next month will see Year 5 Season 4 roll out with a new Operator, map rework, and more. Here’s a summary.

Rainbow Six Siege Y5S4 Summary

  • New Operator – Aruni
  • New Gadget – Surya Gate
  • Skyscraper map rework
  • Hibana X-KAIROS update
  • Echo Yokai drone update
  • Jäger Active Defense System update
  • Reduced runout timers
  • Improved Gadget on Gadget interactions
  • Sixth Guardian charity initiative
  • Vigil, Zofia, Dokka, Nomad, Kaid, Wamai and Kali Operator price reductions

Source: PlayStation Blog

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  1. So all that SSD speed means PS5 players will load quicker and then have to wait for the PS4 players to load? Did they ever get around to removing the option to kick everyone out of your game?

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