The gaming industry is famous for its complex PC and console games, carefully crafted for big screens. Developers use mice, keyboards, and controllers to ensure great gameplay and consider the challenge of handling many keyboard buttons. But now, mobile gaming is also a hit, with more people having mobile devices. So, Rainbow Six Mobile is coming, expanding the Rainbow Six games to both Android and iOS gamers.
They announced R6M on April 6, 2022, and shared their goal: “We know how exciting Siege matches are on big screens with mouse and keyboard precision. Since we can’t carry screens everywhere, this game lets you enjoy it in quick sessions on mobile. It’s a chance for millions to experience R6’s excitement.” And if you are eagerly anticipating Rainbow Six Mobile, here’s what we know about Rainbow Six Mobile so far.
What is Rainbow Six Mobile?
Rainbow Six Mobile is the first mobile game in the Rainbow Six franchise that is going to be developed. Being inspired by Rainbow Six Siege, it shares similar gameplay elements. It is a tactical first-person shooting game, currently under development by Ubisoft. Unlike any other famous first-person shooting game, Rainbow Six Mobile is unique in terms of gameplay mechanics.
This game heavily focuses on the player’s interaction with the environment. The game revolves around completing objectives in a close and action-packed environment. The environment is action-packed because the bullets have the ability to penetrate any type of obstacle, although the impact damage gets reduced after each successive penetration.
The game concept is similar to most of the well-known titles like Valorant and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. While it shares similarities with these games, Rainbow Six Mobile introduces several unique gameplay features that set it apart. The game places a strong emphasis on environmental destruction, offering an array of explosives for players to utilize. Each mode in the game requires a total of 10 players, with 5 players forming the attacking team and the remaining 5 players comprising the defending team. Currently, there are two game modes planned for release:
- Secure the area
Secure the Area
It is a 5v5 combat, where the attackers are tasked with the objective of locating a particular area in the map that contains Biohazard supplies. Once the area is located, the attackers then have to hold their positions inside it and secure the area. The role of defenders here is to stop them from securing the area. Since the attackers need to hold the area for 10 consecutive seconds, defenders can interrupt by entering the area. When defenders enter the area the capturing timer stops and the area becomes a contested area. There’s a time limit for both sides to complete their objective. If the time runs out and the area is still contested, the game goes into overtime and the first team leaving the contested area loses.
This is a classic game mode. Here, attackers possess the defuser. There are two bomb sites on a map, and one bomb is planted at each site. Attackers are tasked with the objective of defusing any one of the bombs. They need to take the defuser to any one of the bomb sites and activate it. once the defuser is activated, defenders get around 45 seconds to deactivate the defuser. Defenders win if they deactivate the defuser before time runs out, or they win if they eliminate all the attackers. Whereas, attackers win if they successfully defuse any one of the bombs, or they win if they eliminate all the defenders.
Ubisoft released 3 trailers pertaining to Rainbow Six Mobile. The one attached here is the announcement trailer and is the first trailer. Later a pre-registration trailer and a closed beta trailer were released. The trailers emphasize environmental destruction, this shows how core this gameplay mechanic is to Rainbow Six Mobile. The trailers also managed to maintain the hype throughout the video with their choice of background music.
Leaks So Far
The game had a closed alpha release on May 3, 2022, followed by a closed beta on September 12, 2022. As a result, there have been numerous leaks about the Rainbow Six Mobile.
- Currently, the game features three maps: Bank, Border, and Club House. These maps are specifically designed for mobile and have been optimized from scratch.
- In the game, there are 16 attackers and 16 defenders to choose from. These are called operators, and each operator has unique skills that can help you in battle.
- Additionally, the game will have special events with unique game modes available for a limited time.
- To support new players who are trying out the game for the first time, a new game mode called Team Deathmatch will be introduced. This mode will provide a more accessible experience for beginners.
Release Date, Early Access, and Requirements
Ubisoft has revealed that the soft launch for Rainbow Six Mobile is scheduled for August 2023. Nevertheless, they have not disclosed the specific regions for this launch. To stay informed about the most recent updates and announcements, you can keep track of the official R6M Twitter account.
The official system requirements for R6M haven’t been announced yet. However, based on the genre of the game, it’s likely to have similar requirements to other games like Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile. For iOS devices, it’s expected to work on iOS 9.0 or later versions, and for Android devices, it’s expected to work on Android 5.1 or later versions. You can check out the game’s official website for more information.
So, did you get an opportunity to try out R6M during its early access phase? If you did, we’d love to hear your thoughts and reviews about the game. Feel free to share your comments below!