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Rainbow Six Mobile has me excited for smartphone gaming again

Ubisoft is bringing a version of its tactical first-person shooter Rainbow Six Siege to smartphones. And while a release date has yet to be revealed, it could be one of the most compelling upcoming mobile games and a good excuse to get a flagship phone like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. .

On Twitter, Ubisoft posted a short video of Rainbow Six Mobile, via the new Rainbow Six Mobile account (opens in a new tab)and I must say that it seriously caught my attention.

From what I can tell, it will play much like the console and PC version of Rainbow Six Siege despite lacking the “Siege” part, in that it will put players in 5v5 games where one team breaches a building and another is on the defensive.

Unlike the main version of Siege, matches are expected to be shorter and should be three-round fights, presumably in keeping with the drop-and-drop nature of the smartphone game. And the range of maps and operators should be much smaller at launch than Rainbow Six Siege.

Mobile Rainbow Six

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Still, that’s not a bad thing, as newer players will be more likely to learn the mechanics of the tactical shooter and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the major Operators. These appear to be Caveira, Bandit, Smoke, Valkyrie, Mute, Ash, Sledge, Twitch, Thermite, and Hibana, according to key art released for Rainbow Six Mobile.

As such, this means players will have time to get to grips with the primary and secondary weapons of the main Operator group rather than being overwhelmed with choice. And unlike Call of Duty Mobile, Rainbow Six Mobile looks set to use all of the same tactics – such as using drones and placing breach charges – as the main game, which means it won’t be a simple run-and-gun shooter.

Mobile Rainbow Six

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What’s intriguing here is rather than porting Rainbow Six Siege to smartphones, Rainbow Six Mobile was apparently designed specifically for Android and iOS. That would suggest it could be a pretty well-optimized game that can take advantage of the power of phones like the iPhone 13 Pro, while still offering intuitive touch controls rather than difficult or complex ones.

It also looks quite appealing, with graphics that certainly aren’t far off from the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Rainbow Six Siege; we’re really entering an era where smartphones can deliver console-quality graphics. I’d love to see how it performs on the Oppo Find X5 Pro I’m currently testing, as the mighty Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is just waiting for a game to push its power.

Mobile Rainbow Six

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While there are plenty of battle royale shooters on iOS and Android, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite (on Android at least), there aren’t many tactical FPS games that require wits as well as skill. a quick virtual trigger finger. Rainbow Six Mobile could therefore be a breath of fresh air for smartphone first-person shooters; I’d be especially keen to team up with five friends and take on the world in fast-paced, intense battles.

Additionally, Ubisoft allows you to register (opens in a new tab) now to try it early, but when exactly is unclear. Still, if you’re looking for a compelling argument for a powerful flagship phone or even one of our picks for best gaming phone, then Rainbow Six Mobile, and indeed the upcoming Apex Legends Mobile, might be reason to spend some serious cash. the money.