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What is the difference between Rainbow Six Siege on PC and mobile?

With Rainbow Six Siege now available on handheld devices with the launch of Rainbow Six Mobile, players may be looking to switch from the PC and console versions to the new title. But what’s the big difference and is it worth it? Let’s break it down.

Rainbow Six Mobile is coming in 2022, and Ubisoft is working to build Siege from the ground up on handheld devices.

The developers are working hard to make it as authentic as possible to the original game. However, there are some limitations to what Ubisoft can do with mobile versus PC and console. It has also opened up new opportunities to create beautiful quality of life changes as well.

If you want to dive into Siege from a new perspective Rainbow Six mobile, what will be the main difference? Let’s break it down.

Doc behind shield in Rainbow Six Mobile
Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Mobile might be the same game as Siege, but it’s different on handheld devices.

Overall Gameplay: Exactly the same feel

This is a big topic that Ubisoft is focusing on ⁠— gameplay. Siege on mobile will still be a five-on-five tactical FPS with the same emphasis on bomb disposal.

“From the start of production, it was incredibly important to us to ensure that we captured these core mechanics for Rainbow Six Mobile and made it feel smooth and intuitive on mobile, allowing the player to focus on teamwork and strategy,” said Production Manager Sue Peterson Dexerto.

So while the gameplay is being optimized (more on that later), Siege players on mobile can expect a similar experience ⁠ – just with different controls and a few bonus features.

Rainbow Six mobile HUD
Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Mobile will have different controls and a simplified HUD for handheld devices.

Operators and cards: Much less available on mobile

A major downside to Rainbow Six Mobile is that there will be less content available at release. Not all Siege operators and maps will be ported to the handheld version at launch.

“While Rainbow Six Mobile stays true to the Rainbow Six Siege experience, it is its own game and has its own content release schedule,” explained Peterson.

So far, Ubisoft has only confirmed 10 operators and two maps. The operators are: Ash, Sledge, Twitch, Thermite, Hibana, Caveira, Smoke, Valkyrie, Mute, Bandit. They were optically revised for the launch.

Similarly, Bank and Border will come to Rainbow Six Mobile with big changes: “We’ve taken iconic maps like Bank and Border and streamlined them for mobile, doing things like removing ladders and adding more lighting around improve player navigation around the map.”

Thermite opening door in Rainbow Six Mobile
Ubisoft

Bank is one of the maps coming to mobile when Rainbow Six Siege launches.

There’s room for potentially mobile-exclusive operators across the board, as well as adding popular operators from Siege. This will only expand over time ⁠ – so cellular will eventually catch up.

Graphics and Optimization: Better for lower spec devices

Siege isn’t very well optimized for PC and console, but being able to build Rainbow Six Mobile from the ground up has allowed Ubisoft to focus on graphics and optimization.

“We wanted the core experience of Rainbow Six Siege on mobile and built it from the ground up,” executive producer Sue Peterson told Dexerto.

“We adjusted the controls, shortened match lengths and smoothed animation transitions. There’s a ton of customization that players can make to their HUD and various comfort settings, allowing it to really be tailored to each player’s playstyle.

“We have a gadget preview system to help players make better use of their gadgets, an audio compass to help players visually see sounds and determine if they’re coming from above or below, such as: B. Gunshots or footsteps from enemies.”

Ash shooting on the bench in Rainbow Six Mobile
Ubisoft

Graphics should be less intense on mobile devices.

The game should run fairly smoothly on low-spec mobile devices, although top-end devices will still see a notable boost in performance. The graphics have also been simplified to support this, with lower resolution demolitions and models in general.

However, as long as it doesn’t affect gameplay, Ubisoft can call this a success in bringing new players into the Rainbow Six universe.

“Rainbow Six Mobile offers players a new way to enjoy Rainbow Six Siege with unique features tailored for mobile devices. Our community has been asking for this and we can’t wait for them to try it,” said Peterson.

“We put a lot of thought into the first-time user experience, with onboarding options that help new players learn the mechanics of Rainbow Six, and veteran Rainbow Six players how the core experience they’re familiar with renders on mobile became.”

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Emma Bowman

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