This week at Ubisoft, Rainbow Six Siege revealed what’s to come in Operation Brutal Swarm, Skull and Bones outlined the recommended PC specs, and the Ubisoft Store kicked off a Gamescom sale that can save you up to 80% on some titles. Find out in our August 15-19 Ubisoft news recap:
Rainbow Six Siege – Brutal Swarm Operator and Gadget Guide
Operation Brutal Swarm buzzes into Rainbow Six Siege on September 6, bringing a new Attack Operator named Grim, his gadget Kawan Hive Launcher, and more to the tactical shooter. Grim’s gadget fires a canister filled with mechanical bees that will swarm opponents and track their location. Operation Brutal Swarm will also bring a new map, EMP gadget, and gameplay updates to Rainbow Six Siege.
Skull and Bones PC specs and online features revealed
On August 25, the Skull and Bones team revealed PC specs and online features for the upcoming pirate game. Leveraging the recommended specs, gamers can experience the golden age of piracy in 4K HDR and uncapped frame rates, and can get panoramic views of the Indian Ocean with support for the game of widescreen and multi-monitor setups.
Save up to 80% during the Ubisoft Store Gamescom Sale
To celebrate Gamescom, the Ubisoft Store is hosting a sale with up to 80% off select titles until September 10. Join the Yaran Rebellion with Far Cry 6 Deluxe Edition, create your own empire in Anno 1800, or become a Viking legend in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, all 60% off. You can also get Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ragnarök Edition, The Division 2: Warlords of New York Edition, and Rainbow Six Siege at a discount.
Spotlight on Ubisoft+ – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
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Youssef Maguid, Director, Editorial Communications: Starting immediately where Assassin’s Creed II leaves off, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood puts players in control of an Ezio at the height of his career as he must rebuild the Brotherhood of Assassins, revitalize the city of Rome, and hunt down a Shard of Eden.
The brotherhood laid the foundation for many of the tenets of Assassin’s Creed games going forward. It was the first game in the series to be set almost entirely in a single, massive urban environment, and its version of Rome – as well as the act of reclaiming a city – set the stage for settings like London, Paris and Constantinople. Combat has also evolved in Brotherhood, allowing players to string together multiple executions to take out bands of guards in seconds, while Ezio’s new parachute has allowed him to leap from tall towers without needing a well placed bale of hay. Aptly named, the Brotherhood tasked Ezio with rebuilding the Assassin Brotherhood by recruiting and training new Assassins. Assassins could be sent on missions to accumulate wealth and experience, or be called upon at any time to aid Ezio in a fight or unleash a hail of arrows to eliminate unsuspecting enemies.
Of course, when traveling through Renaissance Rome, make sure you don’t miss any of the great tourist destinations like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum or the Pantheon, to name a few. You can revisit Rome with a Ubisoft+ subscription on PC and with The Ezio Collection on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.
Brawlhalla kicked off its Back to School event on August 17, bringing everything you need to relax and play after a long day of school. Check out some of the new additions here:
- New exclusive skins including Hall Monitor Teros, Professor Vraxx, Headmaster Fait, First Day Asuri, and more
- New brawl of the week: Florence Brawl, a three-minute free-for-all with 200% damage
- 250 Gold bonus login reward and “Valhalladictorian” title reward