We can all agree that Battlefield 4's Levolution is pretty slick--but in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, you can breach walls, windows, and pretty much anything to alter the layout of a stage. An E3 2014 demo provided a pretty good overview of how mutiplayer matches will unfold.
A team of five terrorists--known as the Rogue faction--must face off against a team of counter-terrorists, called Ravens. In the match we saw, the Ravens had to breach a huge multi-story home to rescue a hostage; before the match began, they used a small drone to scout the house's layout and locate the position of the terrorists and their hostage. To prepare for the incoming invasion, the terrorists were able to board up windows and reinforce entry points with boards, barbed wire, and more.
Afterwards, the Ravens used a top-down map to select their point of entry: a helicopter roof drop. Using a grappling hook, they walked down the outer walls of the house, breached a window, and kicked through it, killing a Rogue on the spot. As firefights broke out between the Ravens and the surviving terrorists, bullets shredded the home's drywall, opening up all sorts of new entry points. From walls to ceilings to floors, everything can be breached to quickly move between the structure's levels, meaning no two matches will likely play out the exact same way. No word yet as to whether or not Rainbow Six Siege is multiplayer only (our guess is that it is), but we're certainly looking forward to the return of the series' hallmark tactical gameplay.
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