Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six


It seems like the giant action game titles are starting to conquer the mobile platform and we are all ready for it! The success of Activision’s Call of Duty: Mobile probably paved the way for other game publishers to bring their epic action games to the smaller game screen while providing the same level of experience and fun to gamers. Recently, Electronic Arts announced that they will be bringing their highly acclaimed battle royale game – Apex Legends to mobile. The game is now open for pre-registration and will be launching globally anytime this year.


Blizzard Entertainment also took the same approach with their classic Diablo game by launching Diablo Immortal, a new Diablo game that is exclusively designed for the mobile platform. Riot Games also made a huge announcement that they are planning to bring Valorant into the mobile platform to reach a wider audience. Joining the bandwagon is Ubisoft after announcing the upcoming release of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Mobile.


Rainbow Six is a successful game franchise that has been around since the late 90s. The game expanded into multiple installments. After their failed attempt with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots, Ubisoft decided to reboot the series with Rainbow Six Siege which focused heavily on tactics and multiplayer elements. The success of the reboot eventually resulted in a spin-off – the Rainbow Six Extraction, a cooperative multiplayer tactical shooter game that was released early this year.


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six



Rainbow Six Mobile is the newest addition to the growing franchise. Surprisingly, an announcement trailer was released early this month, providing a quick glimpse of the things we can expect from the upcoming shooter game including its gameplay, the graphics, and the characters involved. The developers described Rainbow Six Mobile as a mobile representation of the entire Rainbow Six brand. They will bring everything we loved and enjoyed from the critically acclaimed Rainbow Six Siege while incorporating new elements that are exclusively for mobile.


This is actually not the first attempt of Ubisoft to bring their successful franchise into mobile. The Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard was developed by Gameloft for iOS and Android devices in 2011. It is basically a remake of the original Rainbow Six video game that focused more on tactical gameplay. Interestingly, the new Tom Clancy’s Six mobile game is free-to-play and is expected to share the same core gameplay as the R6 Siege but most elements will be optimized for mobile.


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Mobile game is set to bring the characters and operators from the PC version and will take us to some familiar maps including places like Bank and Border. It features a 5v5 match campaign and a variety of game modes including Bomb and Secure Area. It is important to note that even though the game is embracing the mobile platform, it remained faithful to its predecessors and is also far from being simplified. Here, players can still smash holes through destructible walls or reinforce them, players can customize weapons and loadouts for familiar Operators, and deploy their unique gadgets in the battle.


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Mobile is also expected to feature a roster of classic and popular Operators like Mute, Hibana, Ash, Sledge, Thermite, and many others along with their iconic weapons. Some Operators can be unlocked from the in-game shop while others can be obtained in a unique way.


We’ve done a different approach that I think is pretty cool and innovative, where we offer the ability to one-off try Operators that you don’t yet own – and through trying them, you slowly, permanently unlock them and earn them yourself. So it’s a play-to-get-it type of thing.” – Justin Swan of Ubisoft.


While the game is already announced by Ubisoft,  Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Mobile is not yet available on both Google Play and Apple App Store. However, users can still pre-register by visiting Ubisoft’s official webpage for the game’s early access version.


We are looking forward to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, are you?