Robert Workman

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots'

New terrorist threat erupts in 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots'

Ubisoft has done extremely well when it comes to the Tom Clancy video game franchise over the years. "Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6" franchise has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. And this was long before the current stalwarts like "Battlefield 3" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" dominated the shooter genre.

The "Rainbow 6" games are known for depicting high-tech counterterrorist operations set within Tom Clancy's game world. Shipping in 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, "Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots" revolves around a dynamic single-player storyline that captures the reality of modern-day terrorism and allows players to experience it from multiple characters' perspectives.

Team Rainbow faces a new and very real threat called the True Patriots, a highly trained, well-organized group of militias. The True Patriots are capitalizing on the growing sense of frustration and anger in a modern day America that they feel is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests.

Lead by a calculating figurehead named Tredway, this grassroots, homespun, terrorist organization will stop at nothing to overthrow the government and financial institutions to reclaim their country. Players will take on the role of a new Team Rainbow member as they face critical scenarios that will require them to make tough ethical decisions to stop this new breed of terrorists.

"Terrorism has evolved, and so has Rainbow 6. In 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots,' all the team play, tactics, and realism that fans of the series love have been coupled with an exciting new narrative direction," said David Sears, creative director at Ubisoft. "This adds an unprecedented level of humanity that will make 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots' an extremely tense and immersive experience."

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal with the support of Ubisoft Toronto and Red Storm, the new game introduces a variety of new innovative co-op and multiplayer experiences. The "Patriots" storyline explores a "what-if" scenario inspired by real events and characters.

As the leader of a new squad, players will wrestle with difficult ethical decisions and determine if the doing-whatever-it-takes mentality is needed to stop the enemy.

With the press of one button, the Rainbow squad will perform the most efficient and deadly tactic given the context of the situation. When extreme measures are required, or when players call for it, you can take full control of your squad to plan the perfect assault.

The game's combat techniques have been pushed to the next level with cover and weapon systems redesigned to accommodate every situation. New Rappel and Breach mechanics are now enriched with multiple techniques including Wall & Ceiling Breach, Fast Rope Rappel, inverted Aussie Style Rappel and Infiltrate & Subdue, just to name a few.

Players will be rewarded for working as a team and mastering the game's new features that enhance communication and tactical execution among unit members. One such feature found in the pre-game online lobby is the Sandtable, a holographic display that helps acquaint players with the level maps before they jump into the action. This will help players strategically coordinate attacks and add a new dimension to squad tactics.

Gamers can utilize the game's new Scan mode to strategically breach and infiltrate areas. This new tool will provide a thermal read on the situation, allowing you to determine the squad's best course to overwhelm and defeat enemies.




Ubisoft released Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The eleventh entry in the first-person shooter series about counter-terrorist unit Rainbow, Siege bucked tradition. Where past Rainbow Six titles featured both single-player and multiplayer offerings in which players battled opposing forces across sprawling environments, Siege focused exclusively on multiplayer content in which teams of players worked together to attack or defend small, yet highly destructible arenas.

While Siege suffered a rough launch, marred by game-breaking bugs, server issues, and a lack of content, Ubisoft worked candidly with the game’s community to improve it following its release, and it has since grown into one of the most popular competitive shooters on the market. But while Siege’s success is familiar to many, less known are the murky circumstances in which the title first emerged. That before Ubisoft set out to redefine the Rainbow Six series as a premier multiplayer-only experience, the series was gearing up to deliver what might have been the most evocative and contemporary single-player narrative ever featured in a Ubisoft game. A dramatic tale that would have seen Team Rainbow fighting for the soul of America as they both descended into madness.

This is the story of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots.